Month: August 2018

First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Five takeaways from Ohio’s too-close-to-call special election

Republicans are clinging to a razor-thin lead in Ohio’s hotly contested House special election.It was a race the GOP had expected to win easily, but that ended up demonstrating the high level of…

The Latest: Democrat leads as LA-area voters choose senator

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on an election to replace a state senator who resigned over sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Democrat Vanessa Delgado has a nearly 6-point lead over Republican Rita Topalian in a Southern …

Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

The steady march of new right-to-work laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances after national and local labor groups poured millions of dollars into the c…

Judge who overturned other Obama program hears DACA case

HOUSTON (AP) – Opponents of a President Barack Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation will go before a federal judge who they hope will rule that the program cannot continue. Three federal judges have ruled against President Dona…

Washington lawmaker finishing 3rd after misconduct claims

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A Washington state representative who resigned his chairmanship following allegations of inappropriate conduct was finishing in third place Tuesday in early primary returns. Democratic Rep. David Sawyer on Tuesday trailed Melanie M…

Trump-backed Troy Balderson takes narrow lead against insurgent Dem challenger in Ohio House special election, claims victory

Polls have closed in several key state races, including a tightly contested Ohio special election widely seen as a referendum on President Trump and Republicans’ legislative agenda ahead of the midterm elections in November.