Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Nikki Haley, Marc Rubio, Rand Paul, Allen West, the list goes on and on...

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Disenchanted U.S. voters swept Democrats from power in the House of Representatives and bolstered the ranks of Senate Republicans on Tuesday in an election rout that dealt a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama.

Two years after Obama swept into the White House, voter anxiety about the economy and discontent with his leadership fueled big Republican gains that toppled Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from power and ushered in a new era of divided government.

Television networks projected Republicans would pick up at least 50 House seats, more than the 39 they need for a majority that would elevate conservative John Boehner to House speaker and slam the brakes on Obama's agenda.

It was the biggest shift in power since the 1994 Republican landslide gave them a 54-seat House gain when Democratic President Bill Clinton was in power.

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