U.S. Congress divided: Democrats take control of House, Republicans retain Senate

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The Republicans' control of the Senate is arguably more significant, says the BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Washington, because Mr Trump focused his campaigning on Senate races, and candidates he backed clearly benefited.

"The election is over, everybody is in love", he told a freewheeling press conference at the White House.

As governor, Evers will propose a state budget, the Republican Legislature will be able to rewrite it. Evers has extensive veto power and Republicans don't have large enough majorities to override him.

At the same time, he was eager to project a softer image after having been widely accused of going too far with attacks on "evil" political opponents and a never materializing "invasion" of illegal immigrants. This ground-breaking victory would ultimately lead to a contentious battleground for the 2020 Presidential elections. Who the Democrats ultimately nominate will naturally have tremendous implications for whether this week's results can be replicated in two years. "I think it's important that we listen to those new members. It really could be a lovely bipartisan type of situation".

The Democrats won a majority of the US House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, and will officially take over when the new Congress takes office in January 2019.

Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings is expected to take over the House oversight committee.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaking to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 7, 2018.

The letters went out to nine individuals within the administration: Whitaker, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Gina Haspel, FBI Director Chris Wray, National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Deputy US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Robert Khuzami and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.

Talk is growing that one of the Democrats' first moves on taking control of the House at the start of 2019 will be to try to force access to Trump's tax returns, which he has controversially refused to make public.

The sensitivity surrounding that scandal was highlighted yet again Wednesday when Trump fired Sessions.

"They can play that game, but we can play it better".

His back-and-forth with CNN reporter Jim Acosta over Trump's hard-line immigration rhetoric grew especially heated, with Trump labeling the reporter a "very rude person" and saying the outlet "should be ashamed of itself" for employing him. "Yesterday was such a very Big Win!" he tweeted shortly after dawn.

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"You are a rude, bad person", he told Acosta in front of the world's media.

Evers spokeswoman Britt Cudaback said it was "unfortunate" that Vos was "doubling down on division just hours after Governor-elect Evers called on Speaker Vos and Majority Leader Fitzgerald to set aside differences and work together on the pressing issues facing our state". Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Kathleen Rice of New York, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Bill Foster of Illinois, Brian Higgins of New York, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Marcia Fudge of OH, and Tim Ryan of Ohio.

Where Trump clearly was happier was in his increasingly bullish view of his reelection chances in 2020.

Trump's show of support for Pelosi is not entirely out of character. Trump sees his influence on the Republicans' performance Tuesday as a sign that his brand is rock solid.

Florida Gov. -elect Ron DeSantis answers questions from reporters with his wife, Casey, after being declared the victor of the Florida gubernatorial race at an election party November 6 in Orlando, Fla.

"And all you're going to do is end up in back and forth and back and forth, and two years is going to go up and we won't have done a thing", Trump said.

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