- 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.
It was a very good night for Republicans in America.
Not only is Republican candidate Donald Trump now President-elect Donald Trump, but Republicans kept control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, with the GOP winning hotly contested races in Wisconsin, Arizona, North Carolina, and the less hotly contested Georgia, which the Clinton campaign had hoped might be turned blue.
Two notable exceptions: Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, the first Latina senator, and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. Their gains were hard-won — but the larger losses will likely be felt even harder by Democrats nationwide.
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