As expected, Obama gets a hit….

he is not doin’ well in the international community, too. His promise for the closure of Guantanamo, for instance…

US voters punish Obama

from Mark Mardell | The Reporters

This is a stinging setback for a president who was elected with so much hope and so much exuberance just two years ago. But it is more than a rebuke. It will stop him turning his plans into laws.

At the root of the defeat for his Democratic Party, undoubtedly, is the painfully slow economic recovery – which means many of those who propelled him to power are disappointed and disgruntled and stayed at home.

More midterm election search trends as the results come in

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler

As Election Day went on, people continued to come to Google for information and, importantly, updates on results. Starting around 8pm PT yesterday, Nov 2, and continuing throughout the night and into the morning, more than half the terms in Hot Trends were related to the election. People searched for [live election coverage] as well as news sites like [fox news] and [drudge report]. Most of the popular searches, however, were for certain races and candidates, starting mostly with races in the Eastern time zone and gradually moving west as polls closed across the country.

MAIN FOCUS: Congressional elections split USA | 03/11/2010

from euro|topics

In the midterm elections in the United States on Tuesday the ruling Democrats lost their majority in the House of Representatives and only just managed to hold on to it in the Senate. The press discusses the role of the Tea Party movement in the defeat of President Barack Obama and sees the country facing an agonizing political stalemate.

Parties gear up for post-poll gamesmanship

from Mark Mardell | The Reporters

“Go vote! You could be the one that makes the difference.”

So says President Barack Obama on an internet video, part of his election day push to get supporters to the polls.

He’s also giving last-minute interviews to radio stations in an effort to reach the voters who elected him, particularly the young and African Americans, by talking to the likes of Big Boy and Luscious Liz on Power 106 and the presenter of TV talent show American Idol, Ryan Seacrest.

Morning Brief: GOP takes house; Dems hold senate

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

GOP takes house; Dems hold senate

Top news: Riding a surge of voter discontent with the state of the economy, the Republican Party retook the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night, dealing a major blow to President Barack Obama’s domestic and international agenda. Republicans have won at least 58 seats in the House, exceeding the 52 they won during the Republican sweep of 1994.

US elections leave Congress divided

from Hurriyet Dailynews
As opposition Republicans win the House of Representatives majority but fall short of winning control of the Senate, now President Obama and ascendant Republicans face only two options: compromise or stalemate. The election results show most voters agree that they are dissatisfied with Obama and Congress

Democrats retain Senate majority

from Hurriyet Dailynews
President Barack Obama’s Democrats narrowly retained their Senate majority, losing at least six seats but beating back tough challenges in key states like Nevada, West Virginia and California.

Republicans claim House majority

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent and conservative outrage to capture a House of Representatives majority from President Barack Obama’s Democrats, rolling up their biggest gains since the Depression and ending the Democrats’ reign after just four years.

Obama?s final narrative: A negative mélange of historic proportions

from The Global Language Monitor by admin

Read it Where Lawmakers go to Express Their Opinions


AUSTIN, Texas, November 1, 2010.  The final narrative for President Obama, twenty-four hours before the Mid-term Elections has evolved into a negative mélange of historic proportions.  This was reported by the Global Language Monitor (GLM), which has been tracking the narratives that have dominated the perception of the administration and its handling of both its achievements and crises.

Beware Republican ‘viper’ Darrell Issa

from Mark Mardell | The Reporters

After tomorrow’s elections President Barack Obama should fear the voice of the viper.

Republicans are so confident of victory, at least in the House, that they are already talking publicly about what they will do.

The mid-terms: a verdict on Obama?

from Mark Mardell | The Reporters

Just two years since widespread jubilation was seen at the election of President Barack Obama, the political direction of the US is once again in the balance. For a while, the winner-takes-all presidential election and the acceptance of the Democratic outcome disguised the deep divisions in the country. But America’s version of the permanent revolution – the permanent election – makes sure those divisions may soon be to the fore again. Two very different visions of society are slugging it out.

Americans vote in crucial Obama mid-term test


After a long and bitter campaign, Americans cast their votes today (2 November) in elections that could sweep the Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda.

2010 Election Tops Obama?s Presidential Win in Online Traffic

from Mashable! by Adam Ostrow

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