Republicans cemented control of the Senate for two more years Tuesday and positioned themselves for a more conservative majority, with victories by candidates who aligned closely with President Donald Trump. North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer and Indiana businessman Mike Braun, both staunch Trump allies, won seats held by Democrats. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican and another Trump loyalist, defeated a popular former governor in Tennessee.
Democratic challengers have unseated Republicans in at least 17 closely watched House races, moving the party closer to its long-sought goal of recapturing control of the House, according to projections based on exit polls and early returns from Tuesday's midterm elections.
FAIRFAX, Va. - When Maria Valles Vda De Bonilla moved to the United States from El Salvador 16 years ago - at age 90 - there was one thing she requested: To become a citizen. She wanted to be able to vote in the adopted country she loves, something she was never able to do in El Salvador - first because it wasn't legal for women to vote, and later because the polling locations were too far away and the journey was unsafe.
Rihanna has made it official. The singer, who tweeted Sunday that she didn't want her music associated with Donald President Trump's "tragic rallies," had her people deliver a cease-and-desist letter to Trump HQ. "As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper," stated the letter from the "Bad Girl" singer's legal team to White House counsel, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
Civil rights groups and election officials fielded thousands of reports of voting irregularities as voting began across the country Tuesday, with voters and advocates complaining of broken machines, rejected ballots and untrained poll workers improperly challenging Americans' right to vote.
An economist who accurately predicted the rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China now sees a likely resolution of the dispute next year. A trade deal may be reached at some point in 2019 as tariffs will start to hurt the U.S., Danske Bank chief analyst and China economist Allan von Mehren wrote in a report last week, just before President Donald Trump tweeted that discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping are "moving along nicely."
New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court's liberal wing in questioning whether states can use their standard execution methods to kill people whose unique medical issues leave them at risk of severe pain.
WASHINGTON - Democrats were optimistic they would reclaim the House majority and Republicans remained cautiously hopeful about maintaining control of the U.S. Senate on Monday as candidates made final pleas to voters, neither side fully trusting their political barometers in the first national referendum on the volatile Trump presidency.
WASHINGTON - Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan wants to be speaker of the House, but his run at the throne, while considered a long shot, could put him in a position to land something else he prizes: the power to shape GOP policy toward one of the investigations surrounding President Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Russia.
It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico's supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada's recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October.