Lower House Elections

High-ranking House Democrat dealt surprise defeat at polls

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Democratic Party’s insurgent left wing and Republican U.S. President Donald Trump each claimed big victories on Tuesday, as voters in seven states selected the parties’ candidates for November’s midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh woos Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh visited top U.S. Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, seeking to build support among lawmakers in what promises to be a contentious confirmation battle with Democrats.

No welcome mat for Putin from U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused of interfering in U.S. elections, will not be invited to address Congress or visit the Capitol if he accepts President Donald Trump’s invitation to come to Washington, Republican congressional leaders said on Tuesday.