Category Archives: Senate

Shutdown could cost U.S. economy $13 billion a month

By Daniel B. Kline of the Motley Fool – The partial shutdown of the United States government affects far more than the 800,000 federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay. The impact of the shutdown is radiating … Continue reading

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The Senate Seems More Willing To Push Back Against Trump Than The House — Why?

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight The openness and intensity of the opposition to President Trump among Republicans in Washington seem to have jumped up a level, at least anecdotally: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and others have criticized him for … Continue reading

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Wall Street Still Hedges, But Donations Decidedly Swing to Democrats

From People’s Pundit Daily While the securities and finance industry still hedges, Wall Street campaign contributions have shifted significantly over the last two cycles. In 2018, the industry donated more to Democrats than Republicans for the first time in a … Continue reading

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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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Mississippi senate election runoff: Mike Espy hoping for a Doug Jones-style upset over Cindy Hyde-Smith

By Howell Raines, Former executive editor, The New York Times A Mike Espy win would prove that the anti-Trump tide that cost the GOP the House is now lifting Democratic boats in states even more conservative than Alabama. Joe Trippi, … Continue reading

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