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California could have seismic impact on 2020 Democratic presidential race

Dec 14 2018

WASHINGTON California is determined to force 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to make some hard choices. | Video

Democrats see rural gains bolstering fight for White House in 2020

Nov 21 2018

WASHINGTON Democrats made dramatic gains in this month's U.S. congressional elections despite getting little love from white, rural, working-class voters who two years ago backed President Donald Trump.

Loss of U.S. House leaves Republicans more tied to Trump than ever

Nov 07 2018

WASHINGTON Republicans' loss of control of the U.S. House of Representatives leaves the party with a more conservative congressional caucus that is even more bound to President Donald Trump and more united around his provocative rhetoric and hardline agenda.

Factbox: Seven takeaways from the U.S. congressional elections

Nov 07 2018

WASHINGTON Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections ended with what might be called a split decision. Democrats gained more than enough seats to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, but lost ground to Republicans in the U.S. Senate and came up short in some key governor's races.

Factbox: Seven takeaways from the U.S. congressional elections

Nov 07 2018

WASHINGTON Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections ended with what might be called a split decision. Democrats gained more than enough seats to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, but lost ground to Republicans in the U.S. Senate and came up short in some key governor's races.

Factbox - Seven takeaways from the U.S. congressional elections

Nov 07 2018

WASHINGTON Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections ended with what might be called a split decision. Democrats gained more than enough seats to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, but lost ground to Republicans in the U.S. Senate and came up short in some key governor's races.

State of play: As election looms, Democratic candidates hold their tongues on Trump

Nov 05 2018

BETHESDA, Md. Beyond the vegan meatballs and “Medicare For All” T-shirts, there was something else notable at a Democratic rally last week in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland: direct, no-holds-barred condemnation of the president. | Video

State of Play: With congressional election near, Republicans' talk turns Trumpian

Oct 29 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker last week learned the same lesson many other Republicans have during this congressional election year: One way or the other, it is hard to escape Donald Trump. | Video

State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes

Oct 22 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio Two years ago, Ohio and other states in the former industrial heartlands of the Great Lakes region catapulted Donald Trump into the White House. | Video

Republicans fear Democratic 'blue wave' spreading to once-safe districts

Oct 08 2018

SPOTSYLVANIA, Virginia The last time U.S. congressional elections were held in this central Virginia district, Meg Sneed voted for the Republican incumbent, Representative Dave Brat. Her friend, Cheryll Lesser, did not vote at all. | Video

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