It's still early, but Trump's lagging numbers in key parts of the country are setting the stage for another blue wave in 2020.
The statement by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security stands in contrast to the 2016 presidential election, which U.S. officials say was the target of a sophisticated Russian hacking and propaganda campaign.
Trump sent out a tweet touting the progress being made toward ending the shutdown. The problem is that none of it was true.
By Ginger Gibson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi again became the most powerful woman in American politics on Thursday, gathering dozens of children around her as she took the oath of office as the next speaker of a diverse and deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives.
The biggest political story of 2018 was the major revolt against the Trump presidency by American voters – and the media largely brushed it under the rug.
The Democrats' raw vote margin from the 2018 midterm elections broke the previous record they set in the Watergate era midterms.
Instead of continuing to take the GOP's Pelosi bait, Democrats should stick to the issues that got them elected in massive numbers earlier this month.
It's stunning that Democrats were able to gain two Senate seats in a year when they were playing almost exclusively in GOP territory.
Democrats have a clear message for party leaders who will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll: Protect their healthcare and impeach President Donald Trump.
The Democratic Party needed to pick up 23 seats to wrest control of the chamber from the Republican Party. The Democrats were seen picking up 28 seats although votes were still being counted on Wednesday to determine the outcomes of as many as 13 more races.
Democrat Tony Evers won the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday, ending the conservative Scott Walker's eight years in power, according to data provider DDHQ.
"Healthcare was on the ballot and healthcare won," Pelosi, the House's top Democrat, said of the Tuesday elections that gave her party a controlling majority in the House. "We won because from the beginning we focused on healthcare."
If Democrats win the governorship and retain the Senate seat, it would be a huge loss for Trump, who made frequent campaign stops in the state.
Something has happened in the final days of this campaign that should terrify the Republicans: Polls are breaking hard for the Democrats.
The reason that Republicans should be concerned about high turnout is that, historically, the more people who vote, the better Democrats do.
Instead of following every shiny Trump object, strong progressive candidates have essentially ignored the president's distractions. It's paying off.
Twitter Inc deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday's U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company.
The contrast between the two political parties couldn't be more clear with less than a week to go before voters cast their ballots.
The contest between Sinema and McSally has been one of the closest Senate elections in the country with polls showing the race a virtual tie.