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Roll Call says "incoming Senate Republican leaders will hold an unusual two-day retreat this week to assess the Nov. 7 outcome and to begin crafting a battle plan for the newly minted minority...  The White House also is expected to participate in some of the talks." 

"Some Republican governors meeting here wonder whether their party can realistically hope to regain majorities in Congress, the governors mansions and state legislatures, given that the unpopular Bush administration's lease on the management of government has two more years to run," reports the Washington Times from last week's governors' conference in Miami.