The Democrats tightened their grip on the Senate in yesterday's voting, making the New York Times' front page. Reporter Jonathan Weisman forthrightly hailed the Democrats .
Democrats snatched Republican Senate seats in Indiana and Massachusetts on Tuesday, averted what once were considered likely defeats in Missouri and Montana, and held control of the Senate, handing Republicans a string of stinging defeats for the second campaign season in a row.
In contrast, reporter Jennifer Steinhauer sounded sour in her opening paragraph on the GOP maintaining control of the House of Representatives , starting out with a negative characterization of the Republican-led Congress:
Deep disapproval of Congress and dissatisfaction with partisan division appeared no match for Congressional incumbency on Tuesday, as Republicans seemed to have retained a firm hold on the House of Representatives, assuring the continuation of divided government for at least another two years.