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2018 Midterms

  1. vision 2020
    GOP Hopes That Amy Coney Barrett Would Fire Up the Base FizzledIt’s unclear that killing Garland’s confirmation or forcing Kavanaugh’s did electoral magic for the GOP. The non-fight over Barrett sure won’t.
  2. poll position
    Two Republicans Could Blow Up Democrats’ Shot at the SenateHow the GOP may just pull off flipping seats in states as different as Alabama and Michigan.
  3. supreme court
    Why the Barrett Hearings Are Generating Less Outrage Than Kavanaugh’sUnlike Trump’s last Supreme Court pick, Barrett is not embroiled in scandal — but that’s not the only reason the temperature is lower this time.
  4. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Needs to Win Big to Avoid a Contested ElectionIf Donald Trump is ahead on Election Night even with a majority of the vote uncounted, look out!
  5. 2020 elections
    Ranks of Republican Women in Senate Could Be Decimated in NovemberAs many as four of the GOP’s nine women in the Senate could lose, and a fifth is a prospect for a party switch.
  6. john lewis
    John Lewis’s Lifelong Struggle for Voting Rights Isn’t OverOnce it looked like Obama’s election represented the culmination of John Lewis’s career. A new documentary shows battles for old causes persist.
  7. supreme court
    Trump Wants Another Supreme Court Nomination Fight Before NovemberTrump thinks a confirmation battle could excite his base, but it would work both ways, particularly among Democrats who remember Merrick Garland.
  8. 2020 elections
    On a Big Primary Night, It’s Time to — WaitGet used to it, media. With voting by mail rising, knowing the results of an election an hour after the polls close is over.
  9. 2020 elections
    If Stacey Abrams Doesn’t Become Veep, a 2022 Rematch With Kemp Looks PromisingIf all else fails, the rising Democratic star from Georgia could hold Georgia’s governor accountable for his perilous COVID-19 policies.
  10. 2020 elections
    Six Months From the Election, Pelosi’s Gavel Seems SecureWith limited presidential momentum, a deficit in open seats, and a gap in the generic ballot, Republicans won’t take the House until at least 2022.
  11. vision 2020
    Why Kavanaugh Is the Focus of Republican Attacks on BidenThe GOP would prefer to compare Biden to Kavanaugh, a party-unifying figure, rather than Trump himself, accused of far more misconduct.
  12. coronavirus
    80 Percent of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Georgia Are African-AmericanAmid CDC evidence that black Georgians are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, Kemp’s business reopenings could make things much worse.
  13. vision 2020
    There’s Nothing Wrong With Stacey Abrams’s Campaign to Be Vice-PresidentTeam Biden started the conversation about Abrams as a possible veep. If she’s ready for that tough gig, she should continue to make her case.
  14. vision 2020
    As Coronavirus Rages, Republicans Still Don’t Have a Health-Care PlanIn a pandemic, Republican fecklessness on health care is likely to be a bigger advantage for Democrats than it was in the 2018 midterms.
  15. vision 2020
    The Wisconsin Results Should Worry Republicans EverywhereDemocrats’ judicial landslide, despite Republican voter suppression, is another sign all the anticipatory gloating of Trump supporters was premature.
  16. vision 2020
    Odds of a Contested November Election Are on the RiseIf COVID-19 continues to overshadow the general election, it could be held under circumstances where one party or the other won’t accept the results.
  17. vision 2020
    Will Pete and Amy’s Abandoned Voters Move to Biden?It depends on if you believe the “tracks” theory or the “lanes” theory of voter behavior.
  18. election reform
    Sometimes Slow Election Results Are Good for DemocracyWe have no birthright to instant election results, particularly when a slow count reflects greater access to the ballot.
  19. immigration
    New Migrant Caravan Too Far From U.S. Election to Be an EmergencyIt’s like the caravan of Fall 2018, but without the same immediate electoral stakes for Republicans.
  20. politics
    Scott Brown and a Perilous Decade For ProgressivismIn January 2010 all the excitement associated with Obama’s election began to dissipate after a special election in Massachusetts.
  21. vision 2020
    ‘Checks and Balances’ Voters Could Reelect TrumpVoters who oscillate between the two parties may produce the very abuses of power they claim to fear.
  22. 2020 elections
    Hunter Becomes the HuntedThe embattled California Republican now faces Darrell Issa’s giant bankroll, in addition to federal prosecutors who indicted him for corruption.
  23. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  24. conspiracy theories
    McCarthy Still Repeating Bogus Conspiracy Theories About Midterm-Election TheftHouse GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is still whitewashing his party’s terrible performance in his home state with lurid tales unsupported by evidence.
  25. 2020 elections
    Darrell Issa Plots Comeback by Taking Out Duncan HunterIssa’s wealth and fame makes him a formidable intraparty opponent for Hunter, who goes on trial in January on lurid corruption charges.
