Republicans identify 42 Biden administration officials they want to testify

Republicans identify 42 Biden administration officials they want to testify

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Friday identified 42 employees from Democratic President Joe Biden’s White House and administration, who they expect to testify next year after their party takes control of the chamber. In Nov. 18 letters to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and other … Read more

Pelosi to step down from US House leadership, passing to a new generation

Pelosi to step down from US House leadership, passing to a new generation

Pelosi to remain in the House but not in the leadership In 35 years in the House, she has twice served as speaker Pelosi allies rally around Jeffries as successor WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi, the trailblazing Democrat who as the first woman US House of Representatives speaker shepherded landmark legislation and led … Read more

Hakeem Jeffries favored to lead US House Democrats after Pelosi exit

Hakeem Jeffries favored to lead US House Democrats after Pelosi exit

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step down from her leadership role after her fellow Democrats lost their majority in last week’s midterm elections positions Hakeem Jeffries – a liberal congressman from New York – as a likely top contender to lead the party for the next … Read more

Republicans win US House majority, setting stage for divided government

Republicans win US House majority, setting stage for divided government

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Republicans were projected to win a majority in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting the stage for two years of divided government as President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party held control of the Senate. The victory gives Republicans the power to rein in Biden’s agenda, as well as to … Read more

Trump’s 2024 presidential bid a fresh wrinkle for markets

Trump's 2024 presidential bid a fresh wrinkle for markets

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s entry on Tuesday into the 2024 presidential race confirmed the world’s “worst kept secret” and created another variable for markets that some investors say remains a low priority for now. Trump, who has mounted relentless attacks on the integrity of US voting since his 2020 … Read more

Republicans on verge of US House majority in midterm elections

Republicans on verge of US House majority in midterm elections

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Republicans on Tuesday were edging closer to majority control of the US House of Representatives, a midterm victory tempered by the unexpectedly narrow margin they will hold over Democrats as they usher in two years of divided government. Republicans so far have won 216 seats in the 435-member chamber, Edison … Read more

US House control hinges on tight races after Democrats take Senate

US House control hinges on tight races after Democrats take Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Control of the US House of Representatives hinged on Monday on several tight races that could secure a majority for Republicans following midterm elections that saw President Joe Biden’s Democrats beat expectations and retain the Senate. Republicans were closer to winning the House, having secured 211 seats compared to Democrats’ … Read more

Democrats keep control of US Senate, crush Republican ‘red wave’ hopes

Democrats keep control of US Senate, crush Republican 'red wave' hopes

PHOENIX, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Democrats held onto control of the US Senate, handing a major victory to President Joe Biden and extinguishing hopes of the “red wave” that Republicans had expected leading into the midterm elections. Biden, who struggled with low approval ratings ahead of Tuesday’s elections, partly due to public frustration over inflation, … Read more

Biden pleased with election turnout, says reflects quality of party’s candidates

Biden pleased with election turnout, says reflects quality of party's candidates

PHNOM PENH, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Joe Biden said on Sunday he was “incredibly pleased” with the turnout in the US election after Democrats clinched control of the Senate, a major victory for the president as he looks to his next two years in office. Speaking to reporters in Cambodia ahead of an East Asia … Read more

Democrats await Nevada election result that could seal their US Senate majority

Democrats await Nevada election result that could seal their US Senate majority

PHOENIX, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Democrats on Saturday were one seat away from majority control of the US Senate next year, as vote-counting in deeply divided Nevada continued following Tuesday’s midterm elections and campaigning kicked off for a Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia. If incumbent Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto manages to fend off Republican … Read more