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Twin_Moose

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Five takeaways from the battle for the Senate

The battle for control of the Senate won't be decided until two runoff Senate elections are held in Georgia on Jan. 5 but the expectation on both sides of the aisle is that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will remain majority leader and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will spend another two years in the minority.

While party control of the chamber is expected to remain the same, the dynamic has changed with President-elect Joe Biden to take office, although not with the mandate that Democrats expected - and some Republicans feared - from a blue wave.

The Republican majority will be at least one seat smaller, as Democrats knocked off Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), while Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) also lost his bid for reelection. Right now, McConnell hopes to have a 52-seat majority, depending on the outcome in Georgia.

Democrat Cal Cunningham hasn't yet conceded to Sen. Thom Tillis (R) yet in North Carolina, but he's been given little chance of catching up in the vote count.

Georgia will decide the majority

If the parties split the two seats in Georgia, then the GOP majority will be 51. If Democrats sweep the state, they can control a 50-50 majority, allowing Vice President Kamala Harris to cast tie-breaking votes.

Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) will face journalist Jon Ossoff and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) will match up against pastor Raphael Warnock.

Biden is leading the presidential vote count in Georgia, which Democrats see as an encouraging sign for the Senate races.

But Democratic aides and strategists concede it will be very difficult to win both races in a traditionally Republican state to make Schumer majority leader and give Democrats unified control of the White House and Congress......More
 

Cliffy

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Cliffy

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Trump administration removes senior defense officials and installs loyalists, triggering alarm at Pentagon

The Trump administration has carried out sweeping changes atop the Defense Department's civilian leadership structure, removing several of its most senior officials and replacing them with perceived loyalists to the President. The flurry of changes, announced by the Department of Defense in a statement roughly 24 hours after President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, have put officials inside the Pentagon on edge and fueled a growing sense of alarm among military and civilian officials, who are concerned about what could come next.
Four senior civilian officials have been fired or have resigned since Monday, including Esper, his chief of staff and the top officials overseeing policy and intelligence. They were replaced by perceived Trump loyalists, including a controversial figure who promoted fringe conspiracy theories and called former President Barack Obama a terrorist.
A senior defense official told CNN late Tuesday that "it appears we are done with the beheadings for now," referring to the wave of ousted civilian leaders, including Esper.



More: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/politics/pentagon-policy-official-resigns/index.html


Looks like the Dumpster and his allies are planning a coup. Wouldn't put it past the asshole. He is creating as much chaos as he possibly can.
 

B00Mer

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The one time I agree with Hillary Clinton

Never Give Up.

And as Hillary said.....
Never concede the election, in ANY circumstances.
 

pgs

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Pelosi Faces Challenges of Slim Majority and Party Divisions

Heard this morning that Pelosi unofficially warned the Biden team to keep their hands off Dem. congress persons due to them possibly down to 3 vote majority in the house
They have the same problem in the Senate . Lots of sitting members of both houses would like the profile of a cabinet post . Should be interesting.