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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Democrats will control the 110th Congress

Even the fundies are sick of you

Democrats regain House, promise changes
Clinton says message to Bush is ‘not so fast,’ and McCain essentially agrees

By Alex Johnson and Sheldon Gawiser
MSNBC and NBC News
Updated: 9 minutes ago

Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years Tuesday night and made strong gains in the Senate, according to NBC News projections. Democrats cast the results as a sharp rebuke to President Bush and promised big changes in Washington.

“Last week, the vice president said [that] regardless of the outcome, the administration would go full speed ahead in the same direction,” Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was well on her way to a landslide re-election in New York, told cheering supporters. “Well, I think the American people have said, ‘Not so fast!’”

In tightly contested races being watched closely for their indication of the national mood, Democrats were all but running the board. Projections by The Associated Press at 11 p.m. ET showed the Democrats’ picking up 19 seats in the House, more than the 15 they needed to regain control and install Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California as the nation’s first female speaker.

posted by Steve @ 11:18:00 PM

11:18:00 PM

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