Democrats gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6, while Republicans bolstered their majority in the U.S. Senate.
The past week has been marked by a series of hate crimes. Pipe bombs were sent to a few political critics of President Donald Trump by a fanatic in Florida; two African Americans were shot by a white nationalist in Kentucky; and a horrific attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh left 11 people dead.
Tensions continue to flair between Saudi Arabia and Turkey over the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — with mixed accounts from both parties. Meanwhile, the U.S. response to the slaying of Khashoggi, who was a U.S. resident, has been uneven.
Uncertainty looms regarding next week’s midterm elections.
In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang consider the dynamics shaping the midterm elections and the potential implications with journalist Barry Yeoman and political scientist Danielle M. Thomsen.
Hispanics make up about one-third of New York City’s population, with many spending half of their income on rent. That is, of course, if they can even find housing at all — in a city suffering from an affordable housing crisis.