Daily Archives: 2018-11-08

2018-11-08: News Headlines

RT (2018-11-08). Trump threatens 'war-like posture' if Democrats investigate him. rt.com Trump's post-midterm press conference covered a range of topics but focused on the question of potential investigations by the newly empowered Democrats. If they do so, it will signal a "war-like posture," Trump said. |

teleSUR Desk (2018-11-08). History made as minorities elected to Congress. mronline.org An election of "firsts: " Women, LGBTQ, Muslims, African-Americans and Native Americans score seats in the House and Senate. | Source

Staff (2018-11-08). Democratic Gains Over GOP After Midterms Come With Cautions. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — This week's midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. | For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald Trump's Republican Party found strength in critical states that often hold the keys to the presidency. | Perhaps no state offered Democrats more hope than Wisconsin, which shocked the party in 2016 by narrowly falling into Trump's column. Republican Gov. Scott Walker's narrow loss in his bid for a third term left Democr…

Fred_F (2018-11-08). NSW government to introduce forced adoptions bill. greenleft.org.au About 100 people joined a snap protest outside New South Wales Parliament on November 7 to oppose the state Coalition government's attempt to amend the NSW Adoption Act 2000 and allow for a new generation of forced adoptions. | Speakers warned the proposed changes would institutionalise forced adoptions and raise the rate of Aboriginal and poor children being stolen from their families. | They included Public Sector Association assistant general secretary Tony Wright, Grandmothers Against Removals' Ann Weldon, Community Legal Centres (CLC) spokesperson Mark Riboldi, NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge, NSW Labor MLA…

wsws (2018-11-08). After midterm elections, Democrats call for bipartisan unity with Trump. wsws.org From the standpoint of the interests of working people, the rearrangement of seats in Congress is largely irrelevant; No positive change is possible outside of the independent intervention of the working class.

Kurt Nimmo (2018-11-08). Hurrah for Midterm Gridlock! Both Democrats and Republicans Love War. globalresearch.ca Thankfully, the "most important election in recent memory" is over and the results have turned out as expected. | Democrats now control the House. Republicans picked up a couple seats in the Senate. Trump's agenda will tread water. He will …

wsws (2018-11-08). Citing war in Syria, ISO withdraws endorsement of Green Party gubernatorial candidate in New York. wsws.org The International Socialist Organization withdrew its endorsement of the Green Party candidate on the grounds that his campaign was associated with opposition to the US intervention in Syria.

stclair (2018-11-08). Midterm Takeaway: We Need a Lot More Democracy. counterpunch.org I can't be the only one who spent the night of the midterms tossing and turning. Though I managed to shut off the coverage and try to sleep, spasms of anxiety woke me repeatedly throughout the dreary hours. Ultimately, Republicans picked off several red-state Senate seats while Democrats won back the House and at least More

Staff (2018-11-08). The Blue Wave Is Real, and Republicans Are Reeling. truthdig.com Don't let Fox News convince you otherwise. At both state and federal levels, the Democrats have made sweeping gains across the country.

Staff (2018-11-08). House Progressives Will Have to Fight Like Hell Against the Establishment. truthdig.com More progressive Democrats in the House must be prepared to fight like hell against the Pelosi-Schumer establishment, which will try to make them quiescent and go along with corporate priorities. What 2016 showed is that that platform is a formula for humiliating defeat and irrelevance. Democrats have to stand for something or people won't bother to vote for them. | Here is the proposed Cole Progressive Platform for the next two years: | 1. The new Democratic-controlled House must come up with a bill for Medicare for all which would reform the collapsing Obamacare. They should find a way to get Big Pharma on t…

Juan Cole (2018-11-08). 11 Things Dems Absolutely must Do in the House. zcomm.org Democrats have to stand for something or people won't bother to vote for them…

wsws (2018-11-07). Billionaires, corporate money swing toward Democrats. wsws.org The 2018 campaign is the most expensive congressional election ever, with more than $5.2 billion raised and spent.

