Bernie Sanders says midterms prove progressive can win the White House
Bernie Sanders says midterms prove progressive can win the White House
US: Democrats take the House, but there was no landslide – Nordea Markets
08 November, 2018, 16:58
Republicans in this midterm benefited from having only nine seats up for grabs in the senate, compared to 26 for Democrats and the Independents who caucus with them.
The Democratic sweep should end an era of highly charged partisan discord that was dominated by outgoing Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his prolific use of the veto.
President Trump says House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi "has earned the great honor" of being Speaker of the House.
Control of the committees - where the three lawmakers are now the highest-ranking Democrats - will hand them the unilateral power to issue subpoenas if they wish, as well as to demand documents and testimony from White House officials and important figures in Trump's campaign team and businesses.With control of the legislative apparatus in the House, they will also have more money and staff for investigations.
Republicans, though, pointed to Trump's 8-point victory in OH in 2016, and the four campaign visits he made to the state, including a southwest OH jaunt three weeks before the election.
They could now launch investigations into Mr Trump's administration and business affairs, from tax returns to potential conflicts of interest.
Some Democrats have also called for starting impeachment hearings against Trump, but mostly appear willing to wait to see what information Mueller produces from his 18-month investigation. He was quick to distance himself from losing GOP House members who had been critical of his heated rhetoric, citing Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, among others.
Trump had worked hard to ensure neither chamber fell to the Democrats, holding a campaigning blitz in the run-up to Tuesday's polls that saw him traverse the continental U.S.
Republicans have sought to capitalize on Pelosi's low favorability numbers for several campaign cycles. But he said Democrats were able to win when they focused on "bread-and-butter economic issues", the way he and Sen. In elections for Congress, governorships and state legislatures alike, the number of women who ran outstripped previous years, as did the number of women nominated.
Voters in MS are due to return to the polls later this month for a run-off. According to data compiled by The Associated Press, 237 women ran for the House as major-party candidates and 100 women will be sworn in come January 2019.
A total of 420 out of 435 seats have been declared, and 223 of these have been won by Democrats. They also attracted a higher proportion of younger voters than at the last midterm elections four years ago and their new lawmakers will make the House younger, more female and more diverse.
The Republican side of the aisle elected mostly white men.
Trump promised middle class tax cuts in the days before the election. He predicted an "invasion" from the migrant caravan making its way toward the US and decried the "radical" agenda of speaker-in-waiting Pelosi.
Said Warren: "This resistance began with women and it is being led by women tonight". In Florida, more than eight million voters cast ballots: up from six million in 2014.
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. Like other Democrats across the country, Spanberger emphasized protecting people with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage or charged more by insurers.
Trump dissected the elections in a combative White House news conference that stretched to almost 90 minutes as he put a defiantly glossy sheen on the mixed midterm results and stressed his party's victories in the Senate. If they do so, it will signal a "war-like posture", Trump said.
Gains in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania were offset by mixed results in OH and GOP dominance in electoral powerhouse Florida.
Also unresolved are Georgia's 6th district, Maine's 2nd district, Minnesota's 1st district, New Jersey's 3rd district, North Carolina 9th district, Utah's 4th district and Washington's 8th district.
Yesterday, voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania backed Democratic candidates for both governor and the Senate.
Democrats had strong nights in both the Midwest/Rustbelt region and in the Southwest part of the USA, the regions of the country which will decide the 2020 presidential election.
First sketch of the new auto was presented on the show electric truck from Tesla spent previous year . At the time, the company said it had taken in $52m in regulatory credits for zero-emissions vehicles.
U.S. veteran Janet Jackson was crowned a "global icon", a title previously awarded to U2, Queen , Whitney Houston and Eminem. The performance was also among the public as hundreds of Marshmello inflated balls flooded the venue for the finale.
Rumor has it that the film is now operating under the unconfirmed (read: possibly fake) working title of Greenbrier . Over the course of the years, many TV shows have been converted into feature films and vice versa.
Public Citizen described the drug as "five to 10 times more potent than fentanyl and 1,000 times more potent than morphine". For this reason, the Department of Defense (DoD) worked closely with the sponsor on the development of this new medicine.
Rockstar has acknowledged the bug and they confirmed that their team is now working for an update to fix the issue. Players will need to cross the San Luis River aiming for the narrowest point between two land masses.
Acosta pressed him on why he called the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the USA border an invasion. Trump said of the news footage in the ad. "That is enough ", Trump repeated. "It's such a hostile media.
And while a majority of legal states only allow the cultivation of six cannabis plants per individual, MI will allow 12 . Once considered a taboo product, a growing number of Americans support marijuana legalization.
Youth votes, which went heavily for Gillum, soared, but not enough to overcome the elderly vote, which was dominated by DeSantis . On Tuesday both men cast their ballots. "And we know we are going to get a good turnout on Election Day".
Democrat Janet Mills of ME and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota are the first women elected as governor in their state. Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won House races in Texas, making them the first Latina women to ever represent the state.
Under Colorado law, a first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. Police said Watts admitted to murdering his wife but claimed he killed her because she strangled their children .
Possible mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California
It was college night and country two-step lessons were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website . They said that soon after the gunman opened fire, victims were running to a nearby petrol station to get help.
Kovacic warns Chelsea to avoid a Liverpool-style slip up
Social media was full of love for Aguero and what he has meant to the Premier League since his arrival in Manchester. The goal was the 30-year-old striker's 150th in the Premier League, making him only the ninth to reach that mark.
Relaxed Pochettino eyes Spurs great escape
Spurs host Serie A side Inter on November 28, before finishing the group stage at the Nou Camp on December 11. A defeat on Tuesday, though, will likely end PSV's chances of European football past December.