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US midterm elections: Democrats take House, Republicans make gains in Senate

For the first time since his Presidency began two years ago, Donald Trump faces his first real check on power.

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For whilst he held and increased his majority in the Senate, he lost the House of Representatives. That poses a serious threat to Donald Trump’s agenda and it raises the possibility of numerous subpoenas against him demanding everything from his tax returns to evidence of his campaign’s relationship with Russia. But after Republican made gains in the Senate, Donald Trump took credit and claimed it “defied history”.

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