Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Pelosi Deserves to Be Next Speaker, She Might Help Add Republican Votes

Daniel Rimbau waits to enter an election night party for Republican US Senator Ted Cruz Daniel Rimbau waits to enter an election night party for Republican US Senator Ted Cruz
Patty Aguilar | 10 November, 2018, 03:42

House Democrats will have subpoena power and will be able to investigate every facet of Trump's presidency and business career.

But blue-collar voters and rural America embraced his aggressive talk and stands.

Mr Trump tweeted: "In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats".

On Tuesday night, supporters at Pelosi's victory address chanted "Speaker!" during her speech. In a tweet Trump said that Pelosi "has earned this great honor" and suggested the Republican party could help her secure the job.

But the Democrats' edge is narrow. Among the 76 Republican candidates for House, Senate and governor endorsed by Trump on Twitter where the races have been called, there were mixed results.

More broadly, Democrats want to scrutinize the multiple ethics scandals involving administration officials, including most recently Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is under investigation for his travel and business ties.

A simple House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if evidence surfaces that he obstructed justice or that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

It wasn't clear what leaks he was referring to.

Ted Cruz (R) beat back a green wave of out-of-state Democrat money. He threw himself into the campaign, issuing warnings about a caravan of Latin American migrants headed through Mexico to the US border and condemnations of liberal American "mobs" he says oppose him.

The GOP's successes were fueled by a coalition that's decidedly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have college degrees. The party captured the chamber in Tuesday's congressional elections. He has also inspired record-breaking turnout at the ballot box. Women won at least 85 seats in the House, making a new record. MA elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee got its first female senator.

Anticipating the possibility of keeping the Senate but losing the House, aides in recent days had laid out the political reality to Trump, who could face an onslaught of Democratic-run investigations.

However, Democrats did eke out a narrow win to beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin and comfortably won the governor's office in MI.

Dez Bryant to ink with the Saints
Much of that seems to be because Bryant was working on getting himself back into football shape, mentally and physically. The Saints haven't gotten enough production from their receivers despite posting a top flight offense week-in, week-out.

What the acting attorney general thinks of the Mueller probe
The attendees held signs reading "Innocence need not fear", "No one is above the law" and "Protect the Mueller investigation". Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that legislation to shield special counsel Robert S.

Tom Curry ruled out of autumn series with 'serious' ankle injury
New Zealand go into the game on the back of a 69-31 win over Japan in Tokyo last Saturday with a side featuring eight debutants. But Jones has been wrong-footed by the All Blacks , as second-row Retallick gleefully revealed to the New Zealand Herald .

Even with the surge, Republicans won the highest-profile races in all three states. Democrats flipped seats in suburban districts outside of Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago and Denver. And Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) was ousted by Democrat Jacky Rosen.

Trump, meanwhile, warned Democrats against using their new majority in the House of Representatives to investigate his administration.

"It's not about Democrats and Republicans at this point", she told volunteers. In a tweet Wednesday, he referred to the election results as a "Big Victory". And the Senate has never voted to remove a president.

But under the Constitution's general operating principles, the House and the Senate need to agree in the majority on any laws that are passed, subject to a presidential veto.

Arizona will send a woman - either Democratic representative Kyrsten Sinema or Republican representative Martha McSally - to the Senate for the first time. They flagrantly lied about their only other attempted policy: the repeated efforts to repeal ObamaCare, which would snatch coverage for tens of millions of people and badly weaken protections for pre-existing conditions. And in Texas, where Democratic superstar Beto O'Rourke narrowly lost his bid to unseat Republican Sen.

"We will have a responsibility to find our common ground where we can, stand our ground where we can't", said Pelosi, who has been one of the most frequent targets for Trump's scathing attacks on his critics and political opponents.

"We're trying to find out what we can do protect Mueller in the best way we possibly can", said Waters.

While this would be incendiary in many parts of the country, it may not be the worst thing that could happen to Trump in the wake of the election results and the GOP loss of the House.

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

The fear, it seems, does motivate Republicans. He served as vice chairman of Trump's now-defunct commission on voter fraud.

The president was entitled to a partial victory lap. Some others played outsized roles in their parties' campaigns, though not as candidates, and were reluctant to telegraph their 2020 intentions before the 2018 fight was decided.

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