PHOTOS: America awaits the results of the 2018 midterm election

Politics 11/06/18, 23:43

  Deborah Lawrence and her son Gus Tingley, 12, react as early results come in at Three Notch'd Brewing Co. during a watch party for Democrat Leslie Cockburn during the midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. Republican Denver Riggleman took the 5th Congressional District over Cockburn. (AP ...

Update: GOP keeps Senate seats in Mississippi, Wyoming

U.S. 11/06/18, 22:28

The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker has been re-elected in Mississippi and Republican John Barrasso has won a second full term in Wyoming. Wicker defeated Democratic state Rep. David Baria and two others Tuesday, keeping the seat he has held since 2007. After Republican ...

Survey: Health care, immigration high on voters’ minds

Politics 11/06/18, 18:11

Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate conducted by The Associated Press. AP VoteCast also shows a majority of voters considered President Donald Trump a factor in their votes. A majority of voters ...

A political year dominated by women faces its electoral test

Politics 11/06/18, 17:54

The midterm elections have brought a surge of female candidates to ballots across the country. Now, in a year that has been defined by the political awakening and activism of women, Election Day is testing whether those women will reach office in record-breaking numbers. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds reacts after casting ...

Reynolds points to economy but Hubbell notes continued needs

Politics 11/06/18, 12:41

The general election Tuesday pits a sitting Republican governor who takes credit for a healthy economy with low unemployment against a wealthy Democratic challenger who insists Iowans need better health care and a government that works for everyone. Given the state's tendency to support incumbents, Gov. Kim Reynolds believed she'd have ...

Update: Election Day storms, wind, could affect turnout

Politics 11/06/18, 10:07

The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 9 a.m. Jess King, right, Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district, and her daughter Esme King-Martin, 13, arrive to cast her vote at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Lancaster, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight) Severe weather in several Southern states ...

Karin Housley seeks voters’ ratification of Senate appointment

Politics 11/06/18, 08:34

A 10-month sprint to finish former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's term reached a finish Tuesday as voters decided between two women: a longtime Democratic power player appointed in Franken's place and a Republican state senator with a famous name in the hockey-crazy state (Karin Housley). Less than four years after voters ...

Update: Missouri voters cast ballots in key senate race

Politics 11/06/18, 08:22

The Latest on the midterm election in Missouri (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Polls have opened in Missouri as voters cast ballots to decide whether to send Democrat Claire McCaskill back to the senate and approve ballot measures that would raise the minimum wage and allow medical marijuana. McCaskill is running against Josh ...

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

Politics 11/06/18, 07:23

Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections.The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday.The ...

The biggest threat facing America and what Trump is doing about it

Opinion 11/06/18, 05:10

Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, is author of the new book, “Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies—With No Apologies.” He recently spoke to The Daily Signal. Rob Bluey: What are the most serious threats that America faces today? Sebastian Gorka: In “Why We Fight,” I go through the whole ...

The Trump economy is booming from coast to coast

Politics 11/06/18, 04:49

Six hundred and fifty-four days into the Trump Administration, Americans no longer have to wonder what President Donald J. Trump will do for the country. The results speak louder than any words could. Take the economy. In 2016, liberals such as New York Times columnist Paul Krugman confidently predicted the Trump Presidency would produce ...

Voting officials under scrutiny amid heavy election turnout

Politics 11/06/18, 03:01

Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation's election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process. It turns out that many of the problems are closer to home. Early voting leading up to Tuesday's midterm election have revealed ...

Election Day arrives: Voters render judgment on Trump era

Politics 11/06/18, 02:02

A turbulent election season that tested President Donald Trump's slash-and-burn political style against the strength of the Democratic resistance comes to a close as Americans cast ballots in the first national election of the Trump era. With voters going to the polls Tuesday, nothing is certain. Anxious Republicans privately expressed confidence in ...