Obama Appeals for ‘Common Ground’ After Restive Voters Divide Power in Congress

Above: John A. Boehner, the House Republican leader, in an
emotional moment during a victory gathering for GOP’s Nat.
Congressional Committee in Washington – Photo by NYT.

The New York Times
Published: November 3, 2010

Republicans captured control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday and expanded their voice in the Senate, as discontented voters, frustrated about the nation’s continuing economic woes, turned sharply against President Obama just two years after catapulting him into the White House.

Mr. Obama now faces the prospect of shared government in Washington for the balance of his term, and the unusual balancing act that comes with a divided Congress. Read more.

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