Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
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Democrats have a plan if Trump fires Mueller in 'Saturday Night Massacre'

Democrats have a plan if Trump fires Mueller in 'Saturday Night Massacre'

A woman holds a sign during a rally in Chicago to inspire voter turnout ahead of the November 6 midterm elections in the United States.

A Mississippi U.S. Senate seat held by Republicans is going to a runoff, but analysts predict the GOP will have little difficulty winning in one of the nation's most conservative states.

Four tight races in California are still counting ballots and could go either way.

The Republican-led Intelligence Committee closed its probe into Russian meddling, saying it had found no evidence of collusion.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".

"It's a huge moment and victory for the president", Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at the White House Tuesday night.

Pelosi suggested that the new majority's emphasis will be more about traditional checks and balances than investigative excess.

Numerous winning candidates campaigned on the need for better health care for all Americans.

Top Democrats said they would use their control of both chambers to take action on several key issues, including funding Medicaid expansion, keeping $160 million in school funding in place and addressing the opioid crisis, as well as workforce development, student debt relief and promotion of renewable energy.

The political and practical stakes were sky-high.

Jan von Gerich, Global Fixed Income Strategist for Nordea Markets, notes that as was largely expected, the early results from the USA midterms elections suggest the Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives, but the Democratic victory in the House was far from a landslide.

Asked about comments from some Democrats that now in the majority they would seek his income tax returns, which unlike previous presidents Trump has refused to make public, Trump repeated prior explanations that they were under audit and his lawyers have told him not too. Democrats regained control of the House, while the GOP maintained control of the Senate.

The news for the next year or longer seems likely to be dominated by a steady stream of coverage of the people closest to Trump as they testify before Congress under duress, or under a grant of immunity, or coverage of their refusal to speak at all for fear of incriminating themselves.

While Democrats support infrastructure spending, the stumbling block in the Trump plan was the provision that the private sector would effectively own the roads and bridges that it builds. And having helped increase the Republican majority in the Senate, Trump has shown that he doesn't have to; the Senate reflects the Electoral College. Compared to the 2014 midterms, Democratic turnout was greater in several states: namely Arizona, Georgia, Texas and Florida.

Overall, 6 in 10 voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, but roughly that same number described the national economy as excellent or good.

The day after midterm elections lend themselves to sitting presidents delivering frank assessments of poor performances by their parties.

He bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.

The president's current job approval, set at 40 per cent by Gallup, was the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

"Many Democrats support the president's trade agenda", lamented Dieter Kempf, the head of the Federation of German Industries, the main business lobby group in Germany, a leading exporter.

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin won re-election. Last month, a New York Times investigation into just a handful of Trump's tax returns from the 90s revealed a complicated scheme of "outright fraud" to evade paying taxes on his father's estate. The Justice Department dropped the charges after his trial ended in an hung jury.

And then there's a lawsuit against Trump by almost 200 Democratic senators and representatives who accuse Trump of constantly violating the Constitution's emoluments provision banning the acceptance of gifts from foreign and domestic interests.

"If it's not the Mueller report, the focus will be redistricting or campaign finance reform", he said. An MMA fighter, Davids defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a race to represent the third district in the Sunflower State.

The forecast for Tuesday's midterm elections called for a blue wave to crash on our shores.

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