Control of Congress

Gun Control

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons – Associated Press

When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns that have the capacity to

Results

Unsettled California races could tip US House control – Associated Press

Photo: U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., participates in a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, on May 19, 2020 The outcome in a string of closely matched California U.S. House races that could play into control of the chamber remained unsettled Friday, as millions of ballots remained uncounted in the nation’s most populous state.

Results

GOP nudges closer to House win; Senate could hinge on runoff – Associated Press

Photo: Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio Republicans inched closer to a narrow House majority Wednesday, while control of the Senate hinged on a few tight races in a midterm election that defied expectations of sweeping conservative victories driven by frustration over inflation

Politics

GOP predicts midterm wins; Biden warns of democracy threats – Associated Press

Republicans are eyeing major gains in Tuesday’s elections and appealing to supporters over the campaign’s final weekend to punish Democrats for high inflation and crime rates that have risen in some parts of the country. President Joe Biden and his two most recent Democratic White House predecessors warned that GOP victories could undermine the very

Politics

Battle for Congress could hinge on North Carolina district – Associated Press

Photo: Bo Hines, Republican candidate for U.S. House District 13 from North Carolina, speaks to the crowd at former President Donald Trump’s rally, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File) In the fast-growing suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, the 13th District has emerged as one of the nation’s battlegrounds for congressional

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