With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, Barack Obama's previous fantasy of ruling the US Senate may turn out to be his worst nightmare.
36 seats are up for election in just a few days and from the looks of it. the Democrats appear to have many reasons to lose sleep and that's not all they may wind up losing after the vote count.
On November 4, Americans will go to the polls to determine how the present senate control of 53 democrats, 45 republicans and two independents will be re-drawn.
The hotly contested states range from Alaska, to Kansas to New Hampshire. If you think congress has been stuck in gridlock so far, you ain't seen nothing yet, man.
Meanwhile, hoping to force the hot button issue of climate change a bipartisan one, environmental activists are endorsing Republicans and moderate Democrats in these upcoming midterm elections.
Environmental Defense Action Fund is dropping $250,000 to support Republican Congressman Gibson. Sierra Club backs pro-Keystone pipeline candidates like US Senator Kay Hagan (D) of North Carolina. She is facing a bruising re-election bid, demonstrating that environmental groups are willing to compromise.