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US mid-term elections 2014: how bad is it for Obama?

There is hope for the Democrats in years to come, but that is little comfort to Obama, who is more boxed in than ever

By Bronwen Maddox  

Republican victories in the US mid-term elections could leave Obama paralysed. © Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Read Sam Tanenhaus’s defence of Obama from the last issue of Prospect

It was a worse night for the Democrats than any of their strategists had reckoned. They lost control of the Senate by a bigger margin than even gloomy predictions had expected, leaving control of both houses of Congress in Republican hands. They lost in seats they…

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