Republicans won the House in 2010 mid-term election, retaining the House in 2012 and claiming the Senate in the 2014 mid-terms. The Republicans continued their climb back to power in 2016 by retaining the House and Senate and adding the Presidency as Donald Trump won a resounding electoral college victory claiming 30 states. Though he lost the popular vote, President Trump moves into 2017 with a populist victory, a conservative agenda and control of the Congress to roll back President Obama's liberal policies.

The six likeliest ways this whole Roy Moore saga could end, ranked

from The Washington Post,

Roy Moore's list of accusers — and enemies — is growing. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that two other women say he pursued them while they were teenage mall employees and he was in his 30s. One claims he gave her a forceful, unwanted kiss. Moore says the charges are politically motivated.

What happens next is anyone's guess. Here are the likeliest scenarios for what happens to Moore, ranked from least likely (6) to most likely (1). 6. Moore drops out before the Dec. 12 election

5. A new election is held

4. The state party forces Moore out

3. Moore stays in and another Republican candidate launches a write-in campaign

2. Moore stays in the race, and he wins or loses

1. Moore stays in the race, wins and the Senate expels him.

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