Democrats disagree on just how aggressively to go after president

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But there again, what Trump did in those states was to produce a return to basic political identity in red states and red House districts, while Democrats used Trump and hot-button political issues such as health care to do the same in blue states and blue House districts.

"The American people like and respect fighters, and they have elected us to put a check on the executive branch", said California Democrat Ro Khanna.

"The forced firing of Attorney General Sessions appears to be part of an ongoing pattern of behavior by the president seeking to undermine (the) investigation into Russian interference", said the letter to Goodlatte, written by Representative Jerrold Nadler, the committee's top Democrat, and 16 other Democrats who sit on the panel.

Tuesday's results demonstrate that citizens can offer resistance to a president by mobilising voters and supporting exceptional candidates.

"I think we may see gridlock on major things but some chance for agreement on a modest infrastructure package", she told AFP. "Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia". President Trump also cited this as an area where he could work with Democrats in 2016, but nothing has happened to date. Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana was given the victory early Wednesday afternoon.

Hoyer plans to run for majority leader, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, which would keep him in the No. 2 position.

"I think everybody in America will understand the difference between Trump's first two years and this third and fourth year, and everybody will understand that he's responding to what Democrats have done", Sanders said.

Trump's show of support for Pelosi is not entirely out of character. He has yet to come up with a derogatory nickname for her, as he has with many of his other Democratic foes, although that could certainly change.

Representative Seth Moulton of Salem is about to get some serious reinforcements to his troop of Democrats who want to end Nancy Pelosi's 15-year reign as the leader of House Democrats.

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.

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Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump's campaign.

"I think the message is, figure out what you can do together and do it", McConnell said, adding that the Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed but that any effort to fix the Obama-era law would have to be done "on a bipartisan basis".

The elections further reflect on the reaction of the United States citizens who have not agreed with Trump's policies and agendas, especially the racial and cultural divides and the recently adopted anti-immigrant laws, undertaken during his two years in power.

"I wasn't", Trump said in the news conference. "You are a rude, awful person". And when PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked him if he thought his rhetoric, including use of the term "nationalist" emboldened white nationalists, he called it "such a racist question".

And while McConnell said he would "work hard" to realize the President's priorities on the wall, he would only say any effort to cut middle-class taxes would have to be done "on a bipartisan basis". He added, "Two can play that game!"

Trump said, "In the House, Republicans dramatically outperformed historical precedents". This means that Mitch McConnell will have a robust majority in 2019.

The survey, conducted among 680 registered voters who identified themselves as Democrats or independents, found that "none of the above" was the most popular choice among potential 2020 challengers to President Trump.

Trump also took credit for Tuesday's results in another tweet, saying, "To any of the pundits or talking heads that do not give us proper credit for this great Midterm Election just remember two words-FAKE NEWS!"

Analyzing 417 House races that featured at least two candidates on the ballot, The AP has determined that Democrats earned more than 51.4 million votes in competitive House races nationwide, or 52 percent, compared to 47.2 million votes cast, or 48 percent, for Republicans.

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