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November 7, 2018 2:20 PM Dead Republican brothel owner wins election in Nevada

(Reuters) - A brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican candidate who died last month won his race for the Nevada state legislature late on Tuesday, according to state election officials. Dennis Hof, 72, defeated Democratic candidate and educator Lesia Romanov in the race for Nevada’s 36th Assembly District, earning about 68 percent of the vote. County 92

November 7, 2018 1:52 PM Trump says Democrat Pelosi 'deserves' to be House speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threw his support behind top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi, saying she ought to be U.S. House Speaker, one day after Democrats won enough seats in the midterm congressional election to take control of Congress’ lower chamber. “In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House 132

November 7, 2018 10:01 AM Republicans, Dems get ready for House leadership battles in coming weeks

From the GOP’s gains in the Senate to Nancy Pelosi’s vindication, here’s a look at some of the newsworthy wins of the 2018 midterm election. Internal, leadership battles are likely to consume the House of Representatives over the coming weeks. House Republicans have set their internal leadership races for next week. In many respects, losing the House 161

November 7, 2018 9:01 AM Keith Ellison elected Minnesota AG despite domestic abuse allegations

DNC chair Tom Perez won't say if he believes the domestic abuse claims against the Minnesota Democrat. Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison has been elected as the state Attorney General, fending off his Republican opponent in an election mired with domestic abuse allegations. Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, defeated 144

November 7, 2018 2:05 AM Australia's far-right One Nation recruits former Labor leader

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A former leader of Australia’s main opposition Labor party said on Wednesday he will join the country’s most prominent far-right political party, One Nation, in a move that may re-energize nationalist politics. Mark Latham, who led Australia’s center-left Labor to defeat at the 2004 national election, said he will join Pauline Hanson’s 98

November 7, 2018 1:54 AM Election Night in the US

Abrams trailing as they count the votes in Georgia governor's race White House press secretary Sarah Sanders offered a cautiously optimistic outlook as midterm results continued to roll in tonight. Sanders touted several of the early gains, particularly Indiana Senate GOP candidate Mike Braun's win and Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr's re-election, arguing that the President's 124

November 6, 2018 10:14 PM Will Ferrell, portraying 'Talladega Nights' character, joins Alabama Sen. Doug Jones in Election Day video

Will Ferrell is trying to get voters to “race” to the polls on Election Day. The Hollywood star, 51, joined Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala, to encourage people to vote Tuesday. In the video, Ferrell appeared as fictional NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby, who he portrayed in the movie “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” “Hey guys, it’s Doug Jones, I’m here with my friend 124

November 6, 2018 8:00 AM Readers sound off on Election Day

Miami: “The government you elect is the government you deserve,” said Thomas Jefferson. He also declared, “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” James Madison proclaimed, “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective 101

November 5, 2018 2:49 PM Pelosi talks up 'San Francisco values' at fundraiser: 'That's what we're about'

Several Democratic House candidates have said they would not vote for Pelosi as speaker. Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer says both parties will set themselves up for 2020 after the midterms. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader hoping to reclaim the speaker's gavel after the midterms, over the weekend staunchly defended “San Francisco values 3004

November 4, 2018 5:03 PM Runoff elections across Poland watched as national harbinger

A woman checks her ballot paper, during the second round of the local elections at a voting station in Lomianki, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Polish people voted Sunday in local runoff elections to choose the mayors of several key cities, including Krakow and Gdansk, and more than 640 other towns and smaller localities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) 91