Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Trump concedes there will be no new tax cut ahead of midterms

Trump concedes there will be no new tax cut ahead of midterms

You can rest assured that with the U.S. midterm elections on November 6, U.S. President Donald Trump and his staff are busy preparing their long list of false and ludicrous excuses to explain away the Democratic party's predicted retaking of control of the House of Representatives and perhaps gaining enough seats in the Senate to replace the Republicans as the majority party.

Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate now.

Democrats will need to gain 24 seats to flip the house, but voter turnout will be key.

In 2006, with George W. Bush in the White House, Democrats won independents by eighteen points while sweeping the House and Senate.

"Both caucuses on the Democratic side should pick up seats this year". In red state Tennessee, former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen has been competitive in his race against Trump ally Rep. Marsha Blackburn, but she's probably the favorite to win.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an interview with Reuters, said there is a risk the Democratic probes could be "reminiscent of the late 1990s when we thought it was a good idea politically to impeach Bill Clinton and the public got mad at us and felt sorry for him". Mike Shirkey of Clarklake. Two Republicans, Sens. Marty Knollenberg of Troy and Margaret O'Brien of Portage, face tough challenges.


"Republican candidates across the country have been lying about their records and policies to claim they support coverage of pre-existing conditions for months", Lauren Passalacqua, a spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said in a statement. "Too often, the only answer has been to look for the last guy that ran for the House", Hertel said. "We'll do the vote after the election", he said. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Because once you ban private insurance companies from using "adverse risk selection" - the denial of coverage to those already ill or at higher risk of becoming ill - simple economics requires that they share those elevated risks among the widest possible pool. If Democrats win races up north on November 6, he said, it will be "a concern".

The criticism of Republicans over health care and protections for pre-existing conditions, especially as it relates to their support for a Texas-led lawsuit that could upend the health care law, has been among the most consistent messages of Senate Democrats this cycle.

"Democrats have been very effective in drawing a big map, getting a lot of seats out there that are competitive", he said.

He said a 55-55 partisan split in the chamber is a "likely possibility" next year.

But, despite the shock and awe, Trump is serious about pushing forward on the issue, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Monday.

Trump's immigration warnings got a TV boost when some members of the caravan broke through a Guatemalan border barrier with Mexico.

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