The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020

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The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years.

"It may not be a blue wave, it's a rainbow wave", he said.

Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings - his tax returns - House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he's using his presidency to enrich himself and his family.

The biggest results of the 2018 midterms came Tuesday evening.

The GOP's successes were fueled by a coalition that's decidedly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have college degrees.

The Democrats gained more than the 23 seats they needed for a majority in the 435-seat lower chamber. But being elected speaker in January requires a majority of House votes.

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is losing (and refusing to concede), even after campaigning with former president Barack Obama and popular talk show host Oprah Winfrey. He said in a tweet Wednesday that if they do, the Republican-controlled Senate may investigate Democrats.

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In suburban areas where key House races were decided, female voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin. Tim Kaine in the reliably blue state of Virginia, Democrat Sen.

Representative Adam Smith of Washington state, who is likely to become chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has made it clear one of the first topics he wants the new Democratic-held House to hold hearings on is troop deployments to the Mexican border.

The Republican side of the aisle elected mostly white men. "The mainstream press are not - in my opinion - "enemies of the people" but rather "allies of the Democratic Party" playing an activist role in support of their agenda".

The results were more mixed deeper into Trump country.

Trump said that if the Democrats plan to "waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level", then Republicans "will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level". "And she lost. Too bad, sorry about that, Mia!"

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.

Early in the press conference, Mr. Trump called CNN's Jim Acosta a "rude, awful person" after the reporter berated the president and refused to give up the microphone after wrestling it away from a young female White House aide. "I don't want to comment on that, otherwise I will run the risk of being accused of interfering in their midterm election", foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.

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Overall, 6 in 10 voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, but roughly that same number described the national economy as excellent or good. And it doesn't even mean they weren't really important issues for many - even most - of those who voted for Trump.

He said that "two can play that game!"

"The question we have to ask ourselves is which of the candidates out there is going to win in MI, in OH, in Pennsylvania, in Wisconsin, in Florida", he said. He served as vice chairman of Trump's now-defunct commission on voter fraud.

With Democrats seizing control of the U.S. House in the midterm elections, several members of the MA delegation, including Neal, stand to emerge as powerful players on Capitol Hill in the 2019-2020 Congress. Rep. Jim McGovern, of Worcester, is likely to chair the influential Rules Committee.

Most past presidents have suffered reversals during the midterms.

Republicans, though, pointed to Trump's 8-point victory in OH in 2016, and the four campaign visits he made to the state, including a southwest OH jaunt three weeks before the election.

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