Trump says 'I don't care' if Democrats go after my taxes
07 November, 2018, 09:47 | Author: Sara Gill
A Democratic-held House would also be a more receptive audience if special counsel Robert Mueller finds wrongdoing by the President and his campaign involving Russian election meddling, and theoretically would give Trump's congressional opponents the power to initiative impeachment proceedings. And Trump's approval rating is hovering at or below 40 per cent, the lowest of any president on the eve of his first midterms since the 1950s. The GOP's grip on high-profile governorships in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well. It sounds like a tall task, but even the president admits history is on the side of the Democrats.
Almost 40 per cent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate, while about 25 per cent said they voted to express support for Trump.
Democrats' fate depends upon a delicate coalition of infrequent voters - particularly young people and minorities - who traditionally shun midterm elections.
Democrats had a slight early turnout edge heading into Election Day, but Republicans stormed the polls a little hard than Democrats.
And they appear particularly motivated to vote.
Meanwhile, some Democrat supporters admitted they were haunted by the spectre of 2016 when Mr Trump's triumph confounded the pundits and opinion polls which had predicted a Hillary Clinton victory. NBC, owned by Comcast Corp, said on Monday it was no longer running the ad, which it called "insensitive".
Voters must decide on Tuesday whether to constrain President Donald Trump and his compliant Republicans after the first two years of a demagogic presidency that widened national divides and unfolded in a torrent of scandal.
He bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.
Tuesday's elections, widely seen as a referendum on Trump, have been portrayed by both Republicans and Democrats as critical for the direction of the country.
Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to take control of the House.
Republicans are expected to retain their slight majority in the US Senate, now at two seats, which would let them retain the power to approve US Supreme Court and other judicial nominations on straight party-line votes. News organizations use them to help call the results of races. Bob Menendez, who, less than a year ago, stood trial for federal corruption charges. On Saturday, the often-cited Real Clear Politics "Battle for the House 2018" poll had Democrats ahead by 203 to 196.
In Virginia, political newcomer Jennifer Wexton defeated two-term GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock.
Monday will be a barnstormer for Trump, who will make stops in OH and in before a final campaign pitch in Missouri, where he is trying to knock Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill out of office.
In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.
Republicans do not have to defend as many vulnerable incumbents as Democrats in the midterms. A party needs 218 seats to have a majority. But 35 Senate seats, all 435 House seats, 36 gubernatorial positions, and hundreds of other state- and local-level positions are up for grabs in what is seen as a particularly consequential election, already drawing a record turnout in early voting.
Reprising his frantic campaigning during the final days of his 2016 race, Trump was barnstorming the country with rallies in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri, returning to the White House well after midnight.
He and the first lady were to host an evening watch party for family and friends.
That key demographic split evenly - 43-41 percent -among Democratic and Republican House candidates in the survey, erasing a 33-point Democrat lead in October.
O'Connell said "Democrats are going to launch many investigations and launch many subpoenas" if they control the House.
The political and practical stakes were sky-high.
In midterm elections two years after he won the White House, Trump and his fellow Republicans on Tuesday were set to maintain their majority in the US Senate, CNN, NBC and ABC News said, following a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues. Perhaps more important, they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings.
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While early voting is setting records in many parts of the country, turnout is still expected to be just 52 percent. The Monroe County Board of Elections reported that as of 10 a.m. voter turnout was up countywide.
However, customers still shop online for truck delivery or parcel shipping, or place a pick-up order for another location. Lowe's said is expects to close the impacted stores by the end of the company's 2018 fiscal year - February 1, 2019.
Lewis landed a nice combo 30 seconds into the second round and even tried a switch kick as he stepped up the aggression. Cormier had a quick takedown in the first round and turned in a dominant yet tiresome effort to easily take the round.
Yet it may be effective in largely rural states where he remains popular and where numerous closest Senate races are playing out. Republicans are expected to retain their majority in the Senate , where 35 of the 100 Senate seats are up for grabs.
In their 47th meeting, the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion beat Federer 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. "I don't want to talk about that". The Russian fully demonstrated his confidence later on, finishing quadruple breaks for a 6-1 second set victory.
Cengiz last week declined an invitation by the White House, criticizing Trump's statements on Khashoggi's killing . Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get the needed paperwork to marry his partner.
The Trump-Xi meeting would be the first since the two countries began hitting each other with import taxes earlier this year. Trump is planning to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this month.
Don't let them run the okey-doke on you", Obama said Sunday during a campaign stop in Gary, Ind., for Democratic incumbent Sen. In 2010, the Tea Party swing of 63 seats gave the Republicans the House: Barack Obama would never get control of it back.
Oil markets have been anticipating the sanctions for months and the world's biggest producers have been increasing output. Over the weekend, European diplomats continued to discuss another measure, the Special-Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
Despite surging output, concerns lingered ahead of the start of U.S. sanctions against Iran's petroleum exports from next week. One is high oil prices, and in many countries they're directly related to consumer prices.
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