Election Day 2018

Voters across the U.S. head to the polls Nov. 6, 2018, to cast ballots in midterm elections. Control of both houses of the U.S. Congress and 36 state governorships are at stake.

2018 Election Day freebies and deals

You shouldn't need the extra motivation to get out and vote in the midterm election, but check out some of the freebies and deals you can get this Election Day.

Feuds between politicians, musicians

At a recent 2019 campaign rally in Minnesota, President Donald Trump used a song by Prince, prompting a request from the singer's estate to stop using his music on the campaign trail. That request is only the latest in a long line of battles between musicians and politicians. Here are some other notable examples.

Famous write-in candidates

Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse is a frequent favorite for write-in votes. Here's a look at some other frequent and unusual write-in vote recipients.

Trump, showing no evidence, calls Andrew Gillum a 'thief'

President Donald Trump launched what opponents decried as a racially loaded attack Monday on Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, labeling him a "thief" without evidence and claiming that, as mayor of Tallahassee, Gillum oversees one of the country's "most corrupt cities."

CNN Key Races: House cleaning before Election Day

With 10 days until Election Day, Democrats are poised to make significant gains in the US House, propelled by eye-popping fundraising hauls from Democratic challengers and a clear edge on the generic congressional ballot.

GOP agenda isn't clear yet should Republicans keep House

If Republicans defy the political odds and hold the House majority in November, it would cement the party's power for another two years and give President Donald Trump unfettered ability to advance his agenda in his first term.

Rep. McCarthy deletes tweet about Soros

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted and later deleted a tweet last week that suggested three Jewish, billionaire Democratic donors were attempting to "buy" the 2018 midterm elections.

The women of political sex scandals

The release of a secret audio recording of Donald Trump making sexually aggressive comments in 2005 has brought politicians' affairs and other scandals to the forefront during the 2016 election.

Obama rips Trump at campaign rallies

Former President Barack Obama made a thinly veiled jab at President Donald Trump on Friday evening, saying it was wrong to use a position of power for attacking others as "enemies of the people and then suddenly pretending that you're concerned about civility."

Heitkamp raises$12.5M after Kavanaugh 'no' vote

Donors sent a wave of fresh money this month to North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, one of the Senate's most endangered Democratic incumbents, in the days after she voted to oppose Brett Kavanaugh's ascension to the Supreme Court.

How much money is your zip code giving to campaigns?

The 2018 midterm elections are on pace to be the most expensive in history, with record-smashing fundraising fueling a geyser of campaign spending. At the forefront of the battle for Congress, and in particular the US House of Representatives, are the various national party committees -- the Republican National Comittee (RNC), the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Mailed pipe bombs spread fear in several states

With every intercepted pipe bomb and suspicious package, fear spread from New York to Washington, Florida, Delaware and California. The devices stashed in manila envelopes and mailed nationwide targeted top Democrats, critics of President Donald Trump and CNN.