Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump talk of bipartisan deals

Enlarge this image Enlarge this image
Steven Clarke | 09 November, 2018, 11:47

With midterms over, the attention of election forecasters now turns directly to 2020, when President Trump will presumably run for reelection against a Democrat who will not be selected for about a year-and-a-half. And there were other factors at play that helped Democrats keep Republicans off the board for a fifth consecutive election. But Trump is not most presidents, and after making a gesture of decency, praising would-be House speaker Nancy Pelosi, he reverted back to his combative and confrontational mode in a weird press conference in which he threatened to adopt a "warlike posture" against Democrats if they used their newfound power at the House to investigate his financial and political dealings.

Going into the voting, Republicans were defending majorities of 121-82 in the House and 34-16 in the Senate. "Those that worked with me in this incredible Midterm Election, embracing certain policies and principles, did very well", he tweeted. "Those that did not, say goodbye!"

Trump's comments come ahead of his scheduled news conference Wednesday morning.

There's a new dominant storyline in Washington today, and it's that Donald Trump is terrified.

She said priorities would include expanding Medicaid, taking additional action to stem the state's ongoing opioid overdose crisis - which Gideon called a "public health emergency" - expanding the state's renewable energy policies, and addressing workforce development and student debt, among other key issues.

"In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats", Trump tweeted. "If we don't do that, if we're continuing to be seen as elite and that people are "deplorables" if they don't vote for us, we're going to have a big problem". "She has earned this great honour!"

Republican leaders had been bracing for a backlash against Trump, with the potential losses in the House of Representatives well beyond the 23 seats Democrats needed to seize control.

When he is elevated to control of the House Ways and Means Committee, as is expected in January, based on his 26 years of service on the panel, Neal would be the first MA politician to lead it since 1871. In addition, the Democrats picked up three House seats.

Meg Ryan Is Engaged to John Mellencamp - See Her Ring!
The couple was rumored to have gotten back together later that year before splitting again. "Oh, women hate me". Ryan has two kids, Jack , 26, from her 10-year marriage to Dennis Quaid , and adopted daughter Daisy , 14.

From diplomatic initiatives to refugee quotas to regional concerns spanning the globe, House Democrats have signaled they will work to hold the administration to account on its policies and potentially wield the power of the purse in areas of disagreement. The president warned Democrats not to push too hard with their investigations, or he would smack back even harder; Pelosi vowed that they would conduct responsible oversight. Progressives such as Democratic Party candidate Beto O'Rourke, who had become a national sensation for his grassroot campaign in Texas, failed to unseat Republican Ted Cruz, while African American candidates such as Andrew Gillum and Stacy Abrams are expected to lose the governor race in Florida and neighboring Georgia, respectively.

According to Politico, Democrats will immediately send a summons to special counsel Robert Mueller to testify in nationally televised hearings before Congress if the president fires top Justice Department officials. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, Joe Donnelly in IN and Claire McCaskill in Missouri. Additionally, the majority of state attorneys general will be Democrats come January.

"The primary role of Congress is to fund the government, including the Department of Defense, and Democrats could have a direct impact", the Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, told VOA. However fanciful it all might seem in the moment, Trump wouldn't be the first president to cut across party lines in pursuit of a political boost following a midterm setback. We have the Senate, the Supreme Court and the White House.

And should President Trump be anxious about his chances for re-election in 2020?

Welch, who has long had what he calls a "very good" relationship with Pelosi, D-Calif., said the power and influence concentrated in the speaker's office is one of the major reasons for the disfunction in Congress. She talked about the historic nature of the election. Rep. Adam Schiff, who will likely chair the House Intelligence Committee, has previously indicated wanting to continue the investigation into alleged Russian Federation collusion.

Overall, more voters disapproved of Trump's job performance than approved - a finding that is largely consistent with recent polling.

There is no question that Trump drives up voter turnout, with 2016 seeing a 6.5 per cent increase from 2012. But the president received negative marks from voters on temperament and trustworthiness.

