Midterm Election Archives ⋆ MICHAELANTONIO MEDIA
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Ocasio-Cortez’s Attacks on Democrats Have Party Scrambling for Damage Control

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became an overnight sensation when she unseated longtime New York House Democrat Joe Crowley, but now she is causing tension in the establishment wing of the party and some are seeking ways to put a damper on her anti-establishment agenda. Ocasio-Cortez, 29 and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, has been slamming both the GOP and Democrats on social media, including on Twitter, where she has 2.2 million followers. Politico reported on the effort to rein in Ocasio-Cortez, described by some 20 Democrat lawmakers and aides as…

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DACA Illegal Aliens Surged Hispanic Vote, Flipping GOP Counties Blue

Illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program helped surge the Hispanic vote in the midterm elections, which resulted in historically GOP counties turning blue for Democrats. A study by the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative reveals that the country’s Washington, D.C.-imposed policy of mass illegal and legal immigration — whereby more than 1.5 million foreign nationals are admitted every year — has aided in not only demographically shifting the American electorate but also turning once-Republican counties across the country over to Democrats.…

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11 Incoming Democrats Who ‘Cannot Wait to Kick Some Trump Ass’

When the 116th Congress convenes on Thursday, many of the newly elected members are bringing an anti-Trump agenda and the goal of fundamentally transforming America even farther to the left than Barack Obama tried to accomplish in his eight years in office. Here are 11 Democrats who were elected in the 2018 midterm elections on promises to resist President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep his campaign promises, from replacing Obamacare to building a wall on the United States border with Mexico to extracting the country from harmful trade and climate…

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Maine Governor Writes ‘Stolen Election’ on Note Certifying Democrat’s Election Win

Outgoing Maine Gov. Paul LePage decided to troll a Democratic candidate who won a House race on Friday by writing the words “stolen election” on an election certificate certifying the win. LePage, in one of his final acts as Maine’s governor before his term ends, confirmed Democrat Rep.-elect Jared Golden’s election win on Friday, but not before scribbling a few words noting how he felt about the election: I’ve signed off on the CD2 election result as it’s no longer in federal court. Ranked Choice Voting didn’t result in a true…

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Nancy Pelosi Endures Partial Government Shutdown at Luxury Resort in Hawaii

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House minority leader and, most likely, soon-to-be House speaker (D-CA), is enduring the partial federal government shutdown at a luxury resort in Hawaii. The Washington Free Beacon reported that Pelosi, who calls the impasse over $5 billion for a border wall the “Trump shutdown,” is at Fairmont Orchid resort, where prices range from $899 per night for a standard room to $4,899 a night for the presidential suite: The resort, on Hawaii’s Big Island, features a golf course, six restaurants, and a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool. It also features…

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Rashida Tlaib Will Wear Palestinian Garb for Congressional Swearing-In

One of the two first Muslim women to be elected to Congress has announced she will be showcasing both her religion and her Palestinian roots when she is sworn in on January 3. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian American who was unchallenged in her bid to represent Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, posted a photo on Instagram of the gown or “thobe” that she will wear. “Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress,” Tlaib wrote, using the hashtags #PalestinianThobe and #ForMyYama. “Yama” is an Arabic…

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WashPost Columnist: 2018 Elections Mark ‘Beginning of the End’ of ‘Gun Lobby’

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. claims the guilty plea of suspected Russian spy Maria Butina and the outcome of the 2018 congressional elections mark the “beginning of the end” for the “gun lobby” in the U.S. Dionne believes Butina’s plea keeps Americans focused on the still-unproven claims of Russian collusion in the 2016 election, and he thinks the midterm elections indicate a shift in the electorate that favors the gun control lobby. He writes: “Taken together, the events of 2016 and the results of the 2018 election will be…

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Zinke on Leaving Trump Cabinet: Much Accomplished Despite ‘False Allegations’

Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke posted a statement about his departure from the Trump administration at the end of the year, expressing pride of his agency’s accomplishments in his two-year tenure and cited “false allegations” as part of the reason he is leaving his post. “I love working for the President and am incredibly proud of all the good work we’ve accomplished together. However, after 30 years of public service, I cannot justify spending thousands of dollars defending myself and my family against false allegations,” Zinke included with his…

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Report: Nancy Pelosi Barters Self Term Limit to Appease Critics, Retake Speakership

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) might be ready to exchange term limits on committee chairmanships and party leadership — including her own — to regain the Speaker’s gavel on January 3 when Democrats take back the majority in the House. The idea of terms limits first surfaced in October, as Breitbart News reported. Pelosi told the Los Angeles Times that while she intends to be Speaker of the House if Democrats win the midterm elections, she might consider limiting her time in office. The Times reported: Democrats have yet to…

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Poll: 6-in-7 GOP Voters Say Minorities Favored over White Americans

Midterm election polling analysis reveals deep divides between Democrat and Republican voters on the growing multicultural populations in the United States. Polling analysis from the Pew Research Center reveals that the overwhelming majority of Republican voters in the recent midterm elections, 85 percent, say the U.S. today favors minorities over white Americans. Only 11 percent of GOP voters said white Americans are favored over minority groups. On the opposite end of the political spectrum, 87 percent of Democrat voters in the midterm elections say white Americans are favored in the…

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