The Democrats soundly routed the Republicans in the House and lost seats to them in the upper chamber because, to put it simply, different rules govern elections for the two chambers. Democrats have flipped 28 House seats and lead in several more uncalled races.
But the president warned he would not hesitate to retaliate if House Democrats use their committee powers in the next Congress to investigate members of his administration or his personal finances.
Michigan's urban-rural divide "may be more stark now that population is moving more into urban and metropolitan areas, but that means that the suburbs begin to play a much bigger role, and I think we saw that in MI and across the country", he said.
"If you're not connecting with the workers, then you're not going to be able to do well", Ryan said in an interview. The article also said that the United States president "probably always planned to jettison" former U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions. They must think carefully about whether to proceed with a "presidential harassment" strategy that exploits their new majority in the House to afflict Trump, he said.
As for Utah Rep. Mia Love's loss Tuesday, Trump said: "Mia Love gave me no love, and she lost", adding, "Sorry about that, Mia". Trump called the investigation "a disgrace", saying it "should never have been started, because there is no crime".
Trump reeled off a shopping list of disadvantages he claimed that the Republicans had faced going into Tuesday's vote, including "wealthy donors and special interests" for the Democrats, and "very hostile media coverage".
"Tremendous success tonight", Trump said. He said he is working with Congress, Turkey and Saudi Arabia on solving the killing, which took place in Istanbul.
In ill-tempered exchanges, he called a CNN correspondent "a rude, awful person" and told an NBC reporter: "I'm not a big fan of yours either".
Yet the elections were not the stunning repudiation of Trump and the Republican party that many liberals, profoundly disturbed by the nation's trajectory, had hoped for.
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A spokesperson for the institute called the news of her death "tragic", and said the university was cooperating with police. Investigators say the sisters traveled from Virginia and stayed at expensive hotels in the days before they died.
Democrats dominate the big urban centres and Trump, heading a reconstituted Republican Party, has tightened the GOP's grip on rural America.
Republicans fell short in CT, but appear well-positioned to gain one in Alaska (where the incumbent "independent" governor dropped out of the race and endorsed the Democrat).
If the results hold and Republicans win in Mississippi, Florida and Arizona, Trump would be correct that Republicans' Senate gains in the 2018 midterms (+3) represent the largest first midterm Senate pickup since President John F. Kennedy's Democratic party gained four seats in 1962.
Having seized control of the House of Representatives, Democrats will get the chance to convert their rhetoric into action.
On the potential for House investigations, Pelosi said Democrats will have a "responsibility for oversight" when they take charge in January and she will leave final decisions to committees.
Such a left-populist message just might succeed in settling the dispute over which party will come to be seen as the greater friend and ally of those Americans who spend more time worrying about making ends meet than they do about corporate tax rates. Polls and pundits expected Democrats would take control of the House and Republicans would keep the Senate, and that's exactly what we're getting.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, who is likely to return as speaker of the House despite opposition from some centrist Democrats, promised that the party will serve as a counterweight - but also work with Trump.
Florida is even closer, with incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson down 49.8 percent to Republican Rick Scott's 50.2 percent.
He also announced that he that Vice President Mike Pence would be his running mate again in the 2020 elections. After CNN released audio recording of Lewis in which he questioned the parenting ability of same-sex couples, Craig's eldest son, Josh, posted a video on Twitter to defend his mother and support her candidacy.
Democrats' dreams of the Senate majority, always unlikely, were shattered after losses in top Senate battlegrounds: Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, North Dakota and Texas.