2018 midterms

If Republicans keep control of the House in November, Democrats’ worst nightmares could come true.  If the House changes hands, Congress could limit President Trump's power.  But will Democrats be able to please their base?  Plus the latest on Hurricane Michael - on the next Morning Edition from NPR News.

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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In the mid-term elections, a handful of candidates who are embracing far left policies like single-payer health care have won Democratic primaries. Democratic establishment leaders, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have indicated that these platforms may win seats in some districts -- but not all. And if the Democratic Party does win back control of the House, it could be with members who have a wide range of policy views, that could prove challenging to bring together.

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On the next Morning Edition, ahead of midterm elections, President Trump is playing a leading role for Republican candidates. He has continued to push a hardline immigration agenda. But another administration official is trying to influence the elections more quietly.