Midterm elections 2018: How Donald Trump’s future as president could be JEOPARDISED

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) in a midterm setback for Donald Trump, but the United States president managed to avoid a feared "blue wave" as his Republican Party expanded its Senate majority after a polarizing, racially charged campaign.

Republicans will still be in control of the US Senate in January, as they were able to hold their majority of seats in the election. Next year they will have far more power in U.S. politics, and the Republicans far less.

The midterm election results serves as good news, and momentum, for Democrats-specifically, progressives.

A relationship could all depend on who is named as the House speaker.

Trump was expected to further address the results at a White House news conference later Wednesday.

New York Democrat Eliot Engel, incoming chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the committee "will waste no time" in examining how the White House, the US State Department and the Trump Organization have conducted foreign policy, the Post reported on Thursday.

Democrats are also interested in Mr Trump's tax returns, which he has declined to make public. In the Senate, at least three Democrats were voted out of office on Tuesday: Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota and Claire McCaskill in Missouri. And it will bring the share of Congress members who are women up from the current 20 percent to at least 22 percent.

Foreign assistance enjoys bipartisan support, and Congress has already rejected two sizable budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

The party adopted a trio of policy goals which proved favourable: reducing health care costs, creating jobs through infrastructure investment, and offering a reform package to clean up politics.

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But his news conference, which stretched close to 90 minutes, quickly turned raucous when some reporters pushed him on whether his campaign rhetoric on migrants from Central America was divisive - and on developments in a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

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Hours earlier, the president had hailed a "big victory" in the midterm election and tweeted that "now we can all get back to work and get things done!"

Meanwhile, about three-quarters of nonwhite voters, with or without college degrees, voted for Democratic candidates in their districts. More women than ever were running, along with veterans and minorities, many of them motivated by revulsion over Trump.

On Wednesday night, November 7, the Arizona GOP filed a lawsuit to challenge the way some counties in that state count mail-in ballots.

Also among them are the first two Native American women elected to the House - Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico - and the first two Muslim-American women, Rhasida Tlaib of MI and Minnesota's Ilhan Oman. The Republican-controlled 115th Congress has only sent a small handful of noncontroversial drug pricing measures to President Trump for a signature.

Trump's inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric - deemed racist by many - has recently included misinformation about a migrant caravan traveling by foot through Central America and Mexico for the US border, along with his questionable threats to upend birthright citizenship.

The Republican president said he would "like to see bipartisanship" and offered Pelosi "a lot of credit for what she has done and accomplished".

Deutsche Bank has lent the Trump Organization hundreds of millions of dollars for real estate ventures and is one of the few major firms that lent extensively to Trump in the past decade. After all the liberal media hype, and the sheer volume of money from the green wave, O'Rourke lost. Voters are demonstrating a willingness to consider issues and candidates more thoroughly at the state level, not just their own registered party.

On election night, Pelosi attempted to appease both her party's progressive base and the crossover voters necessary to maintain her hold on power. The way you treat other people is awful. The Democrats made only slight inroads in Trump country, where they tried to win back white working-class voters.

Female candidates fared particularly well in an election cycle that had been billed as the Year of the Woman.

The GOP campaign committee distanced itself from eight-term Rep. Steve King of Iowa after he was accused of racism and anti-Semitism, but he won anyway. And that would have been a three-seat gain for Republicans.

"The control of the House, in turn, will allow the Democrats to open new investigations on the president".