Tag Archives: 2018 elections

Time Magazine’s 2018 Person Of The Year: Journalists

NBC News reports: A group of journalists whose work has landed them in jail — or cost them their lives — have been named TIME’s Person of the Year for 2018. “Like all human gifts, courage comes to us at varying levels and at varying moments,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay about the selection. “This year …

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California GOP Writes Own Obituary Because Trump

The Los Angeles Times reports: Zero Republicans hold statewide office. Democrats enjoy a supermajority in the California Assembly and the state Senate. In races for the U.S. Senate, Republican candidates can’t even make it to the general election, now that the top two vote-getters in primary contests advance regardless of party. And when the House of Representatives reconvenes, the California …

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Cupp: Trump’s Next Two Years Will Be A Rectal Exam

“Life is about to get pretty rough for the president. For one, governing is hard work and it’s about to get harder without Republicans controlling all the levers. His three-hour workday is about to go bye-bye. There’s also the deluge of investigations, subpoenas and hearings coming his way. With Democrats retaking the House the next two years will be the …

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Pelosi Confident In Winning House Speaker’s Gavel

CNN reports: Nancy Pelosi continued to express confidence on Thursday that she will become House Speaker in the next Congress, despite the fact that her detractors are growing more outspoken in their criticism of the long-time Democratic leader and Rep. Marcia Fudge publicly weighs a potential challenge against her. Pelosi downplayed the possibility that Fudge could enter the speakers’ race …

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Hospital Fires Nurse For Racist Shirt Worn To Vote

ABC News reports: A Mississippi man was fired from his job for wearing a controversial shirt to the polls. A viral photo shows Clayton Hickey on Election Day voting in a t-shirt with an image of the Confederate flag and a noose on the front. The photograph, which was taken at a polling center in Olive Branch, Miss., outraged fellow …

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Democrats Could Finish With 40 Flipped House Seats

Axios reports: Democrats have won at least 33 seats, but they look poised to win closer to 40 — there are 13 races that are either not called or too close to call, and Democrats have a solid chance of winning seven of those. Why it matters: We’re officially in “blue wave” territory. Even if Democrats didn’t win any additional …

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Schumer: Trump Is “Delusional” For Claiming Victory

Politico reports: Chuck Schumer charged Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “delusional” for claiming victory in the midterm elections, insisting that the Democratic Party is poised to compete for the Senate and presidency in 2020 despite losses in key Senate races. Trump cast the election as vindication for his campaign strategy, emphasizing the GOP’s gains in the Senate and claiming …

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Nancy Pelosi: Tomorrow Will Be A New Day For America

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the House minority leader who may soon be speaker, on Tuesday celebrated Democratic victories in that chamber, as the party inched toward reclaiming the majority. “Tomorrow will be a new day in America,” she declared at an election night party. “We have all had enough of division,” she said. “The American …

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BREAKING: Democrats Have FLIPPED The US House!!!

MSNBC and Fox News have forecast that the Democrats have won enough seats to flip the House with many races yet to be called. Story developing… UPDATE: Bloomberg reports. Democrats clinched the U.S. House majority, halting Republicans’ eight-year reign as voters delivered a rebuke to President Donald Trump, according to projections from NBC and FOX. Republicans have kept control of …

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Elections 2018: Early Voting Returns Open Thread

Polls will begin to close in a few minutes in a couple of East Coast states although most won’t close until 7PM or later, in some cases due to long lines caused by various snafus. Use this post to weigh in on exit polls, turnout reports, and called races. As the night goes on I’ll devote individual posts to the …

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Bernie: The Election Is About Trump’s Pathological Lying

“What this election is really about is whether we feel comfortable about having a president who is a pathological liar. Who lies every day, about every imaginable thing. And whether we as Americans are comfortable having a president who tries to divide us up, divide us up based on the color of our skin or the country we came from, …

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“Dónde Votar” Tops Google’s Trending Search Terms

The Hill reports: Google’s top trending search term in the U.S. on the morning of Election Day was the Spanish translation of “where to vote,” which could suggest a number of Hispanic-Americans were looking to get out the vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections. The company’s GoogleTrends Twitter account wrote Tuesday morning that “Dónde votar” had surged to the top of …

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WH Staffers Brace For Wave Of Dem Investigations

Politico reports: Working for President Donald Trump has never been easy, but his staffers can expect a whole new level of mayhem if Democrats win control of the House on Tuesday. Democratic control of even one chamber of Congress would unleash an onslaught of hearings, subpoenas and document demands as lawmakers investigate everything from the president’s personal tax returns to …

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Midterms Open Thread: Share Your Voting Experience

New York state unfortunately is one of only 13 states without early voting so I arrived at my polling place at 6:30AM today to find the longest line I’ve seen since 2008. For a midterms election. Use this post today to let us know your own voting experience and alert us to any issues you may have encountered. It’s going …

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Trump Warns: Dems Will Erase “Fragile” GOP Victories

The Associated Press reports: In his final pitch to voters, President Donald Trump implored Republicans on Monday to help preserve “fragile” GOP victories that could be erased by Democrats as he closes out a midterm campaign that has been defined by his racially charged rhetoric, hard-line immigration moves and scattershot policy proposals. “It’s all fragile. Everything I told you about, …

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Randy Rainbow: Don’t Forget To Vote, Bitch [VIDEO]

Viral YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with his own take on a “get out the vote” message, this time riffing on What Is This Feeling? from Wicked. Special appearances by Hair Furor and Sarah Huckleberry Sanders. As always, no spoilers, just watch and enjoy.

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Gay Porn Stars Urge You To Get Out And Vote [VIDEO]

Adult film star Bruce Beckham has rounded up some fellow gay porn pals for a “get out the vote” clip featuring Austin Wolfe, Chi Chi LaRue, Marc MacNamara, Alex Mecum, Adam Ramzi, Jason Vario, and others. Beckham recently starred in Titan Media’s Cauke For Free, which was the sequel to Cauke For President, in which JMG makes an appearance. So …

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Democrats +8 In Final ABC/Washington Post Poll

ABC News reports: Democratic House candidates lead Republicans 52-44 percent among likely voters in this final ABC News/Washington Post pre-election poll. The Democrats’ lead has closed from 14 percentage points in August and 13 points in October to now 8 points. The GOP has seen some shoring in its base, including non-college white men and rural residents, as well as …

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WISCONSIN: GOP Gov. Scott Walker -5 In New Poll

Just in from Emerson College Polling: Three new Emerson polls look at competitive Governor races in Georgia, Wisconsin and Iowa. In Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp is at 49% with his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams at 47%, Libertarian Ted Metz 1% and 2% undecided. If neither candidate reaches the 50% threshold on election day, Georgia will hold a run-off on December …

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Uncharted Territory: 28 Million Have Already Voted

The New York Times reports: More Americans are taking advantage of absentee and early voting this year, with 28 million ballots already cast nationwide and four days of the campaign still to go. In 18 states and Washington, D.C., advance vote counts have already surpassed those of the last midterm election. “We’re in uncharted territory with the size of this …

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