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What to Know: The Congressional Midterms

By Russell Berman

With the House on recess and lawmakers back in their districts for the summer, congressional campaigns have begun in earnest. The course of the second half of Donald Trump’s term is up for grabs. Will it be two more years of GOP attempts to roll back President Barack Obama’s legacy and make a conservative imprint on national policy, or will a Democratic majority swamp the White House with subpoenas and investigations, and raise the specter of impeachment?

  • Dozens of elections for governor, state attorney general, and state legislatures are also on the ballot, giving Democrats an opportunity to take back offices Republicans dominated during the Obama years.

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