Fox News host says midterms are ‘searing indictment’ of the Republican party
President Joe Biden has insisted that hopes for the Democrats to hold onto the House of Representatives are still alive even as the GOP closes in on a narrow majority.
“It’s still alive. It’s still alive. But it’s like drawing an inside straight,” he told reporters.
President Biden also denied earlier acknowledging Republicans’ victory during a conversation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “I said if you win the majority, congratulations,” Mr Biden clarified.
Meanwhile, control of the US Senate now hinges on two tight races in Arizona and Nevada, after the race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker in Georgia headed for a runoff.
Both Republicans and Democrats need two of these three remaining Senate seats to take the upper chamber, after Democrats flipped a red seat in Pennsylvania where John Fetterman sailed to victory over TV doctor Mehmet Oz.
Both Arizona and Nevada are still too close to call. In Arizona, incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Kelly is currently leading Republican Blake Masters with more than 20 per cent of votes still to be counted.
His Nevada party colleague Catherine Cortez Masto is still behind Republican Adam Laxalt.
Biden’s granddaughter flaunts midterm results at his haters online
Naomi Biden celebrated the better-than-expected performance of Democrats in Tuesday’s midterm elections by lauding her grandfather Joe Biden for presiding over the party’s success.
Her message was that the president should never be underestimated and has a history of triumphs against the odds.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 23:35
Analysis: The ‘red wave’ came for New York. Now Democrats are sounding the alarm over the party’s future
If Republicans win the House, the blame could fall on the largely Democratic state. And on party leadership, GOP narratives on crime, and an albatross in the shape of Andrew Cuomo, Alex Woodward reports.
How the ‘red wave’ washed over New York
If Republicans win the House, the blame could fall on the largely Democratic state. And on party leadership, GOP narratives on crime and an albatross in the shape of Andrew Cuomo, Alex Woodward reports
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 23:00
Trump’s influence dented as many of his congressional picks fall flat
About half of Donald Trump’s chosen candidates for Congress suffered losses, denting the former president’s influence as he is widely expected to formally launch another presidential bid. A final analysis of the night put the number at roughly 80 of Mr Trump’s 174 congressional endorsements making it to Capitol Hill, a number that includes incumbents.
John Bowden assesses how the former president’s candidates fared.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 22:35
Liz Cheney hails midterms as ‘victory for team normal’
Wyoming Rep Liz Cheney was speaking at the University of Chicago this afternoon, describing Tuesday’s midterms as a “victory for team normal” and a “really important and hopeful outcome for democracy”.
“People talk about Donald Trump these days as the biggest loser and I think that’s true if you look at the record from 2018, from 2020, from the special election in 2021, from 2022…we should not be embracing him even if he were a winner.”
Ms Cheney also revealed the January 6 committee is working on its final report which will include details on security and intelligence failures, but adds: “We will not blame the Capitol police or law enforcement for Donald Trump’s armed mob he sent to the Capitol.”
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 21:52
Republicans who falsely claimed Trump won in 2020 are losing state-level races
Donald Trump’s endless grievances and a bogus narrative that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him have fuelled dozens of Republican campaigns across the US, from local-level races to elections for governor and US Senate seats.
At least 145 Republicans who rejected the 2020 outcome have won their races in midterm elections for the House of Representatives, eclipsing the 139 House Republicans who objected to the counting of electoral votes in the aftermath of the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January, 2021.
But among the 94 races for statewide offices this year, only 14 candidates who have amplified election lies have won their races, according to analysis from pro-democracy group States United Action.
Alex Woodward takes a look at what is happening.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 21:35
Report: Senate Dems to hold leadership election week of Dec 5
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 21:27
Push to postpone GOP leadership contest grows
The push to postpone the Republican Senate leadership election has grown, with Ted Cruz joining the calls for a delay while the Georgia runoff election takes place.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 21:15
Knives out: Could the Republican Party really ditch Trump?
A terrible midterm performance has given rise to the most serious attacks on Trump in years, but can the GOP really unseat their nominal party leader? Richard Hall reports.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 21:05
NBC: 24 races uncalled with Democrats needed 18 to keep House
NBC News election wizard Steve Kornacki has provided his latest update on the remaining midterms yet to be called for either party.
With the network calling Maryland’s 6th District for the Democrats, the party now has 200 seats in the House of Representatives.
There are 24 seats uncalled and the Democrats need 18 of them to keep control of the lower chamber of Congress.
Republicans need to win just seven.
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 20:47
Kayleigh McEnany claims abortion rights issue will ‘go away’
Oliver O’Connell11 November 2022 20:35
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