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Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control

Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control

This article was first published on NBC News' Think.

Democrats also achieved supermajorities in the Oregon House and Senate, the Delaware House, the Illinois House, and the Nevada Assembly.

Most importantly of all, the Democrats took control of the House.

In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called Acosta's behavior "absolutely unacceptable" and said his White House press pass would be suspended "until further notice".

Kobach had built a national profile as an advocate of tough immigration policies and strict voter photo ID laws. They won the popular vote and, for the first time since 2008, independent voters - who aren't affiliated with either party - backed the Democrats, and by a sizable margin.

Joe Manchin has been the lone Senate bright spot for the Democrats so far, holding his seat in West Virginia in a tight contest.

"This election marks the largest Senate gains for a president's party in a first midterm election since at least President Kennedy's in 1962", Trump said.

Some Democrats have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns.

Voters in Minnesota and MI elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress: Ilhan Omar, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war, and Rashida Tlaib, a Detroit-born Palestinian-American.

Joining Davids as one of the first Indigenous women elected to Congress was fellow Democrat Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe who will represent New Mexico's first district. It is possible in the United States of America. Barbara Comstock painting her as a Trump ally - and calling her "Barbara Trumpstock".

He bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.

Asked about comments from some Democrats that now in the majority they would seek his income tax returns, which unlike previous presidents Trump has refused to make public, Trump repeated prior explanations that they were under audit and his lawyers have told him not too.

The president's current job approval, set at 40 per cent by Gallup, was the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

Weinfeld said he was not surprised Democrats fell short of a majority in the House, and few experts predicted the party would take the Senate.

And yet, as of Wednesday morning, both parties could increase their majorities in the congressional chamber they control, and the Democrats could eventually attain another governor's seat.

Three incumbent Democrats definitely did lose - Sens.

Democrats' performance in the House battlefield was mixed.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".

In 2010, Obama lost 63 House seats.

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

And should President Trump be anxious about his chances for re-election in 2020? Sherrod Brown, who also won re-election Tuesday, did. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "It's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration". Among those expected: Vice-President Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the president.

On election night, White House political director Bill Stepien explained, "these are Trump states and his record of achievements going back to his historic 2016 victory put these races in play".

Mr Trump went on to say he's happy with "most" of his Cabinet, suggesting more changes may be coming and that he is "looking at different people for different positions", adding that "it is very common after the midterms". Like other Democrats across the country, Spanberger emphasized protecting people with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage or charged more by insurers.

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.

Also striking was how numerous House races were decided by margins of five points or less.

Emanuel, who as a member of Congress oversaw his party's takeover of the House in 2006, said he has no doubt that what took place yesterday in House races was a rejection of the President, especially given the strength of the economy and the degree to which congressional district lines favour the Republicans.

Democrat Jacky Rosen was able to capture a Senate seat from incumbent Dean Heller.

Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout. Even then, Bush gained just eight House seats and two in the Senate.


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