It’s always been unlikely that Republicans will pick up the 10 seats needed to take control of the Senate, but a gain of seven or eight seats would be enough for the GOP to effectively block any Democratic proposal and perhaps even move some pieces of legislation. In fact, getting to 48 or 49 members might put Republicans in position to woo enough party switchers to make a majority, depending […]
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif wants her ethics trial before the Midterm election. She wrote in a letter to the committee that if her trial was held after the election it would prejudice how her constituents would view her integrity. Waters strongly denies that she has done anything un-ethical and even alluded that there may be a racial element to her being charged. WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. […]
“Chances dim for swift 9/11 decision,” reports Politico. Attorney General Eric Holder said the decision over where to hold the trial for alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was “weeks away” — three months ago. Now advocates on both sides of the issue say they expect the Obama administration to punt the decision until after the November midterm elections— when the controversial plan could do less damage to the political […]
The Political polling analysis site, FiveThirtyEight, is now projecting a possible loss of fifty congressional seats for Democrats. Most pollsters have been projecting that Republicans may take back the House of Representatives but not a greater majority that Democrats enjoy.