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Todd Akin says 'legitimate rape' comments distorted to destroy his career

Todd Akin says 'legitimate rape' comments distorted to destroy his career

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --It's been two years since Todd Akin talked about "legitimate rape," and he again tried to reframe the infamous comments that handed Claire McCaskill re-election.
Gabrielle Levy
Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety will question every 2014 candidate on gun control

Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety will question every 2014 candidate on gun control

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --Everytown for Gun Safety will question every 2014 congressional candidate in an effort to counter the influence of the National Rifle Association.
Matt Bradwell
Scalise names N.C. Rep. Patrick McHenry deputy whip

Scalise names N.C. Rep. Patrick McHenry deputy whip

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --Newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced his whip team Thursday, to be led by North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry as his chief deputy.
Gabrielle Levy
Ron Paul to make his acting debut in 'Atlas Shrugged: Part III'

Ron Paul to make his acting debut in 'Atlas Shrugged: Part III'

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) --Conservative personalities Ron Paul, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity all appear in the final installment of the "Atlas Shrugged" trilogy.
Annie Martin
Sarah Palin congratulates candidate who beat Eric Cantor

Sarah Palin congratulates candidate who beat Eric Cantor

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Sarah Palin congratulated Tea Partier David Brat, who unexpectedly defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Danielle Haynes
Hillary Clinton's book tour looks a lot like a campaign

Hillary Clinton's book tour looks a lot like a campaign

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) --It's not a presidential campaign, exactly, but when Hillary Clinton launches her book tour this week, expect it to feel a lot like a rehearsal for 2016.
Gabrielle Levy
Reid hit with ethics complaint over Koch attacks

Reid hit with ethics complaint over Koch attacks

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) --Americans may not be paying much attention to Harry Reid's sustained anti-Koch brothers tirade, but a tea party group says the attacks have crossed the line.
Gabrielle Levy
Deportations take center stage in immigration debate

Deportations take center stage in immigration debate

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Republicans were reluctant to tackle immigration policy a day after President Obama ordered a delay of a DHS review, calling him an untrustworthy partner.
Gabrielle Levy
New poll shows Republicans have advantage with voters heading into midterm election

New poll shows Republicans have advantage with voters heading into midterm election

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Republicans have an advantage of 4 percentage points over the Democrats with the U.S. midterm elections six months away, a poll released Monday said.
Frances Burns
Poll: Most millennials not planning to vote in November

Poll: Most millennials not planning to vote in November

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Only 23 percent of the millennial generation plan to vote in the U.S. midterm elections in November, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Poll: Americans conflicted over equal pay laws

Poll: Americans conflicted over equal pay laws

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A new poll shows that Americans are conflicted when it comes to supporting equal pay laws.
Aileen Graef
Paycheck Fairness Act falls to Republican filibuster

Paycheck Fairness Act falls to Republican filibuster

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans voted to block a bill that would make it harder for private employers to pay women less than their male colleagues for the same work.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
Poll: Whites trending more Republican

Poll: Whites trending more Republican

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- White Americans lean more Republican now than at any time in the past three administrations, a new Gallup poll finds.
Gabrielle Levy
NRA, Senate Republicans voice opposition for surgeon general pick

NRA, Senate Republicans voice opposition for surgeon general pick

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association has taken a stand against President Obama's nominee to be the 19th U.S. Surgeon General.
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Midterm Elections
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This article is part of the series: Politics and government of the United States

The 2010 United States midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 37 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested in this election along with 38 state and territorial governorships, many state legislatures, four territorial legislatures and numerous state and local races.

The GOP lost heavily in the 2006 and 2008 elections, giving up Congress and the White House. Congressional Republicans were almost unanimous in opposing the key elements of the Obama administration domestic policy in 2009-2010, while generally supporting its foreign policy in Afghanistan and Iraq. With the economy continuing to falter, support for Obama and the Democrats has suffered significantly. Political analysts in October 2010 predict sweeping Republican gains in the 2010 midterm elections, pointing to the swing that would be generated on current polling, and an "enthusiasm gap" that measures Republican voters to be significantly more engaged than Democratic voters.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Midterm Elections."
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