McConnell talks bi-partisanship, women candidates after Senate wins

Leslie Hanson
November 8, 2018

"I'm not so sure it will work for them". Additional Senate races have yet to be called, but Republicans are on pace to increase their hold of the chamber after taking at least three seats held by Democratic incumbents. But, he warned, he will respond in kind and government will suffer.

Plus, he said, Democrats have "nothing, zero", on him.

Gideon said her new caucus, which includes 49 women and 40 men, was very much aligned with Mills and the incoming governor's agenda.

The House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes and trade, saw four of its Republican members lose their seats.

Nina McLaughlin, a spokeswoman for the Maine Republican Party, said party officials were not immediately prepared to issue a statement on the election results.

Around 80 per cent of the women candidates in this election were defending their seats, and around 70 per cent held them. "Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia".

The guest list included major donors Sheldon Adelson, Harold Hamm and Stephen Schwartzman, Cabinet members like Steven Mnuchin of Treasury and Kirstjen Nielsen of Homeland Security, evangelical leader Jerry Falwell, top aides like Conway, his wife, Melania and children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, and Vice President Mike Pence.

"I plan to shine a light on waste, fraud and abuse in the Trump administration", Cummings said Wednesday.

"Tonight, the American people have demanded accountability from their government and sent a clear message of what they want from Congress", Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of NY and the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Twitter.

He expressed hopes for bipartisanship in the Congress, specifically in regard to his long-promised border wall with Mexico.

Almost two-thirds said Trump was a reason for their vote.


Jérémie Gallon also urged the Democrats to respond to current fears and anxieties in the US. Progressives will nearly certainly clamour for Trump's impeachment - a push that Democratic leaders have indicated that they will resist, at least until Mueller releases his findings.

His back-and-forth with CNN reporter Jim Acosta over Trump's hard-line immigration rhetoric grew especially heated, with Trump labeling the reporter a "very rude person" and saying the outlet "should be ashamed of itself" for employing him.

Trump has always been frustrated with Sessions over his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.

When Cummings and other Democrats asked a year ago for records detailing Trump's separation from his businesses, they received an eight-page glossy pamphlet and a single email.

Trump praised Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has come under scrutiny for his use of a security detail, chartered flights and a real estate deal, but seemed to leave open the possibility of replacing him.

"We took a thumping in the rural areas and I understand that", Heitkamp said.

He asked Mike Pence, the vice-president, to be his running-mate again - and Mr Pence agreed - during a bombastic and at times bad-tempered press conference performance from a president pumped up by several "incredible" Senate victories.

Ever since Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory in 2016, there has been a quiet, enduring debate on precisely how he won it.

Pence acknowledged that he would.

"I am so honoured to share both the ballot and the stage with the many visionary, bold women who have raised their hand to run for public office", said Ayanna Pressley, who became the first black woman elected to Congress from MA. He said he is working with Congress, Turkey and Saudi Arabia on solving the killing, which took place in Istanbul.

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