"I am so honoured to share both the ballot and the stage with the many visionary, bold women who have raised their hand to run for public office", said Ayanna Pressley, who became the first black woman elected to Congress from MA.
Trump will respond to this pressure and criticism with signature defiance, and his drive to demonstrate continuing political virility may lead him to search for foreign (as well as domestic policy) villains. What she wanted was a check on the president. "It's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration".
"From the beginning, Ambassador Lighthizer has worked closely with Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate on the renegotiation of this agreement", Davis said.
This doesn't close the door on bipartisanship.
More than 40 percent of Americans surveyed said in October that they weren't interested in Trump's tax returns, according to Bloomberg.
The Republican-controlled Senate may be willing to work with the soon-to-be Democratic House of Representatives to lower prescription drug prices, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated Wednesday.
"I feel really lucky to be in college during all of this political turmoil". If her colleagues back her - and many ran their campaigns on the promise not to - it would be the second time she wields the gavel, making her the most powerful woman in Washington.
"The economy is definitely going to be more vulnerable about a year from now", she said. His work has also appeared in Salon, Raw Story, Truthdig, National Memo, Philadelphia Weekly, Democratic Underground, L.A. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications. But they also cost his party in suburban races that decided the outcome of the House, contributing to the split-decision Trump received from voters. He said Republicans "dramatically outperformed historical precedents". Subsequent clashes over spending, health care, and immigration precipitated near fiscal crises and partial government shut-downs, eventually forcing GOP leaders from office.
Voters there flipped at least 12 state House seats and four state Senate seats from red to blue, the biggest single pickups by Democrats in decades.
". I think I'm better at that game than they are, actually, but we'll find out". "It's about new faces". Democratic favorite Conor Lamb, who stunned Washington by winning a special election in the state, beat Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus in a new district.
"There are lot of conversations happening with a lot of people from a lot of different caucuses that we have that are thinking about it", Ryan said, adding that he had no intention of challenging Pelosi as he did in 2016.
Seizing the Senate had never looked a likely prospect for the Democrats, and in the event they fell short of a tidal wave of voter support that would have given them control of both chambers of Congress.
Democrats will now be able to block legislation and light a fire under Trump's feet with investigations of his opaque finances and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In the Miami area, former Clinton administration Cabinet member Donna Shalala won an open seat, while GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo lost his bid for a third term in a nearby district.
The end game, as U.S. commentators are already calling it, is likely to get very ugly. He also said: "They're extremely complex". Young people (who typically vote Democrat) turned up in record numbers this year, but so too did rural white Americans, who may not have voted prior to supporting Trump in 2016.
While 29-year old progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez captured the attention of progressives around the country with her surprising victory in the Democratic primary, her race was essentially over at that stage.
When asked if she thought she would have to deal with "unusual opposition", Pelosi replied: "If I do, that's politics".
"That came through clearly", she said.
Other subgroups of what Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg dubbed "America ascendant" have not moved as sharply to the Democrats.
Shortly thereafter, however, it was announced that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been forced out.
In the Senate, Republicans held control while ousting moderate Democrats in North Dakota, Indiana, and Missouri - even as they lost their Republican incumbent in Nevada. Clinton came within 10 points of Trump in Texas and trailed him by fewer than than 5 points in Georgia. Republicans said Thursday that Trump is motivating their voters, as well as Democrats.
"Without hesitation, I would hold regular meetings and public hearings with members of this administration to impose transparency and assert Congress' constitutional role in setting trade policy", Pascrell said.
That's the way Mr. Farnsworth sees it.