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Jim Himes

Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

The (Waterbury) Republican-American (Conn.), Nov. 9, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, forecast to defeat Republican Donald Trump handily, found the road to Election Night victory unexpectedly bumpy Tuesday night. At press time, the presidential outcome - usually resolved by then - remained undetermined.

But there was good news for Republicans nonetheless. By 9:15, the GOP had secured two more years of control of the House of Representatives, though they may have lost at least 10 seats.

It also appeared they would retain control of the Senate,...