America Votes: The midterms

Full coverage of the U.S. midterm elections.
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)