Trump wants to push middle-income tax cut through Congress
Oct 23, 2018, 01:50
You can rest assured that with the U.S. midterm elections on November 6, U.S. President Donald Trump and his staff are busy preparing their long list of false and ludicrous excuses to explain away the Democratic party's predicted retaking of control of the House of Representatives and perhaps gaining enough seats in the Senate to replace the Republicans as the majority party.
Democrats are expected to dramatically increase oversight of the current administration, which they would be able to do because they would control the committees and speakership in the House. In addition to the White House, they hold a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives and a narrow but important edge in the Senate (51-to-49).
Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, wrote on Friday in the Washington Post that the Republican-controlled Congress had abdicated its oversight duty and "been complicit in some of the president's most egregious attacks on our democratic institutions".
Elsewhere, Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke has raised millions of dollars in his bid to unseat Texas Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), says he supports protecting those with preexisting conditions, even though he was one of 20 Republican attorneys general who filed a lawsuit to have Obamacare declared unconstitutional. Mike Shirkey of Clarklake. The other battleground Senate seats are open.
"We were specifically looking to recruit strong female candidates that have differing backgrounds".
Republicans had hoped the tax cuts would be a major political boon heading into election season, but polling shows they are not a clear-cut victor, as Democrats have argued the benefits went heavily toward the wealthy and corporations.
Trump recently slammed Democrats via Twitter, accusing them of being an "angry ruthless unhinged mob determined to get power by any means necessary".
In the House, the GOP contends Republicans are starting to come home in districts the party was initially anxious about and Democrats must sweep a narrowing map due to GOP strength in northern MI.
"The adage goes, 'When the pocketbook is fine, so is the party in control.' We're hoping that stays true in this election", said Rep. If they have a good night, they will lose 17 or 18 seats, he said.
"In these competitive districts, [the Democrats'] generic ballot lead has disappeared", Bevan said.
He said a 55-55 partisan split in the chamber is a "likely possibility" next year.
An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released over the weekend found that 50 percent of likely voters want Democrats to control Congress after November, compared to 41 percent who want Republicans to maintain control.
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