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2018 Elections

  1. sexism
    Democratic Women Fear America Not Ready for a Woman As PresidentIt may take a midterm win driven by women to convince Democrats that it’s not risky to run a woman against Trump in 2020.
  2. government shutdown
    Congressional Republicans Ignoring Trump Government Shutdown ThreatsTrump is again threatening to shut down the federal government over border wall funding. His congressional allies are strangely sure he’s bluffing.
  3. the kavanaugh confirmation
    If Kavanaugh Goes Down, Will Republican Voters Be Discouraged or Enraged?Losing Kavanugh could be a buzzkill for the Republican base in November, unless Democrats wind up getting the blame.
  4. politics
    Why Mississippi Could Determine Who Controls the Senate and the Supreme CourtEverything could come down to a late-November special election runoff in the Magnolia State.
  5. kansas
    Two Former Republican U.S. Senators Endorse Kobach’s Democratic OpponentThe fiery right-winger is splitting his party in a very red state.
  6. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Will Trump Stick With Kavanaugh Come Hell or High Water?It might be more rational to dump Kavanaugh and go with another SCOTUS nominee. But presidential rage may come into play.
  7. immigration
    Last Year’s Refugee Cap Was the Lowest Ever. Trump Just Cut It By a Third.The U.S. let nearly eight times as many refugees come in during 1980 as it will in the next year.
  8. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Why the Clock Is Ticking on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court NominationIf Brett Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed soon, Trump’s mission to reshape the Supreme Court could get dicier.
  9. 2018 elections
    Poll: Democrats Lead Senate Races in Arizona and TennesseeIf Democrats can pull off an upset in the Volunteer State, their chances of taking the Senate improve dramatically.
  10. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Trump Should Have Nominated a Woman to the Supreme CourtTrump’s famous vetting process did not protect him from a SCOTUS nominee who may join the president as a presumed sexual predator.
  11. 2018 elections
    New York Primaries Show Elections Are Still Won on the Ground, Not OnlineCuomo and his top allies won — while breakaway Senate Democrats stumbled down-ballot — due to the power of old-fashioned organizing.
  12. 2018 elections
    Governor Andrew Cuomo Defeats Cynthia Nixon in NY Democratic PrimaryEstablishment candidates won in all the top races, but six of the eight rogue Democratic state senators lost their seats.
  13. government shutdown
    Congress Moves to Make Sure There’s No Government Shutdown Before MidtermsMembers of Congress are hoping that Trump won’t flip-flop yet again and reject an agreement that fails to meet his demands for border wall funding.
  14. donald trump
    Stephen Miller May Be the Only Staffer Trump Trusts NowTrump’s paranoia may lead him to rely ever more closely on his young and trollish policy adviser.
  15. puerto rico
    Florida Republicans Scramble to Repudiate Trump Tweets on Maria Death TollThe president has thrown a stink bomb into Florida politics at the worst possible moment.
  16. 2018 primaries
    Rhode Island’s Raimondo Brushes Aside Progressive ChallengeCalled by her opponent “an extreme corporatist Democrat,” the incumbent became the 13th woman to win a gubernatorial nomination this year.
  17. 2018 elections
    Ex-Cuomo Aide Drafted False Cynthia Nixon Anti-Semitism MailerThe Cuomo campaign confirmed that the flier was drafted and approved by two men close to the governor — though they say it was an oversight.
  18. donald trump
    Stormy Daniels to Publish a Tell-All Book About Trump Just Before MidtermsAdding to the distractions created by Bob Woodward’s book, it could be a stormy October for the White House.
  19. 2018 elections
    FiveThirtyEight’s Forecast Shows Very Tight Battle for the SenateNate Silver’s model gives Republicans a narrow advantage based on a very favorable landscape. But it could go either way.
  20. president trump
    Trump Signs Order Enabling Sanctions on Foreign Election MeddlingThe order would give Trump discretion over whether to impose sanctions on a given country or entity. Congress wants the penalties to be automatic.
  21. 2018 primaries
    New Hampshire Democratic Front-runners Win, Famous Son LosesNew Hampshire will elect either its first black congressperson or its first openly gay congressperson in the fall.
  22. 2018 elections
    Cuomo Aide Shopped Nixon Anti-Israel Story Ahead of False Anti-Semitism MailerThough Cuomo denies he knew about the inflammatory flier, the New York Post says one of his top campaign aides pitched a similar story on Nixon.
  23. 2018 elections
    Voters Hate Trump More Than They Like This EconomyTrump’s approval rating is falling, even as wages and consumer confidence rise. That suggests the economy won’t save Republicans in November.
  24. 2018 elections
    Zephyr Teachout Gets an Ultrasound in Her Latest Campaign AdBaby Teachout, who’s due in October, got involved in mom’s campaign to be New York’s attorney general.
  25. 2018 elections
    Manchin (Literally) Fires Away At Obamacare Repeal in New AdThe shoe is definitely on the other foot as Republican attacks on preexisting condition coverage are coming back to haunt them.
