Elections
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Republicans win final midterm Senate race

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/28/18, 10:57 am

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith survived controversy Tuesday to win the U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Espy by 12 percentage points. Her victory allows Republicans to close the book on the Senate midterm elections with a 53-47 majority. The top two candidates in the race were forced into a runoff when neither earned more than 50 percent of the vote on Nov. 6.

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Freedom on the wane

Politics | A socialist future may already be here
by Joel Belz
Posted 11/27/18, 02:02 pm

If you’re one of those worrywarts who’s concerned that our nation is headed down the slippery slope to socialism, I’m here to make a sober pronouncement: You’re probably too late.

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Some House races still wrapping up

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/21/18, 01:38 pm

The first Republican African-American woman in Congress has lost her reelection bid in Utah, while another tight race in New York also was decided in a Democrat’s favor. In final results posted Tuesday, Rep. Mia Love lost to Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams by just 694 votes in Utah’s suburban 4th District. McAdams’ 0.258-point margin of victory put him just beyond the reach of a recount and follows a trend of Democrats flipping House seats in suburban districts in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

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