These wins were mostly fueled by the Democratic Party, which put a record numbers of women on the ballot. We spoke with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about her plans for Congress.
The result is nevertheless impressive for the 28-year-old former bartender and self-described democratic socialist, who rocketed onto the national stage by knocking off 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in June's Democratic primary.
"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women running for office this year. In addition, at least 13 women won Senate seats. U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn defeated the state's former Governor, Democrat Phil Bredesen.
Also Massachusetts, Democrat Ayanna Pressley will be the first woman of colour in her state's congressional delegation.
Deb Haaland, also a Native American, was also elected a congresswoman. 65 of those are incumbent reps, with 31 newly elected women. Flake is scheduled to give a talk at the Forbes 30 under 30 event in Boston after recently calling for a one week pause in the confirmation process to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation more time to investigate sexual assault allegations.
Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI became the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Sharice Davids defeated a Republican incumbent in Kansas to become the first openly LGBTQ woman to represent Kansas.
These new records represent the culmination of a record-setting year for female candidates. Thus far, 82 of the 94 women elected to the House this year, as well as nine of the 12 elected to the Senate, are Democrats.
For the first time, a pair of Native American congresswomen are headed to the House, in addition to two Muslim congresswoman.
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters and refuses to concede at her election night headquarters at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Nov. 6, 2018.
"It was really on the shoulders of women voters that Democrats had the momentum to take back the House", she said.
But what will more women in office mean? Women are also more likely to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey.
"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader, said.
But that support began to fade, with Grassley suggesting over the summer that he might have time for a hearing after all. Dean said despite the ramifications of the Sessions ouster, he has faith in the US judicial system to survive it.
The ocean may have its calm days, but big winds and storms are only to be expected. "Storms can overturn a pond, but never a sea". China would foster a "world-class business environment", including stricter controls on worldwide property rights.
Earlier, on arrival at the Great Hall of the People, the Chinese Premier accorded warm welcome to Prime Minister Imran Khan . Experts say that the Chinese have pushed Pakistan into heavy debt through the CPEC, a charge denied by Beijing .
Husband Prince Charles looked dapper, too, choosing a navy double-breasted suit and a pretty floral buttonhole for his arrival. Charles and his wife Camilla are now are now on their second day of a five stay in Ghana during their tour of West Africa.
Witnesses said they had spoken to friends who escaped the shooting, which took place during a popular student night at the bar. Pictures and video footage show firefighters and first responders flooding the scene after multiple injuries were reported.
Monaco , a semifinalist in 2017, slumped to a 4-0 home loss to Club Brugge, who registered their first win in Group A. In his stead, Daniel Sturridge fitted into Liverpool's attacking triumvirate alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, ran essentially unopposed in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, which includes Detroit . While Omar campaigned on a similarly progressive platform, which calls for universal healthcare and tuition-free colleges.
He and President Trump routinely sparred, and Cruz famously did not endorse the president during his nominating convention. And though he was tested by O'Rourke, avoiding what would have been a monumental upset means that remains a possibility.
The US forces are part of the Nato-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, which has more than 16,000 personnel. Taylor resigned from the mayor's office before he went overseas, the Standard-Examiner of Ogden reported .
Trump rally crowd sings for passed out supporter
Hannity went onstage at the Trump rally after tweeting earlier in the day that he was just there to interview the president. Hannity described his role as that of an " advocacy journalist " during an interview in 2017.
Jury selection begins for El Chapo's U.S. trial
At pretrial hearings leading to the trial, heavily armed federal officers and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolled outside. Jury selection will take place amid tight security conditions reserved only for the most unsafe defendants.
Messi to return; Pique set for Champions League century
Substitute Dembele got Barca out of trouble with a perfectly struck half-volley in the 87th minute after a knockdown by Pique. The club have named Messi in their squad for the match at the San Siro, even if he is yet to be given the medical all-clear.
Khashoggi murder: Saudi prince 'said he was risky Islamist'
But his article made no mention of the king's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who is seen as the kingdom's de-facto ruler. Saudi Arabia, for its part, has kept quiet on the location of the body as Turkey and the global community demand answers.
India vs West Indies, 1st T20I
In 2018, Dhoni, who has also captained India to 50-over World Cup glory in 2011, managed only 245 runs at 27.22 in 17 matches. Hotstar will avail the online streaming option for the subscribers in India , the United States and the United Kingdom.
Midterm Elections Seeing Huge Turnout
As of late Wednesday, McDonald's United States Elections Project estimates that 25.5 million Americans had cast early votes . Early voting opens up polling places before Election Day so voters can try and tip the scales with a vote in person.