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Anti-Pelosi Democrats publicly vow opposition in House speaker race

A rebellious faction of House Democrats released a letter Monday vowing to mount a coup and derail Nancy Pelosi's bid to become House speaker, the first major warning shot from the group of detractors who are trying to stop the powerful leader's bid in the new Democratic majority.

Democrats file suit challenging Whitaker appointment

Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, ratcheting up the court effort to declare his placement atop the Justice Department as unconstitutional.

Pelosi meets with possible opponent for speakership role

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi met Friday with prominent Democratic critics including Rep. Marcia Fudge, an Ohio lawmaker who is considering whether to run for House speaker and challenge Pelosi, who is seeking a return to the role leading the party when it retakes the majority in the new Congress.

Democrats pick up another House seat with Walters concession

In another striking loss for Republicans, Orange County US Rep. Mimi Walters on Friday conceded to her Democratic opponent Katie Porter, the one-time protégée of Elizabeth Warren who was once deemed by critics to be too progressive to win the Republican California stronghold.

Florida's Senate race heads to a hand recount

The Florida Senate race is headed to a hand recount after a machine review of the initial vote kept Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson narrowly behind his challenger, Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Democrats signal concerns on NAFTA replacement

President Donald Trump is set to formally sign a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement in just two weeks -- but the Republican loss of the House in the midterms means he'll need Democratic support to get the deal through Congress next year.

No decision yet in key Florida recount lawsuit

The federal court hearing in Florida on whether to count thousands of rejected mail-in and provisional ballots concluded on Wednesday after more than five hours without a decision from Judge Mark Walker.

Republican senator threatens to vote against judges

Retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he will not vote to confirm the Trump administration's judicial nominees on the Senate floor or advance them in the Senate Judiciary Committee if legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller does not receive a Senate floor vote.

Anti-Pelosi Democrats issue warning: She won't have the votes

Two Democrats leading the rebellion against Nancy Pelosi were bullish Tuesday evening about their efforts to stop her from winning the speakership, promising to soon reveal that they had enough support to cause a major shake-up at the top of their caucus.

Fla. Democrats mount new challenge to disputed ballot count rules

Sen. Bill Nelson's campaign and the Democratic Party's Senate campaign arm sued in federal court on Tuesday to lift the deadlines on the statewide recount taking place in Florida, arguing that they are "arbitrary" and "impose a severe burden ... on the right to vote."

Florida Recount: The State of Play

A recount is underway in Florida for the Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner races following the 2018 midterm elections. On Saturday, the Florida secretary of state announced the recount, which was triggered because the margins in all three contests are under .5%. Each county is recounting votes and the results from the machine recount are due back by Thursday.