Republican candidates won all 5 of the special elections recently. The most publicized was the one for Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Karen Handel won that one and Jon Ossoff lost it. Handel won by a margin of 3.8 percent. Not good in that district.
I didn't find any of this newsworthy. I didn't understand all the hoopla around these elections. What would have been newsworthy would have been one of the Republican candidates losing.
When you have a district that is almost totally Republican and, in some cases, has been Gerrymandered to preclude real competition, and you are a Republican and you win, it is about as significant as Putin winning an election in Russia.
Trump spoke about all this in Iowa. He bragged, "We're 5 and 0". Okay.
What I don't understand is why anybody, especially any Democrat, made a big deal about these elections in the first place. All they accomplished was giving people false hope only to see it dashed after the elections.
Meanwhile, there is some really bigly news to report. The Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, and National Security Agency Director, Admiral Mike Rogers, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and said Trump suggested they publicly deny any collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia.
If you don't understand the significance of this, look up "obstruction of justice" and remember what you find out. It will help you interpret what is about to happen and what will dominate the news for months to come.
While you're at it, look up "money laundering", "racketeering", "RICO Law" and "treason". Hey, add "emoluments" to that list too.