434 lawmakers, including 89 new freshman Members, were sworn in to the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. Photo by Phi Nguyen.
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Midterms Recap: Beyond the Headlines

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For the first time in ten years, the Democrats are in control of the House of Representatives. November 2018’s midterm elections featured significant historical firsts, close and contested races, and “waves” of many different colors. Pod Save America cohost Jon Favreau and Kandist Mallett, politics editor at Blavity, break down the short- and long-term implications of November’s election. Moderated by Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media.

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