The US President told a rally in MS: "I'm not on the ticket, but I am on the ticket, because this is also a referendum about me".
The story is that the Republicans lost the House and that the nation lost, too. Retiring Speaker Paul Ryan will begin to transition out of power and next-in-line Kevin McCarthy of California is favored over conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, a leader of the Freedom Caucus, to win the job of incoming minority leader in leadership elections Wednesday. GOP Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., is widely expected to keep his job. And new to leadership will be Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in the No. 3 position of conference chair.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott declared victory over three-term Democratic Sen.
One senior Democratic source on Monday told the news site Axios, which published 85 potential Trump-related targets, they are preparing a "subpoena cannon" for when the new Congress is seated in January.
The main legislative project for the lame-duck session will be a spending bill, said aides and lawmakers.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has predicted a "lively" lame-duck session.
The Republican president repeatedly has characterized the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" and has denied that he or his associates colluded with Russian Federation.
McConnell was nominated by Arkansas Sen.
On Tuesday, US media reported that he was preparing for a new White House shake-up, removing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Chief of Staff John Kelly. Roy Blunt of Missouri will round out the team, and Cornyn will still have a seat at McConnell's table of counselors.
Despite all of that, the Democrats did grab gobs of cash from evil Wall Street and vastly outspent the Republicans on smothering TV ads, perhaps hoping they would minimalize mindfulness to a state of support.
The so-called House and Senate "popular vote" that is being talked about by politicians, media and political personalities is horribly misleading and based on a number of illogical and unreasonable assumptions. They did slightly worse in 2014 than this year.
No matter what, President Trump doesn't care of anything said or done by others, particularly by his opponents, and he is more than determined to go his own way as always.
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at an event marking the 6-month anniversary of the package of changes to the tax code he signed into law, at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 29, 2018.
House-Senate talks on the DHS budget reportedly involve a deal to provide some initial funding for the wall in exchange for a limited restoration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program established by President Obama through an executive order and rescinded by Trump using the same method previous year.
On Tuesday Valerie Jarrett - the real brains and power behind the throne during the Obama years - wrote an op-ed for CNN strongly supporting Pelosi's bid. Additionally, Ayanna Pressley will be the first African American woman to represent MA in the House, and Joe Neguse will be the first African American to represent Colorado in the lower chamber.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is likely to become Speaker in the new Congress, insisted throughout the fall campaign that Democratic candidates for the House should not "take the bait" of making public declarations of opposition to Trump's brutal persecution of immigrants, including the forced separation of parents and children, the deployment of thousands of heavily armed regular troops to the border, the fear-mongering about caravans of Central American immigrants traveling north through Mexico towards the US border, and the threat to revoke "birthright citizenship", guaranteed for the past 150 years under the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.