It's a new day in Washington: What now?
A day after the Republican steamroller, a nearly contrite President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that the public was upset with the pace of the economic recovery and promised to work with the new leaders of Congress on tax cuts and energy policy.
But amid the niceties, Obama cut to the reality: "It won't be easy."
The conservative sweep Tuesday that gave the GOP control of the House will further accentuate ideological differences between the two parties. Democrats lost some of their moderate members, so-called Blue Dogs like North Florida Rep. Allen Boyd, leaving a more liberal body eager to fight back.
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