2018 Midterm ElectionLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
Some White House officials are worried that Fox News is no longer fully covering President Trump's rallies
Last week, Fox News only showed clips and highlights of Trump's three rallies. Trump's rally last night wasn't shown live anywhere, not even on C-SPAN. As Politico reports, "Fox still provides livestreams of the campaign events online, but during a crucial period, with the midterms less than a month away, some in the White House are worried that the president is losing a prime-time megaphone to his base...The loss of national coverage is equally, if not more, concerning to the candidates on whose behalf Trump is traveling the country."
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Late Night with Seth Meyers will go live on on midterm election night
Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show will be pre-empted on election night, so Meyers' lead-in will be news coverage of the midterms. Meyers will be joined on Nov. 6 by MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Writer Amber Ruffin will also do a live version of her regular segment, “Amber Says What." ALSO: Watch Seth Meyers' SNL promo.
Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 6:35PM EDT
Stephen Colbert's Late Show will broadcast live on election night
The Nov. 6 live show will continue Colbert's tradition of doing live shows on the night of big events.
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 6:56PM EDT
HBO stars unveil a "Rock the Vote" ad
Source: Ad Week
Check out the 60-second National Voter Registration Day ad featuring Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and The Deuce’s Maggie Gyllenhaal, as well as Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris. ALSO: MTV's voter campaign features Jersey Shore stars.
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 1:05PM EDT
The Daily Show will cover the midterms live with "Democalypse 2018: Let’s Try This Again, America"
Trevor Noah will helm live coverage of the midterms from on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaks about "a corrupt, self-obsessed, inept moron" in a get-out-the-vote PSA
“A corrupt, self-obsessed, inept moron who somehow becomes president of the United States? That’s the character that I play on HBO’s Veep,” she says in the PSA. “But when I’m off of TV, I’m not a politician, I’m not an expert, I’m a citizen. And I know that the midterm election on Nov. 6 is beyond important. It is vital.”
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Law & Order: SVU alum Diane Neal's name will appear in a race for a New York Congressional ballet
New York's Supreme Court ruled in her favor to appear as an independent on the ballot representing a congressional district in upstate New York.
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 4:43PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon and Yara Shahidi get animated for a Schoolhouse Rock-inspired voting PSA
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
See The Tonight Show host and the Grown-ish star in the animated get-out-the-vote ad for the midterm election.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 10:03PM EDT
Samantha Bee's midterms election app is now available to download
Source: Marie Claire
Full Frontal's "This Is Not a Game: The Game" was first announced in May. “It felt like somebody had to try something...to drive voter turnout,” says Bee. “We don’t have a clue if it’s going to work or succeed or fail. It’s been a grand experiment.”
Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 6:30PM EDT
Our Cartoon President is coming out with a special midterm elections episode
Our Cartoon President: Election Special 2018 will air Nov. 4, the Sunday before the midterms.
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Seth Meyers discusses putting his writers on TV and shying away from politicians as guests as the Midterms approach
Segments like "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" are a "total carryover from SNL. It took us awhile to figure out the best way to present those voices and I think for writers who hadn’t been on television before to figure out the best way to present themselves," says Meyers. "But that was always the goal.” As for cutting back on politicians as guests, the Late Night host says: “Talking about politics is more fun than talking to actual politicians. The problem I found is, especially during elections, I feel like people really stick to their script and what’s poll-tested. The worst thing they could take away from it is some kind of gaffe that sticks to them. To be honest right now, a sitting senator would be more interesting to me than somebody who’s running for something. But even then, I just haven’t been able to crack how to make it not Meet the Press. They know exactly where to bring their hand down on the table and exactly when to put their hand on your shoulder. And so you feel a little bit like a prop.”
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 9:49AM EDT
Trevor Noah's Daily Show is headed to Florida to cover the midterm elections
Source: Comedy Central
Noah will do a week of shows "undesked" from Miami during the week of Oct. 29.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Samantha Bee unveils midterm elections app
The Full Frontal host plans on "gamifying" the 2018 midterm election with the non-partisan This is Not a Game: The Game gaming/voting app. Bee describes the app as "a heart-pounding, prize-stuffed turducken of a trivia game in which average citizens play to the death OR win kick-ass prizes, not sure which. We’re waiting to hear back from our lawyers.”