Incumbents are in CAPS. (R) indicates GOP pickup; (D) indicates Dem pickup; X indicates the seat was retained by the incumbent party. NOTE: Only third party candidates who receive 5% or more of the vote are included.CD Candidates Vote % Vote In GOP Dem —————————————————————————————- MO 01 CLAY (D) 134,295 73% 100% X Hamlin (R) 43,260 24 —————————————————————————————- MO 02 AKIN (R) 179,731 68% 100% X Lieber (D) 77,249 29 —————————————————————————————- MO 03 CARNAHAN (D) 99,011 49% 100% X Martin (R) 94,593 47 —————————————————————————————- MO 04 SKELTON (D) 101,507 45% 100% Hartzler (R) 113,500 50 (R) —————————————————————————————- MO 05 CLEAVER (D) 101,076 53% 100% X Turk (R) 84,415 44 —————————————————————————————- MO 06 GRAVES (R) 153,973 69% 100% X Hylton (D) 67,717 31 —————————————————————————————- MO 07 Long (R) 140,260 64% 100% X Eckersley (D) 67,073 30 —————————————————————————————- MO 08 EMERSON (R) 128,515 65% 99% X Sowers (D) 56,362 29 —————————————————————————————- MO 09 LUETKEMEYER (R) Unopposed X —————————————————————————————-
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Senator John McCain paid a secret visit to Northern Syria over the weekend during his trip abroad. McCain reportedly went "to speak with American officials and Kurdish fighters leading the charge to push ISIS militants out of Raqqa, the jihadist group’s stronghold." The trip was organized with the help of U.S. military.
"The Trump administration will deliver its first budget to Congress in mid-March, and the president confirmed Wednesday it will contain major cuts for federal agencies." The blueprint, expected to be released in mid-March, will not include the kinds of specifics usually seen in White House budgets, but rather will instruct the heads of agencies to "do more with less."
"While Democrats nationwide have put the focus on President Trump, the Sanders wing of the party has engaged in an intramural fight to remake the party in a more populist, liberal mold." From Washington state to California to Florida, Sanders loyalists are making good on their promise to remake the party from the ground up. And just last week, a "group of former Sanders campaign aides launched a super PAC with the explicit goal of mounting primary challenges to Democratic incumbents."
Congress will need to vote on Donald Trump's pick of Lt. General H.R. McMaster to be his next national security adviser, but not for the reason you think. The position of NSA doesn't require Senate approval, but since McMaster currently holds a three-star military position, Congress will need to vote to allow him to keep his position instead of forcing him to drop one star and become a Major General, which could potentially affect his pension.