Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Midterm Election Wins Bolster Trump’s Mandate

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Deanna Wagner | 09 November, 2018, 11:42

Democrats lost Senate seats in deep-red Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, fell far short in their attempts to win deep-red Tennessee, came up just short in heavily Republican but Democratic-trending Texas and flipped their only target in a state Trump lost, Nevada, to see the GOP grow its Senate majority to at least 52 seats and likely more like 54, pending results in Florida, Arizona, and Montana. It is wrong to assume that there has been an overall shift toward the Right since Trump's election. The voters, he says, came in "really angry", but he realized that wasn't the case everywhere.

This was President Trump's victory, and he and Sen. "I want to solve problems". Crumbling infrastructure is Exhibit A. 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. But it wasn't clear that either party emerged with a clear mandate, save for Democrats claiming the country wants to see them conduct oversight on Mr. Trump.

In so doing, he took advantage of a constitutional quirk-only a third of Senate seats are up for grabs in any one election, and most of this year's key contests were in states Trump won in 2016-and sought to deemphasize the only truly national competition this fall: the fight for control of the House.

Meanwhile, votes were still being counted. In addition, the Democrats picked up three House seats. She "deserved" to become speaker again after winning the House, Trump said Wednesday, adding that he looked forward to doing "a tremendous amount of legislation" once power in Congress is divided between a Democratic House and Republican Senate.

With Democrats seizing control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night, U.S. president Donald Trump could find himself staring down a slew of investigations and possibly ... They can hold hearings, launch investigations and wield subpoenas.

Some Democrats already in the House, like Representative Seth Moulton of MA, also oppose Pelosi, saying she has not encouraged a younger generation of Democrats to move into leadership positions. But he said Democrats were able to win when they focused on "bread-and-butter economic issues", the way he and Sen.

Several ambitious Democrats easily won re-election, including presidential prospects Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY.

For Trump, "while Tuesday's results may have been bruising, in historical terms they are far from a re-election death sentence", says Politico. Trump, like he did on Wednesday, has occasionally talked up bipartisan negotiations on issues like immigration reform, only to eventually pull back and side with Republican hardliners and step up his own anti-immigrant attacks. "And you can be damn sure that is what we intend to do in the ME state Senate". We impeached President Clinton. Neal said his panel mightdouble back on financial decisions made in recent years under Republican control. Young people (who typically vote Democrat) turned up in record numbers this year, but so too did rural white Americans, who may not have voted prior to supporting Trump in 2016. "[Outsiders] don't like Washington, they don't trust Washington, and they reward politicians who are the most anti-Washington".

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Despite his willingness to make a drastic roster move, Jones shut down the idea of making a coaching change before season's end. Offensively the running game was there, where Zeke picked up around 26 yards alone on his first three carries.

According to The Hill, "more than twice as many women ran for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections than in 2016".

"How do Democrats deal with the Mueller report?" Davis asks. "That goes right to their base".

Trump also took credit for Tuesday's results in another Tweet, saying "to any of the pundits or talking heads that do not give us proper credit for this great Midterm Election just remember two words-FAKE NEWS!"

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.

The crossover support, a strong showing in urban Charleston County, and Cunningham's fundraising lead were enough to push him over the finish line on Election Day. "This is going to add gasoline on the fire". They intend to explore his business relationships in foreign countries and possible conflicts of interest with Russians.

"Shortly after taking control of the House ..."

Republicans will surely make likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a target of their ire, and Trump didn't waste time noting Wednesday that Pelosi in the speaker's job could be good for Republican political prospects.