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Weak Wages Stir Voter Ire at Obama Amid Congress Gridlock

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The U.S. economy has posted its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade, news that usually would be a boon to the party in power heading into congressional elections.

Yet President Barack Obama and Democrats haven’t been able to take credit for the gains. On Election Day, they’re at risk of losing control of the Senate, though it is the Republicans who have blocked measures aimed at strengthening growth.