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FoxNews.com Gives Senate to Dems

Reported by Judy - November 8, 2006 -

Does FoxNews.com know something the rest of us don't? With three races in the U.S. Senate still too close to call, FoxNews.com awarded control of the chamber to the Democratic Party early Wednesday morning.

In a story headlined "Democrats Take Control of House, Need 3 More Seats in Senate" posted on FoxNews.com, Liza Porteus promoted Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada to Senate Majority Leader.

"Americans all over America tonight have said, 'we want change,'" added new Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. "Americans have come to the conclusion, as we did months ago, that we must change direction in Iraq."

The story also refers to Nancy Pelosi as the new Speaker of the House, but other news organizations also have predicted that Democrats will control that chamber.

Porteus may yet turn out to be right, but for the moment, the story seems at least premature.