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Gridlock In DC May Get a Bit Tighter

Obviously, the big news out of the last round of elections, were the gains made by Republican/conservative Dems. The current administration will now have a harder time in trying to implement the changes that were promised when Obama took office.

While the Republicans are nowhere close to being able to override any Presidential vetoes, the decisive Democratic edge has certainly been dulled, ensuring any sort of changes will be hard fought and won.

Interestingly enough, the Dems job will get even harder, starting in 2013, as a result of the last census. The Washington Post has article that shows a population shift will add a number of House seats in red states, while traditionally blue states will be losing seats.

According to article, 18 states are effected, with Texas gaining 4 seats, and Florida, gaining 2. Five other southern, and western states will each gain one, as well, while Ohio and New York will each lose 2, and Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, MIssouri, New Jersey, Mass., Pennsylvania, MIssouri, and Michigan each will lose a seat.

Here's the link to the article: