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Democrats and the 2022 midterm surprises — “The Takeout”
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Democrats and the 2022 midterm surprises — “The Takeout”

Donald Trump is weaker than he was in 2020, President Biden is primed to "beat him like a drum," Democrats still have a branding problem and Florida is now a party "reclamation project" — those are just some of the midterm takeaways from Mr. Biden's pollster, John Anzalone, who appeared on "The Takeout" this week. Anzalone said that he, like many Democratic strategists and pollsters, was far more worried than Mr. Biden about widespread Democratic loses in House, Senate and gubernatorial races."Joe Biden was right and I was wrong," Anzalone said. "A bunch of things happened that we haven't seen happen in a long time. All the rules have been thrown out since 2016."Anzalone described these midterm surprises:Mr. Biden's approval rating improved from the summer to the fall, despite pe...
Catherine Cortez Masto vs. Adam Laxalt
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Catherine Cortez Masto vs. Adam Laxalt

In Nevada, two days after Election Day, Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto's race to defend her seat against the challenge from Republican Adam Laxalt is still a toss-up, and the outcome may not be known for days. Late  Thursday evening, with about 87% of the results in, Laxalt's lead over Cortez Masto fell to just under a point, and the margin separating the two is now around 8,000 votes. Ballots are still being counted in the state's most populous county, Clark County, where 91% of the vote is in. In 2016, Cortez Masto won the county by over 80,000 votes. Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told reporters in Las Vegas Wednesday that he expects that the ballots in that county may be counted by next Thursday, at the latest, and the canvass of the vote would take place next F...
Democrats projected to pick up key Senate race as battle for control continues — live updates
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Democrats projected to pick up key Senate race as battle for control continues — live updates

Washington — CBS News projected Democrat John Fetterman wins the Senate race in Pennsylvania, a major pickup for the party as they seek to stay in control of the Senate. CBS News has characterized control of the Senate as a toss-up and House control leaning Republican. After polls had closed in every state, CBS News projected that Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, a key battleground, won reelection and Sen. Michael Bennet won in Colorado. Republicans, meanwhile, held onto two battleground seats. CBS News projects J.D. Vance wins in Ohio and Ted Budd wins in North Carolina.In Arizona, one of the most closely-watched battleground states, CBS News estimates that both the governor's race and the Senate race lean Democrat.   All eyes are also on Florida, where CBS News projects...
5 states vote on abortion access
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5 states vote on abortion access

The legislative referendum before Montana voters asked them to adopt the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which declares infants born alive, including after an abortion, are legal persons. The bill also imposes criminal penalties on health care providers who do not take "medically appropriate and reasonable actions" to preserve the lives of these infants. The measure states a born-alive infant is one "who breathes, has a beating heart, or has definite movement of voluntary muscles, after the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother." The proposal also establishes that a "born-alive infant is entitled to medically appropriate care and treatment."If voters approve, the law would take effect Jan. 1. Medical providers found guilty of violating the measure would fac...
Trump says he’ll make a “very big announcement” Nov. 15
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Trump says he’ll make a “very big announcement” Nov. 15

Former President Donald Trump on Monday said he'll make a "very big announcement" on Nov. 15 from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. He teased the announcement during a rally for Republican candidates in Dayton, Ohio."Not to detract from tomorrow's very important even critical election, and I would say in the strongest way it's a country-saving election ... I'm going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida," Trump said.As CBS News has previously reported, three Trump advisers and a Republican Party operative said Trump is considering announcing another bid for the White House in the weeks following Tuesday's midterms. The former president has been calling his donor base to inform loyalists of his thinking and solicit feedback....
How to watch 2022 election night results and live coverage
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How to watch 2022 election night results and live coverage

Voters across the country will determine control of the U.S. House and Senate, as well as a number of governor's races, in the 2022 midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8. CBS News will be providing live coverage across all of its platforms as results come in.The CBS Television Network, CBS News Streaming Network and local CBS Stations will offer in-depth analysis and reporting throughout the day as voters head to the polls. CBS News' "America Decides: Campaign '22" election night coverage will begin at 5 p.m. ET on streaming, and will run on CBS television from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET or longer for some stations. Coverage will also continue throughout the evening on the CBS News Streaming Network, available online or by downloading the free CBS News app."CBS Evening News" anchor and managin...
Experts see a “resilient” U.S. economy. Voters aren’t buying it.
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Experts see a “resilient” U.S. economy. Voters aren’t buying it.

With just days until the midterm elections, getting a read on the U.S. economy can be elusive: The country remains a step ahead of a recession and the labor market is surprisingly strong, with most workers who want a job currently employed.Yet inflation remains at a 40-year-high, souring the mood of many voters, some of whom say they have had to cut back on basic expenses to pay for their energy bills. The key housing market is also sagging, with mortgage costs soaring as the Federal Reserve jacks up interest rates in a bid to stifle inflation.Asked to sum up the U.S. economy in a word, economists interviewed by CBS MoneyWatch described it as "fragile" and "cooling," yet also "resilient." Some voters may use more descriptive terms as they head...
Political campaigning in Arizona heats up as Trump holds a rally for Republicans, Democrats meet with voters
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Political campaigning in Arizona heats up as Trump holds a rally for Republicans, Democrats meet with voters

Former President Donald Trump campaigns for 'Trump ticket' in Arizona Campaigning for political power in Arizona is heating up as the midterm elections are now less than a month away, and candidates from both sides spent the weekend trying to win over voters. Former President Donald Trump made an appearance in Mesa on Sunday, Oct. 9 campaigning for Republican candidates, known as the "Trump ticket." Over in Paradise Valley on the same day, the Democratic candidate for governor Katie Hobbs held an event at a park with the support of several Republicans. The ‘Trump ticket’ At the Mesa event, candidate for Arizona Attorney General, Abraham Hamadeh, spoke, as well as U.S. Senate hopeful Blake Masters and candidate for Secretary of State Mark Finchem. Before Trump took the stage, Kari L...