Midterm elections a competition for the soul of America

Some 250,000 jobs were created last month beating expectations

Some 250,000 jobs were created last month beating expectations

In this case, though, it's likelier to be paranoia than prophecy.

Burnishing his hard-line stand, he's suggested changing the 14th Amendment to get rid of the guarantee of birthright citizenship, has mobilized more U.S. troops at the border and has blasted Democrats for advocating open borders. On Tuesday, it can either reassert itself politically or fall short, prompting an utter and complete psychological meltdown.

Former President Barack Obama campaigned Sunday in support of Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly in IN, telling the crowd there it was his administration that started the economic recovery after the severe recession that hit the country in 2008. But paranoia is part of the Democratic DNA, especially after the shock of the 2016 election.

The hyper-charged environment is expected to drive record turnout in some places, but on the eve of the election, it's far from certain which side will show up in the greatest numbers. Kyrsten Sinema, wore a canary-yellow dress and 8-inch platform shoes with cactus applique as she presided over the coin toss. We will have to rebuild. The Democrats' opposition to Trump infuriates her. "And the more extreme he is, the more we will have".

Legal scholars, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, have said Trump doesn't have the authority to end birthright citizenship. It might be "shattering" for progressives like Tanden the CPA due to their insistence that Democrats had to embrace a hard-Left agenda to become competitive. And in IL, an actual Nazi got onto the Republican ticket in a hereditary Democrat district, despite the party's disavowal.

"I think we're going to do well in the House, the difference is I can't go campaign for all those House members (because) there's so many of them".

In the House, Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats. Maybe the GOP narrowly holds the House, but Democrats keep the Senate close.

Republicans now have a majority in both chambers. Ordinarily only two in five registered voters go to the polls in these contests. FiveThirtyEight has them at a 1-in-8 shot.

While Trump is prepared to claim victory if his party retains Senate control, at least one prominent ally fears that losing even one chamber of Congress could be disastrous. And if today's held it since 2009, but was indicted in August for alleged misuse of campaign funds.

Other Trump voters remain staunchly behind him, and plan to choose Republican candidates to help him make good on his pledges, including vows to implement more hardline immigration policies. That's still quite possible, but it's not likely, which is why this cri de coeur sounds more like base-covering than an actual deep-seating anxiety. Let's say the GOP wins those, resulting in a 13-seat net pick up. "The press is very much considering it a referendum on me and us as a movement".

Obama over the weekend also campaigned in his hometown of Chicago for businessman J.B. Pritzker, the Democrats' nominee for IL governor in his race against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Those thoughts were on the mind of Stephen Ovanessoff, a retired church deacon and pathologist, at a church visited by Republican Rep. David Schweikert as part of the congressman's own get-out-the-vote efforts Saturday.

"I can't stand the awful things he says and the bad things he's doing", said Bagin, who plans to vote Democratic Tuesday. "OHPI found that 88 percent of Sinema's voters have already turned in their ballots, while only 70 percent of McSally's voters have done the same".

Obama, meanwhile, sought to turn out black voters in Gary, Indiana - a city next door to Chicago where Democratic Sen.

Take a look at the individual states in this report to see the daunting nature of the early vote.

In that statement the President simultaneously rid himself of responsibility should the Democrats take back the House, and positioned himself as the saviour of the Senate.

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