Ken Rudin, political editor, NPR
Alex Vogel, Republican strategist
Anna Greenberg, Democratic pollster
Rep. Bob Inglis, Republican from South Carolina
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Democrat from Missouri
The predictions came true — Republicans won the House of Representatives with a wave of support from the Tea Party. Democrats held onto the Senate, with a slimmer majority. The shift in the balance of power can be traced back to frustrations with President Obama, a dismal economy and a populist movement against new government spending.