U.S. midterm elections 2018: How Indian-Americans are faring in the polls
07 November, 2018, 11:30 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
Almost 40 percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate, while about 25 percent said they voted to express support for Trump.
To stem Republican losses, Trump sprinted through mostly white regions of the country, interjecting dark and foreboding warnings about what Democratic power would mean for the nation.
Trump encouraged voters to view the first nationwide election of his presidency as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at recent rallies. For the first time in American history, more than 100 women may serve in the 435-member House, at least 28 of them newly elected and representing at least 18 of the districts Democrats flipped.
Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House. And in New Jersey, Democrats re-elected embattled Sen.
Republicans, meanwhile, retained control of the Senate after GOP candidates unseated incumbent Democrats in IN and North Dakota and won an open seat in Tennessee.
"Maybe you get a ripple, but I certainly don't think that there's a blue wave", she told reporters, pointing to several early Republican wins.
It will now also be less hard for the Senate to confirm new high-level Trump administration officials who might have been blocked or significantly delayed if Democrats had taken over.
Democrats also threaten to recapture governor's offices in several battleground states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and OH, a potential help for the party in those states in the 2020 presidential race. Some 35 Senate seats were in play, as were nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature.
Republicans paved their path to victory by defeating Democrats Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Claire McCaskill of Missouri.
"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".
Khashoggi murder: Body 'dissolved in acid'
Turkish investigators are reportedly pursuing an alternative theory - that Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid . The reported phone call to the White House came before Saudi Arabia admitted Khashoggi had been killed.
Democrats in the House could be banking on launching an investigation using the results of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's already 18-month-old probe of allegations of Russian interference on Trump's behalf in the 2016 presidential election.
Overall, 6 in 10 voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, but roughly that same number described the national economy as excellent or good.
The Democratic gains were fueled by women, young and Hispanic voters, a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll found. Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared to 49 percent in the 2014 midterm congressional election.
Former US president Barack Obama, who campaigned across the country for Democrats, warned Americans that in his first two years in office President Trump has de-shaped America.
After a day of historically high turnout at the polls, Penn students gathered at bars, fraternity houses and dorm lounges to monitor the results of Tuesday's midterm elections. It certainly didn't help Republicans that both retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested during the campaign that those programs needed to be reigned in.
In Fairfax County a crucial race between a Republican incumbent, Barbara Comstock and her Democratic challenger, Jennifer Wexton, is playing out.
The President had dinner with his family and watched the results, which could have a profound impact on the rest of his term and could reshape Washington's balance of power, in the residence of the White House. And even though Harvey says none of the candidates particularly excite her, she is planning on voting for all the democratic nominees on the ballot.
In Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids beat a GOP incumbent to become the first gay Native American woman elected to the House.
The House will now be populated by a rising generation of progressive Democrats, including a record-shattering number of women, a growing group of military veterans and diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
Facebook may not have been aware of this situation, as the message data was alleged to have been stolen via a browser extension . Independent cyber experts have confirmed the news website that browser extensions were indeed responsible for the data leak .
Rescue teams, including more than 70 salvage vessels, underwater drones and floating cranes, were sent to the site. In response, the driver takes a hand off the steering wheel and grapples with the woman for a couple of seconds.
E-commerce giant Amazon may split its second headquarters between two cities, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. MA economic development secretary Jay Ash said Saturday his office has not been in recent contact with Amazon.
As part of the promotion, the online retailer is waiving the $25 purchase minimum for non-Prime members starting Monday. Target also announced it would offer, for the first time, two-day shipping, with no minimum purchase this holiday.
We have an opportunity to design a new path forward that allows us to co-exist sustainably with the wildlife we depend upon. What is needed to change this is bold and well-defined goals and a credible set of actions.
Branding out of its PC origins, the game franchise has since been ported to consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4. According to Blizzard, the game will be a, "living, breathing, and constantly evolving experience".
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Persian Gulf, south of the capital Tehran . Iran is heavily dependent on its exports of oil, and renewed sanctions, if effective, would hit the economy hard.
Caught up in her private server scandal, in 2015 Clinton tried to shrug off the grisly details of the affair with a harmless joke. Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill disputed reports that characterized Clinton's comments as leaving the door open to a 2020 run.
Trump said in a speech on Thursday that rocks thrown by migrants on the US-Mexico border should be considered as firearms. It was an undisguised attempt to use the rhetoric as justification for soldiers' widely-condemned use of lethal force.
Turkey says. the Saudi journalist who was murdered in Istanbul was immediately strangled as he entered the Saudi consulate. A well-known critic of the Saudi authorities, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing on 2 October.
Eddie Jones backs Owen Farrell to avoid citing
Jones said: "You can get cited for something you did at a party when you were 15, anything could happen". Because you want to sack me? If I stay long enough, you're going to get me sacked.
Trump administration officially restores Iran sanctions
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, "Starting today, Iran will have zero oil revenue to spend on any of these things". We are confronting a bullying enemy. "The maximum pressure exerted by the United States is only going to mount from here".
India`s 12-member team for the 1st T20I against Windies
Pant is expected to fulfil the wicket-keeping responsibilities while Karthik could take on one of the positions in the outfield. Russell was slated to arrive on November 1 along with other T20 specialists like skipper Carlos Brathwaite.
Alec Baldwin arrested after argument over parking spot
After the news of Baldwin's arrest broke out, President Trump said: " I wish him luck " when reporters asked, NBC reported . The 30 Rock sitcom star was taken into custody shortly before 2pm local time (6pm GMT) in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
U.S. eyes more China tariffs if Trump-Xi meeting fails
Most of those imports are now being charged a 10 percent tariff, which is set to increase to 25 percent at the end of the year. On Monday, Trump repeated his assertion that China was not "not ready" to strike a deal to bring an end to the costly dispute.