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Divisive Trump Era Ushers Record Number of Women into House

Divisive Trump Era Ushers Record Number of Women into House

A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, almost two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

But under the Constitution's general operating principles, the House and the Senate need to agree in the majority on any laws that are passed, subject to a presidential veto. Andrew Gillum lost to Republican DeSantis in his quest to become Florida's first black governor.

Supporters of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrate her midterm victory.

This was a midterm election in which both parties took some lumps, but could also take some satisfaction.

And White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders noted another detail from the midterms that will quietly please Trump - candidates he supported in election rallies did "very well tonight".

Responding to the anti-Semitic rhetoric that emerged in the closing days of the campaign, Rosen called her win was a "counterpoint" to the hate promoted by a president like Trump. Men, by contrast, were more evenly divided in their vote. MA elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee got its first female senator.

"Regardless of the result. we believe the two governments and the two peoples all want to maintain the sound and steady development of bilateral relations because we believe it is in the best interests of the global community", Hua said. "I literally mean 'historic, ' in the sense of history". Women were newly elected in Michigan, South Dakota, New Mexico, Kansas, and ME, bringing the total number of female state executives to nine, matching the record set in 2004.

Women also contested governor's races across the country.

In Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis became the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a USA state.

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Police are now investigating Long, a decorated marine who served in Afghanistan, who killed himself after the shooting. Matt Wennerstrom , a 20-year-old college student, said the shooter apparently had a 10-15 round magazine on his gun.

Democrats, playing catch-up after a net loss of 13 governorships and more than 900 state legislative seats during the eight-year Obama administration, fielded their largest slate of legislative candidates in more than three decades. The Senate is the upper house and sits for a six-year term, which means that Senators can deliberate over long-term legislation and its effects.

"There's so much to the Trump administration that could be investigated, it's an unprecedented situation of major business entanglements around the world", said Dana Allin, senior fellow with the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Republicans point to comments like those from Democrat Maxine Waters of California, a favorite Trump target of ridicule, who is likely to head the Financial Services Committee.

The problem is that he can't get back to working to "get things done" unless he's now willing to cater to the demands of a chamber of Congress that will now be controlled by Democrats. There were 237 women on ballots for House seats and at least 95 had won their races as of early Wednesday morning, shattering the previous record of 84 women in the House, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

The races in Florida and Georgia were seen as a test of whether liberal candidates could prevail in Southern states, where centrist Democrats have repeatedly lost, by appealing to a coalition of young and minority voters.

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City on Tuesday. He also encouraged conservatives to foster what he believes would be counter-productive impeachment talk among Democrats.

After some key Republican victories, Ingraham concluded that the reason Republicans were winning was that they've embraced President Trump, whereas the reason Democrats were losing was that they've become the party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist who was elected to Congress Tuesday.

Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally who served as House speaker during Republican efforts to investigate and impeach President Bill Clinton, urged the White House to cooperate with Democratic probes _ but ever so slowly.

The mother of five, who came to the job after raising her family, said she "never used to be such a braggart" but someone has to do it.