Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns, Abrams Not Conceding Governor’s Race

AG Sessions Resigning

(Washington, DC) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is resigning at the request of President Trump. In a tweet, Trump said Matthew Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Sessions, will become the new acting Attorney General of the United States. Trump added Whitaker will serve our country well. Trump also thanked Sessions for his service and wished him well, adding a permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.

Trump: Midterm Elections Were Tremendous Success For GOP

(Washington, DC) — President Trump says Republicans scored a tremendous success in the midterm elections. In a White House news conference today, Trump noted the GOP boosted its majority in the Senate and he patted himself on the back for helping to get some key Republicans “over the finish line.” Democrats regained control of the House but Trump argued that Democratic gains fell below expectations. Dems also picked-up several governorships in states that have been run by Republicans.

Abrams Not Conceding Governor’s Race

(Atlanta, GA) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams still isn’t conceding the governor’s race to Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The Republican was ahead by just over two percentage points early this morning, or roughly 100-thousand votes. Abrams took the stage just before 2 a.m. to say she’s waiting for every provisional and absentee ballot to be counted. Kemp said he’s confident victory is near. There’s been a lot of attention on the Georgia race, with Abrams looking to become the nation’s first black female governor.

Bowser First Mayor To Win Reelection Since 2002

(Washington, DC) — DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is the first mayor to win reelection in the nation’s capital since 2002. Bowser was reelected after facing no serious opposition. Meanwhile, Democrat Anita Bonds and independent Elissa Silverman will hold on to two at-large seats on the DC Council. Five candidates were vying to unseat them, including Dionne Reeder, who was endorsed by Bowser.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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