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-11-07). Why Ben Jealous Lost the Maryland Governor's Race. theintercept.com Last night, Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, lost his race to incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, 56 percent to 43 percent. Jealous would have been Maryland's first African-American governor and was running on one of the most left-wing policy platforms in the country, | Although polls had been showing Hogan with a significant lead for months, progressives hoped a strong blue wave on Election Day could bring about a major upset. After all, Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-1 ratio in Maryland. | But Jealous didn't lose because he ran on issues like "Medicare for All," a $15 m…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-07). Headlines for November 7, 2018. democracynow.org Democrats Take the House of Representatives as GOP Gains in Senate, Democrat Stacey Abrams Refuses to Concede Georgia Governor's Race, Republican Ron DeSantis Defeats Andrew Gillum in Florida Governor's Race, Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan Defeats Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz Defeats Progressive Democratic Challenger Beto O'Rourke in Texas, Incumbent Senate Democrats Lose in North Dakota, Indiana and Missouri, Democrats Win Governor's Races in Maine and Midwestern States, Wave of Women Voters Brings Historic Firsts in Midterm Elections, Florida to Restore Voting Rights to 1.4 Million wit…

Mark Gruenberg (2018-11-07). U.S. House results: Workers won but not without taking some hits. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Workers won. Women won. African American, Latino, and Native American candidates won. Democrats won. Sorry Donald Trump, you didn't win. In so many words, that's what happened in the U.S. House races, and in five key governorships — Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota — on Election Day 2018. Those winners join Democrats Gavin Newsom …

Umberto Pascali (2018-11-07). US Mid-term Elections: Strange Things Happened, Very Strange. globalresearch.ca Image Trump and Pelosi, December 2017 | Conservative Fox News gave the House to the Democrats 90 minutes before the closing of the polls in California. Thus telling the Republican voters that the game was over, their vote is futile. This …

Democracy Now! (2018-11-07). In Rebuke of Trump, Democratic Women Help Seize House & 7 Governorships in Historic Midterm. democracynow.org In a historic midterm election, Democrats have seized control of the House of Representatives, flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Donald Trump was elected two years ago. While the Democrats will control the House, the Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate. The midterms were a groundbreaking election for women. At least 100 women will serve in the U.S. House for the first time in U.S. history, including the first two Native American women and the first two Muslim women. We speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-07). Katrina vanden Heuvel: Democrats Must Offer Bold, Progressive Plan While Holding Trump Accountable. democracynow.org As Democrats retake the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, we speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, about the future of the Democratic Party. The Democrats picked up more than the 23 seats they needed to flip the House, but the Republican Party expanded its grip on the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is poised to reclaim her gavel as speaker of the House, barring a leadership challenge.

Aída Chávez (2018-11-07). Democrats Have Moved Significantly to the Left Since 2010, New Study Shows. theintercept.com Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and Senate have embraced progressive policies like "Medicare for All" at much higher rates than they did in 2010.

RT (2018-11-07). Ex-ambassador McFaul switches to Russian to celebrate midterm victory over…Putin. rt.com As Democrats basked in the glory of their takeover of the House of Representatives from Republicans last night, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul celebrated in the only way he knows how: making it all about Russia.

D.D. Guttenplan (2018-11-07). Where the Blue Wave Hit a Red Wall. thenation.com Where the Blue Wave Hit a Red Wall…

Akela Lacy (2018-11-07). Women Built the 2018 Midterm Blue Wave — but the Last One Washed Them Out. theintercept.com Twenty-seven years ago, Anita Hill sat before a Senate committee and explained that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. At the time, only two women served in the upper chamber, and neither were on the Judiciary Committee. | The optics of Hill's hearing, along with the events that led up to and followed it, drove a record number of women to action — and into the Senate. | In 1992, the year following the hearing, now famously known as the "Year of the Woman," Americans voted four women into the Senate. That constituted a

RT (2018-11-07). '2 can play that game': Trump threatens Senate probes into Dems, as House investigations loom. rt.com Donald Trump threatened the Democrats with Senate probes into alleged leaks of "classified information," while the party that has just taken over the House vows to hold the president "accountable."

wsws (2018-11-07). US midterm vote: Democrats win control of House of Representatives. wsws.org The Republican Party retained control of the US Senate, gaining several seats, while the Democrats swept a series of governorships in the Midwest.

