Category Archives: Senate

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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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

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Donald Trump, Food, House of Representatives, Hunger, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Senate

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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