Democrats aim to rein in Trump after seizing US House

The blue wave never came but voters did rebuke a heedless headstrong president

The blue wave never came but voters did rebuke a heedless headstrong president

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who is considering the 2020 race, said that the two years since Trump ascended to the White House had ushered a new generation of women into public life.

President Donald Trump's Russian business ties, Jared Kushner's relationship with the Saudi crown prince, Ivanka Trump's Chinese trademarks - all could come under new scrutiny by the Democrats when they take over the House of Representatives. "I give her a great deal of credit for what she's done and what she's accomplished", Trump said. That's 30 million more people who participated in the 2014 midterms, representing the highest raw vote total for a non-presidential election in US history and the highest overall voter participation rate in a midterm election in a half century. "Remember this feeling - know the power to win", Pelosi said during her speech.

Democrats' dreams of the Senate majority, always unlikely, were shattered after losses in top Senate battlegrounds: Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, North Dakota and Texas.

But under the Constitution's general operating principles, the House and the Senate need to agree in the majority on any laws that are passed, subject to a presidential veto.

"The American people have demanded accountability from their government", Representative Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat poised to become chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote on Twitter.

The White House could respond to committee demands by citing executive privilege.

Over her lengthy congressional career, Waters has emerged as a fierce critic of big banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc and plans to increase oversight of those firms in her new role. The first is to view the Democratic retaking of the House as an opportunity for Israel to reach out again to Democrats and liberal Jews who overwhelmingly supported them after years of the Jewish state perceived as enthusiastically praising Trump. In Kansas, Democrat Laura Kelly defeated Kris Kobach, a staunch Trump ally, where outgoing Republican Governor Sam Brownback suffered from low approval ratings. With 218 seats needed for a majority in the 435-member Houses, Democrats have won 220 and the Republicans 193, with winners undetermined in 22 races.

Internal Revenue Service law allows House and Senate tax-writing committees to request federal returns, and the ranking Ways and Means Democrat, Rep. Richard Neal of MA, has signaled publicly he would ask for them - a move the White House might fight.

"She represents the party of".

Professor Wendy Schiller, the chair of the political science department at Brown University, said even though Pelosi's legacy is as one of the shrewdest politicians of the 21st century, the younger generation doesn't "think they owe her anything".

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On Instagram she urged people to "pray for Calabasas" . " I pray everyone is safe ", she wrote. Butte County Sherriff Kory Honea told the Chico Enterprise-Record that "it's bad".

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The Nationals wanted to lock up their star, but Harper felt $30 million per year for the next decade wasn't enough money. The six-time All-Star and 2015 NL MVP has 184 homers, 521 RBIs and a.900 OPS during his six-year career in Washington.

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The reversal required a " reasoned explanation " but instead the State Department discarded prior "factual findings", he said. NPR reached out to TransCanada early Friday for comment on the ruling but did not hear back by the time of publishing.

Pelosi comes from the old school of politics, taught by her father, the former mayor of Baltimore, and her mother, who ran a tight Italian-American household.

Nancy Pelosi shakes hands with Donald Trump on the day of his inauguration.

Yet it's that kind of middle-road tack that risks alienating Democrats who want nothing to do with Trump. "I just want to keep everything moving, because I'm loving it".

Also, Democratic leaders in the House through committee positions can conduct investigations into the conduct of government officials, including the use of subpoenas to get documents, the ability to compel witnesses to testify, and the holding of witnesses in contempt for not testifying or providing information.

That muted some of the opposition to him and the Democratic Party's ambivalence towards illegal immigration as a caravan of several thousands of Central Americans marching under the flags Guatemala and Honduras marched towards the USA roused Trump's base.

House Democrats will meet behind closed doors later this month to elect party leaders, and Pelosi is expected to win the most votes in the caucus.

Indeed, Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY, likely to become House Judiciary Chair in the new Congress, has suggested he would even use his new subpoena power to initiate an impeachment investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, recently confirmed after a nasty Senate battle over allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a teenager.

In locking down a majority, Democratic candidates flipped seats in several suburban districts outside Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Denver and Dallas that were considered prime targets for turnover because they were won by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

"I went from the kitchen to Congress", she said.

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