Politics

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Off To Climate Talks, 1st Leg Of Around-The-World Trip

At the climate conference, President Biden will discuss a new supplemental rule coming Friday that cracks down on methane emissions.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

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Election Misinformation Wasn't As Big Of An Issue As Many Expected

The limited spread of misinformation amid this year's midterm elections could come down to what trends to address it stuck and which didn't.

 | By Tyler Adkisson

Panelists attend a discussion at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.

COP27: Leaders Will Discuss Who's Covering Costs Of Climate Change

Poorer countries are pushing wealthier nations to pay for climate change disasters, and it's on the official agenda for the first time at COP27.

 | By Ben Schamisso

Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert speaks.

Colorado Race Still Neck-And-Neck Between Rep. Boebert, Frisch

Though many expected Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert to easily win reelection in Colorado, Democrat Adam Frisch has kept up with votes.

 | By Clayton Sandell

A worker pulls leaves from the flower of a cannabis plant

Marijuana Ballot Measures Pass In 2 States, Fail In 3

Voting on weed comes one month after President Joe Biden took steps to pardon federal marijuana offenses and called on states to decriminalize weed.

 | By Kellan Howell

U.S. President Joe Biden and China's President Xi Jinping.

President Biden To Meet China's Xi On Monday For Taiwan, Russia Talks

The White House announced the meeting on Thursday and said the two leaders would discuss “deepening lines of communication.”

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Former President Donald Trump

Trump Urged To Delay 2024 Launch After GOP's Uneven Election

The former president has sought to use the midterms as an opportunity to prove his enduring political influence after losing the White House in 2020.

 | By Associated Press

Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock speaks.

3 Races Will Decide Control Of The U.S. Senate

Election night ended without clear results in several races, including those that will determine which party controls the House and Senate.

 | By James Packard

signs opposing and supporting a proposed amendment to the Vermont constitution that would guarantee access to abortion rights

4 States Vote To Protect Abortion Rights

In Michigan, Vermont, Kentucky and California abortion rights voters prevailed.

 | By Kellan Howell and Maritsa Georgiou

A person watches over others on Election Day.

Poll Watching Was Bolstered This Year. Did That Impact The Election?

Post-Election Day, Newsy explores what was different about poll watching this year and how it and poll challenging actually work.

 | By Newsy Staff

Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis waves with his wife Casey as he arrives to speak to supporters

Ron DeSantis To Consider Running Against Trump In 2024

The former president is expected to announce a run for re-election next Thursday from his home in Mar-A-Lago.

 | By Briana Koeneman and Alexandra Miller

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks to supporters as he attends a campaign rally on Monday

Democrats And Republicans Still Battling Over Control Of Congress

As the final races play out, Americans are taking stock of the results we have so far and what it could mean for the future and democracy.

 | By Clayton Sandell

Republican U.S. Senator-elect J.D. Vance speaks.

How J.D. Vance Pulled A Victory For Republicans In The Senate

After a long, expensive campaign, J.D. Vance won a pivotal seat for the Republican party in Ohio after its seated senator retired.

 | By Jamal Andress

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

Democrat John Fetterman Wins U.S. Senate Race In Pennsylvania

Fetterman credited his "every county, every vote" campaign strategy in flipping a Republican-held seat and defeating Mehmet Oz in the race.

 | By Associated Press and Nathaniel Reed

Russian soldiers guard an area as a group of foreign journalists visit in Kherson

Russia Says It's Withdrawing Troops From Key Ukrainian City

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that the Russians were feigning a pullout from Kherson to lure the Ukrainian army into an entrenched battle.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Sen. Ron Johnson.

Wisconsin's Johnson Beats Barnes; Key Senate Seat Stays Republican

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson won a third term, preventing Democrat Mandela Barnes from becoming the state's first Black Senator.

 | By Associated Press

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Maura Healey and Kathy Hochul.

U.S. Midterm Elections: The Women Who Made History

25 women were nominated for governor by the two major parties, and a record number of women were nominees for governor and state legislatures.

 | By Andrea Diaz and Associated Press

WNBA star Brittney Griner behind bars

Brittney Griner Sent To Russian Penal Colony To Serve Sentence

Griner's legal team says she has left a detention center for a penal colony — a common type of Russian prison where detainees work for minimal pay.

 | By Associated Press

A woman casts her votes in the midterm elections

Slavery Rejected In Some, Not All, States Where It Was On Ballot

Measures approved Tuesday curtail the use of prison labor in Alabama, Tennessee and Vermont. In Oregon, "yes" was leading its anti-slavery initiative.

 | By Associated Press

Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Defeats Stacey Abrams In Rematch

Kemp, who was a developer before serving as a state senator and secretary of state, clinched another term despite attacks from former President Trump.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Democratic nominee for U.S Senate Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker.

Warnock, Walker Advance To Runoff For Senate Seat In Georgia

A runoff means another month of Warnock hammering Walker as unqualified and Walker assailing Warnock as a rubber-stamp for the White House.

 | By Associated Press and Maura Sirianni

The U.S Capitol is seen on Election Day.

Republicans In Struggle To Break Democrats' Hold On Congress

With the narrowly held House and an evenly split Senate, the Democrats faced a new generation of Republican candidates.

 | By Associated Press and Haley Bull

Maxwell Frost celebrates with supporters.

Democrat Maxwell Frost Is The 1st Gen Zer To Win House Seat

Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost won in a heavily blue Orlando-area district and is seeking stricter gun control laws.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks.

DeSantis Defeats Crist, Wins 2nd Term As Florida Governor

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said his fight against "the woke" had only begun in his victory speech.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Javier Cazares, a write-in candidate for county commissioner, sits in his campaign booth.

3 Candidates Vie To Take Over Uvalde County Commission Seat

Three write-in candidates want to take a seat from Mariano Pargas, who was the acting police chief at the time of the Robb Elementary shooting.

 | By Axel Turcios

People rally for the right to an abortion.

How Abortion Became A Focus Of Midterm Elections

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, the right to an abortion has been a state issue, putting it on the midterm ballots.

 | By Amber Strong

Anthony Coleman looks over his ballot one last time before submitting it Tuesday

GOP Lawmakers Focus On Tackling Crime In Midterm Elections

An uptick in violence in Milwaukee and across the country has become the first line of attack for many GOP lawmakers this midterms cycle.

 | By Jamal Andress

Julie Abbott, right, Republican candidate for New York State Senate, fills out her ballot with her son, Carson Kenan

Republicans Need 5 Seats To Control House of Representatives

In Arizona, Republican candidates who falsely believe Donald Trump won the 2020 election are vying for governor, secretary of state and U.S. Senate.

 | By Clayton Sandell

A demonstrator waves a flag with marijuana leaves depicted on it during a protest calling for the legalization of marijuana

Voters In 5 States Decide Whether To Legalize Marijuana

The proposals are on the ballot in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota, following Biden's effort towards decriminalization.

 | By Associated Press

CEO of Twitter and Tesla, Elon Musk

Musk's Partisan Tweets Call Twitter Neutrality Into Question

A direct endorsement of one party over another raises questions about Twitter's ability to remain neutral under the rule of the world's richest man.

 | By Associated Press