Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses

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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed a "big day" for Republicans after his party lost control of the House of Representatives in the US midterm elections but increased their Senate majority.

President Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insisted Wednesday that they can find areas of cooperation on infrastructure spending and health care, vowing to play nice just one day after voters split control of Washington between the two parties.

The House defeat is also a message from moderate Republicans and independents, especially women put off by Mr. Trump's rancorous style.

The other related thing is the [successful ballot measure] in Florida to enfranchise ex-felons, which should advantage Democrats.

"My hope is some GOP institutionalists will speak out, but it is hard to see who that might be", said Tobias.

He singled out GOP Representatives Mike Coffman of Colorado, Mia Love of Utah, Barbara Comstock of Virginia, Carlos Curbelo of Florida, Peter Roskam of Illinois, Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, John Faso of NY and Bob Hugin, who challenged Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

Mallory McMorrow, a first-time Democratic candidate from Royal Oak who flipped a GOP state Senate seat, said she was motivated to run for office after seeing a viral video of students at Royal Oak Middle School chanting "build the wall" after the 2016 election, mirroring the language at Trump campaign rallies.

Here's how you can help: Since Truthout doesn't run ads or take corporate or government money, we rely on our readers for support. Mr Trump asked Mr Pence in front of reporters.

Trump, he said, is a "total opportunist" with "no political ideology" - the kind of politician whose thirst for adulation might, under certain circumstances, lead to his signing, or even championing, just about anything.

Of course, it's good when good women win - as in NY with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and MI with Rashida Tlaib - but just because somebody is an ex-military martial arts black-belt lesbian (I'm not making that up) doesn't mean, well, you get my point...

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For Moscow, the Democratic victory means a probable reopening of the House investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. The article also said that the midterm polls checked the Democrats' "most self-destructive tendencies". If these more economically populist bills passed the House (presumably with a good deal of Republican support), it would divide the Democrats, setting up intraparty squabbles heading into 2020.

Ever since Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory in 2016, there has been a quiet, enduring debate on precisely how he won it. 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.

And it was enough to give the Democrats the House of Representatives, win seven governorships, and pick up 330 state legislative seats. Either Beto O'Rourke, the social-media sensation who came within a few points of unseating GOP senator Ted Cruz, portended a Democratic future for Texas, or his loss showed that not even the most charismatic candidate can break the Republicans' grip on red America.

When the Florida and Arizona Senate races are decided, Republicans will have from 52 to 54 seats.

Trump also dismissed the suggestion he could move to end Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation of whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russian Federation to get him into the White House.

Democrats have already piled up scores of subpoenas of documents and witnesses which Republicans have repeatedly rejected over the past two years. "It's about restoring the constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration", she told a news conference.

Sanders isn't the first to view the President's vanity as a potential avenue for advancing his own agenda.

Tuesday's contest saw several historic firsts in the Democratic camp: in Kansas Sharice Davids - an attorney and former mixed martial arts fighter - became the first Native American woman elected to Congress. Republicans turned the tables in 2010, only to lose their majorities in the House and Senate in 2012. But Trump is very resilient.

"We also had a staggering number of House retirements. That's a firewall", GOP volunteer James Murr said.

Mr McConnell said the contentious, partisan fight over US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was "very helpful" in winning Senate seats, like an "adrenaline shot" for Republican voters.

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