Early projected results suggested Democrats positioned for major gains against Republicans in congressional elections marked by anger with President George W. Bush, Iraq and corruption.
Hoping to curtail Bush's power in his last two years in office, Democrats drew first blood, ousting incumbents in the Republican stronghold state of Indiana, and in Pennsylvania and Ohio, according to television network projections.
Democrats' Senate campaign manager Chuck Schumer predicted a good night for his party in the battle for control of the 435 seat House of Representatives and 100-member Senate.
"We're not breaking out the champagne bottles yet. It's going to be a long night. But so far, so good."
Defence barristers for the museum argue that while the anthem does have patriotic and sentimental value, it is not a national symbol.You did want a toilet thread, didn't you?
The prosecution on the other hand argue the symbolism of playing the anthem while flushing a toilet is an offence to the nation and they have put forward a robust case.