Democratic chair says Trump is 'absolutely' beatable in 2020

Democratic chair says Trump is 'absolutely' beatable in 2020

If President Trump were a disciplined political actor who thought strategically about his party's electoral future instead of a reactive and impulsive vulgarian whose insecurities and prejudices just so happen to coincide and resonate with the insecurities and prejudices of a large swath of Republican voters, he could do far more than merely use Democratic gains in the House as an opportunity to keep his base whipped into a froth of partisan fury over the next two years.

A Mississippi U.S. Senate seat held by Republicans is going to a runoff, but analysts predict the GOP will have little difficulty winning in one of the nation's most conservative states. The party did not secure a Senate majority, which could have given the Democrats powers to block any further Supreme Court nominations and open more probes into the president.

In Florida, GOP candidate Rick Scott appears to have defeated Democratic Sen.

In addition, Lamb has resisted endorsing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for speaker of the House.

Trump's personal income taxes, which he withheld during the 2016 campaign and in his two years in office, are expected to be the purview of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Republicans, though, pointed to Trump's 8-point victory in OH in 2016, and the four campaign visits he made to the state, including a southwest OH jaunt three weeks before the election.

They will propose no meaningful democratic reforms to cure the grotesquely dysfunctional system which they wish only to inherit (in Georgia, for example, voting machines turned up in poor, mainly black, districts with no power cords to plug them in to the wall). Mr Trump asked Mr Pence in front of reporters.

Pelosi, meanwhile, is likely to face a challenge for the speakership from newer or younger members later this month. Trump said he was willing to work with his opponents on key priorities such as restoring trade with China and infrastructure improvements.

The campaign unfolded against a backdrop of ugly rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president.

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Meanwhile, Democratic gains in Republican strongholds are widely interpreted as an impassioned rejection of Trump's agenda and style.

"CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them", Trump told CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who wrestled with a White House staffer who forcibly pulled the microphone from his hands.

That probably avoids a burn-it-to-the-ground situation where Democratic voters, totally disillusioned with the ability of the current crop of officeholders, turn to a complete outsider for salvation (think Oprah or businessman Marc Cuban).

Ditto the minority and even Muslim Labour MPs who voted for the destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and other Muslim countries during the last almost 20 years in the British Parliament.

As the returns came in, voters were on track to send at least 99 women to the House, shattering the record of 84 now. At age 29, Ocasio Cortez of NY seizes the record from Republican Elise Stefanik, who was elected at age 30 in 2014. Today, his chances for re-election look much more hard than they did just a few months ago. Their "identity politics" celebration of "the first this, the first that" elected to office in USA history will be scant consolation to those whose lives continue to be blighted by the neo-liberal brigand-capitalism of the American ruling class.

On Tuesday night, he called to congratulate Pelosi and acknowledged her plea for bipartisanship, the leader's spokesman said. And if Trump is really lucky, they will rig the primaries to ensure Hillary Clinton again carries their tattered banner. AP VoteCast also showed a majority of voters considered Trump a factor in their votes. There were also two special House elections in 2018 where one of his candidates won, and one lost.

"Areas for legislative agreement will be more limited", he said. She won the general election after running unopposed. Democrats have represented no more than a quarter of rural districts ever since. At least three other red districts flipped to blue. "And she lost. Too bad, sorry about that, Mia!"

To be sure, some of the Republican tax-cut authors are leaving Washington on a high note.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat 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".

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