Trump warns House Democrats against investigating his administration

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Noviembre 8, 2018

The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years.

Democrats claimed some high-profile victories, with former professional hockey player Colin Allred defeating Pete Sessions, the chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee and leading opponent of legalized marijuana, in suburban Dallas.

The biggest problem with this sort of analysis is that the Democrats.won most of yesterday's Senate races. 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. More women than ever were running, along with military veterans and minorities, many of them motivated by Trump's rise.

The Republican Senate candidate was also leading in Arizona while Democrats picked up a Republican Senate seat in Nevada.

Internal Revenue Service law allows House and Senate tax-writing committees to request federal returns, and the ranking Ways and Means Democrat, Rep. Richard Neal of MA, has signaled publicly he would ask for them - a move the White House might fight.

He noted that former President Obama lost a net 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm election and former President Bill Clinton lost 54 in the 1994 midterm election, but Trump only lost less than 30 seats. They included New Jersey Sen.

Views on sexual harassment diverged similarly: About 8 in 10 said they see it as a "serious problem", and almost two-thirds of them voted Democratic. That didn't matter. All of them won re-election.

In the Miami area, former Clinton administration Cabinet member Donna Shalala won an open seat, while GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo lost his bid for a third term in a nearby district.

In Virginia, political newcomer Jennifer Wexton defeated two-term GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock.

And outside Richmond, Virginia, one-time tea party favorite Rep. Dave Brat lost to Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative motivated to run for office after the GOP vote to gut the Affordable Care Act.

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In Florida, six House seats are in play, and there are close and crucial battles for a Senate seat and the governorship.

Nothing demonstrates the divisions better than the nature of the House and Senate races.

The election focus in America now turns to 2020, the year of the next presidential voted.

Although Ronald Reagan would be aghast at Trump's protectionism and exclusionary nativism, the GOP is now Trump's party.

For Trump, the evening unfolded at a watch party in the White House residence, where the East Room and the State Dining Room were set up with large-screen TVs.

The U.S. political balance appeared set to shift Tuesday as early results came in from a momentous midterm election seen as a watershed moment in the tumultuous Donald Trump presidency. Democrats are relying more upon women, people of colour, young people and college graduates. A disproportionate number of the seats up for election were in traditionally Republican states with Democratic incumbents.

Overall, women voted considerably more in favour of congressional Democratic candidates - with fewer than 4 in 10 voting for Republicans, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 voters and about 20,000 non-voters - conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. A margin of less than half a percentage point automatically triggers a recount.

Mr Trump's main reason for saying he wouldn't allow the tax returns to be released is because "people don't understand tax returns". But "America First"-taken together with tax reform and deregulation, which helped create today's booming economy and record-low unemployment-resonated in many parts of conservative America".

Both sides presented the results as a victory, although Democrats had greater bragging rights considering they ended the one-party Republican stranglehold in Washington by recapturing the House.

Ayanna Pressley was elected as Massachusetts' first black congresswoman.

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