Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Republicans face more powerful Cooper with Democrats' gains

Trump Calls Out Mia Love, Other Embattled GOP Candidates For Not Supporting Him Suddenly, Donald Trump is running scared
Melinda Barton | 09 November, 2018, 13:19

But US President Donald Trump's Republican Party found strength in critical states that often hold the keys to the presidency. Trump also mocked Republican candidates who had refused to back his policies and ultimately lost their races, such as U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock of Virginia. That message resonated with voters, who elected 9 out of 11 candidates Trump campaigned for, according to his own tally.

The powerful committees in the House could also bore down into murky allegations of collusion between Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russian Federation - a matter already subject to a huge independent investigation.

But despite the apparent setback, President Trump responded with a celebratory tweet, calling it a "tremendous success" after the Republicans retained control of the Senate.

The White House would likely fight many such requests in court, but the subpoenas' reach could extend far beyond Washington.

Pelosi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill, said Democrats would be willing to work with Trump where possible, but added, "We have a constitutional responsibility to have oversight".

Donald Trump was buoyed by victories that added to the Republican majority in the US Senate.

"We did this in spite of a very dramatic fundraising disadvantage driven by Democrats' wealthy donors and special interests and very hostile media coverage, to put it mildly", Trump said at the White House on November 7. Though no formal war room was established, senior aides convened meetings to map out the administration's strategy for combating newly emboldened Democrats.

The Republicans lost the House by a comparatively small margin and gained firmer control of the Senate.

The central strategy: play defense by going on offense and turning the public against Democratic investigations by painting the probes as overreach created to cause gridlock. The divided power in Congress combined with Trump's expansive view of executive power could herald even deeper political polarization and legislative gridlock in Washington.

Meyer said he's hopeful the Democrats' increased strength will mean passage of a law expanding Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands of uninsured people through the 2010 federal health care overhaul. 'They can do whatever they want, and I can do whatever I want, ' he said.

"Normally a president with an economy like the one we have now would be 10, maybe even 20 points higher", Jacobson said. "She has earned this great honor!"

But Peterson said Perdue did not say during their conversation Tuesday night that Trump would veto a version that lacked stricter work requirements.

That is why a GOP-led Congress held multiple investigations of Benghazi, but failed to conduct deep oversight of officials such as former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, who was subject of a raft of internal and outside investigations when he finally resigned. Schiff, Jerry Nadler of New York, Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Sen.

But Jin said the result is not likely to have much of an impact on United States foreign policy. The Democrats fell short of a tidal wave of voter support that would have won them control of both chambers of Congress.

"In all fairness", Trump tweeted on November 7, "Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats".

The result confirms a historical trend for the party that is not in the White House to make gains in the mid-terms.

Democrats also see bright signs in places like Nevada, once a conservative state that is now more consistently trending blue.

First, she must capture a majority of Democrats in a behind-closed-doors November 28 party leadership election.

Conaway, a Texas Republican, has said little publicly, and his spokeswoman said he was not available for an interview Thursday. They were seen as overreaching, and that helped boost Clinton's poll numbers.

"While the GOP attempts to divide and distract the public from their tax scam for the rich and their assault on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and people with pre-existing conditions, Democrats across the country are focused on bringing people together", Nancy said in a letter to her colleagues, per NBC News.

Nationwide, the Democrats won close to two-thirds of all the Senate races and garnered 57% of the nationwide vote for that office.