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Midterm Elections Exposed Deep Divides In American Society

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:46pm

Tuesday's midterm elections exposed deep divides in American society along racial, gender and geographic lines.

Following House Win, Democrats Vow To Clean Up Capitol Hill And Trump Administration

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:46pm

With control of the House, Democrats now can fulfill promises to investigate wrongdoing in the Trump administration, and overhaul political money and ethics laws.

What Voters Across The Country Said About Different Criminal Justice Ballot Measures

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:46pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Nicole Lewis of The Marshall Project about the results of criminal justice ballot measures across the country and what voters said.

Many Of The Women Who Ran As Democrats This Election Flipped Republican Seats

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:46pm

Iowa elected women to Congress for the first time on Tuesday. Cindy Axne will represent the 3rd district and talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about flipping a Republican seat and how she plans to run it.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Outlines What He Sees As Bipartisan Opportunities For Congress

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with moderate Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska about areas where Republicans and Democrats might work together in the next Congress.

What To Expect From The New, Divided Congress

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:32pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined Democrats' priorities for when they take control in January. With Republicans keeping their Senate majority, the divided Congress will pursue different agendas.

House Democrats Anxious To Move Forward On Infrastructure After Election Win

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:32pm

President Trump says he's willing to work with Democrats when they take over the House of Representatives. And while there are areas of common ground, there are also vast obstacles to cooperation.

Georgia's Governor's Race Isn't Settled Yet

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:32pm

In Georgia, the Republican candidate for governor, Brian Kemp, is leading. Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not concede until every vote is counted in one of the most contentious races in the U.S.

Colorado Votes To Abolish Slavery, 2 Years After Similar Amendment Failed

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:12pm

Colorado voters have approved an amendment to their state's constitution that completely abolishes slavery — by stripping away language that still exists in the U.S. Constitution's 13th Amendment.

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Jeff Sessions Out As Attorney General After Steady Drumbeat Of Criticism From Trump

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:45pm

Sessions was an early Trump supporter but he quickly lost Trump's favor after recusing himself from the Russia investigation. Democrats immediately expressed concern about the investigation's fate.

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WATCH LIVE: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Speaks

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:27pm

The speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011 is eyeing a return to that post despite calls from many in her party for fresh leadership.

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In Florida, Razor Thin Margins May Lead To Recounts

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:14pm

The much-watched Florida Senate race may be headed for a recount as Republican Rick Scott's lead over Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson narrows.

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In Florida Senate Race, Razor Thin Margin May Lead To Recount

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:14pm

The much-watched Florida Senate race may be headed for a recount as Republican Rick Scott's lead over Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson narrows.

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Special Coverage: Preview Of Trump Address To Press About Midterm Results

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:02am

President Trump will speak at the White House, where he is expected to claim victory for widening the GOP's Senate majority. NPR's Noel King, Scott Detrow and Tamara Keith offer a preview.

The Midterm Elections Have Made History With These Notable Firsts

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:05am

The midterm elections ushered in America's first-ever openly gay governor, as well as the country's first Native American congresswomen and first Muslim congresswomen.

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Florida's Senate Race Still Too Close To Call

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:03am

The Florida Senate race could be headed to recount as Republican Rick Scott's lead over Democrat Bill Nelson narrows overnight. The margin is narrow enough to trigger an automatic recount.

An Analysis Of Cruz's Senate Win In Texas

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:55am

Ashley Lopez, reporter for member station KUT, discusses the midterm results in Texas, where incumbent GOP Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.

Rep. Cummings Looks Ahead To A Busy Year For Oversight And Government Reform Panel

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:50am

Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, describes plans moving forward now that Democrats lead the House.

What The Midterm Elections Mean For Trump And The GOP

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:47am

Conservative radio host Chris Buskirk talks about Republican voter turnout and how the results of the 2018 midterm election may help or hurt President Trump in the coming years.

'Rainbow Wave': How Did The Record Class Of LGBTQ Nominees Fare?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:46am

Hundreds of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer candidates made the ballot Tuesday. And by Election Day's end, several of them had also made U.S. history.

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