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Gridlock stares Obama as Republicans make major gains

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Washington, Nov 5 :

President Barack faced the prospect of a tightening gridlock in his final two years in office with Republicans just one seat away from snatching a Senate majority to gain full control of US Congress.

Republicans USAThe conservative opposition, which already leads the House of Representatives, needed to gain six seats from 36 seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s mid-term elections to wrest control of the upper chamber. Obama’s Democrats have a 53-45 majority there with two Independents in the mix.

By Tuesday night, Republicans had picked up Democratic-held seats in Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Arkansas and West Virginia, according to CNN projections. The race is now boiling down to a tense duel over the seats in Iowa, Alaska, North Carolina and — in a major surprise a” Virginia, it said.

The math could change, however, if Republicans lose competitive Senate seats in Georgia and Kansas, CNN said.

The channel also projected that Republicans will maintain their grip on the 435-member House of Representatives where they currently have a 233-199 lead.

Obama, whose job approval rating has slipped down to 45 percent, will make a public statement on the results Wednesday and meet leaders of both parties Friday.

A divided government with Republicans controlling the legislative wing and Democrats in charge of the administration would further tighten the gridlock in Washington.

On the other hand, observers believe that the situation may induce both sides to make compromises in a spirit of give and take to move forward on issues like immigration reforms.

The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, who is expected to become majority leader if the Republicans gain control of the Senate, easily overcame Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in his re-election race in Kentucky.

“For too long, this administration has tried to tell the American people what is good for them and then blame somebody else when their policies didn’t work out,” McConnell was quoted as saying in a victory speech.

The first wave of exit polls analyzed by CNN Tuesday evening show dissatisfaction with the Obama administration.

Roughly six in ten voters are either angry or dissatisfied with Obama, though about the same proportion feel the same way about Republican leaders in Congress. And most voters have an unfavourable view of both parties.

(IANS)

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  1. It must be funny for some to see everyone rushing to the right and to the left, running political campaigns and elections when they already know that everything is fixed right from the start. Why these masquerade when it is clear that Jeb Bush will be at the White House in 2016 and all the promises made by these State politicians will hold no value? Today a widespread turmoil and a growing social discontent should be viewed in a larger context and not simply within the walls of local politics. We are now experiencing one of the stages of a World conspiracy and wherever you are in the World you are also part of it. Don’t let the media fool you. The conspiracy is not a theory. With 2.3 trillion dollars officially declared missing by the Bush administration one day before 9/11 and 2 more trillions stolen between the “Savings and Loan” affair and Enron a few Zionists like the Bush family and Dov Zakheim are now waiting for the total collapse of the world financial system and a World War of Religions. They maneuver from behind the scene while they prepare for 2016. They invest their money to generate chaos, terror and despair in all places setting an idyllic stage for Jeb Bush.

    Once you recognized the objective of the Conspiracy all the rest will be easy to comprehend and to foresee. Besides, it will make no more sense to continue to play Monopoly when somebody has already stolen all the money.

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