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it's time to go in a new direction. >> in control. republicans ride a wave of voter discontent to take charge of the senate. >> disappointed with the way the country is being ran, and i think it's time for a change. >> president obama will spend the final two years of his term facing down a gop majority in both houses of congress. >> i would encourage him to work with congress, work with us on all the big issues of the country, and let's see if we can put together agreements. >> and victories in key governors races give the republicans momentum heading toward the 2016 election. >> we thought more about the next generation than we did about the next election.
captioning funded by cbs november 5th,ember this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 5th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning there is a new political landscape in washington. the midterm elections can only be described as a route republicans throttled democrats, seizing control of the senate and expanding their control of the house. cbs news projects republicans picked up at least seven seats in the senate. the republicans ousted democratic incumbents in arkansas, north carolina, and iowa. they won in south dakota, virginia, and iowa. it is the first time the gop has held the majority in the senate since 2006. it and a man and a man likely to become the new senate majority leader is the current minority leader, kentucky's mitch mcconnell. he easily won re-election in one of the country's most watched
races. mcconnell trounced alison lundergan grimes. the republicans control the house. the gop picked up ten seats and come january will hold the largest majority there since 1949. now that they control president obama's final two years in office will get a little more complicated. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. president obama has invited congressional leaders to the white house this friday to talk. this follows a very loud message sent from voters to washington yesterday. they're unhappy with this administration and its policies and they want change. voters sent a strong message to washington on tuesday. a strong republican sweep handed over the senate to the gop. they picked up more than the seats needed to win the
majority. mitch mcconnell is now ready to achieve his long-time goal as senate majority leader. >> i've heard your concerns. i've made them my own. you will be heard in washington. >> republicans picked up seats in key battleground states including north carolina. >> this victory is our victory. >> colorado. >> tonight we shook up the senate. you shook up the senate. >> and in iowa where joni ernest became the first woman ever elected to congress from the state. >> there is nothing we can't achieve. >> republicans here on capitol hill call tuesday's results a rejection of president obama's policies and a direction of the democratic party. democrats now promise they will cooperate with republicans. >> i promise you i will work with anyone in the senate, democrats, republicans, independents, to get things
done. >> senate harry reid, the current majority leader, said in a statement the message from voters is clear. they want us to work together. republicans also expanded their majority in the house and held onto important governorships in a win that will redraw the map for the president's final two years in the office. one still undecided seat in louisiana is headed to a runoff. democratic senator mary landry will face bill cassidy, republican congressman, on december 6th to decide that race. overall, anne-marie, voters are going to be watching washington and looking at this democrat -- republican controlled congress to see if they can work with thehouse or will there continue to be more years of political gridlock. >> indeed. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. >> other senate wins of note, shelly monroe capito is the
first republican elected to the senate and first republican since 1966 and tim scott is the first black senator elected from the south since reconstruction. there were 36 gubernatorial races. republicans picked up four governorships, democrats struggled in states they usually win losing contests in illinois, maryland, and massachusetts. while republicans held on in some closely contested races. wisconsin republican congressman scott walker wins his third election in four years. walker was first elected in 2010 and then survived a recall vote in 2012. his win last night has led many to speculate that he could make a bid for the white house in 2016, but a majority of wisconsin voters polled say that he should not run for president. the decisive republican win was fueled by voter discontent with the president and washington in general. exit polls found that half of those questioned say they expect the next generation of americans to be worse off.
marlie hall has that side of the story. >> reporter: american voters are dissatisfied, frustrated, and angry. blue states give low marks on how lawmakers and president obama are doing their jobs. >> disappointed with the way the country is being ran and i think it's time for a change. >> manassas quequessy isn't alo. nearly two-thirds of the country say they're on the wrong track. just one in five voters approve of the way congress is doing its job. 78% disapproved. >> congress hasn't been able to do much and people are frustrated with the gridlock out of washington. >> president obama faired only slightly better with a 44% approval rating. more than half of the republicans surveyed say he was a factor in their vote. >> voters are going out and voting for the republicans
saying that their vote is against the president. >> voters ranked the economy as the most important issue followed by health care, illegal immigration, and foreign policy. 71% are worried about a terror attack. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. for more now we're joined by bob shapiro, professor of political science at columbia university. good morning, professor. >> good morning. >> so i want to ask you. were you at all surprised by the sheer number of republican wins in this election? >> yes, i was very surprised by the number of republican wins. i expected the democrats to pick up at least one or two of the close races, and i was particularly surprised by what happened in the governorship races in maryland, illinois, and massachusetts. that suggested that this election was a nationalized election in a very important way. >> so now we look ahead and what can voters expect to happen in washington? are we going to see more
gridlock? less gridlock? what's the next two years for the president going to be like? >> well, it could be more gridlock, less gridlock. at the moment a lot of the political leaders on both sides of the aisles in congress are talking about working together, but their track record thus far hasn't been very good. in addition to that the fact that the republicans did so well in this election might motivate many of them to push harder for more conservative policies, which the democrats in the senate would try to direct through filibustering and in the end obama would veto everything. >> i'm sure everyone has an eye of 2016. how do last night's results actually impact what may happen in a presidential race? >> well, to me it looks -- this election looks a lot like what happened to the republicans in 2006. that suggested that they would have an uphill battle for the presidency in 2008, and i think the democrats have much more of an uphill battle facing them than they were expecting based on demographic trends, and i
think what they need to do is show that they can govern effectively as a way of showing they can rebound from the current election and, you know, move the country forward in a positive enough way to advantage the next democratic candidate for the presidency, which at the moment looks like hillary clinton. >> that would be key. bob shapiro from columbia university. thank you so much for joining us. well, in oregon and district of columbia they approved the use of mary juan na. voters in alaska are also deciding a similar measure. coming up on the "morning news" now, a basketball star is targeted in a knife attack. new details how former fugitive eric frein kept connected on the internet while he was on the run. this is the "cbs morning news." (vo) don't let a severe cold hold you back.
