Democrats take the House, but there was no landslide - Nordea Markets

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Donald Trump has remained confident in the Republican Senate majority, declaring an edge over the Democrats despite a massive House win.

In Tuesday's elections, McConnell said, the contentious, partisan fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was "very helpful" in winning Senate seats, like an "adrenaline shot" for GOP voters.

Together, Republicans and Democrats make up 95 percent of seats, and other parties a further two percent. The Democrats also busted Republican supermajorities in Michigan's Senate, North Carolina's House and Senate, and Pennsylvania's Senate.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) leads Democrat Gina Ortiz-Jones by just over 1,000 votes in a race that may be heading for a recount, and indicted Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) has seen his lead shrink to under 3,000 votes, with a recount possible after his opponent took back his concession as well.

With that, they're expected to relaunch or re-energize investigations in the House on which they claimed Republicans have dragged their feet.

"It's all about framing for 2020", said Joel Rubin, who was the State Department's liaison to the House during the Obama administration.

The inquiry could potentially tie to a broader investigation into any connection between Mr Trump's presidential campaign and Russian involvement in the 2016 election - a charge the President has repeatedly and vehemently denied.

Pelosi is closely aligned with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in obediently saluting President Trump as he boosts military expenditures - which already account for most of the nation's discretionary spending.

Pelosi, meanwhile, is likely to face a challenge for the speakership from newer or younger members later this month.

In first calling on Mr Trump to disclose the records voluntarily, Mr Neal could be setting up a scenario where Mr Trump can disclose a limited amount of records and avoid having Congress comb through all of his past tax returns.

Democrats and Mills, the state's attorney general, campaigned largely on access to affordable health care, and Mills has vowed to enact the Medicaid expansion during her first days in office. The basic premise is that when government is unified, members of Congress are more likely to vote with the president rather than adhere to its constitutional role of checking presidential power.

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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.

Now that they have taken control of the House from the Republicans, Democratic leaders of many committees will have subpoena powers enabling them to obtain documents, email and testimony. Because Trump has demonstrated that despite receiving endlessly negative coverage, and despite Republicans being outspent by Democrats in the midterms, his brand of politics is not - at least not yet - still resonates with a significant portion of American voters.

Women were assured of at least 107 seats in the House, more than ever before.

The Republican side of the aisle elected mostly white men.

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On Tuesday night, he called to congratulate Pelosi and acknowledged her plea for bipartisanship, the leader's spokesman said. They need to be reminded why.

"There's so much to the Trump administration that could be investigated, it's an unprecedented situation of major business entanglements around the world", said Dana Allin, senior fellow with the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A former legislative director for three Democrats in Congress, Justin Talbot-Zorn, responded with an article on The Nation's website pointing out that "bold progressivism and "pay-go" fiscal conservatism are mutually exclusive". Two years later, she became the first woman of color elected to Congress in CT, and will represent the state's fifth congressional district, which includes Newtown, New Britain, and Woodbury. And she lost. Too bad.

And then the White House would hope "Republicans take the House (of Representatives in the 2020 election) and nobody is demanding (the tax returns) at that point". Republicans kept their Senate majority.

Democrats needed to pick up two dozen seats to seize the House majority and two seats to control the Senate.

The GOP campaign committee distanced itself from eight-term Rep. Steve King of Iowa after he was accused of racism and anti-Semitism, but he won anyway. "Some close races, some races that didn't go the Republican way, midterm elections - all those things come into play".