giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com November 21, 2018


A Democratic House could probe Trump business ties overseas

10 November 2018, 11:02 | Darnell Patrick

US elects record number of women to House | Bangkok Post: news

The blue wave never came but voters did rebuke a heedless headstrong president

On the other hand, Republicans gained seats in the Senate, where their margin of control in the current Congress has been a single seat.

Midterm elections are typically hard for the party in power, but the GOP's hold on power was further weakened by an unusually large number of retirements as well as infighting between conservatives and centrists over their allegiance to Trump. In a remarkable scene, he called out defeated Republicans by name - "Too bad, Mike" at one moment, "Mia Love gave me no love and she lost" at another - and blamed them for not embracing his agenda.

Now that they have taken control of the House from the Republicans, Democratic leaders of many committees will have subpoena powers enabling them to obtain documents, email and testimony. He threw himself into the campaign, issuing warnings about a caravan of Latin American migrants headed to the border with Mexico and condemnations of liberal American "mobs" he says oppose him.

"It's not like we're going to go drunk-crazy with subpoenas". This serves up an additional check on what the new but narrow Democratic majority will be able to do legislatively in the next two years.

Anticipating the possibility of keeping the Senate but losing the House, aides in recent days had laid out the political reality to Trump, who could face an onslaught of Democratic-run investigations.

But despite the apparent setback, President Trump responded with a celebratory tweet, calling it a "tremendous success" after the Republicans retained control of the Senate.

The Senate leader is considered to be the third most powerful person in the federal government after the president and the deputy president.

The 2018 midterm election is still not entirely over. Nancy Pelosi to reclaim her title as Speaker of the House. He has yet to come up with a derogatory nickname for her, as he has with many of his other Democratic foes, although that could certainly change.

So far, the administration has ignored their questions. And still, the GOP lost control of the House.

For example, Cummings and other Democratic lawmakers previous year filed a federal lawsuit demanding disclosures of records to determine how Trump was approved by the General Services Administration to maintain the lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington after he became president.

Google revising sexual harassment policies after worker backlash
Google will provide "more granularity", regarding sexual harassment investigations and their outcomes, according to Pichai.


Joe Biden to lead 2020 Democratic race for White House
Trump said he "could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it, because politically I don't like stopping it". Given the GOP hold on the Senate and White House , the chance of any of these things getting far seems close to zero.


Fly Jamaica Airways Plane En Route To Toronto Crash Lands In Guyana
Lucia News also there were 82 Canadians on board the flight, which was Toronto-bound. The runway then was 2,255 metres long, but is now being extended to 3,048 metres.


"I do think we need the Intelligence Committee to do a deep dive - a probe", Schiff told ABC News last month.

The U.S. midterm elections results are out: It's a split. "It is about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration".

Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the Republican who is now chairman of the Oversight subcommittee on government operations and a close Trump ally, said he respects Cummings and will be willing to work with him on "true oversight".

Those lines on congressional maps, drawn by Republican legislatures and governors after the 2010 census, have been widely acknowledged as the most efficient and effective gerrymandering in the two centuries that both parties have practiced it.

Republicans point to comments like those from Democrat Maxine Waters of California, a favorite Trump target of ridicule, who is likely to head the Financial Services Committee.

"It's at the top of our agenda", she said.

Waters and other Democrats have been clamoring for details about Trump's relationship with German-based Deutsche Bank and what it may know about links between the president and Russian Federation.

For Moscow, the Democratic victory means a probable reopening of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election. Much of what his panel does could depend on the timing and content of Mueller's report.

When Cummings and other Democrats asked a year ago for records detailing Trump's separation from his businesses, they received an eight-page glossy pamphlet and a single email. CBS News has not independently confirmed the authenticity of that list. During the campaign, they barely mentioned their only major policy accomplishment, their giant tax cut for the rich. The members aren't allowed to release them publicly, though.

On Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Trump said he wants to "study whatever is being said". Drug stocks could come under pressure on a bipartisan plan to rein in drug prices. That's three more seats than the GOP holds now, and it may be enough to insulate the party against Democratic attacks in the next election.



Other News

Trending Now

Australian police say several people stabbed in Melbourne; man arrested
A man has been arrested after a deadly stabbing spree during rush hour in Melbourne's busy central business district on Friday. The other two are into the hospital including one suffering from a neck injury and is suspected to be in critical condition.

Samsung Galaxy S10 colors may have just been revealed by Samsung itself
A new foundation?Why would we want our displays to fold? Not alike: I've previously reported on the foldable smartphone rumor. The main screen of the Samsung foldable comes with a 4.2:3 aspect ratio and the cover a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Protesters In North Texas, Across US Seek Protection For Russia Investigation
During an interview with CNN, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, "I don't see it's a constitutional crisis just yet". West Wing sources said they are "worried" about Trump Jr as they fear Mueller will be able to snare him on perjury.

Scott files lawsuit, orders investigation of elections in 2 Florida counties
He said that local election supervisor Brenda Snipes, a Democrat, has a "horrible history" and is "finding votes out of nowhere". Scott said "unethical liberals" were trying to steal the election in Democratic strongholds of Broward and Palm Beach County.

Michelle Obama: I'll never forgive Trump for putting my family in danger
She described how Trump seemed to "stalk" Hillary Clinton during an election debate, "trying to diminish her presence with his" and sending the message, "I can hurt you and get away with it".

Welbeck hospitalised after 'serious' ankle injury, Emery confirms
Chelsea made it four wins from four matches in Group L by edging out a spirited BATE Borisov 1-0 in Belarus. We wish him all the best in his recovery.

Protesters In Bay Area, Nationwide Seek To Protect Russia Investigation
Donna Perdue, who organized the rally, said they were there to tell the president that even in Valparaiso they have a voice. Whitaker, on the other hand, has no intention of recusing himself , according to people close to him.

Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline
He included pipeline leaks, the expansion of another pipeline called the Alberta Clipper and shifts in oil markets. TransCanada Corp.'s long-troubled Keystone XL oil pipeline project hit another roadblock as a U.S.

Twitter Is Rallying Behind Black Female Journalists After Trump's 'Loser' Comment
Trump interrupted her, calling it a racist question. "But I watch you a lot, you ask a lot of stupid questions", Trump sneered. The White House Correspondents' Association said it "strongly objects to the Trump administration's decision to use U.S.

Norwegian Oil, Gas Plants Restart after Ship Collision Featured
The KNM Helge Ingstad has been listing dangerously since Thursday's collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen. The 134-meter (442-foot) long frigate, built in Spain in 2009, is part of a NATO fleet in the Atlantic.