  26. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Why Democrats Need to Flip Both Collins and Murkowski to Block KavanaughThe replacement of John McCain with Jon Kyl has significantly changed the Senate math on Kavanaugh.
  27. democratic primaries
    In Delaware, It’s the Year of White Male Centrist Career Politician Tom CarperMany observers smelled an upset brewing in Delaware, but Senator Tom Carper overwhelmed his progressive challenger with money and a personal touch.
  28. 2018 elections
    Four California Democratic Congressional Candidates Break With Party on Gas TaxCandidates in some very close House races aren’t taking chances by risking the ire of anti-tax voters as a ballot initiative fight intensifies.
  29. 2018 elections
    Republicans: Trump Is a Mad King — Vote for Us to Give Him Unchecked PowerAs the midterm campaign enters the homestretch, the GOP is delivering the Democrats’ message for them.
  30. 2018 elections
    Andrew Gillum Could Make Progressivism the New PragmatismThe Florida gubernatorial candidate is leading in early polls — and he isn’t the only left-wing Democrat who’s beating the spread in Trump country.
  31. phil bredesen
    The Quiet Democratic Front-runner for Senate in Pro-Trump TennesseeDemocrat Phil Bredesen, a popular former governor, may win a Senate race in Tennessee by sticking to his wonky script — and dodging reporters.
  32. encounter
    Letitia James on Her Battle to Be New York’s Next Attorney GeneralThe onetime shoo-in worries that anti-Establishment fervor will undo all her dues paying.
  33. 2018 elections
    Ayanna Pressley Beats 20-Year Incumbent Mike Capuano in Democratic Primary UpsetShe’s the second woman to unseat a House Dem in 2018, after Ocasio-Cortez, and she’ll be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress.
  34. 2018 elections
    Former GOP Governor of Kansas Endorses Kobach’s Democratic OpponentModerate Republicans like Bill Graves could hold the balance of power in Kansas in November.
  35. 2018 elections
    With the Midterms Two Months Away, Democrats Are Surging in the PollsAt a time when Republicans need to be closing the gap with Democrats, that gap seems to be increasing.
  36. election security
    Wrong Kind of Security: Georgia Obstructs Overseas Voter RegistrationA state — and a Secretary of State — famous for lax election security and hostility to voting rights makes an odd decision.
  37. 2018 elections
    Republicans Beginning to Abandon Doomed House CandidatesWe are at that point in the election cycle when Republicans are cutting their losses and consolidating their dollars to save their majority.
  38. lame duck session
    If Democrats Win Midterms, Trump Could Be Planning a November SurpriseTrump could use a lame-duck session to conduct a Saturday Night Massacre, or take other extreme steps to abuse his power.
  39. education
    Arizona Court Kills Taxes-for-Education Ballot InitiativeA grassroots effort to boost taxes on the wealthy to pay for education improvements was shot down, but the general election could become a referendum.
  40. 2018 elections
    If Gillum’s Coalition Shows Up in November, It Could Be a Game-ChangerFlorida’s Andrew Gillum seems to have gotten a lot of young and minority voters who don’t usually participate in midterms to show up.
  41. alabama
    Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  42. economics
    How a Federal Job Guarantee Could Lower Crime & Help the Formerly IncarceratedCalifornia wildfires and the prison strike show us that the incarcerated are valuable workers. We should help them be productive when they leave, too.
  43. 2018 elections
    White Non-Evangelical Working-Class Women Could Be 2018’s Key Swing VotersGender, class, and religious outlook are pulling one swing-voter category away from the GOP.
  44. 2018 elections
    Top State Court Denies Don Blankenship Access to the November Ballot for SenatorWith the third-party spoiler out of the way, Republican Pat Morrisey now just has to figure out how to catch up with incumbent Joe Manchin.
  45. duncan hunter scandal
    How Darrell Issa Could Return to Washington As Indicted Congressman’s SuccessorIssa had been eyeing Hunter’s strongly Republican district from the moment he “retired.” A Hunter resignation or defeat could make it real.
  46. teachers strikes
    Oklahoma Teachers Just Purged the Statehouse of Their EnemiesNineteen House Republicans voted against raising taxes to increase teacher pay. After Tuesday’s primaries, only four remain.
  47. 2018 elections
    Martha McSally Defeats Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio in Arizona GOP Senate PrimaryThe Establishment favorite won, giving Republicans their best shot at beating Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema in November.
  48. 2018 primaries
    Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in UpsetBernie Sanders–endorsed Gillum, who hopes to be Florida’s first black governor, will face Trump pick Ron DeSantis in a high-stakes general election.
  49. evangelicals
    Trump Warns Evangelicals That Dems Will Restore a Law That Was Never RepealedThe president keeps claiming he’s gotten rid of the Johnson Amendment, which won’t let tax-exempt entities campaign for politicians. He didn’t.
  50. the national interest
    House Republicans Have a Secret List of Trump Scandals They’re Covering UpThe GOP’s closing argument for the midterms: look at all the corruption that will be uncovered if Democrats gain control!
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