Monday, 12 November, 2018

Republicans Control Senate; Democrats Gain Ground for Control of House

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Leonard Rios | 07 November, 2018, 11:31

In the Senate, where Republicans were heavily favored to keep control heading into yesterday's voting, Republican Mike Braun captured incumbent Joe Donnelly's seat in IN and Republican Kevin Cramer beat incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.

"Gosh, if we lost Texas that would have been bad for morale", said Petrillo, a College senior.

In the House, Democrats picked up seats across the map, ousting incumbent Republican Barbara Comstock in suburban Virginia and sending Donna Shalala, a former Cabinet secretary under President Bill Clinton, to the House in south Florida.

In addition to the call to Pelosi, Trump called Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, as well as a number of candidates he backed during the race, the White House said.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".

Republican gains in the Senate are sure to bolster the party's efforts to ram conservative federal judges through confirmation proceedings during a lame duck session that starts next week, as well as next year. But a crucial piece of math was in their favor: The Democrats and their two independent allies were defending 26 seats, Republicans just nine.

The Republicans held on to the Senate and narrowly survived a number of big individual races, including in Florida. While some expected that Senate control could be unclear until well into Wednesday or beyond, the GOP ensured their majority well before midnight Tuesday. Bredesen had promised a bipartisan approach if elected and had won the endorsement of music star Taylor Swift.

With divided leadership in Congress and a president who has taken an expansive view of executive power, Washington could be in store for even deeper political polarization and legislative gridlock. Democrats are left hoping that the four liberal members of the bench remain in good health for the next two years. And the Democratic Party made massive gains at the state level, bringing unified Democratic government to Colorado, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico and NY.

Also up for grabs were the posts of governor in 36 states.

Democrats Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin won their Senate re-election bids, both states Trump won in 2016.

Amazon offers free shipping for everyone through the holidays
Target last month raised the stakes for the all-important holiday shopping rush, offering US customers free two-day shipping. Amazon is hoping increase sales after the company's revenue projection for the rest of the year fell below some estimates.

Apple's growth in India becoming a challenge
Apple has also been trying to diversify its revenues away from device sales by offering additional services to its customers. For the firm's full 2018 financial year, profits increased 23% to $59.5bn, as revenue rose 16% to $265.5bn.

Diablo Immortal will be one hell of blast on iPhone and iPad
Last night Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal , a mobile game set in between the second and third games in the action-RPG series. We'll have more on Diablo Immortal as we go hands-on with the game at BlizzCon and speak to Blizzard about this new direction.

Tuesday's midterm elections were among the most bitter in years. The Democrats rode to victory on a wave of anti-Trump grassroots fervor two years in the making.

The campaign unfolded against a backdrop of nasty rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president.

The President framed the election as a choice between what he has described as Republican law and order and a Democratic "mob" and spoke extensively about immigration and securing the border in the final days of the fall campaign season.

Democrats have won at least 17 Republican-held districts, a significant down payment on the net gain of 23 seats they need to win the House.

Trump's minions are counting on enthusiasm about core issues to trigger strong conservative voter turnout that preserves their majorities in Congress.

"A vote for Marsha is really a vote for me and everything that we stand for", he said at an October event for Tennessee's Republican Senate nominee Marsha Blackburn. "I like the fact that he is not a politician, and I forgive some of the socially incorrect or politically incorrect things that he says".

With about 40 students filling the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity house living room for the GPA party, reactions to victories from both parties have been generally subtle, but the atmosphere was shattered as Cruz's victory in the closely contested Senate race prompted a resounding boo from the audience.

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. Other 2020 prospects on the ballot included Massachusetts Sen. Along with Sherrod Brown, a pro-labor lawmaker re-elected in OH, the four are considered potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown was projected to hold his seat in Ohio.

In addition, Republic challenger Robert M. "Robby" Mills defeated Sen.

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