'She Has Earned This': Trump Praises Pelosi, Warns Democrats

Henrietta Strickland
November 8, 2018

A Democrat-controlled House will hamper Trump's pro-business agenda and could lead to uncertainty about his administration, but corporate tax cuts and deregulation measures that have played a large hand in the United States stock market's rally since the 2016 election are likely to remain untouched.

Working on just a few hours' sleep after a heavy final day of campaigning, Trump spent much of Tuesday on the phone, checking in with friends and advisers, talking to state and national Republican Party officials and White House aides to get a picture of what to expect.

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) lost to Democrat Jennifer Wexton, who partially ran her campaign by tying Comstock to Trump.

A Republican governorship majority coupled with GOP victories in gubernatorial races in battleground states may also boost Trump in 2020, since governors hold veto power over redistricting measures. Newcomers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist from NY, and Ayanna Pressley of MA will nearly certainly take the lead in pressing for a liberal agenda. "There are a lot of great things that we can do together". "The significance of history is not lost on me, including my personal one".

The mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Trump's young presidency underscored the limits of his hardline immigration rhetoric in America's evolving political landscape, where college-educated voters in the nation's suburbs rejected his warnings of a migrant "invasion". The House was also getting its first two Muslim women, MA elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee got its first female senator.

Tlaib, 42, became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature in 2008.

Cheers rang out among the guests when Republican victories were scored, particularly when Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded defeat in the Florida governor's race. In New York, Max Rose, a health care executive and Army veteran, ousted Representative Dan Donovan, the only Republican member of New York City's congressional delegation, in a race that analysts had said leaned Republican.

And while McConnell said he would "work hard" to realize the President's priorities on the wall, he would only say any effort to cut middle-class taxes would have to be done "on a bipartisan basis".

Texas is set to send its first Hispanic women to Congress, as Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their races.

Tennessee gained the state's first woman in the Senate as Marsha Blackburn defeated former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

With the help of a friend, I was able to figure out how to get on the ballot, receive thousands of signatures, build a website, launch a campaign, share a message and build a movement. "Now, senator will do". Republicans lost seats in the House after focusing on impeachment in 1998. President Trump also cited this as an area where he could work with Democrats in 2016, but nothing has happened to date. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, the Senate's current assistant minority leader, said Wednesday. "They ignored the party bosses who said they should wait their turn".

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.

"They refused to let anyone shut them up or stand in their way, and that is how real change begins", she added.

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