On Nov. 2, 2010 -- nearly two years after the election of President Obama and four years after losing a majority in Congress -- Republicans reclaimed control over the House of Representatives, picking up 63 seats. The GOP wave put an end to Democrats' short-lived three-way majority in the House, Senate and presidency. (Senate Democrats lost six seats, but managed to retain control over the chamber.) In an emotional speech following the victory, incoming House Speaker John Boehner solemnly commemorated the occasion. "This is not a time for celebration," he said. "It's a time to roll up our sleeves and go to work."