Republicans Take the Senate, Harry Reid Loses His Job!!

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. is the likely new Senate Majority Leader. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans on Tuesday night won seven Senate seats from Democrats, giving the GOP control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.

The GOP won seats currently held by Democrats in West Virginia, Arkansas, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana and Iowa, giving them the net pick up of six seats they needed to hold 51 Senate seats. Iowa was called by Fox News at around 11:22 p.m.

Moments later, North Carolina was called in favor of Republicans, the seventh seat. That seat was widely expected to be won by Sen. Kay Hagan (D), but was instead taken by Thom Tillis.

And while Republicans were defending 15 seats, they successfully defended every one of them, giving Democrats no chance to eat away at the GOP lead.

Just before midnight, Republicans still had a chance to add to their lead. Alaska was expected to go to Republicans early Wednesday morning, as was Louisiana, although it will take a runoff election before that state is decided.

If both of those states go the GOP’s way, Republicans will have 54 members in the Senate, compared to the 45 members they have now.

The guaranteed GOP control of the Senate will immediately reshape Washington once the new Congress takes over in early 2015. House Republicans have spent the last several years passing legislation that has died in the Democratic-led Senate. GOP leaders in the Senate can give those bills new life in the new Congress, and give themselves new leverage in policy debates with President Barack Obama.

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 Lowest Female Unemployment
In 18 years!”

President Donald Trump needled the mostly anti-Trump Women’s March on Saturday, reminding them of the positive economic gains for women under his administration.

“Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March,” he wrote on Twitter. “Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!”

Temperatures in the Washington, DC area rose to 59 degrees on Saturday afternoon after several days of cold weather. The Washington, DC march was smaller this year than the previous one in 2017, but organizers focused their efforts on attending a march in Las Vegas.

Thousands of women across the country rallied in major cities to oppose Trump and his policies, vowing to step up activism in the 2018 congressional midterms.

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