While it wasn't the "blue wave" some had predicted, Democrats successfully flipped the House of Representatives and progressed toward more gender-balanced representation in Congress. Thanks to the 2018 midterm elections, 113 women now serve in Congress-surpassing the current record of 107 according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. 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. Although Republicans "will pitch this as a split decision.it's not", says The Washington Post. Trump didn't win by turning out a new segment of disaffected voters as much as Hillary Clinton lost by failing to turn out Democrats.
The first move likely belongs to Democrats.
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During his own Wednesday press conference, Trump said if Democrats offered an idea for middle-income tax cuts he would work with them, and said, "I would certainly be willing to do a little bit", when asked if he might consider adjustments to other tax rates. And voters returned a Congress that better reflects the sprawling population of the US. Though no formal war room was established, senior aides convened meetings to map out the administration's strategy for combating newly emboldened Democrats. They took the House, opening the way for a check and balance on a volatile President.
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. Turnover in the White House counsel's office - Don McGahn has departed and his replacement, Pat Cipollone, has not started yet - has slowed some planning for how to confront legal challenges.
In light of the importance of Sino-US relations, it is the common wish of farsighted people from the US to maintain a healthy and stable development of the relationship, Hua said at a daily news briefing. "The last thing they need is not knowing what the farm bill is going to be". But substitute Trump for James and, say, Elizabeth Warren or Kamela Harris for Stabenow, and it's anyone's guess who would win in MI.
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. Those potentially include Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY atop the Judiciary Committee and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, incoming chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
But Moulton said that's because Pelosi makes a better foil for the president to run against than a new leader would.
But Jin said the result is not likely to have much of an impact on USA foreign policy.
According to Trump, "very hostile media coverage" is a constant problem and he lost his temper when CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked if he had been "demonizing" immigrants in his midterm campaign rallies and also whether he was concerned by the Russian Federation probe.
In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats.
Trump said that if House Democrats try to use their majority to issue subpoenas, it would be a "warlike posture".
New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo - sometimes spoken of as a 2020 presidential contender - cruised to a third term.
"The following two years, with a Democratic president and a Republican house, proved to be two of the most profitable years of Clinton's presidency". Republicans have been blowing up Senate rules and traditions to get as many judges through as possible, weakening the few tools the minority has to put a check on unqualified or egregiously ideological judicial nominees. One was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in April, making it eligible for a full Senate vote.