House majority

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Rep. Jordan says GOP failed to keep its promises

WASHINGTON— The Latest on congressional Republicans‘ leadership elections (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio says the GOP lost its House majority in the midterm election because it didn’t deliver on promises to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, fund President Donald Trump’s wall and replace the Obama health care law. Jordan, a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Rep. Jordan says GOP failed to keep its promises

MINNEAPOLIS | Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

MINNEAPOLIS — Prospects have improved for Congress to pass a bipartisan farm bill before the end of the year after Democrats secured the House majority during the midterm elections, a key lawmaker and other experts said. Work requirements for food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, had been the biggest stumbling … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

WASHINGTON | Democrats seize House control, but Trump’s GOP holds Senate

WASHINGTON — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump‘s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a “blue wave” that never fully materialized. The mixed verdict in the first … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats seize House control, but Trump’s GOP holds Senate

WASHINGTON | McConnell says Trump ‘very helpful’ in GOP holding Senate

WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thanked President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping keep the Senate in Republican hands though Democrats won the House. He said he had already spoken with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi about how they might “find a way forward in a divided Congress next year. The GOP “had a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | McConnell says Trump ‘very helpful’ in GOP holding Senate

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrats seize control of the House

WASHINGTON— The Latest on elections to the U.S. House of Representatives (all times local): 3:00 a.m. Democrats have won a House majority, gaining power to investigate President Donald Trump and help shape the nation’s political agenda for the next two years. Democrats picked up at least two dozen House seats Tuesday, capturing the 218 seats … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrats seize control of the House

WASHINGTON | Dems seize House control, but GOP retains Senate

WASHINGTON— Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump‘s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a “blue wave” that never fully materialized. The mixed verdict in the first nationwide … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Dems seize House control, but GOP retains Senate

AMBERLEY VILLAGE, Ohio | House race in southwest Ohio heats up in fiery forum

AMBERLEY VILLAGE, Ohio — A heated U.S. House race in southwest Ohio has gotten a little hotter. Republican Rep. Steve Chabot and Democratic challenger Aftab Pureval picked up where months of negative TV ads in their race left off, with each accusing the other of lying about the other’s record as they sat side-by-side Tuesday … Continue reading AMBERLEY VILLAGE, Ohio | House race in southwest Ohio heats up in fiery forum

NEW YORK | GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

NEW YORK — Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party’s candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP’s most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting resources away from vulnerable Republican House … Continue reading NEW YORK | GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority