Politics

Republicans Seek to Block Pennsylvania Map Aiding Democrats

Republicans will try to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map under which Democrats would be favored to gain several seats in the November election, imperiling the House GOP majority.

Future Defense Appropriations Chairs to Watch: Ken Calvert, Tom Cole

A victorious Kay Granger would spark a race for the coveted House defense spending gavel if she became leader of the Appropriations Committee next year.

All Signs Point to Big Democratic Wins in 2018

History, demographics and the national mood are pointing to one conclusion about the 2018 congressional races: Democrats are well-positioned to bring one-party government in Washington under Donald Trump’s presidency to a screeching halt.

House May Skip Budget With Entitlement Cuts Unpopular in Senate

House Republicans may drop a budget resolution that would provide for mandatory spending cuts, prompting criticism from conservatives who say the party should follow through on Speaker Paul Ryan’s call for an entitlement overhaul.

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Meet Doug Jones, victor in hard-fought Alabama election

Doug Jones is about to achieve his goal of becoming the first Democrat in the U.S. Senate from Alabama since the retirement of his mentor more than 20 years ago.

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How to watch tonight’s Alabama election returns

Alabama is so overwhelmingly Republican that any special election should be a slam dunk for that party. After all, President Donald Trump carried the state with 62 percent of the vote just last year.

Football fans part of final TV blitz in Alabama Senate race

Alabama voters watching their beloved Crimson Tide college football team take on Vanderbilt on television tomorrow also will see an ad aimed at helping Sen. Luther Strange, courtesy of Mitch McConnell’s deep-pocketed allies.

In Trump-versus-Palin special election, senators throw in a ship

A quiet, last-minute alteration to a bill on the Senate floor will let Sen. Luther Strange pitch himself to voters in next week’s special election as the guy who came through when Alabama jobs were on the line.

Rich, poor, young, old: Congressional districts at a glance

The Silicon Valley district that Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) represents in Congress is one of the nation’s most prosperous areas.

White House regulatory office fully staffed

The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is now fully staffed with four political appointees to help Administrator Neomi Rao fulfill the president’s deregulatory agenda.