2018 midterms

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Intelligence Chief: Yes, Russia Is Going After the Midterms

Dan Coats, other officials tell Senate panel the threat is very real

(Newser) - This time, nobody can say they weren't warned. The director of national intelligence went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and made clear that he thinks Russia has big plans to meddle in the 2018 midterms, reports the Wall Street Journal . “We expect Russia to continue using propaganda, social... More »

Trump Ally Lewandowski Sees 'Real Problem' in Midterms

One-time campaign manager says Democrats could take House, start impeachment process

(Newser) - Corey Lewandowski thinks the Democrats have a real chance at taking over the House of Representatives and, if they do, he thinks President Trump has "a real problem." In a Sunday radio interview, the Hill reports that Trump's one-time campaign manager admitted the party has "good... More »

Newt Gingrich Predicts 'Political Surprise' for 2018

He says Republicans will win big in next year's elections

(Newser) - One common sentiment among political pundits is that Democrats are on track to deliver a political shellacking to Republicans in the 2018 elections. At Fox News , however, Newt Gingrich is predicting the "great political surprise" of the new year: Republicans will not only win, they'll win big. "... More »

For GOP, the Perils of 'Trumpism Without Trump'

Democrats have a great night in Virginia and elsewhere

(Newser) - The dust is settled on Tuesday night's election results , and most pundits are declaring them worthy of a big celebration for Democrats. The big win, of course, came in Virginia, where Ralph Northam fended off Ed Gillespie in the governor's race, though there's disagreement on how much... More »

Super PAC Declares War on Bannon

Group allied with Mitch McConnell hopes to thwart his plans

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's campaign to replace mainstream Republicans in Congress with individuals adhering to his anti-establishment message won't go unimpeded. Per the Washington Post , a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has "declared open warfare" against the former White House chief strategist, who's reportedly... More »

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