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2022 Midterm Election


Georgia's primary results and the political implications of the Uvalde shooting

May 27, 2022
It's too early to tell if the Texas school shooting pushes gun control up the list of issues voters care about. But Georgia's primaries offered a glimpse into voters’ thinking, including a rebuke against former President Trump. Gov, when Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger defeated his favored GOP candidates. Kemp will now face Democrat Stacey Abrams in the general election.
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Primary elections in battleground states spotlight Trump’s hold on the GOP

May 20, 2022
Critical primary elections were held this week in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. In the Tarheel state, candidates endorsed by former President Trump had mixed results. In Pennsylvania, GOP Senate candidates Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are locked in a tight race to challenge Democrat John Fetterman as election denier Doug Mastriano won the Republican primary for governor.

Washington Week full episode, May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022
The path ahead for addressing gun violence and racist ideologies remains unclear after a gunman allegedly murdered 10 Black people in Buffalo. Also, a tight midterm race in a pivotal battleground spotlights election deniers' electability. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, NPR's Kelsey Snell and The Washington Post's Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels as they discuss these stories and more.
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Will abortion rights be a factor in midterm elections?

May 13, 2022
The fallout from the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade continued this week, with the issue likely to play a role in this year’s midterm elections. A vote in the Senate to protect abortion access failed, as demonstrators staged protests outside the homes of some Supreme Court justices. Meanwhile, the power of former President Trump's endorsement was seen in GOP primary races.

Washington Week full episode, May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022
The U.S reached 1 million deaths from COVID-19 as Congress stalls over funding for the pandemic. Plus, a bill that would have protected abortion access failed to pass in the Senate. Also, former President Trump's impact is seen in GOP primary races. Join moderator Judy Woodruff, The Washington Post’s Seung Min Kim, USA Today’s Susan Page, and CNN’s Manu Raju, to discuss these stories and more.
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Trump's influence on display in key Republican primary races

May 6, 2022
Former President's Trump's impact on the Republican Party was highlighted this week as the primary election season began in Ohio and Indiana, where the majority of the candidates he supported scored victories in key races. Chief among the winners was Senate candidate JD Vance, an author and venture capitalist, who was once a Trump critic before turning into a vocal supporter.

Washington Week full episode, May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022
A bombshell scoop by Politico this week revealed five Supreme Court justices support overturning Roe v. Wade. Plus, former President Trump’s grip on the GOP was on full display in Ohio and Indiana primary races. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Julia Ainsley of NBC News, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times and Abby Phillip of CNN as they discuss these stories and more.
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Republicans may be divided over Trump, but that’s of little solace to Biden and the Democrats

February 17, 2022
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Worries about rising prices, internal differences over mask mandates and Biden’s slipping approval ratings continue to pose threats ahead of November’s midterm elections.

President Biden’s Challenges

January 21, 2022
On the anniversary of taking office, President Biden faces challenges on all fronts.
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