Republicans Take the Senate, Harry Reid Loses His Job!!

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. is the likely new Senate Majority Leader. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans on Tuesday night won seven Senate seats from Democrats, giving the GOP control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.

The GOP won seats currently held by Democrats in West Virginia, Arkansas, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana and Iowa, giving them the net pick up of six seats they needed to hold 51 Senate seats. Iowa was called by Fox News at around 11:22 p.m.

Moments later, North Carolina was called in favor of Republicans, the seventh seat. That seat was widely expected to be won by Sen. Kay Hagan (D), but was instead taken by Thom Tillis.

And while Republicans were defending 15 seats, they successfully defended every one of them, giving Democrats no chance to eat away at the GOP lead.

Just before midnight, Republicans still had a chance to add to their lead. Alaska was expected to go to Republicans early Wednesday morning, as was Louisiana, although it will take a runoff election before that state is decided.

If both of those states go the GOP’s way, Republicans will have 54 members in the Senate, compared to the 45 members they have now.

The guaranteed GOP control of the Senate will immediately reshape Washington once the new Congress takes over in early 2015. House Republicans have spent the last several years passing legislation that has died in the Democratic-led Senate. GOP leaders in the Senate can give those bills new life in the new Congress, and give themselves new leverage in policy debates with President Barack Obama.

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LOOK: Obama Declared National Emergencies 13 Times Including Swine Flu, Iran And Flint Water Crisis

President Trump is expected to declare a State of Emergency at the US southern border on Friday.

Declaring the immigration crisis a national emergency is overdue. Presidents have declared national emergencies for nearly 50 years.

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Barack Obama declared 13 national emergencies, 11 of which continue to this day. The Obama emergencies included the Swine Flu, Flint water crisis and Iran.

The Conservative Tribune reported:

As it turns out, there are currently 31 ongoing national emergencies over which the president wields certain authorities, the first of which has been in existence since 1979 and is one of only two emergencies declared by Carter.

There were a total of six national emergencies during former President Ronald Reagan’s tenure, as well as four more during the administration of former President George H.W. Bush, all of which have ended.

Former President Bill Clinton declared 17 national emergencies — six of which remain in effect — while former President George W. Bush declared 12 national emergencies, of which 10 remain ongoing.

Then we get to former President Barack Obama, who declared 13 national emergencies, 11 of which continue to this day. Thus far, President Trump has declared three active and ongoing national emergencies.

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