Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Health care, immigration and economy top issues as Americans cast midterm votes

Health care, immigration and economy top issues as Americans cast midterm votes

"Of course it's motivation".

"I can't even contemplate it, it would be so indescribable", said former Congressman Steve Israel. "The president is his own worst enemy with some of his remarks. We just can't let that happen, because it's un-American".

It's all about what's inside the US Capitol building, home to the House of Representatives with 435 members and the 100-seat Senate.

Whether the new Democratic House chooses experience or fresh faces for its leadership will be an important factor in guiding and restraining the inquiries.

The Democrats need to take 23 seats from the Republicans to win control of the House, and if the polls are any guide, they should succeed.

Political gridlock between the White House and Congress could hinder Trump's pro-business agenda and raise concerns about United States political instability, but investors may have already priced this in.

With Democrats considered a good bet to grab House control from Republicans, keeping the Senate was seen as crucial for the GOP's goals of tax and spending cuts, trade, immigration restrictions, curbs on Obama's health care law and judicial nominations. If Democrats are on fire, this is also the hour when the bottom could fall out for Republicans, and the House majority could be called.

"I believe he values immigration, but he wants to make sure we're safe", said Tina Newby of Wetland, Michigan, a GOP voter. "No nation can allow its borders to be overrun".

Democrats, whose very relevance in the Trump era depended on winning at least one chamber of Congress, were laser-focused on health care as they predicted victories that would break up the GOP's monopoly in Washington and state governments.

In the final days of the campaign, Trump amped up his rhetoric, peppering his rallies with improbable doomsday scenarios should the Democrats win control of one or both congressional bodies.

Midterm elections are typically hard for the party in power, and GOP incumbents had been on defense in races across the country as control of the House turned into a signature contest of the season. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. When you participate in the political process, you can be a check on bad behavior.

"Iran will bypass illegal" United States sanctions - Rouhani
Also speaking of the issue, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said Iran is an important country in terms of energy. Iran, he said, has been able to sell as much oil as it needs despite USA pressure.

"If the Democrats really believe that this President is controlled by Russian Federation, then why do they say nothing about it?"

Three Democrats who voted against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in heavily pro-Trump states lost: Sens.

Democrats felt increasingly optimistic about their chances of taking back control of the House. Republicans also managed to hold on to two contested Senate races.

Trump also touted a booming USA economy that continues to pump out jobs and raise average wages But his economic arguments were overshadowed by those appealing to nativist sentiments, such as a promise to end the right of anyone born in the States to citizenship.

Trump said in an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting on Monday that he wished he had a softer tone during his first two years in office - even as he kept up his attacks on political rivals.Trump blamed the political vitriol on election season. The party has pledged to check the president's power and start a slew of investigations on matters including his tax returns, Russian involvement in the 2016 election and actions by his administration. "And I think that is in line with the values of Wake County". In Florida, incumbent Democratic Sen.

One other interesting nugget from this first batch of exit poll results, according to CNN, is that 1 in 6 voters say this is the first time he or she has cast a ballot in a midterm election and a majority feels the country is on the wrong track. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is".

Voters go to a polling place to cast their ballot during the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Voters often sit out the midterms.

The nationwide survey indicated that almost two-thirds said Trump was a reason for their vote.

Claire McCaskill, a Democrat seeking her third term and Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican who is hoping two late rallies with Trump are enough to give him the victory.

"The House has been a rubber stamp for the Trump agenda". Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is narrowly trailing his challenger Rep. Ron DeSantis.

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