  26. vision 2020
    Primary Voters Are Focused on Beating Trump, So the Candidates Are, TooYes, Democratic presidential candidates are talking a lot about Trump. But that’s mostly because they are auditioning to take him down.
  27. stacey abrams
    Abrams Not Running for President but Will Fight Voter Suppression NationallyShe is keeping her veep options open and may still run for governor of Georgia in 2022.
  28. orange county
    Republicans Are Now Outnumbered in Conservative Bastion of Orange CountyRonald Reagan once called Orange County, California, “where all good Republicans go to die.” Now demographics and Trump are turning it blue.
  29. vision 2020
    Democrats Made Big Gains With ‘Anti-Immigration’ Voters in 2018: StudyA new analysis of the midterm electorate sheds light on what happened last fall – and what to expect in 2020.
  30. vision 2020
    Maybe Economic Prosperity Isn’t Trump’s Best Friend After AllFresh evidence from 2018 suggests people experiencing a stronger economy may lean Democratic, which could be why Trump is doubling down on racism.
  31. 2020 congressional elections
    Retirements May Hobble House RepublicansParty officials are bracing for a wave of GOP members of Congress heading for the exits after the August recess, reducing chances to flip control.
  32. 2020 senate elections
    Susan Collins’s Approval Rating Dives As Reelection Contest ApproachesThe senator is losing popularity and is lashed to a president who is even more unpopular than she is in Maine.
  33. duncan hunter
    Marines Order Duncan Hunter to Stop Using Them in His Hate MailThe Marines are down on the embattled Hunter — and Darrell Issa is sizing up his congressional seat — as his September corruption trial approaches.
  34. scandals
    Prosecutors Say Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Funds to Cheat on WifeThe original indictment of Hunter and his wife suggested out-of-control personal finances. The new allegations suggest an out-of-control libido.
  35. vision 2020
    Trump’s Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-AmericansTrump’s efforts to depict himself as an opponent of overzealous law-and-order politics and a champion of criminal-justice reform is beyond belief.
  36. vision 2020
    The Asian-American Electorate Is Becoming a ForceDemocrats won 77 percent of the Asian-American vote in 2018 after losing it in the last midterms.
  37. 2019 special elections
    Bathroom Bill Author Most Likely GOP Nominee in North Carolina Special ElectionThe election is a ‘do-over’ after a Republican midterm campaign tampered with absentee ballots. With 10 candidates, though, there could be a runoff.
  38. vision 2020
    Team Trump Worried About 2020 OverconfidenceObjectively, Trump has little reason to feel confident, much less overconfident, about reelection.
  39. vision 2020
    Why Trump Will Be an Underdog in the 2020 ElectionThere are a lot of moving parts in Election 2020, but at this point Trump remains a loudly growling underdog.
  40. vision 2020
    The Turnout Boom in 2018 Was a Preview for 2020A Trump-centric election and the expansion of ways to register and vote early should combine to keep turnout as high in 2020 as it was in 2018.
  41. vision 2020
    Fresh Signs Trump Might Not Accept Defeat in 2020Republicans are becoming far too accustomed to joining the president in attributing any electoral setbacks to Democratic conspiracies.
  42. health care
    Trump Says Everything Will Be Fine If Courts Kill ObamacareNobody understands why Trump is taking his party back down the Obamacare rabbit hole, or what he’d do if the courts killed it first.
  43. health care
    Democrats Respond to Trump Attack on Obamacare With Their Own Plan to Protect ItPelosi and House Democrats are trying to redraw the health-care battle lines to where they were in the midterms, to their benefit.
  44. impeachment
    The Impeachment Option Grows DimThings could change if the administration refuses to release the full Mueller report. But in likelihood, the fight to remove Trump will move to 2020.
  45. vision 2020
    Beto’s Cool, But Can He Win a Presidential Nomination?If O’Rourke can pass some early tests, his fundraising chops and his ability to mobilize young and Latino voters could make him formidable.
  46. donald trump
    Trump’s Claim That Democrats Are an ‘Anti-Jewish Party’ Is AbsurdHis reaction to the Ilhan Omar controversy ignores a century of strongly pro-Democratic Jewish sentiment, which continues today.
  47. health care
    Republicans Have Lost Interest in Fixing, or Killing, ObamacareDespite the intense interest of voters in health-care policy, Republican opposition will likely kill any bipartisan legislation before 2020.
  48. election fraud
    GOP Finally Has Documented Case of Election Fraud — Committed by RepublicansThe GOP pushes voter suppression to fight imaginary fraud, but that wouldn’t have stopped Republicans accused of tainting a North Carolina House race.
  49. 2018 midterms
    Remember That Disputed N.C. Congressional Race? We May Learn Its Fate Next WeekA new state election board will hold a public hearing and could order new elections — as could the Democratic-controlled House itself.
  50. 2020 elections
    Woodall’s Retirement Shows How Quickly Georgia’s Political Landscape is ChangingRob Woodall nearly lost a historically Republican district. And now he’s hanging it up.
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