A big Blue Wavea of Democratic support that could totally destabilise Trump did not quite materialise as he appeared to have held onto his base, even though his suburban support bled.
There was a revolt in the suburbs Tuesday against the GOP, and the political upheaval now threatens what's left of Trump's agenda.
But the White House news conference was also quickly overtaken by Trump's ongoing attacks on the media, as the president repeatedly flashed his temper as he insulted several reporters by name, interrupted their questions, ordered some to sit down and deemed one inquiry "racist".
Nadler, once criticized by Trump as "one of the most egregious hacks in contemporary politics", is among four senior Democrats who have clashed with the president in the past and will take over key House committees when the new Congress convenes. "I give her a great deal of credit for what she's done and what she's accomplished", Trump said.
But the Democrats' edge is narrow. "I wasn't", Trump said in the news conference.
The president's party will maintain control of the executive branch of the government, in addition to the Senate. "The American people will see his tax returns, not because of any voyeuristic interest, but because they should know if he's corrupt", Swalwell said.
Democrats needed to pick up 23 House seats in tallies early Wednesday, results that could enable the party to block much of Trump's legislative agenda as well as issue investigations into his administration and business affairs.
That's what happened in the 1998 midterm vote, when Republican impeachment proceedings against then-President Bill Clinton ended up energizing his fellow Democrats, allowing them to take additional House seats.
The next two years will also be a burden on those working within the White House, as legal battle after legal battle is sure to keep them working overtime while the president's fight to build a wall on our southern border or repeal Obamacare seems to be an impossible task starting in January.
It was unclear what leaks he was referring to.
Arizona will send a woman - either Democratic representative Kyrsten Sinema or Republican representative Martha McSally - to the Senate for the first time.
The European Union's stated objective for negotiating a trade deal with the USA was also an important consideration, Neal added, as was the potential for a bilateral agreement with the United Kingdom after it leaves the European Union at the end of the process known as Brexit.
The GOP's successes were fueled by a coalition that's decidedly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have college degrees. Former President Barack Obama's Democrats suffered what he called a "shellacking" in congressional elections in 2010.
Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout. Women won at least 85 seats in the House, making a new record.
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They won't go away so if you don't take your opportunities that come when you've got momentum it's going to be a dogfight. We've focused on why we won those games.
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It was ideal preparation for Sunday's trip to Pep Guardiola's City, where another tough 90 minutes lies in wait for Lindelof and his team-mates.
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Adriana also posted on Instagram to confirm the news, in a video montage of her best clips over the past 19 years. Last year, the show was held in Shanghai as the USA brand sought to push into China's growing lingerie market.
When it comes to Democrats, the two African-American Democratic governor candidates Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida lost to their Republican challengers.
However, Democrats did eke out a narrow win to beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin and comfortably won the governor's office in MI.
Even with the surge, Republicans won the highest-profile races in all three states.
Another Democrat trying to make history, Ben Jealous, lost his bid to become Maryland's first black governor to incumbent Republican Larry Hogan. Trump was elected two years ago in large measure because he discerned this gap and exploited it effectively (though of course in his usual odious way).
This election is a clear demonstration that the Republican Party and its leader Donald Trump are badly out of step with the mainstream of American society.
China says the relationship between the world's two largest economies is so important that interests on both sides will continue pushing for cooperation regardless of the outcome of US elections.
Nationwide, the Democrats won close to two-thirds of all the Senate races and garnered 57% of the nationwide vote for that office.
Some hurt worse than others.
And a rising star Beto O'Rouke was defeated in his race against Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, spoke in Washington.
Overall, 6 in 10 voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, but roughly that same number described the national economy as excellent or good.
There are many potential takeaways from Election Day 2018. Trump said in a tweet.
The president bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.
Trump called the result a win, despite the Republican loss of the House.