Democrats disagree on just how aggressively to go after president

Cheryl Sanders
November 9, 2018

That said, if Abrams wins, she will become Georgia's first Black female governor. "And she lost. Too bad".

The GOP "had a very good day" Tuesday despite the House loss, McConnell said.

The reality is that the GOP's strengthened hand in the Senate won't change much when it comes to lower court nominees.

Under outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's (D-Wis.) leadership, Welch noted, Democratic legislators had few opportunities to offer amendments to legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, pointed to health care during a Wednesday news conference.

And while the Republican outlook in the House was indeed harmed by retirements, as Trump said, the GOP conversely benefited from district lines that were drawn largely by Republicans following the 2010 Census. And it seems highly unlikely that any Republican will vote for the woman their party has demonized in thousands of campaign ads.


Besides all of that, as Art Thompson, CEO of The John Birch Society (parent organization for The New American) explained in a video, numerous Republicans defeated were really not that much different from the Democrats. Both are deal makers.

With three more committee members running for other offices, come January, half of the 24 Republicans who wrote the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will no longer be in Congress. That will subject Trump's decision-making - as well as his personal finances and potential conflicts of interest - to deeper public and private examination by key committees, as the national focus shifts to the 2020 presidential election.

Trump named Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, as acting attorney general, saying he would soon nominate a permanent replacement for review by the Senate. All of the Democrats fared well in a popular vote hypothetical match-up against Trump.

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".

"I could fire everybody right now", Trump said.

Trump then called on NBC's Peter Alexander. "He won't show us his tax returns".


While describing Trump's proposal as a "campaign tactic", Neal added that the president's request might be able to be fulfilled if the administration is prepared to make accommodations.

The president said Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, had expressed to him a desire to work together.

"You are a rude, awful person", he told Acosta in front of the world's media. And when PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked whether he thought his rhetoric, including use of the term "nationalist" emboldened white nationalists, he called it "such a racist question". Hua said China is ready to work with the USA to handle differences properly, promote cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit and push forward the development of bilateral ties in the right direction.

"They can play that game, but we can play it better". "Donald Trump may not like hearing it, but for the first time, his administration is going to be held accountable".

In light of the importance of Sino-US relations, it is the common wish of farsighted people from the US to maintain a healthy and stable development of the relationship, Hua said at a daily news briefing.

Schiff, the expected new leader of the Intelligence Committee after Democrats took back the House Tuesday, told CNN that this is the "first move" Democrats have taken to prevent Mueller from potentially being fired.


Republicans held onto seats in the Senate but saw their House majority slip away, setting up the likelihood the White House will be dogged by investigations as Trump prepares to fight for his own re-election.

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