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Warnings not to overreach

Momentum and enthusiasm clearly favor Republicans going into next year's elections, as GOP wins Tuesday in Virginia legislative races showed. However, decisive defeats Tuesday of an anti-abortion "personhood" amendment in Mississippi and an anti-union law in Ohio are also warnings to Republicans not to overreach. Though Americans are frustrated with President Obama and his handling of the economy, a majority of them don't support an extreme social or fiscal agenda. They want a course correction, not a radical realignment.