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Polls show Democrats have a chance to win back the House majority and maybe even the Senate in 2018. President Trump's ratings are at historic lows. But can Democrats capitalize on the GOP's self-inflicted wounds? Do they need a better message? And will Senator Bernie Sanders be the Democrats' savior or their undoing?
More House members are likely to be outed in coming days for making secret settlements with former staff members over sexual harassment allegations. Will the Franken precedent force a lot of resignations?
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