So, Republicans Took the Senate. What Now? Tyler Castle | November 5, 2014 | Politics In yesterday’s election, Republicans gained control of the Senate (securing at least 52 seats—and possibly two more). So, for the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. government is firmly divided, with Republican majorities in both chambers of... Read More Tyler Castle Tyler Castle is the director of AEI's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Westmont College and a former John Jay Institute Fellow.