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LIVE UPDATES – The fight for control of Congress

  • 5:30 pm Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

One of the biggest prizes in this year’s mid-term elections is control of the U.S. House and Senate, as President Donald Trump and Democrats have battled for months, with all 435 seats in the House at stake, and 35 of 100 seats in the U.S. Senate.

Political experts in recent weeks have predicted a possible split decision in the 2018 mid-term elections, as Republicans are favored to keep control of the Senate, while Democrats are expected to add seats again in the House – the only question is will they get the net gain of 23 seats they need to take [More]

VIEWER’S GUIDE – An hour-by-hour preview of Election Night 2018

  • 9:30 pm Monday, November 5th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Election 2018 is finally here, as months and months of partisan battling will unfold in front of the nation on Tuesday evening.   When should you start looking for meaningful returns?  What races should you be watching?  What states are important, and when?  This viewer’s guide will give you thumbnails on what seats might flip in the House and Senate, what time you should look for results, and as you will notice – some story lines will be repeated again and again in the race for control of Congress.

First, let’s start with the basics:

Republicans cannot lose more than 22 seats in [More]

No matter what happens Tuesday, House headed for more turnover

  • 2:32 pm Monday, November 5th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Whether the 2018 mid-term elections bring a Blue Wave, or just a small ripple in the political pond that is the U.S. Congress, there will be dozens of new faces when the 116th Congress convenes in 2019, as change continues at a strong pace on Capitol Hill, even without term limits.

“Regardless of how the elections turn out: On Jan 3, 2019 over half (218+) of the US House will have served 6 years or less,” said Rep. Tom Massie (R-KY), pointing out a fact which many people refuse to believe, that the Congress routinely brings in new blood, in both [More]

President Trump leads final frantic day in 2018 campaign

  • 4:00 am Monday, November 5th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Capping a tumultuous campaign, President Donald Trump makes one final swing through three states on Monday, as both parties rush to the finish line in the 2018 mid-term elections, with control of both the House and Senate hanging in the balance, amid dramatic interest from voters, exemplified by long lines in early voting across the country this weekend.

“This is one of the most important elections of our lifetime,” the President told a Sunday airport rally in Macon, Georgia, as he tried to boost a GOP candidate for Governor in Georgia, and then later looked to boost a Republican running for [More]

Early vote shows clear surge, especially in younger voters

  • 4:00 am Sunday, November 4th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

With over 30 million votes already cast in the 2018 mid-term elections, the raw data about who is voting clearly shows a more energized mid-term electorate in many states than in the last mid-term election in 2014, with plenty of evidence that younger voters are getting out in much larger numbers as well, as the two parties try to figure out whether those benchmarks can help push them to victory on Tuesday.

As of Saturday, 28 states had already surpassed their mid-term early vote totals from 2014, according to University of Florida elections expert and early vote tracker Michael McDonald, as [More]

Senate panel says woman admits fake accusation against Kavanaugh

  • 7:34 pm Friday, November 2nd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has asked the Justice Department to further investigate a California woman, claiming that she admitted making a false accusation of rape against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings, saying the woman confessed Thursday that she made the accusation to help derail Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

“When questioned by Committee investigators she admitted it was false, a “ploy,” and a “tactic,” Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) wrote in a letter to the Attorney General and the FBI Director. “She was opposed to Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”

In his letter, Grassley described how committee investigators had interviewed [More]

White House touts gains in final pre-election jobs report

  • 12:26 pm Friday, November 2nd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

With fresh evidence that the economy continues to grow at a higher pace, GOP lawmakers and President Donald Trump said Friday that the economic improvements were exactly what they had promised to do, making the case for voters to back Republicans on Tuesday in the 2018 mid-term elections.

“These are incredible numbers,” President Trump tweeted on Friday morning. “Keep it going, Vote Republican!”

The latest jobs report showed the nation’s unemployment rate holding at 3.7 percent, a historically low level, as 250,000 jobs were created in the month of October, with wages also increasing.

The average monthly job growth so far in 2018 [More]

Trump continues to target Senate Democrats in final GOP push

  • 3:00 am Friday, November 2nd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump on Friday will travel to Indiana and West Virginia, continuing his effort to push Republicans over the finish line in the 2018 mid-term elections and ensure that they keep control of the U.S. Senate, as the President will target Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), two of a series of Senate Democrats who face a stiff challenge on Election Day.

“Clare McCaskill has been saying nice things about me, but she will never vote with me,” President Trump told a Thursday night rally in Columbia, Missouri, as he targeted the Democratic incumbent from the Show [More]

Trump plans immigration executive order next week, details TBD

  • 5:52 pm Thursday, November 1st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Keeping the issue of illegal immigration front and center in the final days of the 2018 mid-term elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would issue an executive order next week, which would in part make changes in how illegal immigrants coming into the United States can ask for asylum, and how they would be dealt with by the U.S. government.

“My administration is finalizing a plan to end the rampant abuse of our asylum system,” the President said in a speech from the White House.

Mr. Trump also vowed to hold illegal immigrants and their children in tent cities, saying [More]

Trump roils final campaign stretch – for both parties

  • 4:00 am Thursday, November 1st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to knock both parties off balance in the waning days of the 2018 mid-term campaign, as he publicly rebuked the Speaker of the House from his own party, vowed to send thousands more troops to the border with Mexico, backed off a pledge from last week to unveil a new tax cut plan, again predicted massive stock losses if Republicans lose control of Congress, and trolled Democrats on health care.

Other than a few comments about the birthright citizenship issue, most Republican lawmakers seemed to go out of their way in recent days to ignore [More]