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Were GOP's House losses dramatically smaller than historical pattern?

Were GOP's House losses dramatically smaller than historical pattern?

Going into the voting, Republicans were defending majorities of 121-82 in the House and 34-16 in the Senate. Bernie Sanders (I), New Jersey Sen. He also belittled the number of high-profile Democrats, including his predecessor, who crisscrossed the nation to support their candidates, while suggesting that he alone was responsible for the Republican triumphs.

"I only had me".

"It's too early to drink, but I am eating all the leftover Halloween candy", Harper said Wednesday. It's not realistic to expect Democrats to win the popular vote by seven points every election, the number that was just enough to give Democrats the House this time around.

Speaking at a wide-ranging White House press conference, Trump, by turns combative and conciliatory, said Democrats and Republicans should set aside partisanship to work together.

"It's one less thing that's in front of you that you have to worry about", said Walter Todd, chief investment officer at Greenwood Capital in Greenwood, South Carolina. John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in Washington.

Indeed, if you look just at losses suffered under Republican presidents, the total for 2018 exceeds all but two midterms going back to the Great Depression. "Angers me to my core".

When asked where he could specifically find common ground with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, McConnell struggled to name examples - offering only the usual example of infrastructure, something that is often cited but rarely a bipartisan achievement. The president warned Democrats not to push too hard with their investigations, or he would smack back even harder; Pelosi vowed that they would conduct responsible oversight.

He added: "Hopefully we'll have two new women Republican senators here shortly", referring to the contested Arizona race and McSally, and Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn who will be the Republican senator from Tennessee come January.

For Trump, "while Tuesday's results may have been bruising, in historical terms they are far from a re-election death sentence", says Politico.

The high-stakes 2018 midterm elections in the USA delivered several significant firsts as millions came out in record numbers to elect the first two Muslim women to Congress, the youngest woman ever in Congress and the nation's first openly gay governor. If they fail to do so, Trump will maintain control of the narrative in what should be an accountability moment for his presidency and a policy-shift moment for the country.

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She said priorities would include expanding Medicaid, taking additional action to stem the state's ongoing opioid overdose crisis - which Gideon called a "public health emergency" - expanding the state's renewable energy policies, and addressing workforce development and student debt, among other key issues.

Vanden Houten of Oxford Economics said she was not forecasting a recession by the time Trump faces reelection in 2020 but the odds were rising. Who the Democrats ultimately nominate will naturally have tremendous implications for whether this week's results can be replicated in two years.

"The White House should drag it out, bog it down, take the momentum away and make it go on forever", said Gingrich.

"When it goes south - and it will, and it's going to happen quickly - she is the ideal person for him to pin all this blame upon", Kennedy said. "I'm not saying that in a hostile way".

Trump had aggressively campaigned in the closing days of the race, his focus on boosting Republicans in states he carried in 2016.

Republican incumbents Steve Knight and Dana Rohrabacher were defeated, however, and Diane Harkey lost to her Democratic challenger in California's 49th, a seat held by Darrell Issa. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Republican Josh Hawley defeating Democratic Sen. But it also mobilised large sections of America's population to resist Trump's rise.

Trish Regan, host of "Trish Regan Primetime" on Fox Business Network, said it might be time for Democrats to move on from Pelosi and "reinvent themselves".

Overall, more voters disapproved of Trump's job performance than approved - a finding that is largely consistent with recent polling. 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. But the president received negative marks from voters on temperament and trustworthiness.

Trump's favoring of light regulations for banks and other industries has created a climate that investors say has helped stocks. Along with federal prosecutors in New York, Mueller has already obtained guilty pleas and witness cooperation from Trump's former campaign chairman, deputy campaign chairman, White House national security adviser, and long-time personal lawyer.

Given the vast amount of energy being directed at such non-events such as Acosta-gate-did the CNN reporter manhandle a White House intern during a post-midterm press conference?-it's likely we as a country are choosing the latter.


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