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Ahead of the midterms, Democrats are trying to unite the party under a clear message. We'll talk with the three people charged with crafting that message on the next All Things Considered from NPR News.

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Federal agencies are working to stop foreign interference in the midterm elections. With another apparent Russian hack attempt on one of this Fall's most vulnerable Democrats, and little direction from the White House, just how much can be done by U-S intelligence to protect our democracy?

Senate Democrats are asking Judge Brett Kavanaugh hand over thousands of pages of documents, before his nomination to the Supreme Court moves forward. That in order to unite the party and stall his confirmation. 

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Democrats are pretty united in how they feel about President Trump. But they’re wrestling with each other over what their party is, and what it stands for. In this year's pivotal midterms, before Democrats slug it out with Republicans, they’re slugging it out with each other.

The House could vote on TWO immigration bills, but neither one appears likely to pass.

Republicans are split and Democrats are angry over family separation. What's next for immigration legislation on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

• Voters will cast ballots in national, state, and local races today, as well as on state propositions and local measures.

• Tuesday’s primary elections in California hold unusual national importance.

Today's reporting by Drew Sansor and Ben Bradford.

California Update for Monday, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018
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• The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles. The town hall featured four Democrats, two Republicans, and more than a thousand people in the audience.

• Congress must vote on government spending by Jan. 19. They'll also decide the fate of about 1,300 community clinics in California that function largely on federal grants.

Today's reporting by Mary Plummer (KPCC), and Sammy Caiola.

Mixed, Late Results in Sonoma County Elections

Nov 9, 2016

The electoral upheaval at the national level was not felt much in Sonoma County’s local races, where big money from Independent Expenditure Committees bought mixed results.

With both houses of Congress and the White House controlled by Republicans going forward, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman told KRCB Television that he and his colleagues in the Democratic minority will continue to exercise their role as the "loyal opposition," while stopping short of the disruptive tactics GOP lawmakers deployed to thwart the Obama administration.

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• Lawmakers say more revenue from Proposition 30 should go toward freezing tuition at the state’s colleges and universities.

• In new CA legislature, moderate Democrats hold leverage.