Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings is expected to take over the House oversight committee

Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings is expected to take over the House oversight committee

According to a poll of voters on election day in battleground districts, almost two-thirds of those who voted for Democratic House candidates want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings, which could lead to Mr Trump's removal from office. He had frequently publicly castigated Sessions for recusing himself previous year from the case.

In the Senate, Democrats were facing an uphill battle because they were defending 26 races, while just nine Republican seats were up for grabs. On Wednesday, he continued this by firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and installing Matthew Whitaker - who has publicly called for curtailing the special counsel's investigation - as acting attorney general, sparking a constitutional crisis that threatens the rule of law itself.

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

Many of the Republican losers were those who had rejected much of Trump's "America First" agenda, Thompson noted.

Shortly after deservedly taking credit for numerous key Republican victories in the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump effectively endorsed Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for speaker of the House of Representatives.

Some Democrats said during their campaigns they would not back Pelosi, but it's not clear yet if there are any Democrats willing to challenge her for the post. "She has earned this great honour!"

Republicans, Trump said, "dramatically outperformed historical precedents", despite what he called a "very dramatic fundraising disadvantage" and "very hostile media coverage, to put it mildly". "I don't think anyone wants it to linger in the coming year". "It's not about what you have done, its what you can do".

The poll found Mr Sanders, Mr Booker and Ms Harris would also defeat Mr Trump nationally if the election were held today.

"The American people have demanded accountability from their government and sent a clear message of what they want from Congress", the House Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, Jerry Nadler of NY, tweeted.

But there's nothing at all he can do about the House being run by Democrats - which changes everything. "We believe that we have a responsibility to seek common ground where we can". They are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Michigan Democrat Tlaib and the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nominee Omar will secure their respective seats in strongly Democratic districts following primary victories earlier this year.

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Michael Steel, a Republican strategist, said he believed Democrats would overplay their investigative hand.

Kennedy, host of "Kennedy" on Fox Business Network, said President Trump endorsed Rep. Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker because she's the "perfect foil for him".

Asked if she's concerned about facing headwinds in her speaker bid, Pelosi told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday that it's part of the job.

But it did lead to the Democrats actually gaining seats in the House of Representatives in 1998.

"In 1994 when Bill Clinton was two years into his presidency, the Republicans swept into Congress, seized the house of representatives".

When it comes to Democrats, the two African-American Democratic governor candidates Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida lost to their Republican challengers.

If you look all the way back to the Civil War era, the expected GOP losses are in line with the long-term historical average - not a dramatic overperformance.

The Democrats elected are also younger, more racially diverse and include more women.

"There's a lot of new members", Ryan said.

Now that they've lost, the question becomes, who is the leader of the new Democratic party?

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