Democrat leads in last undecided House race

Nov 17, 2018, 01:03
Democrat leads in last undecided House race

Jordan, a founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus, is running for House minority leader in the new Congress against California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current majority leader and pick of the GOP establishment.

McCarthy, previously the second-ranking House Republican, will succeed retiring Speaker Paul Ryan as leader of a diminished GOP band in the lower chamber. McCarthy's supporters see him as an effective strategist and fundraiser.

Democrat Katie Porter captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat Thursday in the heart of what once was Southern California's Reagan country, extending a rout of the state's GOP House delegation that might not be over.

The Cook Political Reports' November 16 tallies for the House races are showing a whopping 7.3% overall lead for Democrats.

The talks come following midterm elections where Democrats retook the majority in the House of Representatives in a sharp rebuke to Trump.

Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump's appointment of Whitaker
Since Sessions resigned at Trump's behest, the president would not need Senate approval to appoint an acting attorney general. He also tweeted an ex-prosecutor's opinion piece that described a "Mueller lynch mob", which he said was "worth a read".

McCarthy, a California Republican, has cultivated a relationship with Mr. Trump. Our fiscal and regulatory policies have created record job growth; we cracked down on human trafficking and passed legislation helping the survivors of sexual assault.

"So one of the first things we do, after doing all of that, is we thank that architect who happens to be the one and only woman speaker in the history of this body?" said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat.

Oppenhiemer told Fox, "Republicans now have to work with a Democratic majority and they are going to have to decide if they want somebody who is both substantively more conservative, but also extremely more unreasonable in the leadership".

Republicans lost the control of the House for the first time in eight years but remains the majority in the Senate during the midterm elections held last week.

The US probably hasn't had a fair election in many years and this steal sounds the death knell of its democracy, since Trump seems strangely passive and can not or will not interfere. John Cornyn of Texas, who was term-limited under conference rules. Though the tax cut lowered overall rates, it hurt wealthy taxpayers and property owners in high-tax, Democrat-run jurisdictions because it capped the state and local tax (SALT) deduction at $10,000.

Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost, claims report
And then there is the "affordable" iPhone XR that starts at Rs 76,900 for base model, and goes all the way up to Rs 91,900. Apple announced it has taken $62.9bn (£48.2bn) in revenue for Q4 2018, an increase of 20 per cent ($52.5m) year-on-year.

With control of the House, the Democrats now have the authority to exercise oversight of President Trump's administration.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is running to take over next year's shrunken caucus in closed-door elections that will set the tone for the new Congress.

Trump, who is close to McCarthy but also friendly with Jordan, largely stayed on the sidelines in the intraparty House contest. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the Freedom Caucus chairman, called it a "gentlemanly" debate.

Mr Trump alleged that some fraudsters were changing their hats or shirts and coming back to vote a few times, although Republican election officials in Florida said that they had seen no evidence of this.

Two Saudi sisters found dead, tied together in NY
The women's bodies washed up along the banks of the Hudson River in Riverside Park, on the Upper West Side, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Saudi Arabia's Consulate General in NY said in a statement that it had "appointed an attorney to follow the case closely".

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