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US Midterms: Days of one-party control over as Democrats win the House

Democratic leaders have already said they plan to use their first month in the House majority to advance sweeping changes to future campaign and ethics laws

Sheryl Gay Stolberg | NYT 

The vaunted blue wave that Democrats had hoped for failed to fully materialise on Tuesday night, but the days of one-party control in Washington are now over. President Trump’s strength in rural areas kept the Senate in Republican control, but voters in urban and suburban districts across the country sent the White House a clear message: They want a check on the president. When the new Congress is sworn in this January, Democrats will be able to curb Trump’s legislative ambitions and, armed with subpoena power, flex their oversight muscles to initiate investigations into ...

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 21:51 IST
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