Published: Fri, November 09, 2018

Joe Biden to lead 2020 Democratic race for White House

Joe Biden to lead 2020 Democratic race for White House

Trump himself at times took part in informal conversations about the future, according to two senior White House officials not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.

Senate majority leader tells reporters that the president's midterm rallies had a positive impact on the outcome.

Observers say it's likely that House Republicans will now be ready to pass a compromise in the upcoming lame duck session rather than starting over in a Democratic-controlled House and risking a result they would like even less.

"I saw Mia Love ... she called me all the time to help her with a hostage situation", Trump said.

The Republican party's expanded Senate majority will smooth the way for President Trump's judicial nominees who have been lined up in the bullpen for almost two years awaiting confirmation - and offers a clearer path for a third Supreme Court pick should the opportunity arise before 2020.

"Democrats come to this majority with the responsibility not to Democrats - it's not to Democrats or Republicans - it's to the United States of America", she said. "In all fairness", Trump tweeted on November 7, "Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats".

State Republicans said they expect many tough races, but said keeping control of the General Assembly is not a lost cause. "She has earned this great honor!"

Still, Tuesday's election results are a powerful reminder that large numbers of Americans are disenchanted, and in some cases disgusted, by the way Trump is behaving as president.

"The whole issue of presidential harassment is interesting", the leader said, "I remember when we tried it in the late 90s. It's not about what you have done, its what you can do".

During the congressional campaigns that just ended, dozens of Democratic House candidates called for new leadership, registering indirect dissatisfaction with Pelosi, who has become a punching bag for Republicans. Women were 21 points more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans in House races - 60 percent voted for Democrats, to 38 percent who voted for Republicans.

Despite this institutional disadvantage, President Trump's House losses were far less than either the 54 seats President Clinton lost in 1994 or the 63 seats President Obama lost in 2010. Their first order of business as the House majority will be to decide whether to put the speaker's gavel back in Pelosi's hands.

"North Carolinians sent a strong message to the legislature that they want their state leaders to find more common ground and work better with the governor", Cooper spokeswoman Sadie Weiner said in a release, citing health care, education, the environment and Florence recovery.

One particular item Pelosi has said she intends to obtain and release to the public?

Sessions was sacked by Trump Wednesday and replaced with Matt Whitaker as the new acting attorney general.

The White House news conference was punctuated by Trump's escalating attacks on the media.

Pelosi's path back to the top job is clear. "Make it the speaker's problem, make her deal with the nutty wing of her party". This serves up an additional check on what the new but narrow Democratic majority will be able to do legislatively in the next two years.

Republicans would have kept pushing hard for the work requirements if they'd retained control of the House, said Marin Bozic, a professor of applied economics and agricultural policy expert at the University of Minnesota.

"The farmers need certainty", he said. Bernie Sanders offered a preview of what he hopes the party, led by its incoming House majority, will offer up. "They have to decide they want to run". Many younger House Democrats, including some of the newly elected, have pledged to vote against her.

New York Democratic Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to supporters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Queens, New York, after defeating Republican challenger Anthony Pappas in the race for the 14th Congressional district.

"Every Coloradan, whether you are a Democrat, Independent or Republican, has reason to celebrate", state Sen. He also encouraged conservatives to foster what he believes would be counter-productive impeachment talk among Democrats.

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