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Expanded GOP Senate majority smooths way for Trump judicial nominees

09 Novembre 2018

Trump's remarks on party dynamics came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he had spoken with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi about how they might "find a way forward" in a divided Congress next year.

Almost 40% of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to VoteCast, while one-in-four said they voted to express support for Trump.

The president countered that Democrats can choose to work on issues together, or they can pursue their lengthy list of investigations against the administration, but they cannot do both.

By Wednesday afternoon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had resigned, at the president's request, amid Trump's longstanding frustration over Mr. Sessions' recusal from the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Several major races are still pending.

Progressive Democratic candidates in more competitive districts - like Dana Balter in New York's 24th district, Randy Bryce in Wisconsin's 1st district, and Kara Eastman in Nebraska's 2nd district - all lost to Republicans on Tuesday. Bill Nelson trailing Republican Rick Scott. The newspaper argues that the Senate race was skewed in Republicans' favour and that the fact "Democrats just took over a chamber of Congress is a big thing for them, period". That echoed a similar message from Trump, who on Twitter cautioned Democrats not to use their new House majority to launch investigations into his administration. The remaining 17 races were too close to project a victor Wednesday evening. Both Republicans and Democrats have made competing claims after Tuesday's vote, as one might expect.

Of course, we can't assume that every person who voted for a member of Congress this year would have voted for a presidential candidate of the same party.

"It really could be a attractive, bipartisan type of situation".

"Regardless of the result ... we believe the two governments and the two peoples all want to maintain the sound and steady development of bilateral relations because we believe it is in the best interests of the worldwide community", Hua said.

The elections also exposed an extraordinary political realignment in an electorate defined by race, gender, and education that could shape U.S. politics for years to come.

Mrs. Pelosi, too, offer grand visions of deals. "As for the market impact, a split Congress has historically been bullish for equities and we expect to see the same pattern again", said Torsten Slok, chief global economist for Deutsche Bank.

"What Gillum managed to do in a very hard state, not to mention dealing with all the racism that comes against him, is run on a progressive agenda and to mount a really, really very strong grassroots campaign", Sanders said.

"Trump can decide what he wants to do", says Mr. Fleischer. Trump remains very popular in the region, spanning from the politically swing-voting Hamilton County eastward along a string of Ohio River counties that the president carried by more than 30 percentage points. "Because we have a thing called the United States Senate", Trump said.

Dems tend to do well in urban areas but the real story Tuesday may have been Democratic gains in the suburbs, said Weinfeld, the MSU expert.

But Porn said he was surprised that Democrats didn't pick up more seats in the state Legislature.

Highlighting GOP wins in Georgia and Florida, Trump recounted his own involvement on the campaign trial and said "I think we've done an unbelievable job...."

More than half of all exit poll respondents - 54 percent - said they disapproved of President Donald Trump, according to National Election Pool exit polling from House races.

He said he was waiting on the Florida results and possible recount, and said Arizona is "not close to over" with perhaps 600,000 ballots still outstanding.

"We've lost one, two, three seats tops", he said.

In many ways, the night was a definitive success for the Democrats. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, Joe Donnelly in IN and Claire McCaskill in Missouri. Meanwhile, one sitting Republican, Sen.

In extending the Republican majority in the senate to a likely 54 senate seats, Trump is no longer as dependent on the moderate faction of the Republican Party for passing key legislation and confirming appointees.

"There are some assumptions about states Democratic presidential candidates will visit that are being truly reconsidered", Democratic strategist Anita Dunn said.

LePage governed largely by mobilizing the House minority Republican caucus to sustain a record number of 642 vetoes - more than all other ME governors combined going back to 1917 and 80 times as many as his predecessor, Baldacci.

"The primary role of Congress is to fund the government, including the Department of Defense, and Democrats could have a direct impact", the Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, told VOA.

Some 17 races were still being contested, including a large swath in California.

Expanded GOP Senate majority smooths way for Trump judicial nominees