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Trump agenda at stake as voters decide control of U.S. Congress
Reuters ^ | November 6, 2018 | by John Whitesides

Posted on 11/06/2018 2:25:33 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Americans cast votes on Tuesday to decide whether Donald Trump’s Republicans maintain their grip on the U.S. Congress, or if Democrats gain the power to slow the president’s agenda after a divisive campaign marked by clashes over race, immigration and trade.

The first national elections since Trump captured the White House in a stunning 2016 upset are a referendum on the polarizing president and a test of whether Democrats can turn the energy of the liberal anti-Trump resistance into victories at the ballot box.

The Democrats have a good chance of winning at least the U.S. House of Representatives, but slimmer hopes of gaining control of the Senate, opinion polls show.

If they do take the House, Democrats could launch congressional investigations into aspects of Trump’s administration, from his tax returns to possible conflicts of interest, challenge his overtures to Saudi Arabia, Russia and North Korea, and oppose him on immigration, tax cuts and trade.

If Republicans hold both chambers of Congress, Trump likely would claim vindication for his polarizing style, a month after he secured a conservative majority on the Supreme Court when the Senate approved nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a fight over sexual misconduct accusations that split the nation.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; election2018; fakenews; journalism; media; yathink
Rooters bias on full display.
1 posted on 11/06/2018 2:25:33 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Polarizing style. Americans serm to approve. Al-Rooters sucks.

2 posted on 11/06/2018 2:27:27 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Okay, let’s get something straight right off the bat.
Trump’s Agenda is not at stake! It WILL be implemented,
it’s only the amount of resistance he has to over come.

Now we know that every dirty trick they can play will
be brought out, but they haven’t seen Trump in a real
fight yet. I pity the fools.

3 posted on 11/06/2018 2:31:40 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did Al Reuters use this headline in 1994 or 2010?

In 1994 Peter Jennings (a Canadian on American tv) chastised voters and said they’d thrown a temper tantrum.

4 posted on 11/06/2018 2:31:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: All

Most of Trump’s agenda went nowhere with Ryan & the Rinos in charge of the House & Senate, so the premise of the story is a pant load.

5 posted on 11/06/2018 2:32:54 PM PST by JonPreston
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To: a fool in paradise

You never heard a damn thing about all the dem seats lost under their Mocha God was in office.

6 posted on 11/06/2018 2:32:59 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BBC said it’s a referendum and the most important election of your life , making it sound like Trump is pure evil ,but it’s the Dems that’ll be pure evil

7 posted on 11/06/2018 2:33:07 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Trump agenda at stake...”

8 posted on 11/06/2018 2:33:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I voted but I have laid this all in Gods hands now. When Hillary was favored by 92% to Trumps 8% and Trump won, I believe that to be Gods doing (His ultimate will) so if God put him in office it is hard for me to believe that God would not want him to go on for full terms and set our country right with the All Mighty. just my humble opinion.

9 posted on 11/06/2018 2:33:18 PM PST by fish hawk (MACA Make America Christian Again)
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To: goldstategop

Yes. Trump is divisive and polarizing because he actually opposes the left and doesn’t suck up their crap like W or constantly reach across the aisle like McCain. Trump actually does the things he promises, unlike every other president in my lifetime.

10 posted on 11/06/2018 2:34:59 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.a)
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To: fish hawk

I just said that very same thing to my father, not 5 minutes ago.

11 posted on 11/06/2018 2:35:56 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to says)
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To: tet68

Agreed. I don’t think the Dems will take the House, but if they do they will look like road kill after two years of tangling with Trump.

12 posted on 11/06/2018 2:36:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pretty much the US at stake if the Dems control both houses; well with the help of RINO’s.

13 posted on 11/06/2018 2:43:01 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Trump agenda ping!!!!

14 posted on 11/06/2018 3:07:02 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 $215.71 frm 50% increase in 1.2183 yrs)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I pray the Dems don’t take the House. If that happens, TRUMP WILL NEVER GET HIS WALL........

15 posted on 11/06/2018 3:15:35 PM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am watching CNN for entertainment... or blood pressure.

If the Democrats win anything they don’t already have it is a mandate for Medicaid expansion, a mandate for rejection of the tax cut and for higher taxes, a mandate for open borders.

If the Democrats lose but come closer in key states and districts than in 2016 then it is a total rejection of Trump.

If Democrats lose big then Medicaid expansion, taxes, immigration were not the issues and they are not rejected. The election was all about fear and voter suppression.

**What is a key state or district? Any place that the Democrats do better. If the Democrats do worse, then it isn’t a key place. Those backwater areas just don’t count.

16 posted on 11/06/2018 3:17:16 PM PST by spintreebob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whatever happens, Trump pulled off major tax and regulatory reform, ended support for the mad Mullahs, and gave us a Supreme Court majority of real jurists.

I don’t care if he enjoys making harsh comments to his opponents.Those are HUGE achievements.Thank you Mr. President!

17 posted on 11/06/2018 4:26:45 PM PST by SupplySider
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the GOP loses the House, complete blame can be laid at the feet of Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy.

McCarthy should be shunned as a candidate for Speaker of the House. Jim Jordan needs to be the House Speaker. If not that, The Minority Leader.

The GOP establishment has screwed this election.

18 posted on 11/06/2018 5:31:44 PM PST by WASCWatch
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To: WASCWatch

Agree 100%.

19 posted on 11/06/2018 7:56:54 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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