Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has A Couch To Crash On In D.C.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has A Couch To Crash On In D.C.

The next minority leader will have to decide whether and when the GOP minority might work to find common ground with Democrats and could also come under increased scrutiny from the President as the administration itself goes under a microscope in the new Democratic-controlled House.

The Florida race is undergoing a tense mandatory recount, with Trump and other senior Republicans openly accusing county officials of fraud.

McCarthy has been here before, and he's making the case that he's best suited to lead his party back to power. The GOP whip, Sen. Newly emboldened Democrats are in no mood to cooperate over wall money. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley will replace Utah Sen.

In the letter announcing his bid for minority leader, McCarthy wrote that House Republicans "need to lay the groundwork to regain the majority so that we can continue working alongside President Trump to fulfill our promise to fundamentally change Washington".

Three of the four Democrats who ran against Republicans in local Congressional races - David Shapiro, Chris Hunter and Kristen Carlson - all said they would back a leader other than Pelosi for speaker of the House of Representatives should their party win a majority in the chamber this November.

In the Senate, McConnell, 76, has been the Republicans' leader since 2007.

Those investigations could cover everything from Trump's ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week to Trump's past tax returns as a businessman to the findings of the Robert Mueller investigation of the 2016 election to Trump's relationship with adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Pelosi is now running unopposed and has called on Democrats to "be unified", despite a group of House Democrats working together in an attempt to deny her the votes to take over as speaker, according to CNN. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, is being forced out by term limits. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. Florida has also ordered a recount for its gubernatorial race, while the victor of the governor's race in Georgia remained uncertain, with a December runoff still possible.

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But as Wilson barked out signals, Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liguet rolled back and forth in his stance once, then twice. And the final blow came after a Desmond King 42-yard pick-6 with 6:44 to play that would have put the Chargers up by 16.

In 2004, Thune of South Dakota stunned the political world when he knocked off the powerful Democratic leader, Sen.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, a veteran Ohio Democrat, bluntly called for a challenger to step up and face off against Pelosi. Roy Blunt of Missouri take over the third- and fourth-ranking spots.

Senate Democrats and Republicans also will pick leaders Wednesday.

With Ryan's backing - as well as a close relationship with President Donald Trump - McCarthy triumphed over Jordan. "The American people demand it - thats what they want, thats how they voted, and we need to listen to them".

If the current leads hold in the nine outstanding House races not yet called by the Associated Press, Democrats will control 232 seats next year, meaning Pelosi can only afford to lose 14 Democratic votes on the floor, assuming every Republican votes against her and no members vote present. He fended off a challenge from Jim Jordan, the co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. "I think it would be irresponsible of us to put the same people in leadership that put us in the minority", he said.

Democrats have a laundry list of other matters they want to investigate - the president's tax returns, possible violations of the Emoluments Clause, internal administration communications that led to the immigrant family separation policy at the US border - but have said they know they will need to be methodical and prioritize.

"We will be relentless here in the Senate", said Schumer, flanked by his leadership team.

Two Democrats leading the rebellion against Nancy Pelosi were bullish Tuesday evening about their efforts to stop her from winning the speakership, promising to soon reveal that they had enough support to cause a major shake-up at the top of their caucus.

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