Democratic representative Kyrsten Sinema speaks about the importance of rising above personal rivalries after beating Republican Martha McSally to take Arizona's open US Senate seat. She said: 'Arizona rejected what has become far too common in our country, name-calling, petty, personal attacks and doing and saying whatever it takes just to get elected. It’s dangerous and it lessens who we are as a country, but Arizona proved there is a better way forward.' She also paid tribute to 'irreplaceable' senator John McCain, saying 'his example shines a light on our way forward.' The race between Sinema and McSally was one of the most closely watched in the nation. Sinema is a former liberal activist who became a centrist member of Congress. Her win follows years of Democratic shutouts at the st
In this week’s UpFront special, we speak to Steven Rogers, an adviser on US President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and discuss Trump's much criticised rhetoric and campaign strategy. And in a special discussion, we look at what the reconfiguration of the political landscape may mean for the US and world, and whether the media keeps failing when covering the Trump presidency.
The confrontation between Donald Trump and the CNN journalist Jim Acosta this week was not the first time the two have gone head-to-head. Acosta has been a prominent figure in press briefings since the start of Trump's presidency White House accuses CNN’s Jim Acosta of 'placing his hands’ on young intern – video
Washington looks different for Democrats after midterm elections success. The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives while the Republicans tightened their grip on the Senate. But it sets the stage for a different second half of President Donald Trump's first term in office. And there could be consequences for his foreign policies. The Democrats should have more power to influence decisions….from Russia and Saudi Arabia to the Israel/Palestine issue. PRESENTER: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Karl Widerquist, Associate Professor at Georgetown University. Eli Clifton, Fellow at Nation Institute Rami Khouri Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. Subscribe to our channel Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: #Aljazeeraenglish #News #Inside Story
During a post-election press conference, Donald Trump told reporters he is prepared to work with Democrats now that they have taken control of the House. Moments later, he warned of a ‘war-like posture’ if the House Democrats sought to investigate him. The midterm results have given the Democrats powers to block Trump’s legislative agenda, to seek his long-concealed tax returns, investigate possible conflicts of interest in his business empire and dig into any evidence of collusion between him and Russia in the 2016 election. They can demand documents and issue subpoenas if needed
Former US attorney general Jeff Sessions has been clapped out by staff of the justice department after he was fired by Donald Trump. Sessions made clear his resignation was at Trump's request. The president announced in a tweet that Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, would become the new acting attorney general.
After being challenged on the migrant caravan by CNN's Jim Acosta, Trump took the opportunity to berate the reporter. Trump said 'I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN'. He added: 'You are a rude, terrible person.' He once again labelled CNN 'the enemy of the people'
It was a day of anticipation and frustration for voters across the United States as they headed to the polls to cast their ballots in the midterm elections. But for the most part, election security officials are breathing easier after having prepared for the worst. VOA National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin has more. Originally published at -
Riding solid gains for Democratic candidates in the U.S midterm elections are two candidates now set to make history in January, when they become the first Muslim American women in the U.S. Congress. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, expectations are high for both Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar as they seek to influence U.S. policy on issues ranging from immigration reform to foreign policy. Originally published at -
In beating her longshot Republican opponent Anthony Pappas, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman elected to the US House of Representatives. The 29-year-old won the 14th congressional district of New York, marking a dramatic victory for the new wave of progressive Democrats Midterm elections latest: Democrats take House, Republicans hold Senate – live