Mon, November 08, 2010

US midterm election 2010

Obama takes responsibility for voter frustration

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the mid-term election results show people are frustrated progress in economic recovery hasn't taken place fast enough, and he takes responsibility for it. Full story

BACKGROUND

US 2010 midterm election

Held on Nov. 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 the midterm election.

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Obama takes responsibility for voter frustration

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A chastened Obama faces the world

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About US 2010 midterms

2010-11-01 10:12:22 GMT SINA.com 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.

Rally in U.S. capital pokes fun at politics

2010-11-01 08:50:54 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Tens of thousands of people converged Saturday in Washington, D.C. for funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, enjoying an afternoon of antidote to the nation's polarizing politics in a campaigning season filled with partisan bickering.

Obama calls end to domestic violence

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