Richard Neal: Democrats plan to ask for Trump tax returns
Richard Neal: Democrats plan to ask for Trump tax returns
US Democrats win House, Republicans keep Senate
09 November, 2018, 00:46
US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to work with Democrats after they won control of the House of Representatives in mid-term elections. "But it may seem that way because we are coming off a two-year drought of no subpoenas", said Representative Gerald Connolly of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Oversight subcommittee on government operations.
For the past two years, White House lawyers and the Trump Organization have repeatedly rebuffed Democratic efforts to get even the most basic financial information on Trump's businesses. And the Democrats could see a struggle inside the party over how aggressively to confront the Trump administration. But the only thing more stunning than hearing a sitting president dancing on the political grave of a member of his own party-something Trump did on several occasions during his 90-minute news conference Wednesday-was the fact that Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) had not yet officially conceded her election when he tore into her for insufficiently embracing Trumpism. The Democrats made only slight inroads in Trump country, where they tried to win back white working-class voters.
Pelosi spoke with Trump and McConnell after the Democrats' victory. What Putin would not favor would be investigations or sanctions that would further damage the well-connected Russian oligarchs believed to have links to Trump, or to have helped fund United States meddling efforts.
'If last night was billed as a Referendum on how Trump has performed as President then you would have to say he passed'.
Four Senate Democrats lost elections Tuesday after voting against the confirmation of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The remaining 17 races were too close to project a victor Wednesday evening.
There was a fair amount of overlap in 2016 between Mr Trump's and Bernie Sanders' supporters - Mr Trump can rest assured that the progressive left did not appear to be very energised by Tuesday's results.
Steve Walsh, president of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, said the question's defeat would be good for patients, but added hospitals were willing to continue discussing appropriate staffing levels.
In ill-tempered exchanges, he called a CNN correspondent "a rude, bad person" and told an NBC reporter: "I'm not a big fan of yours either".
Trump has frequently been combative with reporters, and painted the news media as "enemies of the people", but Wednesdays press conference raised the level of his hostility. He singled out Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for praise, but didn't answer specifically when asked about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' fate.
Keith Koffler is the editor of White House Dossier and the author of the book, "Bannon: Always the Rebel". History shows that a president in his first term usually suffers a sizeable loss in...
All 435 seats in the U.S. House were up for re-election, although fewer than 90 were considered competitive.
"I think that's a really poor way for the Legislature to function", Libby said.
His party kept control of the Senate and won some key state governor races, enabling the president to put a positive gloss on the results.
That will allow Mr Trump's party greater leeway over judicial and executive appointments. "Votes are still being counted, so the results are not final at the time of writing".
"I mean, I think she could have won that race".
Among governorships, Democrats netted seven, including big states such as MI and IL and Wisconsin, where incumbent Gov. Scott Walker was ousted after two terms. Two years later, she became the first woman of color elected to Congress in CT, and will represent the state's fifth congressional district, which includes Newtown, New Britain, and Woodbury.
Female candidates fared particularly well in an election cycle that had been billed as the Year of the Woman.
Specifically, with some close races still undecided, Democrats have picked up at least 29 seats in the House.
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first Muslim women and Sharice Davids and Debra Haaland the first Native American women to be elected to Congress.
Tim Southee (20 off 21) and Sodhi (24 off 19) each hit out late to boost New Zealand's flagging innings to a roughly par total. Pakistan will look to level the three-match series when the two teams meet in the second ODI on Friday.
The team suggests a 14 percent tax on red meat and a 79 percent tax on processed meat for this effort to be effective. In the United Kingdom , the "optimal" tax level increased the cost of red meat by 14% and processed meat by 79%.
Announced this September, the Wear 3100's biggest improvement over 2016's Wear 2100 is vastly improved battery life. There's also a new battery saving mode, bringing an additional two days of telling the time in an "ambient mode".
Lee missed three games earlier this season with a hamstring injury after getting hurt September 23 against Seattle Seahawks . But just because the Cowboys made a big splash in recent weeks doesn't mean they'll cover the spread against Tennessee.
Sheriff Geoff Dean said police had responded to a minor disturbance. "We have no idea what the motive was at this point". A neighbor, Tom Hanson, told local television station KTLA that he and other neighbors knew Long "had issues".
It's thought the trio may have died from exposure after they were stranded near Willowra on Wednesday, ABC News reported . Three people have died and a boy is missing after their vehicle broke down in outback Australia, police say.
A Romanian man, understood to be the truck driver, was arrested and charged with assisting unlawful entry into the UK. Age assessments were carried out in respect of all of them and concluded that five were in fact adults aged over 18.
During the press conference , Trump dodged a question from Acosta when a White House intern walked up to take his microphone away. The official Twitter account posted a statement which read: "This President's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far".
And it seems like BioWare boss Casey Hudson just used the studio's N7 Day Twitter post to hint at the future of Mass Effect . Mike Gamble, lead producer at BioWare, revealed this news and also explained the significance of the series in the video.
Prince Charles vows he won't be a meddling monarch
I mean, I always thought it was motivating. "So, clearly I won't be able to do the same things I've done as heir". The Prince says: "I've tried to make sure whatever I've done has been non party political.
Trump clashes with CNN reporter
During the news conference, President Trump said Republicans "defied history" to make Senate gains in the USA midterms. Mr Acosta questioned Mr Trump's reference to the caravan as an invasion, and Mr Trump defended the term.