The most likely impact of House investigations would be a swarm of legal issues for the White House, which is likely to fire up Trump's base for 2020 while producing no results to satisfy Democrat voters. Several television networks, including the president's favourite, Fox News Channel, yanked a Trump campaign advertisement off the air on the eve of the election, determining that its portrayal of a murderous immigrant went too far.

Recommended

  • Adriana Lima is leaving Victoria's Secret

    Adriana Lima is leaving Victoria's Secret

    It's a way to work the muscles harder, and then you exercise on top of it and it really gives you insane results, ' she said. I watched that video and I'm like, "Damn, I don't know if I'll be able to ever beat that"'.
    Sarah Sanders on Jim Acosta Ban: ‘We Stand by Our Statement’

    Sarah Sanders on Jim Acosta Ban: ‘We Stand by Our Statement’

    Trump was interviewed by Jones in December 2015 when he was still just a candidate in the GOP presidential primaries. After asking a follow up question, Acosta let go of the mic . "It's ridiculous for anyone to suggest he did".
    European Union  states split over digital tax, fearing U.S.  retaliation

    European Union states split over digital tax, fearing U.S. retaliation

    Given that this tax "is calibrated to reach out to the american companies, of course there will be a reaction of the Member States", he warned.
  • Arkansas Earns Host; Faces Little Rock In NCAA First Round

    Arkansas Earns Host; Faces Little Rock In NCAA First Round

    But even after struggling down the stretch of the season, the Wildcats (10-4-4, 4-4-3 Big Ten) snuck into the field of 64. The Trojans won the 2016 National Championship, but lost in the second round in last year's tournament.
    England's Jones favors two referees in rugby

    England's Jones favors two referees in rugby

    The bottom line is we talk, our wives talk, and that's not surprising. "The Lions put a lot of pressure on the All Blacks in areas they didn't enjoy and were able to get them off rhythm and off tempo.
    There Are Plans to Bring All Blizzard Franchises Mobile

    There Are Plans to Bring All Blizzard Franchises Mobile

    While Blizzard denies that any game reveal was pulled from Blizzcon , they don't outright dispute the claim that the video exists. The announcement of Diablo Immortal as a mobile exclusive has been the subject of much controversy over the last few days.
  • Australia: One dead in Melbourne multiple stabbing attack

    Australia: One dead in Melbourne multiple stabbing attack

    Chilling footage uploaded to social media shows a man attacking police with a knife moments after the vehicle exploded . Trams along the Bourke and Swanston Street routes are being either held up or diverted around the affected area.
    China debuts the world's first AI news presenter

    China debuts the world's first AI news presenter

    It appears that photo-like facial features have been applied to a body template and animated. He explained: "It's quite hard to watch for more than a few minutes.
    Google says it will reform sexual misconduct rules

    Google says it will reform sexual misconduct rules

    "We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that", he wrote. Protest organizers said Google publicly champions diversity and inclusion but doesn't do enough to put words into action.
  • Feds announce new policy to limit asylum claims

    Feds announce new policy to limit asylum claims

    Claims have spiked in recent years, and there is a backlog of more than 800,000 cases pending in immigration court. Immigrant advocates quickly denounced the administration's move.
    Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union-Wade have a baby

    Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union-Wade have a baby

    In the post, Wade welcomed the baby girl born Wednesday night via surrogate using lyrics from Bill Withers' song " Lovely Day ". The NBA guard has three sons and the couple is also raising one of his nephews, according to The Associated Press.

    Trump considering Christie, Bondi for attorney general

    Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, had served as Sessions's chief-of-staff since September 2017. He is a longtime friend of Trump and endorsed him after dropping out of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Unai Emery issues injury update on Danny Welbeck Unai Emery issues injury update on Danny Welbeck Guendouzi will partner Granit Xhaka at the base of Arsenal's 4-2-3-1 and they will look to dominate the Sporting midfield. We don't want it, but this is our profession".

