2018 midterm elections

Incoming Democrat Trump Ass Kickers

11 Incoming Democrats Who ‘Cannot Wait to Kick Some Trump Ass’

When the 116th Congress convenes on Thursday, many of the newly elected members are bringing an anti-Trump agenda and the goal of fundamentally transforming America even farther to the left than Barack Obama tried to accomplish in his eight years in office.

Senator Claire McCaskill, in her last live interview as a U.S. senator, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's abrupt and apparently not very well planned announcement of the departure of U.S. troops from Syria.

Outgoing Claire McCaskill Blames Abortion Activists for Loss: ‘Shut Up!’

The Democrat blasted abortion proponents Thursday during an episode of the New York Times’ The Daily podcast after Times reporter Sabrina Tavernise pointed to McCaskill’s possibly being seen as waffling on abortion rights as a reason for her loss to pro-life Republican Josh Hawley.

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) flash thumbs up as they arrive for a Democratic caucus meeting in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Democrats gained 33 seats in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections so far and appear on …

Democrats Boast Net Gain of at Least 35 House Seats

Democrats have emerged with a net gain of at least 35 seats with all but six of the 435 House of Representatives races called. This is a dozen more than they needed to take back the majority.

Teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and more than $1 billion in new education funding. (AP Photo/Matt York)

‘Teacher Wave’ Fizzle: Two-Thirds of Teachers on Ballot Lost in Midterms

“It could have cohered into a clear story—a wave story—but in fact, it’s more of a patchwork,” said Jeffrey Henig, the director of the politics and education program at Teachers College at Columbia University. “This will be disappointing to some folks who were very excited and envisioned a teacher wave.”