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seven seats previously held by democrats. the gop also strengthened its hold in the house, giving republicans control of both chambers of congress for the first time since 2006. republicans also dominated gubernatorial elections, winning races in democratic strongholds like illinois, maryland, and massachusetts. and voters in oregon and washington, d.c., approved ballot maeshs allowing recreational use of marijuana. and for the most up-to-date information on election 2014, go to cbsnews.com. and a fourth generation of bush family is elected to office. george prescott bush, the son of former florida governor jeb bush, nephew of george w. bush and grandson of president george h.w. bush, won his first ever race. he was elected to the office of texas land commissioner. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," analysis of the election results, and we'll also hear
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eavesdropping agency says social media in the united states is are being used by terrorists as recruiting and propaganda tools. robert hanigan says extremists use sites like facebook, twitter, and what's p as command control networks. he's calling for greater cooperation between tech companies and spy agencies. and this year the military group isis seemed to come out of nowhere as it grabbed a third of iraq and syria. but where did it start? clarissa ward traced isis back to a u.s. military prison. >> reporter: camp bucca was known as the largest and one of the toughest american prisons in iraq. as a vicious insurgency raged across the country, bucca's numbers swelled. but there is growing evidence
that the sprawling prison was also the birthplace of isis. according to a cbs news investigation, at least 12 of the top leaders of isis served time at camp bucca, including the man who would become the group's leader, baghdadi. we obtained photos of ten of them in prison yellow jumpsuits. at the time it was predicted baghdadi would become one of the world's most wanted men. he spent only ten months at camp bucca for an unknown crime, but during his time there, he would have rubbed shoulders with some of the most dangerous islamic extremists. >> i think it's undeniable that once of the main causes of isis's explosive growth after 2010 was camp bucca. it's where they met. it's where they planned patrick spent time in iraq. >> everybody could see what was happening but nobody could do anything about it.
>> reporter: u.s. officials were concerned that prisoners were becoming radicalized. the prison has been described as a pressure cooker for extremism. and that wasn't the only problem. it was at bucca that an unexpected and powerful alliance was formed between the islamic extremists and the bathist loyalists to saddam hussein. >> highly motivated highly active ideological fervor and the result is what we see today. there were other circumstances, but the toxic brew of bucca started this recipe. >> the u.s. did set up a rehabilitation program at bucca to try to combat extremism, but some who worked there had said it wasn't implemented effectively. at that time in iraq there was a complete state of chaos with some 100,000 prisoners being held across the country, and the u.s. was really focused on the
insurgency. they weren't necessarily thinking of the future. clarissa ward, cbs news, london. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," full coverage of the midterm election results. we will get analysis from political director john dickerson and hear from republican strategist frank luntz. and also get reaction from new jersey governor chris christie. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
is the pick of the week, right? >> this is going to be the nicest day of the week. we could see some 70s right along the coastline. so yeah, if you want to head around the bay area, what a day it's going to be. plenty of sunshine, some temperatures near 80s in the valleys but we have some changes ahead. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and out the door, getting a check of the bay bridge. we have roadwork both directions this morning on the westbound span and eastbound into oakland, as well. so so far no big accidents out the door. but we are watching the chp reports. they're constantly changing. >> thank you. libby schaaf claimed victory this morning in the oakland mayoral race. schaaf has a strong lead over jean quan and other candidates but oakland has that rank choice voting system. so it will take a little bit of time for the election officials to go through all the convoluted process and make the results finally official. also up in the air this morning, the hotly contested