Midterm election results: Democrat win to become 'potent weapon' for Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a"Make America Great Again campaign rally at Mc Kenzie Arena in Chattanooga Tennessee

"I thought it was very close to complete victory", Trump said, adding that he would "almost have to think about" whether he would have preferred Republicans to retain a slim majority in the House instead of their outright loss.

"The return to political gridlock in Washington will likely serve to temper growth expectations, or at least moderate the prospect of additional stimulative fiscal policy", said Jon Hill, US Rates Strategist at BMO Capital Markets in NY.

"For me, this is a pinnacle of career achievement".

Highlighting GOP wins in Georgia and Florida, Trump recounted his own involvement on the campaign trial and said "I think we've done an awesome job...." "Congress has a constitutional responsibility to oversee the executive". Back in October, Nadler, who is set to become chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, promised to re-investigate Brett Kavanaugh if the Dems took the House.

But Neal's focus Wednesday was his party's gains this week. Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, for example was defeated although he had embraced Trump, with both highlighting their desire to get more of the president's judicial nominees confirmed, a top priority for many social conservatives.

Going into the voting, Republicans were defending majorities of 121-82 in the House and 34-16 in the Senate.

Despite this institutional disadvantage, President Trump's House losses were far less than either the 54 seats President Clinton lost in 1994 or the 63 seats President Obama lost in 2010.

The 2018 midterms broke the records on female candidates in USA elections.

More than 300,000 Americans stand on the brink of receiving health care coverage under Medicaid expansion after this week's midterm election.

"The Democrats in the House will have to decide just how much presidential harassment they think is good strategy". She said, "I'm the best person to go forward to unify, to negotiate". "We intend to enshrine the principle of pre-existing condition as a guarantee of our national network", he said.

The elections further reflect on the reaction of the U.S. citizens who have not agreed with Trump's policies and agendas, especially the racial and cultural divides and the recently adopted anti-immigrant laws, undertaken during his two years in power.

"Well, I'd like to be president", said. Joe Manchin of West Virginia who easily won re-election on Tuesday.

Still, the Senate has had a Republican majority since 1994. Two years ago, stocks futures plunged when it became clear that Trump would win the presidency, only for them to reverse course within hours.

New York Democratic Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to supporters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Queens, New York, after defeating Republican challenger Anthony Pappas in the race for the 14th Congressional district.

November 6 was a big night for women in American politics. It also might have avoided a ballooning of the federal budget deficit.

"We could have come to that conclusion", Neal said, referring to the issue of middle-class cuts. The new, split reality that Washington woke up to on Wednesday poses stark challenges for the White House, but also presents some political opportunities.

However, Republicans nearly certainly would have faced steeper losses if not for the low unemployment, rising wages and strong economic growth now prevailing, boosted by recent Republican-driven tax cuts as well as a bipartisan stimulus package in this year's budget.

Trump, he said, is a "total opportunist" with "no political ideology" - the kind of politician whose thirst for adulation might, under certain circumstances, lead to his signing, or even championing, just about anything. And I think all of us were not running on our gender. Let's have in some people of great economic reputation, Democrat and Republican, to talk about the tax bill.

FILE - Senate Majority Whip Sen. I'm mindful of a presidential veto. They can hold hearings, launch investigations and wield subpoenas.

On another crucial financial issue - trade and tariffs - Neal said his committee plans to assert itself, particularly with regard to the North American Free Trade Agreement that the Trump administration recently revised with Mexico and is discussing with Canada. Rep. Adam Schiff, who will likely chair the House Intelligence Committee, has previously indicated wanting to continue the investigation into alleged Russian Federation collusion.

In recent years, millions of people, especially the youth, have been galvanised through the Occupy Wall Street movement, Black Lives Matter, Bernie Sanders' campaign and Trump's election to search for a way to combat racism, neoliberalism, inequality, sexism, and the entire agenda of the Right.

Neal said he will endeavor, as the election fades into memory, to find common ground with lawmakers across the aisle.

That's not what the numbers now show, and the GOP's position in the House is likely to end up worse as the outstanding races are called.

But behind the scenes, Neal also helped cultivate his party's emerging candidate lineup, in part by coaching newcomers on ways to address issues and on how to avoid being "back footed" by opponents.

Notícias recomendadas

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.