Why the midterm results could actually be good news for Trump
Why the midterm results could actually be good news for Trump
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11 November, 2018, 01:26
"We're going to do the same thing, and government comes to a halt, and I would blame them", Trump said at a news conference.
But while Democrats successfully flipped the House, Republicans were able to increase the margin by which they control the Senate.
"We should bring to the Senate floor legislation that would put restrictions on the ability of President Donald Trump to fire the Special Counsel".
Trump's Senate focus and his party's expansion of its narrow majority means he and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can keep putting conservatives on federal benches.
"For Trump, though, losing the House - but getting Pelosi back as a target for 2020 - is a dream come true". He threw himself into the campaign, issuing warnings about a caravan of Latin American migrants headed to the border with Mexico and condemnations of liberal American "mobs" he says oppose him.
The White House for days has stressed the historical headwinds it faced: In the last three decades, 2002 was the only midterm election when the party holding the White House gained Senate seats. The Republican-led Senate also could prevent Congress from removing Trump from office, if the Democratic-controlled House decides to move forward with impeachment proceedings. They want continued economic growth and more opportunities for education and financial security.
Industrial and materials stocks could be among the best performers on speculation politicians can broker an infrastructure deal, Wall Street analysts and strategists speculated before the election.
The Democrats had never looked likely to win control of the Senate and in the event they fell short of a tidal wave of voter support that would have given them that. The second is to try and push for as many concrete solutions to its chief concerns - Iran, Syria and the Palestinians - while Trump remains in the White House.
Widely viewed as a referendum on Trump's presidency, Tuesday's results offered a split decision that revealed deep tensions in the American electorate - a rift that could easily widen during two years of divided control of Congress. Trump's aggressive campaign blitz, which paid off in some key victories, suggests he is likely to continue leaning into the fray.
"I don't think anyone deserves anything", Mrs. Pelosi said in response to the president's comments.
Foreign policy has been an area that Trump has approached in a very personal way, sometimes antagonizing allies such as Canada while making what critics see as unduly warm overtures to traditional rivals or foes. Her opponent, Brian Kemp, was ahead in a very close race early on Wednesday and Abrams said she would not concede until all the votes were counted. That means the candidate of the party with the most House seats wins, as long as party members stick together.
In the Senate, Democrats were facing an uphill battle because they were defending 26 races, while just nine Republican seats were up for grabs.
Republicans built on their slim Senate majority by several seats and ousted four incumbent Democrats: Bill Nelson in Florida, Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota and Claire McCaskill in Missouri.
What difference will the new Congress make?
Trump has repeatedly said there was no collusion, and has slammed the probe as a "witch hunt".
Overall, women voted considerably more in favor of congressional Democratic candidates - with fewer than 4 in 10 voting for Republicans, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 voters and about 20,000 nonvoters - conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago.
The president was pushing his "victory" message hard all Wednesday morning, telling his Twitter followers that "any of the pundits or talking heads that do not give us proper credit for this great Midterm Election" are merely "FAKE NEWS!" The Democrats now control the Intelligence Committee-responsible for considering potential Russian collusion in the last presidential election. The party picked up seats across the map but some of the campaign's biggest Democratic stars lost. Likewise, in Texas, 59 percent of white women voted for Republican Senator Ted Cruz, while 95 percent of black women supported his challenger, the beloved Beto O'Rourke.
In Florida, Congressman Ron DeSantis narrowly won his race for governor.
Sharice Davids (Kansas) and Deb Haaland (New Mexicao) became the first Native American women to be elected.
Another supporter, Don Martin, said: "It seems like it's a celebration but it's one of the saddest days for the club". "When we met Vichai in Madrid [during a tie against Atletico Madrid] he was lovely, cheerful and happy".
During a press tour in 2014, Stone was famously brought to tears when she received a video message from Mel B in Australia. However, the "Stop" hitmakers still won't rule out hope that Victoria will join them for at least one show on the tour.
BMW says the 8 Series' suspension has been "fundamentally reworked" to deliver "outstanding agility and precision". For context, note that the M5's 4,4-litre V8 is worth 441 kW, while the M5 Competition boasts 460 kW.
As of Thursday evening, it remained zero per cent contained. "The first part of this fuel bed had not seen fire for many years". In total, there are now 14 wildfires blazing in California and acting governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency .
Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas was named on Friday as the most improved player of 2018 by the ATP World Tour Awards. He has won four this year, including the Australian Open, in what has been a less consistently transcendent campaign.
A fellow Marine, sports coach, room-mate, and neighbours have revealed information about his past, as police search for a motive. More than 2,000 mourners came together at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, holding candles to pay their respects.
But he was once again unable to safely negotiate the par-four eighth, following his first-round bogey with a double bogey Friday. Ross Fisher came close to the round of the day when he made the turn in 31 after three birdies and an eagle in his first nine.
With that said , the series will take place before the events of that film and will focus on the formative years of the Rebellion. In his own statement , Luna said that a TV series format would allow him to "explore this character more deeply".
Flight attendant breastfeeds stranger's infant aboard plane
An advocate of breastfeeding, she offered her own milk to nourish the baby and lessen the worries of the infant's upset mother. The moving post has gone insane viral, wracking up 6.6K comments and 30,889 shares since it was shared on November 7.
Floods in Jordan kill 12, force tourists to flee Petra
It broadcast footage of tourists sheltering on high ground on both sides of the access road to Jordan's biggest attraction. Jordan's ministry of education announced that schools across the country would be closed on Sunday.
Melbourne police treating fatal stabbing attack as terrorism
He died in hospital. "This is an evil and terrifying thing that has happened", Victoria State Premier Daniel Andrews said . His brother Ali Khalif Shire Ali is now on remand awaiting trial next year for allegedly planning an attack, Ashton said.
Prima Games is Shutting Down in 2019
Parent company Dorling Kindersley announced the closure, which will see offices in Roseville, Indianapolis, and NY shutterring. The New York office will close at an unknown date, while the Indianapolis location will continue publishing until March 2019.
5 dead in California wildfires, Malibu evacuated
Five people were discovered dead in or near burned-out cars, while another 35 people have been reported missing. In Southern California, two fires have consumed + more than 40,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.