- By Emily TamkinEmily Tamkin is a staff writer at Foreign Policy. She writes for FP’s The Cable, a real-time take on the news in Washington and the wider world. She has been at FP since the fall of 2016, before which she was an associate editor at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington. She has a B.A. in Russian literature from Columbia University, an M.Phil. in Russian and East European studies from the University of Oxford, and studied Soviet dissidence in archival centers in Moscow, Tbilisi, and, on a Fulbright, in Bremen — all of which means that at FP, she writes when she can on Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.
Republicans are expected to keep control of the House.
Few seriously expected the House to turn to the Democrats; eyes were more carefully attuned to the Senate, where Democrats already picked up their first seat with the election of Tammy Duckworth in Illinois. But perhaps some thought that Donald Trump’s divisiveness might reflect in some losses for Republicans in the House.
Instead, they are expected to gain four seats.
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