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How Secret Republican Gerrymandering Push Devastated Jewish Lawmakers

October 27, 2016

By J.J. Goldberg
Forward (Opinion)

With a landslide presidential victory likely in just a few days, Democrats are quickly turning their attention to the thorny question of how a Hillary Clinton administration might advance an agenda in the face of an obstructionist, Republican-run Congress. Polling analysts give Democrats good odds — better than 2–1 — of retaking the Senate, albeit by margins slim and hardly filibuster-proof. However, most major legislative actions require approval by both the Senate and House of Representatives, except for a few Senate-specific functions like confirming federal judges. As for the House, it seems almost certain to remain Republican, barring a miracle. The forecast is four more years of Washington paralysis.