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GOP Takes House, Divided D.C.: Midterms & Their Meaning

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We look at the 2010 midterm results — what they say, and the road ahead.

House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates the GOP's victory that changes the balance of power in Congress, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP)
House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates the GOP's victory that changes the balance of power in Congress, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP)

The midterm verdict: Big gains for the GOP. Big thumping for the Democrats.

Just two years after the 2008 win for President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress, American voters hit the brakes yesterday. The House majority went back to Republicans, in a bigger wave of victories than the “Republican revolution” of 1994.

Last night, there were high-profile Tea Party losses, but big victories, too, and a seat at the table. It’s a whole new vista in Washington. So, what happened, and what now? 
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker.

Matt Continetti, opinion editor and columnist for The Weekly Standard. He’s author of the book, “The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star.”

Bob Cusack, managing editor of The Hill.

This program aired on November 3, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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