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# US Midterms

Last year
Pelosi to step down as Speaker as Republicans set to retake US House of Representatives
The California Democrat rose to become the nation’s first woman to wield the speaker’s gavel.
US Democrats celebrate Senate win over distraught Republicans
Retaining a Senate majority is a major boon for President Joe Biden as he seeks to keep his policy agenda on track.
Abortion on the ballot: Three US states vote to strengthen abortion rights
The states of Montana, Kentucky, California, Michigan and Vermont were all asked to vote on their state’s current abortion rules.
Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know before the US midterm results start rolling in
Once every four years the House, Senate and Governors take centre stage over the White House.
Once every four years the House, Senate and Governors take centre stage over the White House.
Rónán Duffy takes a look at some of the big races to look out for.
Larry Donnelly: The economy and independents will dictate the outcome of the US midterms
Abortion and the US Midterms: 'It's about my right to take care of my body'
Donald Trump says he will make 'very big announcement' next week amid speculation about 2024 run
‘I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday at Mar-a-Lago,’ said Trump.
Biden and Trump clash on eve of US midterm election, as more than 40 million early ballots cast
It’s an election that will shape the rest of Biden’s term – and could pave the way for a White House comeback by Trump.
Larry Donnelly: The economy and independents will dictate the outcome of the US midterms
Our columnist looks ahead to the contentious midterms coming up.
Abortion and the US Midterms: 'It's about my right to take care of my body'
Voters in Pennsylvania are not voting in a referendum but the issue is central to who they’ll vote for.
Five states, California, Michigan, Vermont, Kentuck and Montana, are holding votes on abortion.
For all other states, the issue is a motivating factor for people to get out and vote for politicians.
The context is the Dobbs decision to remove the US constitutional right to abortion.
US Midterms: Baseball over breakfast with Ireland's unofficial Congressman Brendan Boyle
On the trail with MAGA-favourite Doug Mastriano as he hits the culture war notes in Pennsylvania
Democrat John Fetterman displays stroke after-effects in high-stakes US Senate debate
Fetterman is facing celebrity surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Senate race in Pennsylvania.
Larry Donnelly: There are two conflicting narratives emerging ahead of the US midterms
Our columnist looks at the key battles in the US ahead of November’s vote.
Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.
Larry Donnelly: Race baiting and a GOP reinvention - Trump is now a real threat in the midterms
Our columnist says it’s not looking good for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms this November.
All time
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Five things we learned from the US midterms
Bad night for Obama, but what else happened?
D-Day for Obama as Americans go to the polls
Could the Democrats lose the Senate? It looks likely.
State of Play: How are the US Senate mid-terms looking?
Very good. If you’re a Republican.