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Moderate Democrats already hate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Following the midterm election trade policy continuity in Asia with the grudging support of House Democrats is likely writes Feingold Following the midterm election trade policy continuity in Asia with the grudging support of House Democrats is likely writes Feingold
Kelvin Reese | 15 November, 2018, 04:52

"The Democrats won back Congress", Konst declared, adding that "it is important to have somebody who understands how Congress functions, how to work with a diverse caucus".

On the other side of the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky won another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer of NY won for Democrats.

Democrats gained control of the House for the first time since 2014, while Republicans retained the Senate even though President Trump's popularity has declined, Hanson said.

Democrats won't hold their leadership elections until after Thanksgiving.

As the nation observed Veterans Day, President Trump spent the day out of public view, but his tweets suggested he is thinking about how a House controlled by the Democrats might impact his presidency.

Congressional Democratic candidate Ayanna Pressley addresses supporters during a Democratic Party Unity Rally at the Cambridge Community Center in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 9, 2018.

New York Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid her first visit to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office on Tuesday - alongside a group of millennial protesters staging a sit-in over climate change. Chuck Schumer of NY is set to return as leader, even though the party lost several seats in the election.

U.S. House Republicans on Wednesday elected Kevin McCarthy as the House minority leader, the top Republican in the lower chamber in the new Congress starting January. Steny Hoyer and James Clyburn, are all in their 70s.

GOP senator won't comment on 'hanging' remark
In August, President Trump endorsed Hyde-Smith over another Republican in Mississippi's State Senate, Chris McDaniel. She is facing a run-off later this month against a black Democrat in a state with a history of race killings.

Xbox One X discount, Crackdown 3 and more: Microsoft's XO18 reveals
It's not so good for racers, beat'em ups, or sports titles, where the nuance of analog sticks and triggers can be more impactful. Among the mouse and keyboard supported games are Fortnite , Vermintide 2 , War-Thunder and others.

Marvel co-creator Stan Lee has died
He said Lee's passing was not surprising, given the writer and publisher's age of 95, but it was hard all the same. McFarlane would know, having co-created the antihero Venom as the artist on Amazing Spider-Man in the late '80s.

But as Ryan, Rep. Seth Moulton of MA and other anti-Pelosi Democrats argue for change, Pelosi and her allies point to the record number of women who led their party back to the majority, as well as Pelosi's long track record as the caucus's leader. Rice said she feels the same way about Hoyer and Clyburn. It's not a gender thing. The Washington Post surveyed the field of incoming and returning Democrats, and JM Rieger thinks Pelosi should be anxious if politicians stick to their campaign promises. "The American people demand it - thats what they want, thats how they voted, and we need to listen to them".

Pelosi has yet to secure enough votes among her caucus to ensure that she will be reelected as speaker when the new Congress convenes January 3. Rice said they have the requisite signatures, but did not provide a date for releasing the letter.

CNN projects Democrats so far have a 225-seat majority, so Pelosi would need to shore up support from over 90% of her caucus to reach that 218 threshold on the floor. That allows Sen. John Thune of South Dakota to move up to the No. 2 spot. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the GOP whip, is being forced out by term limits.

"Leader Pelosi's pledge to be a transitional leader for House Democrats, focused not only on our legislative agenda, but on ushering and mentoring our next generation of leaders to carry our efforts forward for the longer run, is also a prudent and wise approach", Crist said. She faces GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch as the Senate's President Pro Tempore, a position that typically goes to the most senior lawmaker and puts him in the line of presidential succession.

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the current No. 3 House Republican, was elected to the No. 2 Republican leadership position in the new Congress, where he will serve as minority whip.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was elected to another term as party leader. At one point, ads featuring McCarthy were running promoting Trump's border wall.

"This might be a tough pill to swallow", the Ohio Republican said, "but I believe that if we'd handled the past two years differently, we would still be the majority party in the House of Representatives". The Kentucky Republican has said legislation to protect Mueller is "unnecessary" because the investigation is "not under threat".

Don't get us wrong, while McCarthy is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, he could have been a good Majority Leader.

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