Trump upbeat despite House loss, will hold news conference next

Trump upbeat despite House loss, will hold news conference next

Trump upbeat despite House loss, will hold news conference next

But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the potential of big Democratic gains across the board.

Democrats' blue wave was real.

There was a revolt in the suburbs Tuesday against the GOP, and the political upheaval now threatens what's left of Trump's agenda.

Political deadlock and a series of hobbling investigations loomed over the USA with the Republican Party losing control of the House of Representatives even as President Donald Trump avoided a rout in the midterm elections billed as a referendum by retaining control of the Senate.

"If you don't want to be saying the words "Speaker of the House Pelosi" for the next two years, get out and vote" for Republicans, Mr. Trump urged voters at his final rally Monday night in Missouri.

"In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats", the president tweeted. It has been the greatest honor of my life.

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The state's recount procedures have been revised since Florida held the country hostage for a month 18 years ago, when George W. Police officers were forced to bring metal detectors before the canvassing board could continue to count votes.

The White House also could attempt to link the Democratic investigative efforts _ particularly if they prove unpopular _ to the party's presidential candidates, the aides said. The new, split reality that Washington woke up to on Wednesday poses stark challenges for the White House, but also presents some political opportunities. And the Senate has never voted to remove a president.

They will have authority to request Trump's tax returns and subpoena power to obtain documents, emails and testimony.

For another, it's hard to see prospects for any serious cooperation between the parties if House Democrats launch numerous investigations into suspected unethical or illegal activities by Trump and his team, as many prominent Democrats have threatened.

Chairing the committees - where they are now the highest-ranking Democrats - will give these Democrats the power to demand documents and testimony from White House officials and figures in Trump's campaign team and businesses, and to issue subpoenas if needed. Something is going on because President Donald Trump, 72, did something really unpredictable on the morning after the 2018 midterm elections: he complemented Nancy Pelosi, 78.

Representative Adam Smith of Washington state, who is likely to become chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has made it clear one of the first topics he wants the new Democratic-held House to hold hearings on is troop deployments to the Mexican border.

There is also now a very real possibility that the president's tax returns will be released, and impeachment would likely be a breeze should Mueller outline crimes committed by the president in his upcoming report. That's 30 million more people who participated in the 2014 midterms, representing the highest raw vote total for a non-presidential election in USA history and the highest overall voter participation rate in a midterm election in a half century.

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Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) became the first woman in her 20s to win a seat, and was later joined by 29-year old Abby Finkenauer (Iowa).

Relatives of the first Palestinian-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress are cheering in the Michigan Democrat's ancestral West Bank village of Beit Ur al-Foqa. Nadler, accusing Senate Republicans of having conducted a "whitewash" investigation, said he would probe the whole thing all over again.

Even with the surge, Republicans won the highest-profile races in all three states.

In the suburbs outside the nation's capital, Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock - among the most endangered GOP incumbents, branded Barbara "Trumpstock" by Democrats - lost to Jennifer Wexton, a prosecutor and state legislator.

The results were more mixed deeper into Trump country.

The exit polls found that DeSantis won 60 percent of the white vote and 14 percent of the black vote against Florida's first African-American nominee for governor. Moreover, keeping Republicans in charge of the Senate will allow Trump to continue with his flood of federal judicial appointments and allow him to make progress on trade deals, which will be a centerpiece of 2019.

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Thursday's win won't mean all that much if they revert to bad habits and continue to sleepwalk at times through games. Brown finished the night with 17 points on 6-for-13 shooting to finish second among the starters in scoring.

China would not talk publicly about the USA election results. And only twice in the past eight decades has the president's party picked up House seats in the midterms. The majority party in the House controls nearly all of the subpoena power and other investigative tools.

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