John Nichols (2018-11-07). Winning the House, Democrats Vow to Check and Balance Trump. thenation.com Winning the House, Democrats Vow to Check and Balance Trump…

Joshua Holland (2018-11-07). Don't Let Anyone Tell You That Wasn't A Blue Wave. thenation.com Don't Let Anyone Tell You That Wasn't A Blue Wave…

Joan Walsh (2018-11-07). Last Night, the Feminist Insurgency Hit the Polls—and Now It's Headed to Congress. thenation.com Last Night, the Feminist Insurgency Hit the Polls—and Now It's Headed to Congress…

Deconstructed (2018-11-07). Midterms Special: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Will Happen Next? theintercept.com It wasn't quite the blue wave, but the Democrats, while unable to win the Senate, took back control of the House for the first time since 2010.

Eds. (2018-11-07). U.S. Midterms: Native Americans unyielding battle against voter suppression. mronline.org Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling that requires North Dakota voters to provide an I.D. with a residential address. The ruling has effectively made the process to vote next to impossible for Native Americans, who by-and-large do not have recognized addresses—but that's not stopping them. | Source

Ryan Grim (2018-11-07). The Midterm Results Gave Everybody Just Enough to Keep Fighting. theintercept.com Voters went to the polls on Tuesday with an overwhelming belief that the American economy is in strong shape and that the country is headed in the wrong direction. Those voters surged to the kinds of numbers that the nation's electoral system was ill-equipped to handle, with reports of broken scanners and voting machines. Lines stretched around corners and into parking lots while voters waited for hours. | As the ballots were being counted, it became clear that there would be little clarity by the end of the night. Democrats, on the back of historic turnout —

Democracy Now! (2018-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2018. democracynow.org Huge Turnout for Early Voting in Midterms as Technical Issues Surface, Trump Attacks Democrats and Migrants on Eve of Midterm Elections, Fallout from Racist Trump Campaign Ad Continues as Networks Pull Ad, Georgia Dem. Gov. Candidate Abrams Responds to Kemp Hacking Probe, Racist Robocalls Attack Georgia Dem. Gov. Candidate Abrams, Students Across Country Walk Out of Class to Cast Ballots in Midterms, NYC: Trial Begins over 2020 Census Citizenship Question, Coloradans to Vote on Divisive Oil and Gas Ballot Measures, Washington State Voters to Vote on Fee for Large Carbon Polluters, NYC: Local Leaders Decry Racist…

Robert Mackey (2018-11-06). Here Are the Key Moments From Election Night 2018. theintercept.com As the polls closed across the United States on Tuesday — starting in parts of Kentucky and Indiana, at 6 p.m. ET, and concluding in Alaska seven hours later — The Intercept followed the vote count and brought readers updates on key races for control of the House, the Senate and governor's mansions in a number of states. | Pelosi Claims Democratic Victory in the House, Republicans Keep the Senate: | Following a string of Democrati…

Aída Chávez (2018-11-06). A Democratic Takeover Is Within Reach in These Eight States. theintercept.com On Election Day, Democrats are poised to flip state legislative chambers and governorships across the country. Statewide candidates enjoy relative obscurity in the national media, even though their positions have tremendous influence over the daily lives of millions and a direct influence on which party controls Congress for the decade to come. This year, Democrats ramped up their efforts to flip state-level seats and claw their way back into power, running

Democracy Now! (2018-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Reinstates Harsh Sanctions on Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal, Florida: Self-Proclaimed Misogynist Kills 2, Injures 5 in Tallahassee, Georgia Secretary of State and GOP Candidate Launches Probe into Dem. Party, Obama Campaigns for Vulnerable Senate Democrats Ahead of Midterms, Kansas Republican Kris Kobach Took Donations from White Nationalists, Trump Praises "Beautiful" Razor Wire as Soldiers Deploy to Border, NBC Airs Racist Anti-Immigrant Trump Campaign Commercial, Nigerian Military Tweets Trump Video to Justify Shooting Protesters, U.N.: A Yemeni Child Dies Every 10 Min. from War-Caused Disease, Hunge…

Briahna Gray (2018-11-05). Both of Mississippi's Senate Seats Are Up for Election. National Democrats Barely Paid Attention. theintercept.com In failing to support the two Senate candidates in Mississippi, Democrats ignored the political opportunities presented by black voters in red states.

