Campaign 2018

A House divided

Elections | Even as a contentious Supreme Court nomination deepens political rifts, Democrats seek to grab Republican House seats by playing to the center
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/10/18, 12:14 pm

Less than four months before November’s midterm elections, a Reuters poll reported voters ranked immigration, healthcare, and the economy as their top concerns heading into the fall campaign season.

By early October, another issue had skyrocketed to the top: Supreme Court nominees. The Pew Research Center reported 76 percent of registered voters said the issue of Supreme Court nominees was “very important” to them in choosing candidates this fall.

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Krieg Barrie

Red and blue all over

Elections | Unexpected primary winners punctuate tight battles between Republicans and Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/27/18, 12:04 pm

On a warm September morning, Bill Lee was making phone calls from a campaign bus en route to meet with members of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association in Memphis, Tenn.

The visit was one of dozens of campaign stops the GOP candidate made in recent months, barnstorming the Volunteer State as the unlikely front-runner in the race for governor of Tennessee.

Lee has never held public office, he’s never attempted a bid in politics, and unlike his Republican opponents, he didn’t run attack ads in his successful bid for the GOP nomination for governor.

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Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

Trump warns Justice Department, FBI of more firings

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/22/18, 09:30 am

At a political rally in Missouri Friday night, President Donald Trump issued warnings to the Department of Justice and the FBI, promising more firings. The president’s remarks follow media reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump. The president did not explicitly mention The New York Times report about Rosenstein, but he complained about anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department.

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