US Democrats and the danger of a House of cards

A few veteran Washington Democrats are having this recurring nightmare: First, they capture control of the House of Representatives on Nov 6. Then, they celebrate. Then, chaos ensues.

The odds are strongly in favour of a Democratic House triumph in the mid-term elections. That's why a dozen or so current members of the party are already angling for a leadership post in the next Congress.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2018, with the headline 'US Democrats and the danger of a House of cards'. Print Edition | Subscribe