In a news conference a day after "the Republicans had a good night" by gaining seats in the U.S. House and ousting the Democratic majority in the Senate, President Barack Obama worked through a to-do list of policy decisions postponed until after Election Day and handicapped a few of them, given the new political dynamics in Washington.
"I’m committed to making sure that I measure ideas not by whether they are from Democrats or Republicans, but whether they work for the American people," Obama said Wednesday, adding "that’s not to say that we won’t disagree over some issues that we’re passionate about. We will. Congress will pass some bills I cannot sign. I’m pretty sure I’ll take some actions that some in Congress will not like. That’s natural. That’s how our democracy works."