Flip this House! Dems take control

Flip this House! Dems take control

"Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!" the president wrote on Twitter.

"We're seeing the ramifications of Democrats on these committees who have this kind of power", Melber said.

Pelosi has remained noncommittal amid speculation that she would step aside to make way for new leadership, regardless of the election results.

The election is the culmination of two years of Democratic activism beginning virtually the day after Trump won the 2016 election and officially kicking off with Women's Marches across the country on the day after his inauguration. Trump's aggressive campaign blitz, which paid off in some key victories, suggests he is likely to continue leaning into the fray.

Tuesday's gains were the biggest since 2010, when a wave of conservative anger against Democratic President Barack Obama gave Republicans a massive 64-seat pickup.

"There will be, I imagine, great introspection within the Trump White House", said Gearan, who is now the director of the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.

"We have already seen huge turnout, people out and about knocking on doors, making sure everybody gets out there, but I think turnout will be very, very high", Democratic candidate Katie Porter, who is running in Irvine, California, against two-term Republican incumbent Mimi Walters, told AFP. But Congress could not remove him from office without a conviction by a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate.

NBC host Savannah Guthrie asked Sanders if she had spent time with the president and if he had reacted to the news that Republicans lost control of the House.

With a House majority, Democrats will have the power to investigate Mr Trump's tax returns, possible business conflicts of interest and allegations involving his 2016 campaign's links to Russian Federation.

Trump had aggressively campaigned in the closing days of the race, his focus on boosting Republicans in states that he carried in 2016. The Republican incumbent had been branded Barbara "Trumpstock" by Democrats in a race that pointed to Trump's unpopularity among college-educated women in the suburbs.

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North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) has lost her re-election bid against Republican challenger Kevin Cramer, the second state to flip red.

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President Donald Trump later called to congratulate Pelosi as her party appeared all but certain to recapture the House of Representatives.

Former vice president Joe Biden, often touted as a possible Democratic candidate to take on Trump in 2020, said he'd be "dumbfounded" not to win the House.

Faced with the possibility of keeping the Senate but losing the House, aides in recent days had laid out the political reality to Trump, who could face an onslaught of Democratic-run investigations. The president urged supporters to "pretend" he was on the ballot. "We expect him to follow through and have another successful two years just like he has the previous two years". Democrats believe that health care is a right for all. AP VoteCast also showed a majority of voters considered Trump a factor in their votes.

Trump's scorched-earth campaigning came to define the 2018 campaign.

Mr Manchin was the only member of his party to vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination narrowly survived sexual assault claims.

The debate was dominated not by the GOP's $1.5 trillion tax cuts but by Trump's dire prediction of "invasion" from the migrant caravan and what he called the "radical" agenda of speaker-in-waiting Pelosi.

A Democratic majority increases the likelihood that President Donald Trump's administration and federal agencies will face increased scrutiny and sets the stage for even more congressional gridlock with the Senate still in Republican hands.

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