Lee Fang (2018-11-05). Business Lobbyists, GOP Operatives Plot to Take Down Wave of Ocasio-Cortez-Style Democratic Socialists in Midterms. theintercept.com Republican operatives and representatives from America's largest business groups — alarmed at a wave of upset electoral victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other avowed democratic socialist candidates — have been plotting to stem the tide of left-wing Democrats sweeping the country. | Andrew Wynne, an official at the Republican State Leadership Committee, spoke to business lobby leaders in July, encouraging them not to ignore the latest trends within the Democratic Party. He called for Republicans' allies to enact a unified plan to defeat progressives in this week's midterm elections."Recent ele…

Don Fitz (2018-11-02). Restricting Election Reporting to Issues That Don't Matter – A guest perspective. fair.org According to news reports, candidates in a Missouri auditor debate "question[ed] each other's qualifications" (Kansas City Star, 9/14/18)…A campaign for state auditor can provoke an intense, even exciting, discussion of significant issues via their cost to government. Or they can sink into boring aspects of state finance. Or politicians can try to turn debates into a circus of insults. Which campaign the voters see depends very much on which aspects news media choose to cover. | As the Green Party candidate for Missouri state auditor, I brought up in the first candidates' debate (9/14/18) the

Ramón Castellblanch (2018-10-31). Republicans' Fake Pre-Existing Condition Coverage. progressive.org Unless candidates tell us how they're going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them.

Lawrence Wittner (2018-10-07). What's Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans? zcomm.org The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining. Read more…

2018-11-08: Social Media Postees

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Hurrah for Midterm Gridlock! Both Democrats and Republicans Love War
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-08
Thankfully, the "most important election in recent memory" is over and the results have turned out as expected. | Democrats now control the House. Republicans picked up a couple seats in the Senate. Trump's agenda will tread water. He will … | The post Hurrah for Midterm Gridlock! Both Democrats and Republicans Love War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/hurrah-for-midterm-gri…

Trump threatens 'war-like posture' if Democrats investigate him
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-08
Trump's post-midterm press conference covered a range of topics but focused on the question of potential investigations by the newly empowered Democrats. If they do so, it will signal a "war-like posture," Trump said. | …
rt.com/usa/443398-trump-threatens-war-li…

NSW government to introduce forced adoptions bill
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-08
About 100 people joined a snap protest outside New South Wales Parliament on November 7 to oppose the state Coalition government's attempt to amend the NSW Adoption Act 2000 and allow for a new generation of forced adoptions. | Speakers warned the proposed changes would institutionalise forced adoptions and raise the rate of Aboriginal and poor children being stolen from their families. | They included Public Sector Association assistant general secretary Tony Wright, Grandmothers Against Removals' Ann Weldon, Community Legal Centres (CLC) spokesperson Mark Riboldi, NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge, NSW Labor MLA…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-government-introduce-forced-adoptions-bill

Citing war in Syria, ISO withdraws endorsement of Green Party gubernatorial candidate in New York
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-08
The International Socialist Organization withdrew its endorsement of the Green Party candidate on the grounds that his campaign was associated with opposition to the US intervention in Syria.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/08/inte…

After midterm elections, Democrats call for bipartisan unity with Trump
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-08
From the standpoint of the interests of working people, the rearrangement of seats in Congress is largely irrelevant; No positive change is possible outside of the independent intervention of the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/08/pers…

Democratic Gains Over GOP After Midterms Come With Cautions
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-08
WASHINGTON — This week's midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. | For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald Trump's Republican Party found strength in critical states that often hold the keys to the presidency. | Perhaps no state offered Democrats more hope than Wisconsin, which shocked the party in 2016 by narrowly falling into Trump's column. Republican Gov. Scott Walker's narrow loss in his bid for a third term left Democr…
truthdig.com/articles/democratic-gains-o…

