Jim Jordan on the money: House loss is GOP's own fault

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Bill Nelson, and a recount is ongoing.

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined climate change activists in a protest outside Pelosi's office on Tuesday during the first day of her own freshman orientation on Capitol Hill.

President Donald Trump is warning that stock markets will suffer from Democratic threats of lengthy investigations and legislative efforts to undo his administration's policies.

"Now we can investigate, they look at us, we look at them, it goes on for two years and then at the end of two years nothing's done", he said. She faces GOP Sen.

More than 6 in 10 say it will be good for the country that Democrats will be in charge of the US House, higher than in any of those midterms save 2006, when 67% considered the Democratic takeover of the House good for the country.

Her opponents, eager for new leadership, are arguing she does not have enough support to pass a full House vote.

There is little doubt Pelosi will win a majority of votes when Democrats meet privately after Thanksgiving to select their nominee for speaker.

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Jordan told reporters that he made a pitch to his colleagues at a sometimes-tense session in the Capitol basement focused on three questions: "Why'd we lose, how do we get it back and what we're up against".

Both senators were chosen by acclamation, according to those familiar with the private caucus meetings.

Schumer said Wednesday he's confident Nelson will win re-election against Scott, who's Florida's governor.

Perlmutter did not spell out what changes would be necessary for Pelosi to garner the support of those Democrats opposed to her speakership bid, but there has been talk about asking her to limit her tenure and shaking up the No. 2 and No. 3 Democratic positions in the House.

Sen. Todd Young, an Indiana Republican, was elected chair of the Senate Republican campaign operation, the National Republican Senate Committee.

"Now is the time for them to coalesce if they want to get everything done".

Less than half, 32%, say the election is more of a mandate for the Democrats.

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Elections Wednesday will also determine party leadership in the Senate. Overall, Pelosi raised $129 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

House Democrats come into their new majority exuding confidence.

McCarthy beat Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, a founder of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, in Wednesday's closed-door elections. "We're not going to do that", he told reporters when asked about the prospect.

Democrats re-elected their party leadership by acclamation during a closed-door meeting Wednesday.

Many Republicans side with Jordan's theory, which is that Republicans, despite a GOP monopoly on power in Washington, lost because they didn't "do what we said" - including delivering Trump's priority to build the border wall with Mexico.

"I just want to let you all know how proud I am of each and every single one of you for putting yourselves and your bodies and everything on the line to make sure that we save our planet, our generation and our future", Ocasio-Cortez said. House Democrats desperately need fresh leadership, but first they need someone to actually step up and lead.

Republicans complained about the unpopularity of the GOP tax law they blamed for losses in NY and other key states, some attendees told reporters after the meeting. Trump has referred to McCarthy as "my Kevin" since before his inauguration, and McCarthy has at times gone to great lengths to curry favor with Trump, both through legislation - such as by introducing a bill that would appropriate more than $23 billion to Trump's border wall plan - and other means, such as sending the president his favorite sweets. They also warned that they need a new fundraising mechanism to compete with the small-dollar online donors that powered Democrats to victory.

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