WASHINGTON — Kristin Olsen, who until 2016 led the Republican caucus in California's state assembly, surveyed the wreckage of the recent midterms in her state and came to a bitter conclusion: "The Grand Old Party is dead," she wrote in an op-ed. Olsen, 44, told NBC News that Republicans had already struggled to adapt to a changing state, but the "division, hostility, vindictiveness, and lies" coming from President Donald Trump's White House was a knockout punch. … [Read more...] about ‘Never Trump’ Republicans went Democrat in 2018. Are they gone for good?
Democrats midterm 2018
Steve Peoples, Associated Press Updated 3:14 pm PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP U.S. Senator-elect Jacky Rosen meets with Las Vegas reporters to discuss her win and priorities as Nevada's next senator on … [Read more...] about No ‘blue wave,’ but Democrats’ midterm success sinking in
The 2018 midterm elections are upon us, and the country is anxiously awaiting to hear the results of an array of consequential races nationwide. There’s a lot at stake on Tuesday, November 6. If Democrats are able to retake either the House or Senate, it has major implications for President Donald Trump’s agenda over the next two years. Most polling places open between 6 and 8 a.m. and close between 6 and 9 p.m. local time, but times vary based on location. It can take hours, days, and sometimes even weeks for results to come in. Follow our full coverage of the 2018 midterm elections here, and find live updates throughout the day and night below. 12:00 p.m. ET: Polls open in all 50 states. Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time in Hawaii, marking the last state where US voters headed off to cast their ballots. The only states where voters do not physically head to the polls are Oregon and Washington, where all ballots are sent in by mail. 5:00 a.m. ET: First polls open in … [Read more...] about Midterms 2018 LIVE: Follow along for live results and coverage of a wild election night
For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote…you are dishonoring your family. You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering, and their dreams. … —Oprah Winfrey That powerful message represented the call to action delivered by one of the most influential figures in the world today. In a stump speech in Georgia last week—the first since she exercised her version of the bully pulpit to help galvanize millions to elect the first African American president—Winfrey emphasized why the political stakes couldn’t be higher come Tuesday while energizing voters to go to the polls in droves for a historic gubernatorial election: Democrat Stacey Abrams’ bid to become the first African American female governor in U.S. history. The hotly contested race between Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, and Republican Secretary of State … [Read more...] about Midterms 2018: Will Black Voters Put Trump in Check?
By Thomas Barrabi Published November 03, 2018 Midterm Elections FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Ben & Jerry’s new anti-Trump ice cream, ‘Pecan Resist’ Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based ice cream company known for backing progressive causes, launched a new ice cream “Pecan Resist,” a flavor that “supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda.” Dozens of major corporations have poured money into the 2018 midterm election races before Nov. 6, but at least two companies have gone a step further by taking a definitive stance for – or against – political figures. Continue Reading Below Last month, outdoor retailer Patagonia formally endorsed Democrats involved in tight Senate races in two states – Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller … [Read more...] about Midterms 2018: Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia take political stances before Election Day