Midterm Takeaway: We Need a Lot More Democracy
stclair | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-08
I can't be the only one who spent the night of the midterms tossing and turning. Though I managed to shut off the coverage and try to sleep, spasms of anxiety woke me repeatedly throughout the dreary hours. Ultimately, Republicans picked off several red-state Senate seats while Democrats won back the House and at least…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/08/midterm-take…

The Blue Wave Is Real, and Republicans Are Reeling
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-08
Don't let Fox News convince you otherwise. At both state and federal levels, the Democrats have made sweeping gains across the country. | The post The Blue Wave Is Real, and Republicans Are Reeling appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/the-blue-wave-is-r…

House Progressives Will Have to Fight Like Hell Against the Establishment
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-08
More progressive Democrats in the House must be prepared to fight like hell against the Pelosi-Schumer establishment, which will try to make them quiescent and go along with corporate priorities. What 2016 showed is that that platform is a formula for humiliating defeat and irrelevance. Democrats have to stand for something or people won't bother to vote for them. | Here is the proposed Cole Progressive Platform for the next two years: | 1. The new Democratic-controlled House must come up with a bill for Medicare for all which would reform the collapsing Obamacare. They should find a way to get Big Pharma on t…
truthdig.com/articles/house-progressives…

11 Things Dems Absolutely must Do in the House
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2018-11-08
Democrats have to stand for something or people won't bother to vote for them…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/11-things-dems-abs…

Billionaires, corporate money swing toward Democrats
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-07
The 2018 campaign is the most expensive congressional election ever, with more than $5.2 billion raised and spent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/07/fund…

US Mid-term Elections: Strange Things Happened, Very Strange
Umberto Pascali | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-07
Image Trump and Pelosi, December 2017 | Conservative Fox News gave the House to the Democrats 90 minutes before the closing of the polls in California. Thus telling the Republican voters that the game was over, their vote is futile. This … | The post US Mid-term Elections: Strange Things Happened, Very Strange appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-mid-term-elections-…

In Rebuke of Trump, Democratic Women Help Seize House & 7 Governorships in Historic Midterm
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-07
In a historic midterm election, Democrats have seized control of the House of Representatives, flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Donald Trump was elected two years ago. While the Democrats will control the House, the Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate. The midterms were a groundbreaking election for women. At least 100 women will serve in the U.S. House for the first time in U.S. history, including the first two Native American women and the first two Muslim women. We speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/7/as_democr…

Why Ben Jealous Lost the Maryland Governor's Race
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-07
Last night, Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, lost his race to incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, 56 percent to 43 percent. Jealous would have been Maryland's first African-American governor and was running on one of the most left-wing policy platforms in the country, | Although polls had been showing Hogan with a significant lead for months, progressives hoped a strong blue wave on Election Day could bring about a major upset. After all, Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-1 ratio in Maryland. | But Jealous didn't lose because he ran on issues like "Medicare for All," a $15 m…
theintercept.com/2018/11/07/maryland-gov…

Democrats Have Moved Significantly to the Left Since 2010, New Study Shows
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-11-07
Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and Senate have embraced progressive policies like "Medicare for All" at much higher rates than they did in 2010. | The post Democrats Have Moved Significantly to the Left Since 2010, New Study Shows appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/06/progressive-…

U.S. House results: Workers won but not without taking some hits
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-07
WASHINGTON–Workers won. Women won. African American, Latino, and Native American candidates won. Democrats won. Sorry Donald Trump, you didn't win. In so many words, that's what happened in the U.S. House races, and in five key governorships — Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota — on Election Day 2018. Those winners join Democrats Gavin Newsom …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-house-resul…

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Democrats Must Offer Bold, Progressive Plan While Holding Trump Accountable
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-07
As Democrats retake the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, we speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, about the future of the Democratic Party. The Democrats picked up more than the 23 seats they needed to flip the House, but the Republican Party expanded its grip on the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is poised to reclaim her gavel as speaker of the House, barring a leadership challenge.
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/7/katrina_v…

