Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Gun Control Groups Eclipse N.R.A. in Election Spending Supported by ByDanny Hakim and Rachel Shorey Nov. 16, 2018 Amid a numbing succession of mass shootings, gun control groups outspent the National Rifle Association in the midterm election cycle, federal filings and additional reporting indicate, upending the usual order in the partisan battle over gun use. Two groups that are focused on gun control, Giffords and Everytown for Gun Safety, spent at least $37 million at the state and federal level in the midterms, compared with at least $20 million by the N.R.A. The figures are incomplete, because some of the spending done by such groups is not required to be disclosed, but all sides agreed that the N.R.A. was outspent, stemming a trend of financial dominance for the N.R.A. going back years. Despite … [Read more...] about Gun Control Groups Eclipse N.R.A. in Election Spending
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Steve Peoples, Associated Press Updated 5:14 pm CST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP U.S. Senator-elect Jacky Rosen meets with Las Vegas reporters to discuss her win and priorities as Nevada's next senator on … [Read more...] about No ‘blue wave,’ but Democrats’ midterm success sinking in
WNYC, ContributorNew York Public Radio Before “Yes we can!”, there was “¡Sí se puede!” 11/12/2018 11:50 am ET Midterm elections are usually thought of as a referendum on the president. But for many Americans, the 2018 midterms were a referendum on so much more. When she sat down with WNYC’s Kai Wright, HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen called this election cycle “a referendum on our character as a nation.” And as with the many pending results around the nation, the results of the referendum, Polgreen said, feel “too close to call.” Polgreen and Wright sat down for a roundtable discussion on the midterms for an episode of The United States of Anxiety podcast. They were joined by Kelly Dittmar of The Center for American Women and Politics and conservative columnist Mona Charen. Charen, who joked that she has “been in a clinical depression” since the Trump campaign started gaining momentum in … [Read more...] about 2018 Midterms A Referendum On Much More Than Donald Trump
Nov 12, 2:12 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Jake Richardson 11/10/18 AT 1:41 AM While there may not have been a full "blue wave" during the midterm elections, there happened to be a "green wave." Voters in some states made marijuana a clear winner on Tuesday.Michigan became the 10th state to approve recreational use of the marijuana, while Utah and Missouri passed medical marijuana measures and five Ohio cities approved local marijuana decriminalization measures. There are now 33 states that have passed some type of pro-marijuana legislation. North Dakota voters, however, rejected legalizing marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday.Meanwhile, cannabis advocates got even more good news Wednesday, when Jeff Sessions, a fierce opponent of marijuana laws, resigned as Attorney General. Sessions in January had said he wanted to rescind Obama administration … [Read more...] about Marijuana Stocks: After 2018 Election, Is Weed The Big Winner?
Tuesday evening marked one of the most contentious U.S. elections in history - which could explain why seven times more Americans abroad requested ballots than the last midterm elections in 2014. Americans living outside of the U.S. can register in the state they last lived, and cast their vote via an absentee ballot or through a U.S. Embassy or consulate. The websites for the U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote have had a 2,500 percent spike in traffic. SEE ALSO: Where in Germany do all of the Americans live? In a close and controversial race, Democrats took control of the House, while Republicans took control of the Senate. German media declared the other successes they saw in the elections: “A triumph for women,” wrote Spiegel Online, referencing the record number of at least 99 women who will sit in the House of Representatives. Spiegel added that it was “a good day for America,” that Trump now has to share the power in Washington with the Democrats. … [Read more...] about ‘Divided into two opposing camps’: A Democrat and Republican in Germany on the U.S. midterms