Democrats win House in mid-term elections in US

The Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump.

A Democratic majority in the lower chamber for the first time in eight years will restrict his ability to steer his programme through Congress.

But Mr Trump’s Republicans are set to strengthen their grip on the Senate.

Tuesday’s vote was seen as a referendum on a polarising president, even though he is not up for re-election till 2020.

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11 Comments

  1. November 8, 2018

    Checks and balance……Healthy !!!!!

  2. J.john-Charles
    November 7, 2018

    Victory for Republicansn. In the senate by increasing their numbers also victory for democrats in the house of representatives,they too increased their numbers and in charge of this branch.I also believe it can be a blessing for Trump,because the U.S. economy is historically high under him,so if they use their victory to block the president’s agenda he will blame them and we the voters will pour our wrath on them in 2020 at the polls.Under Reagan the republican party lost over 20 seats in the midterm in 1982,but 2 yrs. He won 49 out of 50 states.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      November 9, 2018

      John, why don’t you shut up and mind you business, and concern yourself with Dominica politics. What the hell victory for Republicans are babbling about. If you had any commonsense, and know how America politics work you would the Democrats have ever advantage over the Republicans.

      Trump, and his Republicans senators are handicap right now, as of January, 2019 the Democrats decides what they allow Trump to do, and what he cannot touch!

      This is not a Roosevelt Skerrit thing; it is not a one man government in America, mind Dominica business, and shut up! In California and other places they still counting ballasts; in Florida there is going to be a recount do you know if other Democrats are not going to end up in the Senate?

      Shut up boy!

  3. d-a born
    November 7, 2018

    This is important why, because Dominicans must think it’s a great victory?

    The Democrat and Republican parties are two sides of the same coin. I used to think black people voting democrat was a must, until I lived here for some time and realized that what’s important is bread and butter policy (education, law enforcement, jobs, etc), not emotions, race or gender.

  4. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    November 7, 2018

    His majesty is going to be put in check in January 2019 after the new congress is sworn in and all the corruption starts getting uncovered and prosecutions of individuals starts. The throne is going to be mighty hot.

  5. jus cool
    November 7, 2018

    Also from the midterm referendum last night 3 states joined the medical cannabis industry. 1 state passed recreational for adults above 21 & two states medical. Canada recently made history by passing recreational marijuana bill. This didnt make news on the platform but i would us in Dominica start to look into this industry & facilitate some constructive debate about it . SVG,St lucia are jumping on that medical train yet we are only CBI to gain revenue

  6. Neville
    November 7, 2018

    People power against an arrogant man who believes he is the best thing since sliced bread.

  7. Channel 1
    November 7, 2018

    The deluded democratic supporters. Listening to some of these Democratic leaning propaganda outlets, one would think the democrats had just won the US presidency. They so desperate for any glimmer of victory.

    …smh….

    Forward with Donald Trump’s “America First.”

    If only Dominica’s current Prime Minister believed in & practiced a “Dominica First” ideology instead of a “Foreigners First; Dominicans one-after-last in Dominica” ideology.

    • Your sister brother
      November 7, 2018

      What do you mean, Trump is a deranged egoist and very much like our leader but at least Trump does not claim he sent by God.

      • Channel 1
        November 7, 2018

        @Your sister brother – Uuummmm, please don’t insult Trump by comparing him to dat bonafide joker Skerrit.

        By the way, are you aware that Trump has been donating his presidential salary to different branches of the US government rather than taking it for himself?

    • cowboy
      November 7, 2018

      Are you really a Dominican? If so u are a seriously disturbed one.

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