Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Split decision: Democrats and Republicans claim victory

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/07/18, 01:15 am

With Democrats projected to retake the House of Representatives and Republicans maintaining a majority in the Senate, both parties claimed a partial victory early Wednesday in the first nationwide election since President Donald Trump took office.

Republicans pointed to wins in Senate contests in Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas as proof that a potential Democratic blue wave had sputtered dry. But Democrats are calling the capturing of the 23 seats needed for a House majority a clear rebuke to the president’s performance.

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Republicans celebrate Senate gains

by Harvest Prude & Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/07/18, 01:12 am

UPDATE: Republicans picked up three seats in the U.S. Senate as of 1 a.m. Wednesday, including one in the bellwether state of Missouri. Republican Josh Hawley has unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in what was considered a national victory for the GOP. McCaskill was one of 10 Democratic Senate incumbents up for reelection in states President Donald Trump won in 2016. Hawley, Missouri’s attorney general, won 51.8 percent of the vote with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

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Controversial Trump ad no longer on the air

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/06/18, 12:13 pm

Major media outlets have dropped an advertisement submitted by President Donald Trump’s political team after the ad was criticized for portraying illegal immigrants as violent and dangerous. The Donald J. Trump for President committee sponsored the 30-second ad that initially aired over the weekend on NBC, Fox News, and Facebook. All three pulled the spot after receiving backlash. Facebook said users could still post the ad, but it could not be promoted. CNN refused to air the ad at all, calling it racist.

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