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Democrats seized the House majority from the Trump's Republican Party, while it gained ground in the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, the first nationwide polls since Trump took office two years ago. But so was a corresponding surge in Republican enthusiasm that allowed the president's party to counter the Democrats' new House majority with big wins in top contests for the Senate and governorships this week.

Democratic candidates jumped into races, motivated by opposition to the president's agenda and the Republicans' proposed changes to health care.

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. It has been the greatest honor of my life.

Professor Wendy Schiller, the chair of the political science department at Brown University, said even though Pelosi's legacy is as one of the shrewdest politicians of the 21st century, the younger generation doesn't "think they owe her anything".

A House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if evidence surfaced of collusion by his campaign, or of obstruction by the president of the federal investigation.

Republicans warn that more investigations could blow back against the Democrats for the 2020 USA election. For another, it's hard to see prospects for any serious cooperation between the parties if House Democrats launch numerous investigations into suspected unethical or illegal activities by Trump and his team, as many prominent Democrats have threatened.

Trump said that if the Democrats plan to "waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level", then Republicans "will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level".

Waters also said Democrats had not yet decided whether to issue subpoenas to Deutsche Bank over President Donald Trump's finances.

Acosta said in a tweet late on Wednesday he had been denied entry into the White House by the Secret Service.

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The department announced on Thursday that Quintal and Mumo were released following their detention on Wednesday. Mr Balile said conversations underlined the disappearance of a journalist Azory Gwanda.

To PBS NewsHour's Yamiche Alcindor, who asked him about white nationalists emboldened by Trump labelling himself a "nationalist", Trump said he was insulted. Two others were too close to call as of Wednesday night. The Republicans had an advantage in Senate races because elections were held for only 35 seats in the 100-member chamber and many of them were in states that often lean Republican.

"The tax bill was written in 51 days without one hearing or without one witness offering testimony", Neal said during a wide-ranging news conference in MA on Wednesday.

In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called Acosta's behaviour "absolutely unacceptable" and said his White House press pass would be suspended "until further notice".

But more investigations, Republicans note, could also blow back against the Democrats for the 2020 US election.

Scott's win also gives Florida two Republican senators for the first time in more than a century, since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era.

Fuelled by a steady diet of chocolate, she crisscrossed 30 cities in a 31-day rush aimed at boosting Democratic candidates.

With the loss of the Republican majority in the House, President Donald Trump is facing the prospect of endless House investigations and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. The Tweeter-In-Chief was unusually reserved during the midterms, tweeting "Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!"

These Friends From Foreign Nations "were waiting me out, and hoping, on Trade Deals", Trump tweeted, adding "Now we can all get back to work and get things done!"

The question - after Democrats and the country did what they had to do on Tuesday night by taking control the House (and, for the first time in almost two years, putting a real check on President Donald Trump's ranting, raving, revolting rampage through our politics and our constitutional system) - is how and whether the self-described master of the "art of the deal" will be able to navigate the new political world into which he has been dropped.


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