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OTTAWA—Last week’s midterm elections reinforced the reality of the United States as a deeply divided nation. The voting population appears to be split down the middle. Divisions are even more stark when it comes to race and the urban-rural divide. With only two Senators elected per state, predominantly Republican rural areas become disproportionately important in that Chamber. With the same number of Senators representing Rhode Island and California, it is much easier to get a majority of seats

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After last week’s midterms, United States is a more deeply divided nation

By Sheila Copps      

Washington’s mid-course correction will make politics uglier. It's hard to believe it could get any worse.

With the Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives, they will have a number of opportunities to dig deeper into the financial labyrinth of the Trump family fortune and it’s potential relationship to foreign powers. The Democrats have secured a comfortable majority in the House, with new, younger female and minority faces poised to lead the charge. The Hill Times file photograph
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