She said: "Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration".
The 2018 elections also exposed an extraordinary political realignment in an electorate defined by race, gender, and education that could shape USA politics for years to come.
The GOP's successes were fuelled by a coalition that's decidedly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have college degrees. Democrats were able to ride opposition to Trump to wins in more Democratic-leaning states like NY and deep-red states like Oklahoma.
Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout.
Democrats won ... seats in elections to the 435-strong House of Representatives, whose members are proportional to the population of states, reflecting the will and sentiment of the people in numerical terms.
And in the Midwest a onetime Somali refugee, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, who is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, shared the historic distinction of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress.
Three candidates had hoped to become their states' first African-American governors, although just one - Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams - was still in the running.
In suburban areas where key House races were decided, female voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin.
But also in Texas, Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, a charismatic congressman and former punk rock singer who had raised an unprecedented $60 million in his mission to win in the Republican stronghold, fell short to arch-conservative former presidential contender Ted Cruz.
⦁ Ralph Z. Hallow, the chief political correspondent of commentary, served on the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Washington Times editorial boards, was Ford Foundation fellow in urban journalism at Northwestern University, and resident at Columbia University Editorial-Page Editors Seminar.
Early Wednesday, Trump warned Democrats against using their new majority to investigate his administration.
McConnell eschewed further attempts to get him to respond to heated presidential rhetoric, refusing to call the migrant caravan - still hundreds of miles from the southern USA border - a "crisis", as Trump did in high profile campaign rallies created to turn out the GOP base.
Sri Lanka parliament Speaker refuses to recognise Rajapaksa as PM
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to reconvene parliament today in the hopes of ending a constitutional crisis. The Prime Minister was addressing the "Rata Rakina Jana Mahimaya" public protest rally at the Parliament Junction, Battaramulla.
Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal
It actually petitioned the Supreme Court to erase history and wipe out an earlier court decision upholding open internet policies. This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices' private conference on Friday.
Almost two-thirds said Trump was a reason for their vote.
One of Trump's most vocal defenders on immigration, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, lost his bid for governor.
O'Rourke had told voters that Trump was wrong and described Texas as built from "immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees". So this was a five-point decline from what was already a low 2016 number.
He noted that former President Obama lost a net 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm election and former President Bill Clinton lost 54 in the 1994 midterm election, but Trump only lost less than 30 seats.
"Some are calling (this) the biggest referendum on a president in recent memory", commented CNN in a report on the last-minute campaigns to persuade undecided voters.
Democrats won the House, which will change hands for the third time in 12 volatile years, by performing strongly in suburban areas where Trump's flaming rhetoric is toxic.
One witness saw the suspect tossing smoke bombs in front of the restaurant before watching a security guard get shot. Officers later reported a man matching the suspect's description on the ground at the scene outside a window.
Now, video footage has emerged of the over after Northern Districts posted a highlights reel of the over on Twitter . Brett Hampton missed his maiden List A century by just five runs, while Joe Carter went on to complete his ton.
He said: "If it were a spacecraft, this tumbling would make it impossible to keep any instruments pointed at the Earth". In December 2017 it was announced the astronomers were going to scan Oumuamua for signs of alien life.
Gilligan told Entertainment Weekly he'd love to see a reunion of the characters Walter White (Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Paul). Breaking Bad follows the journey of Walter White , a timid chemistry teacher's transformation into drug kingpin Heisenberg.
Some analysts believe this weakened state could impact Trump's foreign policy and test his North Korean diplomatic gambit. North Korea has for years pursued nuclear and missile programs in defiance of U.N.
More women than ever were running, along with military veterans and minorities, many of them motivated by Trump's rise. The Democratic gains were fueled by women, young and Hispanic voters, a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll found.
Born in Detroit to Palestinian-American parents, Tlaib served in Michigan's state legislature from 2008 to 2014. Democratic Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison was the first Muslim elected to Congress.
In suburban areas where key House races will be decided, voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin. After all, the strong turnout among Democrats during the primaries suggested a more motivated base than their Republican rivals.
It sees the Chabahar port as a key way of both sending supplies to Afghanistan and stepping up trade with Central Asia and Africa. The US on Monday imposed "the toughest ever" sanctions on a defiant Iran aimed at altering the Iranian regime's "behaviour".
Republicans Win Enough Red States To Expand Senate Control
Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House or the Senate. The septuagenarian also would exert influence over writing laws on guns, immigration policy and voting rights.
Native American Women Score Major First
With no challenger on Election Day, Pressley made it official that she'll be the first black person representing MA in the House. As of early Wednesday morning, voters were on track to send at least 99 women to the House, surpassing the previous record of 84.
Sheikh's delight over Melbourne Cup win
It's the first time an England-trained horse has won the Cup, with Charlie Appleby winning after several attempts. English trainer Charlie Appleby was full of praise for McEvoy's ride. "I promised (my four kids) a swimming pool".
Jeff Sessions Is Out - Slog
The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker , would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later. He took credit for reversing a recent rise in violent crime and for taking a hardline stance on illegal immigration and gangs.