Tuesday, November 20, 2018

MixedTimes - Politics

House win part of major realignment in Southern California

Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.

Trump backs Pence, dismisses ‘phony’ report he questioned loyalty

President Trump on Saturday pushed back on a “phony” New York Times story that said Trump was unsure of Vice President Mike Pence’s loyalty and that a 2020 shakeup could be on the cards -- telling reporters that Pence was “100 percent loyal.

Avenatti's law firm evicted from California offices over unpaid $213G rent

Michael Avenatti’s law practice firm was ordered to be evicted from its California offices over unpaid rent after the judge dismissed his attempt to block the eviction, the latest setback for the embattled lawyer who was arrested on domestic violence charges earlier this week.

Pelosi's quest to regain speaker role forces allies to end intra-party rebellion

Allies of Nancy Pelosi are trying to stop a Democratic rebellion from taking place that could imperil a Pelosi return to the speakership, after an election where a number of newly-elected House Democrats vowed during the campaign to support someone other than the California Democrat for speaker.

O'Rourke gets invite from Iowa Democrats, compared to Obama

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, was invited for a visit Monday morning by the Polk County Democratic Party in Des Moines – fueling speculation that the El Paso Democrat is weighing a 2020 presidential run after narrowly losing his bid to unseat U.S.

Defeated GOP lawmaker blames John McCain for Dem House takeover

A Republican congressman who lost his bid for re-election last week took to the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal last weekend to blame the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives on the late Sen.

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

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 that power to pursue impeachment against the president -- or even Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Georgia gubernatorial race too close to call Tuesday night

Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams are still battling it out as last-minute votes tricklein to determine the outcome of one of the most contentious gubernatorial races in the 2018 midterm elections.

Democrat Kelly beats GOP's Kris Kobach for Kansas governor

Democratic state senator Laura Kelly has beat Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Fox News projects, flipping the Governor's mansion in a deep red state that voted for Trump by more than 20 points.

5 races that might not be decided on Election Night

As voters cast their ballots across the country, the number of tight races makes it all but inevitable that some contests won't be called on Election Night -- in several states and districts, the vote count could drag into the wee morning hours of Wednesday, and at least one might not be decided until late November, even December.

Campaign push to 'vote shame' people leads to backlash

Voters across the country are decrying “vote shaming” efforts after receiving “voting report cards” and reminders that whether they vote in elections is public record.

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