Democrats, preparing to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives after gains in last week’s midterm congressional elections, signalled on Wednesday they plan to closely scrutinize Whitaker.
This was so notwithstanding the fact that calculating overall outcomes (i.e., the partisan balance in the Us House Of Representatives (435 seats, all contested) and the Senate (35 of 100 seats contested, another one-third to be contested in 2020 and the remaining one-third in 2022) is rather more challenging than doing so for a single (usually presidential) race (though in the US ‘getting it right’ in such contests reflects the fact that whoever gets the most votes in each of the 50 states takes all of its electoral college votes, given the country’s winner-take-all system).
Trump emerged a weakened leader after the Democrats won control of the Us House Of Representatives from his conservative Republican Party.
His recent firing of Attorney-General Jeff Sessions and his replacement with a Yes-man called Matthew Whitaker has opened an early battlefront with the Us House Of Representatives.
(Reuters) - Florida will hold a machine recount of votes in its neck-and-neck races for the U.S. Senate and governor, with results due by 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Thursday, its secretary of state said on Saturday.
Meeting for talks at the Elysee ahead of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Macron welcomed Trump with a firm handshake, but there appeared to be less immediate warmth between them than in the past.
Fresh off US congressional elections that saw his Republican Party’s power erode, US President Donald Trump is in Paris this weekend to bolster the US-European alliance at commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
Fresh off U.S. congressional elections that saw his Republican Party’s power erode, Trump is spending the weekend in Paris to bolster the U.S.-European alliance at World War One remembrance ceremonies.
It may not be “a new day in America”, as Democrat Nancy Pelosi - the likely new Speaker of the Us House Of Representatives - claims.
Ginsburg initially went home after the fall, but experienced discomfort overnight and went to George Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.