Historically, the president's party generally loses ground during the midterms. Trump and Republican congressional leaders champion the economic interests of the latter.
President Donald Trump started his formal re-election campaign earlier than any of his recent predecessors, and that appears to be paying off.
I do think it's worth noting Senate Republicans have been a lot more cautious here. They talk like they do, but I don't think they do. But what does matter is that the president needs to lie about it.
In his first year in office, Trump flagged repeated opportunities for bipartisanship - but backtracked each time.
Yet in a subtler way, the speech also underscored disagreements within his party. And while he signaled a willingness to work with Democrats on new healthcare legislation, he instead opted for unilateral executive and regulatory actions to further undercut Obamacare.
The legislators had forums on topics such as infrastructure, national security and the economy - but noticeably not on immigration, the major issue that bedevils them.
Stivers said the bump in Trump's approval rating is a good sign for Republicans running for reelection.
Shuster acknowledged that a tax increase was a tough sell in an election year but said public-private partnerships such as those used by CT at highway rest stops could be an alternative. "For the President's promises of bipartisanship to take hold, he'll have to commit to real bipartisanship".
Milbank then goes on to lament how Democrats can't find a unifying message against this president, which was clear since we have five Democratic responses.
DACA recipients are often referred to as "Dreamers" - people who were brought to the USA as children by their parents.
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Some Democrats accused Trump and Republicans of holding Dreamers and the American people hostage because they aim for more comprehensive immigration reform that would include increased border security and additional changes to the immigration system in exchange for Democrats' demands for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.
But concerning just about every policy Trump addressed, the Democrats offered facial expressions that were the opposite of applause, with hypocrisy in the wings. He's not said what the initial bill will be, and some speculate it could be Trump's proposal or something like it. "It's much different than DREAMers". "They need to go into it with an open mind and get to work".
But as Republicans left Washington on Wednesday for a party retreat to plan strategy for what is looming as a combative midterm election year, the disputes over the Russian Federation sanctions and the House intelligence report are emerging as new partisan flash points.
"One of the keys to being a governing majority is to govern".
He called out lawmakers by name to praise them and he said that Ryan called him the other day to say he's never seen the Republican Party as united as it is now. And they were best friends, and everybody got along.
In the official Democratic response after the speech, Democrat Joe Kennedy III said in Spanish "we'll fight for you", addressing over a million so-called "Dreamers" - those who were brought to the United States illegally while they were minors. The next deadline, as you said.
"Honestly, I think we need legal immigration".
Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier said Wednesday that Trump's stance was a non-starter. Trump, who vowed during his campaign to load Guantanamo up with "bad dudes", has always been expected to rescind Obama's 2009 order to close the prison and issue his own stating his administration's policy to keep it open.
Republicans left their conference with a plan to keep the government funded until March 22 and with a vote expected Tuesday.