Bankers have complained for years about the ever increasing burden of regulation. Tuesday's Republican landslide presents the industry with a historic opportunity to do something about it.

In both the House and Senate, the banking and thrift industries will find Republican majorities that believe they have a mandate to whittle back government regulation. More than that, the industry may have an ally in the White House.

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