In Michigan, Sen. Debbie Stabenow joins McCaskill among the 10 Senate Democrats facing re-election in states Trump won. Polls suggest she's in a strong position as she awaits her GOP opponent. Among the possibilities: military veteran and business executive John James, who'd join Tim Scott as the second black Republican in the Senate. … [Read more...] about WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries test GOP, Democratic identities
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U.S. Senator-elect Jacky Rosen meets with Las Vegas reporters to discuss her win and priorities as Nevada's next senator on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The 61-year-old congresswoman defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller in Tuesday's election by capturing 50 percent of the vote to his 45 percent. Rosen said she was excited and relieved when she realized she'd won, and plans to make stops in rural Nevada in 2019 as part of a tour. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP) less … [Read more...] about A week later, Democrats’ midterm success sinking in
“From the beginning, the review has been a guessing game as to which monuments are actually being targeted, how the review is being conducted, whose voices will be heard, and what is driving Zinke’s decisions,” wrote Jenny Rowland, research and advocacy manager for the Public Lands Project at the center. “The country’s national monuments should not be treated like contestants on a reality show, to be voted off one at time.” … [Read more...] about Can the Organ Mountains Survive the White House’s Monument Review?
Waxman, described as a "committed environmentalist," will likely serve in sharp contrast to Fingell, who served on the committee for 28 years and bore strong ties to the auto industry. He often clashed with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on environmental matters. Said Waxman before winning his seat: … [Read more...] about Enviro Will Head House Energy Panel
During the trip home, I thought about what I’d tell my dirt-loving social circle. Is Martha McSally going to start channeling John Muir? Not a chance. But I still hold out hope for her. It’s based to a large extent on her intention to hike the entire AZT, to spend weeks and weeks rubbing elbows in an intense fashion with the world-class natural beauty of her adopted state. I believe prolonged exposure to wild country can change the way people perceive our public-lands heritage. Change the way we perceive everything. Maybe even each other. … [Read more...] about A U.S. Representative Hits the (Hiking) Trail