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

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

US Senate control still a toss-up, Republicans inch toward House majority

US Senate control still a toss-up, Republicans inch toward House majority

PHOENIX, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Control of the US Senate hung in the balance on Friday as election workers in Arizona and Nevada tallied millions of thousands of uncounted ballots, a process officials in the two battleground states warn could drag on for days. Either Democrats or Republicans can capture a Senate majority by sweeping … Read more

Republicans close in on US House majority, Senate still up for grabs

Republicans close in on US House majority, Senate still up for grabs

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Republicans were edging closer to securing a majority in the US House of Representatives early on Thursday, while control of the Senate hung in the balance, two days after Democrats staved off a Republican “red wave” in midterm elections. Republicans had captured at least 210 House seats, Edison Research projected, … Read more

Biden urges Republicans to work together as control of US Congress unclear

Biden urges Republicans to work together as control of US Congress unclear

Republicans still favored to win House Key races in both chambers too close to call Biden’s next two years at play ALPHARETTA, Ga./PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov 9 (Reuters) – Control of the US Senate hung in the balance on Wednesday as Republicans moved closer to securing a House majority, a day after Democrats outperformed expectations and … Read more

Republican senators win re-election in initial US midterm results

Republican senators win re-election in initial US midterm results

ALPHARETTA, Ga./PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov 8 (Reuters) – Several Republican senators easily won re-election on Tuesday in US midterm elections that could usher in an era of divided government and scale back President Joe Biden’s power in Washington. With polls closed in six states, the initial results would not alter the balance of power in the … Read more