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A surprise win in Massachusetts by Republican Scott Brown in a special election to replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy left the future of health care and -- I'm Scott Brown.
I'm -- let them.
With the democratic majority in both chambers the sweeping legislation eventually passed.
It was the biggest legislative victory of his presidency.
Republicans vowed to keep fighting with the stroke of a pen President Obama signed a way another share of americans' freedom.
President Obama nominated his second Supreme Court justice.
-- -- -- Kagan replaced retiring justice John Paul Stevens but his pick was not without controversy Kagan also -- charges she denied military recruiters access to Harvard law students when she was dean.
All that I was trying to do.
Was to ensure that our public school.
Could also comply with its anti discrimination policy -- -- the senate confirmed Kagan in a 63 to 37 vote.
These early victories gave way to some tough breaks for Democrats.
When he term congressman Charlie Rangel was censured by the house after being found guilty of eleven ethics violations -- And that is -- any personal gain the biggest political news of the year the 2010 mid terms Republicans fueled by support from Tea Party activists.
-- Regained the house by winning more than sixty seats we weren't such a hurry to get things about.
We didn't change.
How things got them the next speaker wasted no time offering the president his interpretation.
The American people have sent an unmistakable message to him tonight and that messages.
Change course despite losing the house Nancy Pelosi will still have her party as minority leader out week -- of political team.
The landscape of the senate also changed due in part to the Tea Party movement.
Did you take our government back.
Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida both carried their states and and and that.
Majority leader Harry Reid held on to his seat.
Acknowledging that an opposition party in the house means having to make adjustments.
Reid says he's willing to compromise I well -- -- at the White House that was hardly welcome news without any Republican support on anything.
Then it's going to be hard to get things.
2000 and also -- battles -- stimulus spending and immigration reform.
The first few weeks of the new year 93 new house members and sixteen senators look for new battles over spending.
Running as Republicans in power on the hill.
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