Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives, giving them a majority of 239 to 187 for the 112th Congress (9 races are still undecided).  They also gained seats in the Senate, narrowing the Democrats margin to 53 to 47 and reducing their chances of obtaining the 60 votes needed to stop a filibuster.  Republicans have signaled a hard-line stance after their election victories, promising Congressional investigations, a concerted effort to repeal health care reform, and reduced federal spending.  For detailed results on federal and state elections, see:

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