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Ben McAdams projected to beat Rep. Mia Love in Utah 4th District

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams will unseat Republican incumbent Rep. Mia Love from the tight race for Utah’s 4th District, flipping yet another GOP-held seat for Democrats, The Associated Press projects. If confirmed, his victory would likely bring Democrats’ net gains to 39 Republican-held districts, comfortably past the 23 they needed to win a majority from the next Congress ...

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Pfizer asks contribution back through Hyde-Smith,  Sean Parker does not

Drug giant Pfizer on Wednesday became the sixth big company to request a refund of its campaign contribution to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in light of the Mississippi Republican’s controversial “joke” comments about attending a hanging as well as also favoring voter suppression. nevertheless ex-Facebook President Sean Parker can be not asking for the return of his money backing the election ...

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Trump thanks Saudis for lower oil prices amid Khashoggi criticism

Major crude oil benchmarks spiked to four-year highs one month before the sanctions went into force, yet that will rally has since unwound spectacularly. Oil prices have plunged 30 percent since early October, dragged lower by a broader market sell-off as well as growing consensus that will supply will outstrip demand next year. Trump also granted sanctions exemptions to Iran’s ...

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Say whether Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Trump’s decision to support the Saudis was excoriated by politicians across the aisle. “I am astounded at the type of response in which was put out by the White House,” Corker, who has been a critic of Trump inside past in addition to will be not seeking re-election, told an ABC affiliate. In a tweet, Corker accused the White House ...

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Cory Booker talks with Obama, Clinton strategists in Iowa as he mulls 2020 run

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has started out consulting with two top Iowa presidential campaign strategists – one who worked with Hillary Clinton as well as another who worked with former President Barack Obama – as he contemplates a run for the White House in 2020, CNBC has learned. These early conversations with top-tier consultants in Iowa, where the major parties ...

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Democratic women make big gains in House as GOP women lose ground in historic election

Melina Mara | The Washington Post | Getty Images On the U.S. Capitol east front plaza 116th Congressional freshman women Representatives like Lucy McBath (D-GA) along with also Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) hug after the Member-Elect class photo on the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday November 14, 2018. More women than ever were elected to Congress This particular month, ...

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GOP lawmakers call for vote on USMCA before Democrats take the House

A dozen Senate republicans are calling on President Trump to get the newly re-negotiated NAFTA, currently called the USMCA ratified This specific year, before House Democrats take control in addition to make passage “significantly more difficult.” In a letter to the President, Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa), along with ten various other GOP lawmakers said, “we stand ready to assist in ...

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Chief Justice John Roberts pushes back on Trump criticism of judges

In an unusual break with typical Supreme Court practice, Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday delivered a mild rebuke of President Donald Trump for calling a federal judge in California an “Obama judge.” Roberts said that will America does not have “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.” “What we have will be an extraordinary group of ...

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Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wore Confederate cap for Facebook post

Hyde-Smith can be facing off against Democratic challenger Mike Espy in a run-off election on Nov. 27. Hyde-Smith’s tendency to put her foot in her mouth has made the Senate race a competitive one despite Mississippi’s status as an otherwise solidly dependable Republican-voting state. The brand-new York Times reported Tuesday which a private Republican poll had found which Hyde-Smith holds ...

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Voters like the economy, yet don’t like him

JPMorgan economists also anticipate economic growth will take a hit next year, slowing to a pace of 1.9 percent for 2019. The Trump administration has dismissed any notion of an economic slowdown. On Tuesday, the president’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, called expectations for a recession “nonsense” along with said he does not “even remotely agree” with Goldman’s assessment. A ...

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