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Midterm loss not a huge blow for Trump

Midterm loss not a huge blow for Trump

It was a role reversal from just days ago, when he warned voters of her "radical" agenda.

And by combining this policy agenda with rigorous oversight of Trump and his administration by progressive Democrats like incoming Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler of NY and incoming Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Elijah Cummings of Maryland-both of whom are prepared to navigate an accountability moment that could see Robert Mueller's inquiry open up a serious debate about impeachment-Democrats can outmaneuver Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.

An exception is the now ubiquitous Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who safely won her House seat in the Democratic stronghold of NY, as was predicted.

"I nearly don't care who's on the ballot", she said, emerging from her polling place in a drizzle.

Yet the elections were not the stunning repudiation of Trump and the Republican party that many liberals, profoundly disturbed by the nation's trajectory, had hoped for.

Nancy Pelosi, the previous and presumptive new House speaker, vowed Wednesday that her party would bring "accountability" to a variety of presidential policies, including the separation of migrant families detained at the Mexican border. The president said he shares those goals, but will only play ball if they agree not to investigate him.

The two have reasons to cooperate. The party clung to its one-seat majority in the state Senate with a special election win in a heavily conservative central Minnesota district.

Potential exists for deals on issues such as infrastructure and reducing the cost of health care.

Representative Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat, slated to become the chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, plans to insist Mr Trump voluntarily release his tax returns, he said in an interview.

Trump has always been frustrated with Sessions over his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation. "It's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration". "The fact is we'd like to work together".

Florida Democratic strategist Steve Schale argued that even if Democrats ultimately aren't victorious in their two statewide contests, the fundamentals of the state haven't changed - it's still a very evenly divided state that is still up for grabs in two years, though Democrats still have work to do. But becoming speaker requires a majority of the full House, 218 votes, and her slim majority - now at 222 - leaves her little cushion. Each is poised to move up a slot.

"We as Democrats are here to strengthen the institution we serve and not to have it be a rubber stamp on President Trump", Pelosi told reporters Wednesday.

Democrats did well on a national level with the House, much like how Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but ultimately lost the presidency, while Republicans still won in states that are important to the Electoral College. "Ya es tiempo de un cambio!" he echoed his statement in Spanish.




Democrats also captured governorships in Michigan, Illinois and Kansas.

Three others announced their runs for assistant leader, the new No. 4 post, including Rep.

This alternative has been outlined by progressive leaders who were elected over the past several cycles and have taken leadership positions in the Congressional Progressive Caucus: Ro Khanna from California, Pramila Jayapal from Washington, and Mark Pocan from Wisconsin.

"'Thank you for returning us to the majority".

"Now you don't have to worry if you're going to call me congressman or congresswoman or congress lady", Blackburn said in her victory speech.

The Republicans did have to cope with many retirements, which in 2018 reached a high for Republicans going back at least as far as 1930. They're pitching her as the only person with the experience necessary to guide the House in what is already shaping up to be a tumultuous time.

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, who ran against Pelosi previous year as a centrist alternative, said colleagues want to do what's best for the new members coming from districts that just flipped from Republicans.

In Tuesday's elections, McConnell said, the contentious, partisan fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was "very helpful" in winning Senate seats, like an "adrenaline shot" for GOP voters.

"We still live in a world where women face that", Coyle said, "and she hit the right tone in responding to all of that while staying true to herself". Republicans kept their Senate majority.

"The suburbs were a massacre", former Republican House Minority Leader Marty Seifert said.

Republican leadership elections are set for next week.

Trump won OH by nine points two years ago, and DeWine's victory continued the GOP's general dominance in statewide races.

McBath said her victory over Republican Representative Karen Handel sent a strong message to the country. "Leader Pelosi is confident in her support among Members and Members-elect", her spokesman told Politico.


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