The Heat: Countdown to U.S. midterm elections

The Heat

The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen beyond a fountain on the day the House of Representatives returns from its August recess to vote on the Senate-passed H.R. 6376, the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” in Washington, U.S., August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

What happens on November 8th will likely determine what President Biden and the Democratic Party can accomplish over the next two years. Democrats are trying to keep Republicans from winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives and gaining a majority in the U.S. Senate. High inflation, abortion rights and crime are all expected to influence how voters decide. There’s also the ongoing investigation into documents seized at former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. A filing released by the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday suggests Trump advisers may have moved or hidden classified government documents at the property. On Thursday, a federal judge in Florida is expected to hear arguments about Trump’s request to assign a special master to review the evidence seized by the FBI agents. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Brittany Lee Lewis is an African-American 20th Century History Professor at George Washington University.
  • Craig Shirley is a U.S. Presidential Historian and Ronald Reagan Biographer.
  • Ameshia Cross is a Democratic Strategist and Political Analyst.
  • Eric Bolling is the host of “Eric Bolling The Balance” on Newsmax. 

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