Guest opinion: The 'popular vote' in the House or Senate means nothing

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Given how big a factor Trump was in voters' minds (38% said their vote was to show opposition to Trump, 26% said it was to express support for him), the passion the President brought out in his opponents clearly influenced the overall outcome.

House-Senate talks on the DHS budget reportedly involve a deal to provide some initial funding for the wall in exchange for a limited restoration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program established by President Obama through an executive order and rescinded by Trump using the same method past year.

Overall, 45% of people said they approved of Trump as President while 54% disapproved.

Democrats look on pace to win about 69% of all Senate races that were up for election this year.

Who will win the USA mid-terms? "House Democrats ran on and won on our bold campaign for a $1 trillion investment in our infrastructure that will make our communities more resilient to the climate crisis, while creating 16 million new good-paying jobs across the country".

According to FiveThirtyEight's polling forecast, Democrats have an 87.7% chance of winning control.

Democrats have won three of the seven seats so far and are on track to pick up at least two more.

Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Nevada's Jacky Rosen, both of whom ousted incumbent Republicans in their races, met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday morning. What is being voted for?

The top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations panel, Sen.

Out of a total of 100 seats, only 35 are up for grabs as the duration of sitting is staggered in six year terms.

CNN files suit against Trump administration
Acosta then tried to pose a question about "pipe bombs" before he was again interrupted by another outburst. In once infamous incident he flailed his arms mocking a disabled New York Times journalist.

But that was not the view of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who on Wednesday warned House Democrats that any investigations of the president by their new majority in the ensuing two years "might not be smart strategy". By a lopsided margin of more than 3-to-2, voters named the Democrats, not the Republicans, as the politicians they trust to defend coverage for pre-existing conditions. It also gives Democrats stronger footing in key states ahead of the next presidential race and in the redrawing of congressional districts - a complicated process that has been dominated by the GOP, which has drawn favorable boundaries for their candidates.

Will Donald Trump still be president? Those findings come despite the fact that Trump repeatedly pushed the idea of voter fraud in the runup to the election - seemingly ignoring the reams of data that suggest there really is no such thing as widespread voter fraud.

However, the election will have a significant impact on how much power Trump will have for the rest of his presidency. He called it "an incredible day" for the Republican Party for "significantly beating expectations in the House".

By Tuesday afternoon, what at first seemed like a potentially angry encounter as Pelosi seeks to secure the speakership, instead took a friendly turn, with the longtime Democratic leader and the 29-year-old liberal insurgent exchanging public messages of support.

"I hope that we are ushering in a new era", said Rep. -elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.

Still, Republicans will control the majority of state legislative chambers, governorships, the U.S. Senate and the White House.

The majority party can also block opposing agendas and the president's Supreme Court nominees from being confirmed.

He said: "It's all fragile". You see what's happening with them.

In 2006, when the Democrats won control of the House and Pelosi became Speaker for the first time, her first priority was to block any effort to impeach Bush for war crimes in Iraq, including launching a war in violation of global law and on the basis of lies about "weapons of mass destruction" and supposed ties between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda.

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