Midterm lessons: five key takeaways from the election results

The blue wave never came but voters did rebuke a heedless headstrong president

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Mr Trump will now feel that his base has endorsed his actions over the past two years, our correspondent says. Trump wrote Wednesday on Twitter.

In a sense, the Senate map offered Republicans a similar kind of structural advantage: There were 35 seats on the ballot around the country, and only nine of them belonged to Republicans. Republican Representative Dave Brat, who voted for Trump's tax cuts and health-care bill, lost his re-election bid in a traditionally Republican district in Virginia.

"This is the year of the woman, and the fact that women were willing to put themselves on the line is important, whether they've been Republicans or Democrats", said Shalala, a first-time candidate for elected office.

But for the immediate future, at least, Democrats don't seem eager to make it happen.

"It's not like we're going to go drunk-crazy with subpoenas".

Trump earlier threatened to forgo any attempt at bipartisanship and urge retaliatory investigations against Democrats in the Senate, which Republicans retained on Tuesday.

"There were Democrats who would have crawled over broken glass to vote against Republicans because of Trump", Wolfson added. The party captured the chamber in Tuesday's congressional elections.

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Before the election, Trump bragged that any candidates he backed would win.

Omar, who came to the United States as a refugee, will be the first Somali-American in Congress. Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Debra Haaland of New Mexico became the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Smith and more than 100 other current House Democrats have already sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis seeking a response. "They mayyyy end up with only a net gain of ONE".

So far, the administration has ignored their questions.

And then there's a lawsuit against Trump by almost 200 Democratic senators and representatives who accuse Trump of constantly violating the Constitution's emoluments provision banning the acceptance of gifts from foreign and domestic interests.

Nadler's panel would handle any effort to impeach Trump, depending on the outcome of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections and possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow. He also said: "They're extremely complex".

"You are a rude, awful person", Trump told Acosta. She has said that when she takes that panel's gavel, it will be "payback time" for Wall Street, banks and insurance companies. She also tamped down liberal cries for Trump's impeachment.

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For Moscow, the Democratic victory means a probable reopening of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. Much of what his panel does could depend on the timing and content of Mueller's report.

Schiff has said his panel would probe allegations that Russian money may have been laundered though Trump businesses and that Moscow might have financial leverage over him. CBS News has not independently confirmed the authenticity of that list.

A spokesman for Deutsche Bank said the bank was committed to cooperating with authorized investigations. The members aren't allowed to release them publicly, though. But Democrats, fueled by wins in key suburbs, will control the House come November. Drug stocks could come under pressure on a bipartisan plan to rein in drug prices. Other powers are implied or understood as needed for Congress to conduct business.

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.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".

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".

Pelosi suggested that the new majority's emphasis will be more about traditional checks and balances than investigative excess.

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"Now you don't have to worry if you're going to call me congressman or congresswoman or congress lady", Blackburn said in her victory speech.

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