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Melinda Barton | 09 November, 2018, 08:16

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) in a midterm setback for Donald Trump, but the USA president managed to avoid a feared "blue wave" as his Republican Party expanded its Senate majority after a polarizing, racially charged campaign. But they also cost his party in suburban races that decided the outcome of the House, contributing to the split-decision Trump received from voters.

"Now is the time for members of both parties to join together, put partisanship aside, and keep the American economic miracle going strong", Trump said.

One is that it takes a lot to swing white women Democratic.

Trump spent election night watching returns with family and friends at the White House, his shadow looming large over the results.

"The White House needs to take us seriously, and if they don't, we are going to make sure they take us seriously", Engel said in an interview with Post columnist Josh Rogin on Wednesday. Republicans are pointing to Senate gains, even though all of them except an expected pickup in Florida came in deep-red states they should have won in the first place. 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.

On Wednesday, he said he was "not concerned" about the "hoax" investigation into the Trump presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation to influence the poll.

Democrats won half the seats they needed to claim House control with dozens additional competitive contests remaining.

"One of the key pieces that we have learned over the last two years of watching Trump and studying Trump is there is an opposite and equal reaction across the country whenever he does something".

He singled out GOP Representatives Mike Coffman of Colorado, Mia Love of Utah, Barbara Comstock of Virginia, Carlos Curbelo of Florida, Peter Roskam of Illinois, Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, John Faso of NY and Bob Hugin, who challenged Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey. Are different factions of, say, the Democratic Party reading this election in different ways?

"But Mia Love gave me no love".

"Too bad, Mike!" Trump said of Coffman.

In the Miami area, former Clinton administration Cabinet member Donna Shalala won an open seat, while GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo lost his bid for a third term in a nearby district.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi promised that her party would serve as a counterweight to the White House. Democrats were hoping to flip that GOP-held seat, but on November 7-with 99% of the vote counted-McSally appeared to have a slim 1% lead. They agree that a wall is necessary.

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. You shouldn't be working for CNN. Their campaigns offered a "level of excitement that I know has not been seen in Florida or in Texas in a very long time", the progressive senator said.

The White House later accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman". "We can't be tone-deaf to the real issues we won on", Pocan argues. He baits them and they dive in, and what he's done well, I thought, is appeal to their own narcissism, to their own ego.

"That's a racist question", he said, noting his relatively high approval rating among blacks.

"They are not only unsafe, they are disturbingly un-American", the network said in a statement. But 2010 - a historic wave year for Republicans - brought a seismic shift.

"We always knew these races are going to be close", said Rep. Katherine Clark of MA, co-chair of House Democrats' recruitment efforts.

Democrats are seeing increased support for moderate candidates. Pennsylvania is alone in having a higher combined 2016 vote total over 2012, but Clinton still came up short of Obama's performance in the earlier cycle by 64,000 votes - and lost the state by 44,000.

"To deal w harassment & filth spewed at GOP [members of Congress] in tough seats every day for 2 yrs, bc of POTUS; to bite ur lip more times you'd care to; to disagree & separate from POTUS on principle & civility in ur campaign; to lose bc of POTUS & have him piss on u". "Angers me to my core". Barbara Comstock painting her as a Trump ally - and calling her "Barbara Trumpstock".

Gideon said her new caucus, which includes 49 women and 40 men, was very much aligned with Mills and the incoming governor's agenda.

"Peter Roskam - didn't want the embrace".