Democrats make gains in state legislatures, governorships

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While he was not technically fired, Mr. Sessions' resignation letter stated everything it needed to in its first sentence: "At your request, I am submitting my resignation".

Between his sharp jabs at the press, Trump took credit for Republican wins in the Senate, claiming his "vigorous campaigning stopped the blue wave" that never fully materialize.

At a victory celebration in Washington on Tuesday, Pelosi said a Democratic House "will work for solutions that bring us together because we have all had enough of division".

"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 global community", Hua said.

He said a polarized Congress likely would pose many obstacles for Trump, as Democrats could challenge Republicans' domestic policies, including slowing or stopping the repeal of Obama-era healthcare programs, slowing some of Trump's immigration policies and slowing or reversing the push against environmental regulations. Though no formal war room was established, senior aides convened meetings to map out the administration's strategy for combating newly emboldened Democrats.

"Shortly after taking control of the House ..."

The central strategy: play defense by going on offense and turning the public against Democratic investigations by painting the probes as overreach created to cause gridlock. The Trump administration will face a level of scrutiny from Congress that it has not yet faced.

"We intend to keep confirming as many as we possibly can for as long as we're in a position to do it", he told reporters on Wednesday. 'They can do whatever they want, and I can do whatever I want, ' he said.

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have always been key allies, and Trump made the country his first stop overseas as president. That's 30 million more people who participated in the 2014 midterms, representing the highest raw vote total for a non-presidential election in US history and the highest overall voter participation rate in a midterm election in a half century. "She has earned this great honour!" "It is about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration", she said. "That's much more important than who leads us, and many of us have been saying that to Pelosi". Those potentially include Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY atop the Judiciary Committee and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, incoming chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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One particular item Pelosi has said she intends to obtain and release to the public?

The most likely impact of House investigations would be a swarm of legal issues for the White House, which is likely to fire up Trump's base for 2020 while producing no results to satisfy Democrat voters.

And Trump - who said Democrats would "take a wrecking ball to our economy" - now has two ready-made scapegoats to blame for any slowdown: the Democratic-controlled House, and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, who he has repeatedly attacked for raising rates.

The Democrats said they also want the Justice Department to protect the integrity of Mueller's investigation and to preserve relevant documents.

Nancy Pelosi predicted that her party would win big during the Midterms.

After mocking several defeated Republicans whose losses he attributed to their failure to "embrace" him and his policies, Mr. Trump took questions from the media, and the event slid quickly into utter chaos. They were seen as overreaching, and that helped boost Clinton's poll numbers.

"There were Democrats who would have crawled over broken glass to vote against Republicans because of Trump", Wolfson added.

In 2014, a good Republican year, the Democratic candidate for the Senate in MI won by 13 points. Republicans have been blowing up Senate rules and traditions to get as many judges through as possible, weakening the few tools the minority has to put a check on unqualified or egregiously ideological judicial nominees. Moreover, keeping Republicans in charge of the Senate will allow Trump to continue with his flood of federal judicial appointments and allow him to make progress on trade deals, which will be a centerpiece of 2019.

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