"On immigration, for instance, public opinion had actually become modestly moreliberal in the years leading up to Trump - but the Democrats are now nearly an open-borders party, so even modest skepticism about immigration tends to push voters toward the Republicans".
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said this week that the Senate plan would be "different" than the House plan, which has been criticised by Democrats as providing tax cuts for the rich and cutting essential medical programmes.
Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela told Politico, "You'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top".
"Usually they go after the most effective leaders because they want to diminish the opportunity that we have", Pelosi said.
And while experts say the demoralizing loss isn't necessarily a harbinger of more losses to come in the 2018 midterms, it has Democrats taking stock and asking whether it's time for new party leadership - specifically whether House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should step aside.
Pelosi wasn't the only one receiving the president's tongue-in-cheek good wishes.
Ms Kellyanne Conway, counsellor to President Donald Trump, sarcastically tweeted: "Thanks to everyone who breathlessly and snarkily proclaimed (the Georgia election) as a referendum on (the President)".
Rep. Tim Ryan of OH, who has been a vocal critic of his party's overarching political strategy, said Democrats needed to recognize that they were "toxic" in huge parts of the country. "The races they've won so far are GOP strongholds and Democrats are outperforming their 2016 numbers". "They're winning so we have to address that reality". Even though she wasn't necessarily a major Trump supporter, the Handel win is seen by political pundits across the spectrum as a boost for the president's legislative agenda.
With 100% of the votes counted, Handel outnumbered Democratic presidential candidate Jon Ossof by five points in the most expensive electoral race in the history of the United States.
"We'd better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realize that the problem is us, it's the party", the Ohio Democrat said Wednesday, according to The Hill. The seats they ultimately won this year were already mostly Republican-leaning districts - and many will argue that the GOP should have won all of them handily.
The minority leader said in a statement that didn't directly respond to Rice's call but instead stressed that now was the time for Democrats to come together. Walk up the street and ask 10 people what the Democrats stand for, you'll get 10 different answers.
"The president is obviously happy with both of the wins", Trump spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.
Pelosi was tied closely to Ossoff during the campaign leading up to the local election, and some in the party blame her directly for the loss.
Coupled with fast but efficient RAM and storage (below) and various software efficiencies, this should be an impressive device. Not to mention, the OnePlus 5 is priced to kill - it's far more affordable than the premium flagships Samsung and Apple sell.
Earlier, Foster said the talks were going well: 'We hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion'. She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government .
Gausman has permitted at least eight hits in five straight starts - not the ideal recipe to slow New York's hard-thumping lineup. He broke the game open with a three-run 450-foot bomb in the first inning to make it 5-0, the longest homer of his career.
The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious. Mexico's attacking players worked hard to win the ball back the moment after losing it, high up the field.
Indeed, Rosenstein hired Mueller recently as the special counsel-prosecutor of this Russian Federation probe. In general, as with most of the Russia-related hearings conducted by Congress, it was a tale of two parties.
Perriello led in four of the latest seven polls taken in the race since May, and Northam took the lead in the remaining three. Wagner, meanwhile, touted his experience as a veteran lawmaker who can fix the state's congested highways.
Online shopping in the United States is becoming more popular, with eight out of ten Americans doing some kind of online shopping. Four-year-old Mason and one-year-old Wyatt said there dad is special because "He is the best daddy in the whole wide world".
The new functionality promises to save you the hassle of scouring your home for the password to your home Wi-Fi router. A report published by iDrop News gives us our first look at the iPhone X running the recently announced Apple iOS 11 .
Elaine McMullin, 100, said Wednesday was her first time getting on a motorcycle. "It also involves the community". Wednesday night, the public is invited to bring their old and weathered American Flags to be retired with honor.
Forward Bryan Rust , who had seven goals and two assists during the playoffs, is a Pontiac native who also played for the U.S. However, the consistent errors, missed calls, non-calls, and inconsistent calls will put a cloud over this series.
Some of the content in Control Center is not customizable and is there by default, but you can add a number of new features to it. I'll concentrate on mobile device management features in iOS 11 , but first I want to go over some of the general announcements.
In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation
President Donald Trump leads a rally marking his first 100 days in office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. "This whole thing stinks". Jay Sekulow , told " Meet the Press " moderator Chuck Todd "The president is not under investigation by the special counsel".
Dettori ruled out of Ascot with arm injury
Taking place this year from June 20-24, Royal Ascot will feature 19 graded stakes races and nearly £6.6m (€7.5m/$8.4m) in purses. Their first major clash of the week will occur when 2,000 Guineas one-two Churchill and Barney Roy lock horns again.
Friday Freebies: Treat dad to free food Father's Day weekend
America celebrates Father's Day today, with countless ties, cards and cookouts honoring dads of all shapes, sizes and colors. Small steps can help dad begin implementing healthy activities into his life - even if just for 30 minutes each day.
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., who from the floor of the Senate hours after the shooting said he was "sickened by this despicable act ". The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) determined both were purchased legally, the FBI said Thursday.
President Trump to reverse parts of Obama's Cuba policy
During last year's presidential campaign, Trump threatened to "terminate" deals that the Obama administration made with Cuba. President Barack Obama pursued, and secured, a thaw in relations with its longtime nemesis Cuba and the Castro government.
Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title
With the Cavs all floating his way, Durant fired a crosscourt pass to Iguodala for a three-pointer that pushed the lead to eight. Congratulations to Lebron James for becoming the King of Triple Doubles for the NBA Finals with 9 and breaking my record.
Erdogan vows to keep supporting Qatar
Saudi Arabia has closed its land border crossings to Qatar , which imports almost all of its food. Qatar acknowledges its links to these groups but denies that it supports terrorism .