1. Far-Right Losses And Abortion Politics Blunt Republican Gains NPR 18:44

Democrats outperformed expectations last night. Despite Biden’s unpopularity and big economic headwinds, abortion politics and the unpopularity of Trump-backed candidates helped stave off a Republican wave. The House still looks like it’s headed for GOP hands but not by a huge margin and the balance of power in the Senate is still uncertain.

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