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Divided US government raises questions on Trump's political control

After the midterm elections ushered in the most diverse freshman class in history, House Democrats intend to put a spotlight on the issues that worked well for them during the campaign

Sheryl Gay Stolberg & Julie Hirschfeld Davis | NYT  |  Washington 

America will get its first taste of divided government under President Donald Trump this week when a Democratic House tries to wrest control of the political agenda from Trump, who appears determined to keep the focus on border security, immigration and his “big, beautiful” wall. After the midterm elections ushered in the most diverse freshman class in history, House Democrats intend to put a spotlight on the issues that worked well for them during the campaign: diminishing the influence of the wealthy and connected, expanding voting rights, lowering prescription drug costs and ...

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First Published: Wed, January 02 2019. 21:07 IST
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