Category Archives: House of Representatives

Maxine Waters wields gavel on powerful committee, but freshmen could make it challenging

By Jim Puzzanghera of the Washington Bureau of the Los Angeles Times – Rep. Maxine Waters had toiled 28 years in Congress for the moment last month when she presided over the powerful House Financial Services Committee for the first time as its chairwoman — and she wanted to make … Continue reading

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White Voters Without A Degree Remained Staunchly Republican In 2018

By Nathaniel Rakich and Julia Wolfe of FiveThirtyEight – Since the election, we’ve made it our mission to uncover the variables that best explain why things shook out the way they did. We’ve already shown you the strong correlation between partisanship and U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Candidates, Congress, Demographics, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Gender, House of Representatives, income, Millennials, Pew Research, Political parties, Racism, Religion, Republicans, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, Women

Can Republicans Bridge the Gender Gap?

By Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report – One of the bigger challenges for Republican congressional candidates this year is to win over women voters who don’t like President Trump.  And, the number of women who don’t like Trump, especially those … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Congress, Elections, House of Representatives, Republicans, Senate

For the fifth time in a row, the new Congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse ever

By Kristen Bialik of Pew Research Center – More than one-in-five voting members (22%) of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are racial or ethnic minorities, making the 116th Congress the most racially and ethnically diverse in history. There has been a long-running trend … Continue reading

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A congressman rails against undocumented immigrants as his estranged siblings care for them and other patients in need

By Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post – Three months had passed since Grace Gosar and five of her siblings decided they had to do something to stop their brother, a hard-line conservative and staunch defender of President Trump, from … Continue reading

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