Hi everyone! I’m PBS NewsHour congressional correspondent (and elections nerd) Lisa Desjardins. I spent the last eight months following almost 100 races. You may have seen me breaking down how they turned out during our election special on Tuesday night. I also reported on Conor Lamb’s special election victory in March, which set off full-blown Democratic hopes for a wave election, and, later, Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart’s views on white nationalists. We learned a lot on Tuesday night, and I am here to take your questions about what it all means for Congress, our lives and the next presidential election.
UPDATE 11:35 a.m. Eastern:
THANK YOU for all of your great questions, I'm sorry that I can't keep answering. Please follow me on Twitter at @LisaDNews (I do read and respond when at all possible).
And please consider learning more about Chester Arthur. He was a good president and so underappreciated.
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Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Kavanaugh to start the day, wishing him — on behalf of the entire court — the traditional "long and happy career in our common calling." Read more: https://to.pbs.org/2OcxoWh
Hi - I'm Amna Nawaz, a national correspondent at PBS NewsHour. Prior to joining the NewsHour in April 2018, I was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, and for a decade before, at NBC in a variety of roles including the network's Islamabad correspondent/bureau chief. I've reported on the dangers of drinking while pregnant, police shootings of unarmed black men, our planet’s growing plastic pollution problem, the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh, and just last month, interviewed President Erdogan of Turkey. Ask me anything!
This AMA is part of r/IAmA’s “Spotlight on Journalism” project which aims to shine a light on the state of journalism and press freedom in 2018. Join us for a new AMA every day in October.
UPDATE: 12:20p and I'm logging off. Thanks for your questions! Tweet me with those music suggestions (@IamAmnaNawaz)!
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