Historic Democratic Victory

Despite widespread problems with electronic voting machines, long lines that stretched several city blocks in some states, hours-long waiting at the polls, and GOP intimidation tactics aimed to drive away predominantly Democratic and minority voters, the public turned out en masse Tuesday and helped shift the balance of power in Washington, DC, to Democrats for the first time in 12 years.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110806Z.shtml



Democrats Make Gains as President Suffers Backlash

Democrats took a clear advantage in early results from America's bitterly contested Congressional midterm elections, gaining two Senate seats and making strides in the House of Representatives, where the Bush White House was last night braced for a loss of the 12-year-old Republican majority.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110806M.shtml



Democrats Oust GOP in Governing Six States

Democrats won open governor's seats in five states Tuesday and knocked off the Republican incumbent in Maryland, tilting control of the majority of governorships to Democrats for the first time since the 1990s.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110806O.shtml



Democrats Take Control of the Senate

Democrats wrested control of the Senate from Republicans Wednesday with an upset victory in Virginia, giving the party complete domination of Capitol Hill for the first time since 1994.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110806W.shtml



Senate in balance as Bush battered

Americans delivered a sharp rebuke to President George Bush and the Republican leadership in Congress, sweeping Democrats into power in the House for the first time in a dozen years and dismantling most if not all of the Republican Senate majority.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article1962535.ece


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Democrats Sweep US Congress in Election Triumph

Democrats have completed their sweep of the US Congress by capturing control of the Senate, US media reported, handing President George W. Bush a stunning defeat that alters the political landscape for years to come.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110906L.shtml



Democrats to Usher in Change in Judicial Nominations, Investigations

Democrats have control of the House of Representatives after 12 years of Republican rule, setting the stage for a series of intensive investigations of the Bush administration by several different House committees. The Democratic Senate victory could also have profound implications for the next Supreme Court pick.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110906D.shtml



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