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Republican John Boehner of Ohio could become speaker of the House after Tuesday's election. ((Associated Press))

Republicans capture U.S. House

U.S. President Barack Obama is facing a divided government after Republicans solidly captured control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, but fell short of the gains needed to control the Senate.

The Republican Party — energized by the Tea Party movement and voter disillusionment with the president, incumbents and the struggling U.S. economy — picked up at least 60 formerly Democratic seats, easily exceeding the number of seats needed to gain a majority in the House.

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The Republicans picked up at least 60 seats in the House of Representatives, while narrowing the Democrats' lead in teh Senate. (CBC)