US Midterms: Trump vows to work with Democrats after losing House

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The still-undigested lesson of the 2016 primaries - with the furiously anti-establishment Trump winning on the right and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders giving establishment scion Hillary Clinton a run for her money on the left - is that the American political system is ready for realignment, with each of the two parties vying to become the vehicle for a coherent populist message.

McConnell also said he would push for more women to join the Senate Judiciary Committee. The main way that Trump controls conversations-and elections-is by making everything about him, even when few things actually are.

USA stocks jumped on Wednesday as investors, who often favour Washington gridlock because it preserves the status quo and reduces uncertainty, bought back into a market that had its worst month in seven years in October.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had gained more than 1% by late morning while the broad-based S&P 500 index was up 1.3%.

"No amount of spin can soften the blow of losing the House to the Democrats. It is about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration", she said.

With majority subpoena power, it's expected that Democrats are prepared to launch investigations into Trump, his policies and his Cabinet members.

College-educated voters in the suburbs rejected his warnings of a migrant "invasion".

Trump has also rebranded the Republican Party, in some ways dramatically, says Cal Jillson, a presidential scholar at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Trump tweeted as results came in on what he called his very big win: "Tremendous success tonight".

The tweet, ending with a cheerful "thank you to all" was pure Trump. "Two can play that game!" the president Donald Trump said via Twitter.

Now that the 2018 midterm elections are over, with just a handful of recounts and outstanding results, the race for 2020 is heating up. "She has earned this great honour!"

But the Democrats' edge is narrow.

Democrats also made significant headway with attorney general positions. And by combining this policy agenda with rigorous oversight of Trump and his administration by progressive Democrats like incoming Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler of NY and incoming Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Elijah Cummings of Maryland-both of whom are prepared to navigate an accountability moment that could see Robert Mueller's inquiry open up a serious debate about impeachment-Democrats can outmaneuver Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.

And after two years of the chaos and confusion that is the Trump administration, voters were also motivated to bring back sanity and decency to U.S. politics.

It was unclear what leaks he was referring to.

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Former United States president Barack Obama said "it was the most important election of our lifetimes", while President Donald Trump considered it a referendum on his administration.

SIPA/NewscomRegardless of affiliation or ideology, the aftermath of Tuesday's elections presents us all with a stark choice: We can either be serious about politics and policy, or we can be frivolous.

VoteCast reported that more women voted for Democratic candidates than men.

Turnout was dramatic. Exit polls, which surely will be revised, reported that 29 percent of the electorate were people of color, a new midterm record. Tammy Baldwin and the state's Democratic governor, Tony Evers.

Looking ahead to partisan relations on Capitol Hill come January, Mr. Davis, the former Virginia congressman, sees a "threshold issue" for Democrats: the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump associates in the 2016 campaign. Stacy Abrams' historic race for governor in Georgia remains too close to call as this is written.

Democrats in deep red states, like Heitkamp in North Dakota, voted against Kavanaugh's confirmation to the high court, potentially contributing to her re-election defeat.

Almost 40 percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate, while about 25 percent said they voted to express support for Trump.

As a result, Trump has lost his shield. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will be the first Moslem women in the Congress. Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids the first Native American women in the Congress.

According to Politico, Democrats will immediately send a summons to special counsel Robert Mueller to testify in nationally televised hearings before Congress if the president fires top Justice Department officials.

History was working against the president in both the House and the Senate.

Some hurt worse than others. So be it. By acting affirmatively on issues of national and worldwide outcome, Democrats will set the stage for battles over ideas rather than personalities. But it wasn't clear that either party emerged with a clear mandate, save for Democrats claiming the country wants to see them conduct oversight on Mr. Trump. Over 2/3 of voters considered the economy excellent or good (up from little more than one-third 2 years ago), yet Republicans still fared poorly. Before the election, two Democrats announced their interest in being assistant majority leader - Cheri Bustos of IL, and David Cicilline of Rhode Island.

As the list of Mr. Trump's impeachable offenses - at least nine and counting - has grown, more than 6.2 million people across the country have signed a petition, created by my organization Need to Impeach, demanding that their representatives confront his lawlessness.

Trump's scorched-earth campaigning came to define the 2018 campaign.

One of Trump's most vocal defenders on immigration, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, lost his bid for governor. He served as vice chairman of Trump's now-defunct commission on voter fraud. An anxious president faces a legal as well as political turning point. And only twice in the past eight decades has the president's party picked up House seats in the midterms. Doug Jones (D-AL). Sen.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker might aspire to such a description.

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