Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of USA midterm elections

Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of USA midterm elections

But they also will be regarded as a verdict on the President's personal style, ranging from his language (welcome to some ears, intemperate to others), the symbolism he employs (refreshing to some eyes, racist to others), his bearing (bold to some minds, vulgar to others), his recasting of the country's political character (an overdue re-evaluation of USA immigration policy to some, a rash of nativist fear to others), even his lifestyle (honest and unvarnished to some, tasteless and tawdry to others).

Trump told supporters: "I didn't know Lee Greenwood would be here".

Trump told a rally crowd in Macon, Georgia that "there's electricity in the air like I haven't seen since '16". He has diminished America's worldwide standing, and instead of championing democracy and human rights, he has cultivated some of world's most brutal dictators.

President Donald Trump appears to be distancing himself from the fate of House Republican candidates two days before the midterm elections. "In the closing weeks of this election we have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric created to make us angry and to make us fearful", he said.

Appealing to a more environmentally conscious, urban electorate, a Democratic House could lead to a backlash against Canadian oil and gas projects, including the oilsands and pipelines such as Keystone, which are necessary to get Canadian oil to market.

"The level of fervor, the level of fever is very strong on the Republican side", he said.

The elections on 6 November to the 435-member Congress and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will decide if the Republican party, which Trump represents, continues to control legislation in both Houses or whether it will go into the hands of the Democrats. "That's a big difference", he said, crediting his rallies for the influence.

Likely House outcome: Democrats take control.

"The only check right now on the behavior of these Republicans is you and your vote".

Democrats painted sharp distinctions with Trump, insisting that only they will protect the health care gains made under Obama, that Trump has employed inhumane measures to keep migrants out, and that the divisiveness he has fostered must end.

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India will have to keep a keen watch on the developments and ensure that the island does not take a Chinese turn. Sirisena has formed a new cabinet since then with several ministers, state and deputy ministers already sworn in.

He says, "We should vote people in and out, not shout them in and out".

In prepared remarks for a speech Sunday at an interfaith prayer lunch in Chattanooga, Bredesen said Trump will "have plenty of derogatory things to say about me".

"When words don't mean anything, when truth doesn't matter, when people can just lie with abandon, democracy can't work", he said.

The Democrats' hopes of blunting the GOP's march or even flipping seats run through places such as Tennessee, where Mr. Bredesen is nipping at Ms. Blackburn's heels in the race to replace retiring Sen.

Recent polls have suggested the GOP is likely to expand its presence in the Senate, while many House races are in dead heats.

And they came as Trump was traveling to two traditionally Republican states to help bolster two statewide candidates ahead of elections that could dramatically reshape his presidency.

A federal court threw out this attempt in Georgia, allegedly a planned effort by Republican candidate for the post of governor, its current secretary of state Brian Kemp.

Trump's final sprint will take him Monday to Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.

Ronna McDaniel, head of the Republican National Committee, said on ABC's "This Week" program that the media had chosen to focus on Trump's immigration rhetoric but the president was also emphasizing economic and job gains under his presidency. This year there are myriad themes, each motivating huge swaths of the American people, perhaps enough to overcome the voter lethargy that customarily is an important feature of off-year elections.

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