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House Republicans have selected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve as minority leader in the next Congress, choosing the California Republican who was a key architect of the 2010 GOP wave.

Jordan and McCarthy encountered questions and finger-pointing during a private meeting with GOP lawmakers Tuesday night as the party sorted through the midterm defeat that put House Democrats in the majority for the next two years.

In the wake of Democrat control, McCarthy is being praised for his pro-life principles. Mr. Trump calls him "My Kevin", and McCarthy's name is sometimes mentioned as a potential replacement if the president were to replace his chief of staff.

The Cook Political Reports' November 16 tallies for the House races are showing a whopping 7.3% overall lead for Democrats. While the Democrats may have lost seats in the U.S. Senate, they have captured the House majority after being locked out of power after the 2016 presidential election.

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McCarthy, a California Republican, has cultivated a relationship with Mr. Trump. "He certainly earned the position", Meuser told reporters on Tuesday.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, Ala., and other GOP leaders met with Trump on Thursday about ways to fund the government.

With the spectacle of a divided Congress imminent, McConnell heralded his party's increased majority in the Senate, but reiterated that he would try and find common ground with the Democrats. "The American people demand it - thats what they want, thats how they voted, and we need to listen to them". "You stand up and defend the White House and the President", Jordan told CNN in a recent interview after being asked how House Republicans can counter a Democratic majority pursuing oversight of the President and the administration. Ten House races have yet to be officially called. With Democrat Katie Porter having defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Mimi Walters in the 45th congressional district, Democrats have now flipped five GOP-held House seats in the Golden State. John Cornyn of Texas, who was term-limited under conference rules.

Sen. Deb Fischer on Wednesday lost her bid for a Republican Senate leadership position after a GOP caucus contest with Sen. That allows Sen. John Thune of South Dakota to move up to the No. 2 spot. Sen.

Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit
Macron told Europe 1 radio that the "main victim" of the United States withdrawal from the INF accord was Europe and its security. On Tuesday, Emmanuel macron called for the creation of "a true European army", to reduce dependence on the United States.

The leadership election comes as incoming freshmen lawmakers are in town for orientation.

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, ran unopposed for Republican conference chair, which was formerly held by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

"The electoral tide nearly always pulls against the president's party during his first midterm election, and this year's tide was especially strong because President Trump has been especially divisive", said Matthew Beckmann, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine. "They voted for candidates who said they were going to come down here and vote against Nancy Pelosi".

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