This Week in Politics


Monday, Nov. 5, 2018:

Republicans and Democrats gear up for the 2018 midterm elections.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018:

The Republicans retain their control of the Senate, but the Democrats have gained control of the House of Representatives. The days of one-party control in D.C. are over for now.

The largest number of female representatives ever were elected to the House in U.S. history. 150 members of the LGBTQ+ community were elected to public office across the country, while the first two Muslim women were elected to the House. Four races still remain undecided.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018:

Jeff Sessions resigned his position as U.S. Attorney General.

White House press credentials were suspended for CNN’s Jim Acosta’s after a heated exchange with President Trump during a press conference. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders falsely claimed via Twitter that Acosta had “placed his hands on a young woman.”

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffered three broken ribs after a fall in her office. She has since been discharged from the hospital, and plans to be back on the bench by the Supreme Court’s next sitting on Nov. 26.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018:

President Trump, in response to the large migrant caravan traveling to the U.S. border, called illegal immigration a “crisis” and suspended asylum rights to immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally.

News broke that in October, arrests made at the Mexican border were the highest they have ever been.

The Keystone Pipeline was blocked by a federal judge.