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Senate leader Reid fends off challenge by tea party’s Angle in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid of Nevada beat back a scrappy challenge from tea party favorite Sharron Angle, offering Democrats a rare and high-profile victory on an otherwise difficult night for Democrats across the nation. The Associated Press and several news networks called… Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Some complaints surface amid stepped-up efforts to monitor voting fraud

Tea party supporters became poll watchers in precincts across Houston to guard against voter fraud. A fight over absentee ballots erupted as an issue in Pennsylvania. Democrats in Delaware accused Republicans of voter intimidation, and the Kansas attorney general is looking into deceptive calls… Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Republicans make gains in governorships

Republicans seized control of a majority of the nation’s governorships Tuesday, recapturing conservative states and displacing Democratic governors as voters expressed widespread dissatisfaction with the party in power. Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Resurgent Republicans take back control of the House

Republicans captured control of the House on Tuesday, all but ensuring that a chamber that has been the primary accelerator of President Obama’s ambitious agenda will instead begin crafting legislation that would seek to undo it. Read the full story from The Washington Post”