Seth Moulton says new House lawmakers want Pelosi out

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 9, 2018

Now that the exit polls are in, the picture is becoming more clear on why Democrats were able to win control of the House and how Republicans increased the majority in the Senate.

Some Republicans sought to explain Michigan's shift to a more purple hue as nearly an inevitability after a long stint of one-party control. Democrats are also interested in Trump's tax returns, which he has declined to make public.

Early Wednesday, Trump warned Democrats against using their new majority to investigate his administration.

"I'm not so sure it will work for them", McConnell added, refusing to directly answer a question about a post-election presidential tweet implying Senate Republicans might just counter-investigate House Democrats for "leaks of Classified Information" in retaliation. "If we won by one or two or three or four or five, that wouldn't happen, and the closer it is, the worse it is", he said. In the Senate and in the new Democratic majority in the House, progressives will drive the agenda.

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.

The high-stakes 2018 midterm elections in the United States delivered several significant firsts as millions came out in record numbers to elect the first two Muslim women to Congress, the youngest woman ever in Congress and the nation's first openly gay governor. More attention must be paid to how entrenched interests and big money have used the Trump administration to rig the rules in ways that hurt working people - rolling back worker rights, trampling environmental protections, fleecing students and consumers.

Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout. Rashida Tlaib became the first Arab-American woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.

Overall, women voted considerably more in favour of congressional Democratic candidates - with fewer than 4 in 10 voting for Republicans, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 voters and about 20,000 non-voters - conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. "They're not going to go along with what the party wants them to do if it's not the right thing for the district or country".

The road to a House majority ran through two dozen suburban districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

But the White House news conference was also quickly overtaken by Trump's ongoing attacks on the media, as the president repeatedly flashed his temper as he insulted several reporters by name, interrupted their questions, ordered some to sit down and deemed one inquiry "racist". But it also mobilised large sections of America's population to resist Trump's rise. And two Native American women - Kansas's Sharice Davids and New Mexico's Deb Haaland - will be the first to enter the House of Representatives.

In the three races he targeted on the final day, Trump's picks won Tuesday night, with Republican Mike Braun defeating Democratic Sen.

Given the vast amount of energy being directed at such non-events such as Acosta-gate-did the CNN reporter manhandle a White House intern during a post-midterm press conference?-it's likely we as a country are choosing the latter.

Although Abrams may turn out to be among the unsuccessful women candidates of 2018, women's experiences of putting themselves forward for election is a formative one that can provide a foundation for future campaigns. Democratic representative Bruce Braley held the seat from 2007 to 2013, before now-defeated incumbent Rod Blum flipped it in 2014. A Democratic-led House could bring greater oversight on industries such as pharmaceuticals and banks. But the olive branch he extended was studded with thorns as he declared that Republicans would retaliate if Democrats use their control of the House to issue subpoenas to seek his tax returns and investigate his business dealings, his Cabinet's conduct and his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Trump better hope the economy stays strong.

How Americans obtain and pay for health care and health insurance will feature prominently on that table. Trump said in a tweet. An aggressive campaign to define and demonize new congressional committee leaders.

The House speaker is expected to schedule special elections to replace her and state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Lackawanna, who died last month and won without an opponent on the ballot. He served as vice chairman of Trump's now-defunct commission on voter fraud.

The president found partial success despite his current job approval, set at 40% by Gallup, the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era. 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.

Several ambitious Democrats easily won re-election, including presidential prospects Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY. He says the role women played in this election lived up to expectations.

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