Category Archives: House of Representatives

2018 midterms: A blue wave or merely an electoral adjustment into a new presidency?

By B.J. Rudell in The Hill Experts can argue over whether President Trump galvanized Democrats more than Republicans. They can ponder whether Democrats’ dramatically improved financial position helped their cause. It’s all moot to the central question: Were the 2018 … Continue reading

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Yes, It Was A Blue Wave. No, It Doesn’t Matter For 2020

A FiveThirtyEight Chat Sarah Frostenson, politics editor: So we’re here today to talk about the midterm elections and the BLUE WAVE … or blue trickle? Which is it, team? Nathaniel Rakich, elections analyst: It was, by any historical standard, a … Continue reading

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Trump, Kavanaugh impeachment speculation kicks up after Dems’ House takeover

By Adam Shaw of Fox News With Democrats set to reclaim control of the House in January and President Trump already infuriating them with the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speculation is rampant over whether they will use … Continue reading

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Dems target small cluster of states in battle for House

By Reid Wilson in The Hill The Democratic Party’s chances of recapturing the House of Representatives are increasingly centered on a relatively small number of states where an outsized number of battleground districts will decide who wields the Speaker’s gavel … Continue reading

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Young Voters Might Actually Show Up At The Polls This Year

By Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight The question on many Democrats’ minds is: Will young people turn out to vote in 2018? Recent survey data has liberals worried. In particular, a recent Gallup poll found that only 26 percent of American … Continue reading

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