According to a new poll just 27 percent of people surveyed think Democrats should keep House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the House. Of the Democrats surveyed, nearly half said that Democrats should have a new leader after November’s elections.
On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. military may be used to defend against or prevent Russia’s election meddling in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections — but did not elaborate as to specifically how the armed forces would be deployed.
Secret “dark money” nonprofits are working with a previously unknown organization that is spending millions of dollars helping Democratic congressional candidates in swing districts during this election cycle. The nonprofts are buying large numbers of TV and other ads attacking swing-seat House Republicans on such issues as affordable health care and tax breaks for billionaires.
A desperate House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has told Republicans in Congress that nobody is safe in this year’s midterm elections, and nobody can take their seats for granted. McCarthy has confirmed that GOP leaders are extremely worried about a Blue Wave this year that will take away their congressional majorities.
Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday said “history has its eyes on us” and encouraged Americans to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.
Comey posted a tweet urging Americans to turn away from Republican candidates this November.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirtsjen Nielsen has been in the hot seat for several months as she has been caught in the middle of Donald Trump’s immigration battles.
In May we reported that Nielsen considered resigning after her boss severely admonished her in front of his entire cabinet for failing to stop illegal border crossings.
Right-wing Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan’s sexual abuse scandal is getting even worse for him and it could cost him a seat in Congress and his party control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Koch Brothers political network has announced it will not support the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia, in another indication of the group’s growing independence from the GOP.
The chances of Democrats picking up a Republican-held congressional seat in New Jersey just increased yesterday after a video was released with the GOP candidate making several derogatory comments about race.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Wednesday that he has asked former president Barack Obama to help, and he is optimistic that Democrats can take back control of the Senate after the 2018 midterm elections. In an interview with The Washington Post, Schumer (D-N.Y.) asserted that Democratic candidates are doing very well in their Senate campaigns this year.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are far from unified on many important policy issues. First and foremost among these issues is immigration, especially when it comes to creating a workable U.S. policy on a path to citizenship and the treatment of “Dreamers” under the DACA program. And according to the Associated Press, immigration issues are threatening to tear apart the Republican Party.
Perhaps the group of voters hurt most by Trump’s tariff announcements have been farmers in states that voted for Trump in 2016. And since many of these states have senators up for reelection in November, the ill-advised tariffs might possibly cost the GOP control of the U.S. Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has been more vocal lately in his criticisms of President Trump, calling out the president for saying the Russia investigation is “phony” and also blaming him for higher gas prices.
Barack Obama may have ended his presidency a year and a half ago, but his legacy is continuing in the form of over 64 former members of his staff who, according to NBC News, are running for elective office this year.
Desperate times require desperate measures, and desperate Republicans in Congress are running scared. Because they know they have no legislative accomplishments to help them win elections in November and because the president they blindly support has historically low approval ratings, they have resorted to a last-ditch desperation move which they insanely think will help them prevail in the midterms.
First, the Republicans said they would win the 2018 midterm elections because they would “repeal and replace” Obamacare and everybody would be happy. But that strategy didn’t work out so well, and most Americans are unhappy with the costs of healthcare, as well as the lack of universal coverage. And most people still blame Republicans for this.