Politics

Trump’s completely new Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will take over Mueller probe oversight

President Donald Trump’s completely new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, will oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian meddling from the 2016 U.S. election. “The Acting Attorney General will be in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice,” a spokeswoman for the department said Wednesday when asked if Whitaker would likely oversee Mueller’s investigation. ...

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Democrats’ expanded control of state governments may change 2020 landscape

Democrats picked up full control of a half dozen statehouses Tuesday, while Republicans lost full control of four others. The outcome could also affect the presidential election of 2020 along with future control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Most governors along with many of the state legislators elected This specific year will be in office when congressional districts are ...

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What a Democrat-controlled House means for Trump’s national security priorities

Democrats are projected to take back the House, along with which could spell trouble for the Trump administration’s national security along with foreign policy measures. Lawmakers are bracing for significant alterations on the House panel which oversees national security, along with by extension, the fiscal 2020 defense budget. Democrats have called for greater scrutiny of the Pentagon’s colossal spending along ...

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Women were elected to the House in record numbers

Democratic women flipped more than a dozen Republican seats, helping to seal the party’s incoming majority inside the House. When the 116th Congress can be sworn in early next year, of which will include more female representatives than ever. The female victories spanned the country, via Virginia to Iowa to Oklahoma. What they had in common: suburban districts across red ...

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Democrat Jacky Rosen unseats Dean Heller in Nevada Senate race

Ethan Miller | Getty Images U.S. Rep. in addition to U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen (D-NV) speaks after winning her Senate race against U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) at the Nevada Democratic Party’s election results watch party at Caesars Palace on November 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Democrat Jacky Rosen will win Nevada’s Senate race, notching a critical pickup ...

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Next California Gov Gavin Newsom takes subtle jab at Trump

Criticizing “agents of anger determined to divide us,” Democratic California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom used his victory speech to make subtle jabs at Republican President Donald Trump. “the idea’s been a tough two years, however tonight America’s biggest state will be creating the biggest statement in America,” Newsom told a crowd of supporters in Los Angeles. Newsom, 51, California’s lieutenant governor ...

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Scott Walker vs. Tony Evers

Morry Gash | AP Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers speaks at a rally Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee.  Democrat Tony Evers can be the apparent winner of Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election, denying Republican Gov. Scott Walker a third term, NBC News projects. The 67-year-old education official triumphed in a state President Donald Trump narrowly won only two years ago. ...

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Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell unseats GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo in Florida

Jose A. Iglesias | El Nuevo Herald | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Surrounded by a tiny group of family in addition to supporters, Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, left, announces she is usually running against Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, outside the West Perrine Health Center in Miami on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.  Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has won her ...

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John Faso vs. Antonio Delgado

Seth Wenig | AP The Democratic candidate for completely new York’s 19th District, Antonio Delgado, speaks during a candidate forum in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Antonio Delgado will notch a win in completely new York’s 19th District, a key swing district victory for Democrats as they try to take control of the House, NBC News projects. The 41-year-old ...

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Republican Pete Stauber will flip Minnesota’s 8th District: NBC News 

Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images Pete Stauber, Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, talks with guests during a meet in addition to greet with local GOP politicians in Park Rapids, Minn., on September 18, 2018.  Republicans will flip in which northern Minnesota 8th District using a win by St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber, according ...

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