Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses

Democrats seize House control, but Trump's GOP holds Senate

In suburban areas where key House races were decided, female voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin.

After two years of being blocked by the White House and the Trump Organisation at every turn, Democrats hope the new year brings a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump's foreign licensing deals, Trump administration ties to lobbyists and special interests, and spending by Trump's charitable foundation.

Democrats will hold at least 21 seats in the 35-seat Senate and appeared poised to take at least 81 seats in the 151-seat House, with some results still pending in a handful of races, and others were still too close to call.

In Florida, a progressive Democrat conceded after an ugly battle against Trumpist conservative Ron DeSantis.

And it was enough to give the Democrats the House of Representatives, win seven governorships, and pick up 330 state legislative seats.

At a White House news conference, Trump noted the contenders who ran with him and won, including Illinois GOP Reps. Randy "Ironstache" Bryce fell short in a Wisconsin congressional race for House Speaker Paul Ryan's open seat.

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

Republicans are expected to retain their slight majority in the US Senate, now at two seats, which would let them retain the power to approve US Supreme Court and other judicial nominations on straight party-line votes. Democrats argue that the Republicans ignored many key facts and witnesses. LePage governed largely by mobilizing the House minority Republican caucus to sustain a record number of 642 vetoes - more than all other ME governors combined going back to 1917 and 80 times as many as his predecessor, Baldacci.

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Americans are voting for all 435 seats in the House and 35 out of 100 seats in the Senate , a as well as state governors. Despite capturing the House, Democrats were unable to takeover the Senate, where Republicans maintained a firm majority.

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The split happened in the wake of the overdose death of another of the singer's ex-boyfriends, Mac Miller , in September 2018. Those other references are to Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez, who posted a tongue-in-cheek response about his lyric on Tuesday.

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That's not all: DHS also asked the Defense Department if troops could build detention facilities for migrants trying to enter the United States.

"There's so much to the Trump administration that could be investigated, it's an unprecedented situation of major business entanglements around the world", said Dana Allin, senior fellow with the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

LePage vetoed bills five times that would have expanded the state's Medicaid system to an additional 70,000 low-income Mainers. It is possible in the United States of America. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, the Senate's current assistant minority leader, said Wednesday.

"The one thing that keeps emerging in the conversation is, What do we have to do to protect our new members?" Mills, now the state's attorney general, has won the governorship, checking another state off a long list that has never had a female chief executive. "Mia Love gave me no love", he said. Several television networks, including the president's favorite Fox News Channel, yanked a Trump campaign advertisement off the air on the eve of the election, determining that its portrayal of a murderous immigrant went too far.

New Jersey senator Bob Menendez, addressing the crowd in Hoboken after his re-election victory, said he was told that the state's junior senator, Democrat Cory Booker, "may be busy really soon".

Over the last two years there was always this sense that while the president's thunderous championing of white nationalism and anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies was hurting him in the heavily Mexican-American parts of the southwestern USA, it was the key to unlock the Rustbelt and Midwest - the part of the country seen as the one which gave him the presidency. If they do so, it will signal a "war-like posture", Trump said. "And you can be damn sure that is what we intend to do in the ME state Senate". She said simply: "Yes, I am". But she didn't want to have that embrace.

He admonished PBS "NewsHour" reporter Yamiche Alcindor for saying that calling himself a nationalist made people think the Republican Party was allied with white nationalists.

LePage issued a prepared statement congratulating all the winners of Tuesday's elections. Now the president will have no choice but to reach across the aisle to those in the House he has branded as "evil" and work with them.

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