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Republicans' Senate win shows divided America

Legislative and policy gridlock likely to dominate Washington in the last two years of a lame-duck President Obama

Republican supporters in Denver, Colorado cheering as a television broadcast on Tuesday declared the Republicans had taken control of the Senate.


IT was the most expensive midterm election campaign in American history. But despite the US$4 billion - yes, that's 4 billion! - that Republicans, Democrats and a few Independents poured into the 2014 races, and the high political stakes that were involved - the battle for