Lakers sign Chandler to fill need at center Lakers sign Chandler to fill need at center It should come as little surprise, however, as Chandler was linked to L.A . following the news of his buyout with the Suns. Chandler's presence had an immediate impact for the Lakers as he pulled down eight rebounds in a little under 23 minutes.

UN Report Says Ozone Layer Is Now Healing UN Report Says Ozone Layer Is Now Healing This year, the ozone hole over the South Pole totalled almost 25 million square kilometers - 16% smaller than the 2006 peak. Newman added that if we hadn't made these changes, two-thirds of the ozone layer would have been destroyed by 2065.

California shooting: what we know about the gunman California shooting: what we know about the gunman A crisis intervention specialist was called to his house and talked to him, but left without taking him into custody, Dean said. Marine Corps issued a statement extending "its deepest condolences to the families of the victims in this senseless tragedy".

Call her a dame: Emma Thompson gets top British award Call her a dame: Emma Thompson gets top British award She plans to use the honour to focus attention on the plight of poor children who don't get adequate food during school holidays. Outside the palace, Thompson smiled and stood next to her husband Greg and two children, Gaia and Tindyebwa.

BATE Borisov vs Chelsea predictions and match preview BATE Borisov vs Chelsea predictions and match preview Predicted Away XI: Arrizabalaga; Zappacosta, Christensen, Cahill, Emerson; Fabregas; Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic; Pedro, Giroud, Willian.

'Whole town is burning': Residents flee Northern California wildfire 'Whole town is burning': Residents flee Northern California wildfire The Camp Fire is now moving out of the Paradise area toward Chico, a city with 93,000 residents. From the Costco parking lot in Paradise, light from the flames lit up the morning horizon.

Mueller writing final report on Russian Federation probe, submission timeline unclear Mueller writing final report on Russian Federation  probe, submission timeline unclear On the heels of this, CNN is reporting Thursday that the special counsel has begun writing the final Russian Federation report. Trump saw the move as a betrayal and frequently and publicly criticised Sessions for making the decision to recuse himself.

Republican Judge No-Shows Work After Losing Election, Freeing Defendants Republican Judge No-Shows Work After Losing Election, Freeing Defendants He said it is not unusual for Devlin to release juvenile defendants if they have adequate supervision at home . Some of those juveniles released on Wednesday did not have a parent present for the hearing.

Altered Carbon anime series confirmed ahead of season 2 Altered Carbon anime series confirmed ahead of season 2 As for Altered Carbon , production on season two is thought to be underway with estimations of a late 2019 release date. After a successful season of live-action television, Netflix sci-fi hit Altered Carbon is getting the anime treatment.

Protests Called Against Trump’s Acting Attorney General Nobody Is Above The Law said it wants Whitaker to recuse himself from supervising the investigation. In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S.

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Gets a Quieter Model With a Silent Launch The launch PS4 Pro would top out at 60 degrees Celsius, meanwhile the CUH-7200 revision tops out at 66 degrees Celsius. These are relatively minor tweaks which are less likely to influence anyone's decision to make the jump to a PS4 Pro.

Officer killed in Calif. bar shooting described as hero Officer killed in Calif. bar shooting described as hero Thousand Oaks is a city of about 130,000 people about 64 kilometers west of Los Angeles, just across the county line. Authorities have identified the gunman and the handgun he used to kill 12 people at a southern California bar.

Notre Dame moves up to No Notre Dame moves up to No But challenges are in store for some of the one-loss teams trying to stay alive in the chase for the College Football Playoff . The Longhorns' College Football Playoff hopes are long gone, but they still have a path to reach the Big 12 Championship game.

Could Trump sink the Russian Federation collusion probe? Could Trump sink the Russian Federation  collusion probe? Chris Christie, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi , who is leaving due to term limits, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Whitaker has, however, argued for limitations on the investigation.