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On the eve of historic midterm elections, we look at agendas in Washington and the country’s future after the vote.

Left: Newly elected House Speaker Newt Gingrich, right, with House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, Jan. 4, 1995. Right: Newly elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, with House Minority Leader John Boehner, Jan. 4, 2007. (AP)
Left: Newly elected House Speaker Newt Gingrich, right, with House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, Jan. 4, 1995. Right: Newly elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, with House Minority Leader John Boehner, Jan. 4, 2007. (AP)

So, the voting’s tomorrow, all over the country. Democrats are fighting to hang on. Republicans are fighting to take over. The House is deeply in play. The Senate, maybe.

So what happens if Republicans sweep the midterms? What happens if Democrats keep a grip?

The ground is shifting. Agendas are already being crafted and re-crafted — on Capitol Hill, and at the White House — on taxes, health care, economic policy, jobs. Outcomes will have consequences.

We look at a range of election day outcomes, and what they could mean for action – or gridlock – in Washington.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Charles Babington, White House correspondent for the Associated Press.

Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times.

Glenn Thrush, senior White House reporter for Politico.

This program aired on November 1, 2010.

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