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Mike Johanns
After this election, expect more, not less, confrontation
After this election, expect more, not less, confrontation

At some point during the last two weeks, Democrats in Washington began privately acknowledging that they will almost certainly lose their majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Rather than discussing strategies for winning, they have shifted to excuses and explanations for the probable loss: an unpopular president, an economic recovery hardly anybody feels, a map dominated by conservative states, voters unsettled by terrorism and Ebola. And the Republicans? "We're not measuring the drapes yet," a Senate GOP aide said — but then he eagerly mused about what victory might bring. That's something Republicans around the country have been doing this week. Some are...

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