Obama Wins, Says Nation is "Threatened by the Destructive Power of a Warming Planet" : TreeHugger
In his acceptance speech, Obama vowed to fight to ensure the nation "isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet." He may have earned a somewhat cleaner slate on which to pursue that promise, but partisan gridlock will again rear its ugly head, and the president will have to work to build the case for action. It's going to be an interesting next few years.U.S. House Republicans Emboldened by Keeping Majority - Businessweek
Republicans kept their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, emboldening them to stick to their smaller-government agenda even as Democrats retained the presidency and control of the Senate.