• Senate Nov 4

    Mitch McConnell Wins Reelection

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., defeated opponent Amy McGrath in one of the most high-profile Senate races of 2020.

  • Kentucky Oct 13

    McConnell, McGrath Spar Over Federal Response to Coronavirus

    Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath have sparred over the federal response to the coronavirus crisis in a hard-hitting televised debate

  • Senate Jun 25

    Kentucky Democrats Begin Wait for Senate Election Results

    Kentucky’s Democratic Senate primary to determine who challenges Republican Mitch McConnell has gone into overtime

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Amy McGrath to Run for Mitch McConnell's US Senate Seat

    Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath, whose campaign announcement video in her House race showcased the viral power of social media to raise money and national profile, said Tuesday she will be...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2018

    Women's March: Record Number of Women Win in Midterms

    The elections that saw a surge of women running, especially Democratic women pushed forward by antipathy toward President Donald Trump, got off to a promising start for breaking barriers with the first result to be recorded: the territory of Guam chose Democrat Lou Leon Guerrero as its first female governor. By early Wednesday morning, the results for the U.S. House...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2018

    Voters Give House Democrats a Check on Trump

    The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP’s monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years. Ending eight years of Republican control that began with...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    Pelosi Says Dems, Trump Have Common Ground on Infrastructure

    Nancy Pelosi says she and President Donald Trump spoke via phone to talk about working together in the coming year with infrastructure being something they could agree upon.

  • California Nov 7, 2018

    6 Takeaways From Election Day

    The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives and the Republicans held on to the Senate. But there were other big moments that transpired on Election Day 2018.

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    Democrats Take House, GOP Keeps Senate in Midterm Seen as Referendum on Trump

    Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, Democrats grabbed control of the U.S. House on Tuesday as the country made a move to the left. Republicans retained control of the Senate but Trump now has a tougher path to implementing his agenda, including a border wall. The midterm election was widely seen as a referendum on Trump, and the results reflected...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    Democrats Will Take Control of the House: NBC News

    After a hard-fought contest largely centered on President Donald Trump’s performance and policies, the Democratic Party will wrest control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans, NBC News projected. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a “blue wave” that never fully materialized. Still, the new Democratic House majority ends the Republican...

  • Congress Oct 29, 2018

    Candidates Sidestep Trump in Midterm Closing Message

    Tom MacArthur is doing something that’s familiar to dozens of candidates in the most fiercely contested congressional races: Tiptoeing around President Donald Trump. The Republican congressman has done more than anyone in New Jersey to help Trump. He was the only member of his delegation to vote for Trump’s tax cuts. And he personally authored a provision that briefly resurrected...

  • Congress Oct 18, 2018

    Money Talks: Campaigns Draw Millions in ‘Outsider' Cash

    It’s been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the ruling is commonly known, has transformed American political campaigns, most notably over the airways. But the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2018

    Trump Praises McConnell's Role in Battle Over Kavanaugh

    President Donald Trump heaped praise Saturday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker’s political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice. “He’s Kentucky tough,” Trump declared. Kavanaugh took his seat on the high court this week after overcoming allegations of sexual misconduct dating to his high...

  • California Oct 11, 2018

    FBI Went Through ‘Usual Process' in Kavanaugh Probe: Wray

    FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday said the FBI went through the “usual process” in its supplemental probe of Brett Kavanaugh. Wray made his first public comments on the case before a Senate committee.

  • aide Oct 9, 2018

    What Is the ‘Blue Wave' That May Hit Congress?

    Ahead of the midterm elections in November, many wonder if a “Blue Wave” will sweep the country. Here’s a breakdown on what the phrase means and how many seats in Congress are potentially up for grabs.

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2018

    Trump's Tariffs Put GOP Candidates in a Bind in Rural Areas

    In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he’s no fan of President Donald Trump’s trade policy. “We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements,” Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate Lisa Brown. Dube says China is buying less wheat from eastern Washington...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2018

    2018 Primary Season: Democrats Shift Left, Republicans All About Trump

    The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump’s grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates they believe can flip control...

  • Arizona Aug 17, 2018

    Next Mission for Women With Military Service: Run for Office

    A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar’s arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she hadn’t wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in Afghanistan, then winning a lawsuit against the federal government, writing a book and now running for a Texas congressional seat, Hegar isn’t...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2018

    Instead of Tax Cuts, GOP Candidates Motivate With Anxiety

    There’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation’s premiere midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House majority this fall — and it has little to do with the surging economy or the sweeping...

  • America Jul 25, 2018

    Trump Announces Farm Aid Package

    The White House says it will distribute $12 billion in “temporary relief” to farmers already hit hard by the president’s trade war tariffs.

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