Trump accuses Obama of 'lie after lie'

Gladys Abbott
November 4, 2018

Trump's party has attempted to use majorities in both houses of Congress to abolish Obama's signature healthcare law and backtrack his administration's environmental regulations. A "blue wave" at the polls could change the shape of the immigration debate. "I'm really speaking more to the television cameras than to you because I don't think we have too many Donnelly voters". Polling outfit, fivethirtyeight.com, gives them a 78% chance at least.

Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, a D.C. -based immigration advocacy group, predicted Democrats would pursue "an aggressive oversight agenda".

The final weeks of the campaign have also seen a spate of violence including the massacre of 11 people at a Pennsylvania synagogue and more than a dozen package bombs sent to prominent Trump critics.

O'Connell said "Democrats are going to launch many investigations and launch many subpoenas" if they control the House.

There will likely be a slew of subpoenas and investigations into "corruption" in the Trump administration, his attempts to influence investigating agencies and questions on the role of the US armed forces overseas. He tried to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, ending protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought here as children. Trump asked, to which the crowd yelled an answer: "Build the wall!" The most likely scenario is a split Congress: Democrats take charge of the House and Republicans retain the Senate.

Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez is facing a tough re-election fight, and it has nothing to do with Trump.

But first, House Republicans, who are divided over spending, would have to overcome those differences.

He didn't name any of the Democrats who are thought to be considering challenging Trump in two years, but at past rallies the president has singled out such Democrats as Sen.

"The president's party nearly always loses seats in the midterm, so it will not be a surprise if there are Democratic gains", West said.

Galdieri said that Trump's campaign took off back in 2015 "because of the hard line he took on immigration - that led him to the GOP nomination and to a win in the electoral college".

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But such a deal - border wall funding for protecting Dreamers from deportation - has failed once before.

Instead of impeachment, Democrats plan to tighten the screws by mounting an investigative blitz against the White House and Russian interests.

Talbert said she was glad that Manchin was the sole Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh, but that it didn't persuade her to vote for him.

"At this point, it's going to be turnout", she said.

"We have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric created to make us angry and make us fearful", Obama said in Miami.

In the neighboring western states of Nevada and Arizona, the Democratic strategy for flipping Republican Senate seats in the Trump era is moving in opposite directions.

"Wow! The US added 250,000 Jobs in October - and this was despite the hurricanes", Trump heralded in a typically high-energy tweet. She has served eight terms in the House and is viewed as one of the more conservative members of that chamber.

He has also announced "tent cities" to detain people demanding political asylum, and claimed the power to scrap the right to citizenship for anyone born on US soil - until now protected by the US Constitution.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump managed to condense his anti-immigrant fear-mongering ahead of the November 6 midterms into a single, 51-second advertisement, which even some on the right are immediately decrying as "racist". "He's much smoother than Schumer, actually", Trump said.

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