Trump faces investigation blitz from Democratic House of Representatives

Tony Evers Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin speaks at a rally in Milwaukee. Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker

A few decades ago, Republicans enjoyed a so-called lock on the US Electoral College. Will they try to get some of the union votes back?

Yesterday's Midterm results underscored that, for now, those days are gone. The election of a Democratic House blocks any GOP legislative attempts to undermine the Affordable Care Act or to weaken popular entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.

In the Senate, Republicans held control while ousting moderate Democrats in North Dakota, Indiana, and Missouri - even as they lost their Republican incumbent in Nevada. On Wednesday, she sent a letter to Democratic lawmakers outlining her vision for the next two years as speaker. Both Republicans and Democrats know the importance of winning the state - no GOP nominee has won the presidency without also winning Florida in nearly a century. That sentiment was hyper-partisan with nine out of 10 respondents who identified as Democrats saying they disapproved of the president, while roughly as many Republicans said they approved of the president.

The White House later accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman". Of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation that has shadowed his administration for more than 18 months, Trump said, "I could end it right now" but "I let it go on". Eighty-six per cent of those supporting Democratic candidates backed stricter gun laws, along with 34 percent of those who supported Republicans. That's the third-straight election they've done that, and notably this year, all five of the offices were open. What that means for 2020 is not entirely clear, given that two of the senators and one of the governors elected were incumbents.

Texas Democratic Senate nominee Beto O'Rourke came closer than expected in his challenge to GOP Sen. Democrats have represented no more than a quarter of rural districts ever since.

Yesterday's results in OH and Florida serve as a reminder to Democrats of challenges the party's nominee could face in two states that have provided some of the most hard-fought presidential contests of the past two decades. "Democrats would pass a number of bills that would be messaging bills that would die in the Senate".

Republican supporters cheer after Iowa's Republican candidate for governor won re-election.

For Pelosi, Trump's endorsement Wednesday could be just what she needs to push past the naysayers and help neutralize the critics.

In 2016, Clinton won 1.37 million Minnesota votes. That may have shifted recently to give Republicans a greater advantage than in the past.

As one Democrat put it: "We have not figured out Florida, which is a problem". Exit polls showed that three-quarters of Democrats favor impeaching Trump - but only 41 percent of voters overall want him impeached.

Spending to support candidates backing tougher gun control surged this year, even as campaign spending by the NRA declined.

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Losing Montgomery County is almost always a bad sign for Democrats, and DeWine carried the Dayton area county that neighbors his home county of Greene.

Democrats would dispute that on the basis of their gains in the House - a tally that is not final yet, but seems likely to fall near 35 seats.

Another Democrat, Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado, also jumped into the whip's race.

Democrats have had their eye on other Sun Belt states in recent presidential elections, namely Georgia, Arizona and Texas.

Yet House results show the changing patterns in suburban America, even in some places where the statewide contests went against them. After all the coverage of the Kavanaugh accusers, CNN and most of the major media outlets ignored the news about accusers who confessed to lying or were proven liars by the Senate investigation in a newly released report of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

As of early Wednesday, Democrats had won 219 races and the Republicans 193, with winners undetermined in 23 races.

Unexpectedly Mr Trump also announced that Vice President Mike Pence would be his running mate once again in the 2020 presidential election, when he hopes to capture a second term in the White House. Bill Nelson, but the race may end up in an automatic recount.

Democrats were still waiting to hear how big their House majority would be, while Republicans were eyeing results in several Senate races that will determine how much they grow their numbers in the upper chamber.

Noting that his Republican Party retained control of the Senate on Tuesday, he said that if Democrats in the House come after him, "we've got" a thing called the U.S. Senate.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel argued today that Democrats must build an urban-suburban coalition through issues like healthcare and education and thereby prevent the President from driving a wedge between the two constituencies on other issues.

"We have to be as strategic and methodical as we possibly can", said one senior Democratic aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal strategy.

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