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MIDTERMS: Democrats Take House, Republicans Hold Senate

Democrats are projected to gain control of the House. Republicans have retained control of the Senate.

Fox News was first to project that flipping of the House on Tuesday night, after Democrats were expected to take more than the 23 seats they needed to retake a majority after eight years outside of it.

“A lot of listeners out there, their heads are exploding, but this is going to be a very different Washington,” Fox News anchor Chris Wallace reacted after Fox announced their projection.

He’s right: for the first two years of Trump’s presidency, the Republican-controlled chamber has protected President Donald Trump and worked to advance his agenda. It’s Nancy Pelosi‘s House now, and Adam Schiff is going to replace Devin Nunes as chairman of the House intelligence committee. Yikes.

Democrats failed to take the Senate, which, as the Washington Post notes, leaves the chamber as a GOP-controlled “check against Democrats’ ability to pass partisan legislation through Congress.”

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