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  • Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

    Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

    Midterm elections upon us, most observers expect Republicans to take over the House of Representatives, though projections vary widely as to how many seats they’ll gain, and a massive number of races – more than 100 – are close enough to go either way. The magic number Republicans need to gain to take control: 39. So how can an Election Night observer get a sense of the big picture amid the many returns coming in? Rather than zeroing in on any individual race, look for trends in those expected to be closest. Here are a handful of races to keep an eye on in the states with early-closing polls.

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    President Obama made no mention of coal during the State of the Union address last night, Miller writes, which in turn has caused one collective bipartisan question: Why not?

  • On historic night, Republicans sweep House Democrats from power

    On historic night, Republicans sweep House Democrats from power

    Republicans needed to claim 39 Democratic seats to retake the House Tuesday. They won more than 60, surpassing the 'Republican Revolution' of 1994.

  • Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

    Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

    Midterm elections upon us, most observers expect Republicans to take over the House of Representatives, though projections vary widely as to how many seats they’ll gain, and a massive number of races – more than 100 – are close enough to go either way. The magic number Republicans need to gain to take control: 39. So how can an Election Night observer get a sense of the big picture amid the many returns coming in? Rather than zeroing in on any individual race, look for trends in those expected to be closest. Here are a handful of races to keep an eye on in the states with early-closing polls.

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    Signs of a biotech backlash?

    Genetically modified seeds are still popular, but farmers question the high costs and the rise of herbicide-resistant weeds.