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Midterm election unlikely to end gridlock in Washington, analysts say
Midterm election unlikely to end gridlock in Washington, analysts say

After a summer of upheaval, from the Middle East to Ferguson, Mo., the country swings into a fall campaign with large stakes but little chance of ending the partisan stalemate that has ground Washington to a virtual halt. If anything, the results of this year's congressional races could push the two major parties even further apart, leaving President Obama struggling to accomplish much more of lasting significance. Democrats, who lost control of the House in 2010, stand little chance of winning it back in November. The likeliest outcome, election analysts say, is a modest Republican gain of 10 seats or less, far short of the GOP's 63-seat landslide in the last midterm election....

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