Ex-ambassador McFaul switches to Russian to celebrate midterm victory over…Putin
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
As Democrats basked in the glory of their takeover of the House of Representatives from Republicans last night, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul celebrated in the only way he knows how: making it all about Russia. | …
rt.com/usa/443349-mcfaul-defeats-putin-m…

Where the Blue Wave Hit a Red Wall
D.D. Guttenplan | thenation.com | 2018-11-07
Where the Blue Wave Hit a Red Wall…
thenation.com/article/democrats-2018-mid…

Don't Let Anyone Tell You That Wasn't A Blue Wave
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2018-11-07
Don't Let Anyone Tell You That Wasn't A Blue Wave…
thenation.com/article/midterms-democrats…

Midterms Special: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Will Happen Next?
Deconstructed | theintercept.com | 2018-11-07
It wasn't quite the blue wave, but the Democrats, while unable to win the Senate, took back control of the House for the first time since 2010. | The post Midterms Special: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Will Happen Next? appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/07/midterms-spe…

Last Night, the Feminist Insurgency Hit the Polls–and Now It's Headed to Congress
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2018-11-07
Last Night, the Feminist Insurgency Hit the Polls–and Now It's Headed to Congress…
thenation.com/article/women-voters-candi…

US midterm vote: Democrats win control of House of Representatives
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-07
The Republican Party retained control of the US Senate, gaining several seats, while the Democrats swept a series of governorships in the Midwest.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/07/elec…

Winning the House, Democrats Vow to Check and Balance Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-11-07
Winning the House, Democrats Vow to Check and Balance Trump…
thenation.com/article/2018-midterms-demo…

'2 can play that game': Trump threatens Senate probes into Dems, as House investigations loom
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
Donald Trump threatened the Democrats with Senate probes into alleged leaks of "classified information," while the party that has just taken over the House vows to hold the president "accountable." | …
rt.com/usa/443368-trump-dems-senate-prob…

A Democratic Takeover Is Within Reach in These Eight States
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-11-06
On Election Day, Democrats are poised to flip state legislative chambers and governorships across the country. Statewide candidates enjoy relative obscurity in the national media, even though their positions have tremendous influence over the daily lives of millions and a direct influence on which party controls Congress for the decade to come. This year, Democrats ramped up their efforts to flip state-level seats and claw their way back into power, running
theintercept.com/2018/11/06/midterm-elec…

Here Are the Key Moments From Election Night 2018
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-11-06
As the polls closed across the United States on Tuesday — starting in parts of Kentucky and Indiana, at 6 p.m. ET, and concluding in Alaska seven hours later — The Intercept followed the vote count and brought readers updates on key races for control of the House, the Senate and governor's mansions in a number of states. | Pelosi Claims Democratic Victory in the House, Republicans Keep the Senate: | Following a string of Democrati…
theintercept.com/2018/11/06/election-res…

Business Lobbyists, GOP Operatives Plot to Take Down Wave of Ocasio-Cortez-Style Democratic Socialists in Midterms
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-11-05
Republican operatives and representatives from America's largest business groups — alarmed at a wave of upset electoral victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other avowed democratic socialist candidates — have been plotting to stem the tide of left-wing Democrats sweeping the country. | Andrew Wynne, an official at the Republican State Leadership Committee, spoke to business lobby leaders in July, encouraging them not to ignore the latest trends within the Democratic Party. He called for Republicans' allies to enact a unified plan to defeat progressives in this week's midterm elections."Recent ele…
theintercept.com/2018/11/05/2018-midterm…

Both of Mississippi's Senate Seats Are Up for Election. National Democrats Barely Paid Attention
Briahna Gray | theintercept.com | 2018-11-05
In failing to support the two Senate candidates in Mississippi, Democrats ignored the political opportunities presented by black voters in red states. | The post Both of Mississippi's Senate Seats Are Up for Election. National Democrats Barely Paid Attention. appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/05/mississippi-…

Republicans' Fake Pre-Existing Condition Coverage
Ramón Castellblanch | progressive.org | 2018-10-31
Unless candidates tell us how they're going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them.
progressive.org/dispatches/republicans-f…