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What The Midterms Could Mean For The Economy

November 6, 2014
Senate Minority Leader U.S. Sen.Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers questions during a press conference at the University of Louisville November 5, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell discussed his plans for governing the U.S. Senate if elected to the Senate Majority Leader position during the press conference. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The economic agenda may change now that Republicans have won control of the Senate.

Beyond The Ballot: Tuesday’s Winners And Losers

November 6, 2014
From left, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at an event hosted by the Iowa GOP Des Moines Victory Office on August 6, 2014; former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaigns for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) on November 1, 2014; New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stands with Florida Governor Rick Scott as they make a campaign stop on October 16, 2014. (Scott Olson; Stacy Revere; Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Apart from the Republican Party and the winning candidates, who else fared well – and not so well – in the midterm elections?

Special Coverage: Remarks From President Obama And Sen. McConnell

November 5, 2014
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House on November 5, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Obama held the press conference one day after his Democratic party was defeated in midterm elections. President Obama congratulated his Republican opponents Wednesday on their midterm election victory and promised to work constructively with them in Congress for the next two years. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Here & Now is providing special coverage of these two news conferences, from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern time.

A Look At Colorado, Kansas And New Hampshire Election Results

November 5, 2014

Reporters from the Here & Now Contributor’s Network join us to talk about the results of tight races in three key states.

Sen. Bernie Sanders On The Midterm Results

November 5, 2014
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) awaits the start of a hearing by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on September 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images)

As Republicans take the Senate by storm, the Vermont Independent – one of the most progressive voices in the Senate – is taking note.

Sen. Ron Johnson: GOP Victory ‘A Serious Responsibility’

November 5, 2014
Sen. Ron Johnson acknowledges the crowd as he addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Thursday, May 29, 2014. (Bill Haber/AP)

The Wisconsin Republican says his party’s big win shows Americans were fed up with Congress.

Having Gained Control Of The Senate, What’s Next For GOP?

November 5, 2014
The GOP tipped the balance of power in the Senate in Tuesday's midterm election, allowing Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to take over as Senate majority leader. (Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian and The Atlantic’s David Frum, who was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, join us.

Thumbs-Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry

November 5, 2014
Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside McDonald's downtown flagship restaurant in Chicago on July 31, 2014. (Getty Images)

Besides electing lawmakers, voters settled ballot initiatives affecting everything from soda-pop taxes to fracking to marijuana sales.

The View From A Democratic And Republican Strategist

November 5, 2014
The balance of power on Capitol Hill has shifted after Tuesday's midterm election when the Republicans took over the Senate and solidified control in the House. Image from Nov. 3, 2014. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

After Republicans won control of Congress in last night’s midterm elections, two political strategists join us.

GOP Wave Sweeps Midterms

November 5, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) celebrates with his wife Elaine Chao at his election night event November 4, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. Tuesday's election paves the way for McConnell to take over the now GOP controlled Senate as majority leader. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

We take a look at the election results, as Mitch McConnell is poised to become the next Senate majority leader.

WBUR Analysts Payne, Domke Talk About Close Governor’s Race

November 5, 2014

WBUR’s political analysts Republican Todd Domke and Democrat Dan Payne discuss results in the Massachusetts governor’s race.

Coakley Concedes To Baker In Governor’s Race

November 5, 2014
Martha Coakley speaks to supporters Wednesday morning. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Massachusetts’ long Election Night ended Wednesday morning with Democrat Martha Coakley conceding the governor’s race to Republican Charlie Baker.

Mass. Gaming Commission Chairman Discusses Victory For Casino Gambling Backers

November 5, 2014

Stephen Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, reacts to voters overwhelmingly rejecting a ballot question to stop the casino licensing process in the state.

Baker Leads, Coakley Waits To Concede Election

November 5, 2014
Charlie Baker greets supporters at his Election Night victory party in Boston Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Charlie Baker leads, 48.4 percent to 46.6 percent, a lead of about 38,000 votes out of more than 2 million cast.

Newcomer Moulton Cruises Past Tisei In 6th

November 5, 2014
Seth Moulton delivers his victory speech in Salem after winning the 6th Congressional District race against Republican Richard Tisei. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)

Iraq war veteran and Democratic political newcomer Seth Moulton defeated Republican Richard Tisei in Tuesday’s election, 55 percent to 40 percent.

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