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#US Midterms

# us-midterms - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Judge says Florida election problems make it a 'laughing stock of the world'

The judge also rejected a request to extend the deadline for all of the state’s counties to submit the results of a machine recount.

# us-midterms - Friday 9 November, 2018

Florida is on the verge of another election recount; Trump calls it 'a disgrace'

The “purple” state will learn tomorrow whether there will be recounts in two bitter and tight US Midterm election races.

# us-midterms - Thursday 8 November, 2018

The polls get it right, and the problem with Pelosi: 6 thoughts on the US midterms

Given the political realities, Nancy Pelosi must simultaneously do battle and business with President Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.

# us-midterms - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

US attorney general Jeff Sessions is resigning at Trump's request

Donald Trump announced that Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew G Whitaker will be the Acting Attorney General.

A dead brothel owner from reality TV has been elected to a state seat in Nevada

Dennis Hof was found dead after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday.

No big upsets as Trump's Republicans keep Senate and Democrats take House

There’s already been a disagreement between Democrat Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump.

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC

The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.

As it happened: No 'blue wave', no big upsets, and a big win for Congress diversity

The ‘blue wave’ has been dismissed as a ‘ripple’ – but there’s been historic gains for diversity within Congress.

# us-midterms - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Long lines and technical issues as US voters go to the polls

The midterm elections mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump’s controversial presidency.

# us-midterms - Monday 5 November, 2018

Fox News pulls Trump immigrant ad that's been criticised as racist

NBC also pulled the ad, while Facebook prevented it from being boosted through paid advertisement.

Rihanna hits out at Trump following reports of her music being played at his 'tragic rallies'

Meanwhile, Trump has devoted his final days before tomorrow’s midterm elections to helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates.

# us-midterms - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Republicans and Democrats trying to win hearts and minds - but would a high turnout benefit Trump?

Turnout is usually low for US midterms but indications are that the Trump effect could make this the most hotly contested in decades.

Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him?

Would the US President care, and should he?

# us-midterms - Friday 2 November, 2018

A week after bombs sent to his opponents, Trump says 'fake news is creating violence'

Meanwhile, Trump hinted that he’d implement sanctions on Iran – through tweeting out a Game of Thrones themed image.

The Candidate: Listen to our special edition podcast for the US midterms

Let us explain what’s happening on the other side of the ocean.

# us-midterms - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Five things we learned from the US midterms

Bad night for Obama, but what else happened?

# us-midterms - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

D-Day for Obama as Americans go to the polls

Could the Democrats lose the Senate? It looks likely.

# us-midterms - Saturday 27 September, 2014

State of Play: How are the US Senate mid-terms looking?

Very good. If you’re a Republican.