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McConnell's winning long game gives GOP Senate edge for 2020

McConnell's winning long game gives GOP Senate edge for 2020

The nationwide tally from the midterm elections heavily favored Democrats, whose House candidates in 2018 received almost 6 million more votes than their Republican counterparts - more than twice the 2.8 million margin that Hillary Clinton claimed over Trump in the popular vote in 2016.

Vos told reporters that in a lame duck legislative session later this month or next, he would consider bills that would "rebalance" powers of the executive, without saying what limitations he'd be open to considering.

Republicans, for their part, expanded their existing majority in the Senate, with a net gain of at least two seats.

Evers narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, setting up divided government in Wisconsin for the first time since 2008. But Trump is wrong that the Republicans outperformed historical precedents. Hua said China is ready to work with the United States to handle differences properly, promote cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit and push forward the development of bilateral ties in the right direction.

Conaway, a Texas Republican, has said little publicly, and his spokeswoman said he was not available for an interview Thursday.

The letters went out to nine individuals within the administration: Whitaker, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Gina Haspel, FBI Director Chris Wray, National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Deputy US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Robert Khuzami and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. But this isn't the first time Pressley has made history.

"The suburbs are totally willing to vote for Republicans still", he said.

Unified Republican control of the federal government's elected branches brought a two-year reprieve from ferocious budget and spending battles that plagued Washington during the former Obama administration.




While 29-year old progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez captured the attention of progressives around the country with her surprising victory in the Democratic primary, her race was essentially over at that stage. The company has said the plant could employ up to 13,000 people, but Evers said the incentives package, the largest in USA history to a foreign corporation, was too rich.

Trump appeared unaware that the race was not yet called and quickly moved on to other GOP targets. The savvy Republican Senate leader will have a fortified majority in January, providing a big cushion heading into his own re-election campaign in 2020 and easing his ability to stock the judiciary with more conservative justices.

The reality is that the GOP's strengthened hand in the Senate won't change much when it comes to lower court nominees.

But the Senate was a killing field for Democrats, largely because of how unfavorable the Senate map was for them heading into election night.

Republicans forcefully deny that argument, saying the districts were drawn fairly. This is also roughly in line with 2006, which was another wave year for Democrats. But he said that Russian Federation investigations would be under a broad umbrella of holding Trump "accountable" since it's a more palatable argument than impeachment, but that they would be going "all-in". (Tuesday's election) reinforces the case that the maps are rigged.

The 2020 map will be easier for them.

It was a night of firsts in terms of diversity.

Democrats had focused their messages through the final weeks of the campaign on protecting health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, which was assured by the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare, that Republicans have repeatedly tried to repeal.