Nancy Pelosi gavel (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

Nancy Pelosi’s Mathematics Problem: Once and Potentially Future Speaker Struggles to Reach 218 Votes

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the top House Democrat and the only declared Democrat candidate for speaker, is reportedly having issues securing a majority of 218 votes in the new Congress that will be seated next year. That is the requisite number of members she needs to publicly cast votes for her on the Floor if she wants to regain the speaker’s gavel in the next Congress now that Democrats have retaken the House majority.

A bill passed in the US House of Representatives seeks to reconcile separate legislative efforts in the House and Senate that aim to make it easier to bring to criminal charges against websites that knowingly facilitate or promote sex trafficking

Knife’s Edge: House Majority Hangs in Balance One Week Before Midterm Elections

With a week to go until the all-important first midterm elections in President Donald J. Trump’s presidency, the question of which party will control the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives at the beginning of 2019 heading into Trump’s re-election bid in 2020 is as unclear as ever.