Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in a midterm setback for Donald Trump, but the United States president managed to avoid a feared "blue wave" as his Republican Party expanded its Senate majority after a polarizing, racially charged campaign.
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning praising the Senate win.
Democrats' dreams of the Senate majority, always unlikely, were shattered after losses in top Senate battlegrounds: Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, North Dakota and Texas. He said since Trump has been president, he 's hired two more employees for his six-person company.
Mr Trump was expected to further address the results at a White House news conference later on Wednesday.
Two issues more than any others were on voters' minds.
Of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation that has shadowed his administration for more than 18 months, Trump said, "I could end it right now" but "I let it go on".
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat who is poised to take charge of the House Oversight Committee, said in a statement to The Associated Press that he intends to use the panel as "a check on the executive branch - not merely for potential criminal violations, but for much broader concerns, such as conflicts of interest, emoluments violations and waste, fraud and abuse".
The political and practical stakes were sky-high.
Mr Trump called House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, a conversation that her office said included congratulations and a nod to her pitch for bipartisanship.
Trump also has sent soldiers to the Mexican border and threatened to have illegal immigrants shot if they throw stones.
During the campaign, Pelosi urged candidates to focus on lowering health care costs and creating jobs with infrastructure investment, and she tamped down calls for impeachment. That message, Ingraham said, is going to be a "tough sell" in 2020.
For example, Cummings and other Democratic lawmakers a year ago filed a federal lawsuit demanding disclosures of records to determine how Trump was approved by the General Services Administration to maintain the lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington after he became president.
But Republicans appeared bound to hold onto the Senate, and possibly even pick up a couple of seats.
Almost 40 per cent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, the national survey of the electorate, while one-in-four said they voted to express support for Trump.
Trump encouraged voters to view the 2018 midterms as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at recent rallies. Stein was talking on Fox Business Network's live election coverage. So this was a five-point decline from what was already a low 2016 number.
He noted that former President Obama lost a net 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm election and former President Bill Clinton lost 54 in the 1994 midterm election, but Trump only lost less than 30 seats. That didn't matter. All of them won re-election.
Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey beat Republican challenger Bob Hugin to win a third term.
Democrats' performance in the House battlefield was mixed.
The House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes and trade, saw four of its Republican members lose their seats.
In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.
In Florida, six House seats are in play, and there are close and crucial battles for a Senate seat and the governorship. To get even with Trump, Mr. McCain had cast the vote that killed the Obamacare replacement that House Republicans finally, after years of dithering, had passed. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
As for the Senate race, despite Trump's deeply polarizing effect on voters, the GOP harnessed his rock-solid popularity with hard-right voters in rural, deep-red states.
At his watch party, Trump was upbeat. Democrats relied more upon women, people of colour, young people and college graduates.
Overall, women voted considerably more in favour of congressional Democratic candidates - with fewer than 4 in 10 voting for Republicans, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 voters and about 20,000 non-voters - conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago.
In suburban areas where key House races were decided, female voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin.
Mr Trump's main reason for saying he wouldn't allow the tax returns to be released is because "people don't understand tax returns".
The heavyweight star admits Usyk should be the bookmakers' favourite but is refusing to rule out fans' favourite Bellew. Oleksandr Usyk has warned Tony Bellew his talk will count for little if he does not deliver in the ring on Saturday.
And it has ultimately left Liverpool with real work to do in their final games away to PSG and at home to Napoli. Four points from their last two games would be enough to guarantee the Reds' progress to the last 16.
The New Orleans Saints, the Eagles ' opponent in two weeks, have reportedly added a receiver of their own. But his play fell off dramatically past year when he failed to register a single 100-yard game.
Voters cast ballots today in the first major voter test of Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake. If that were the case, then the Democrats would have trounced the GOP in the House and made gains in the Senate.
Race favourite Yucatan , also trained by O'Brien, came in a disappointing 11th. "I always thought he was the horse to worry about. The Melbourne Cup win was only Cross Counter's eighth race and fifth start.
Experts worry that supplies of the drug will somehow make their way from doctors' offices and pharmacies to addicts. Indeed, its potential use by soldiers was one reason Dsuvia was approved, according to FDA Commissioner Dr.
He said the US-style of publicly thanking veterans for their service would not necessarily translate well to Australia. Mr Chester also welcomed the announcement, but acknowledged many veterans would sooner embrace discounted airfares.
Researchers from the University of Bristol have analysed the link between sleeping patterns and breast cancer in women. The scientists found that those with an in-built morning preference were 40% to 48% less at risk of breast cancer .
Importantly for any future negotiations, Harper's deal would not be the largest in baseball history by average annual value. Since Harper was under contract with the Nationals at the time, they had exclusive rights to negotiate with him.
But the Blue House would not reveal the reason for the postponement and referred questions to the State Department. The State Department said the talks would be rescheduled "when our respective schedules permit".
"Manu is back and progressing well - we're cautiously optimistic he'll be available this week, the same with Courtney Lawes ". He said: "We know they're going to have an ideal preparation for the game; they'll be up for the game.
The over that went for 43 runs!
Carter, playing in only his fifth List A matches, smashed the last three balls for six to blaze into the record books. Coming in at a precarious 95/5, both Carter and Hampton took their time to resurrect the Northern District's innings.
Senators players caught on tape ripping team, coaches
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