After knocking off a couple of Democratic incumbents so far, Republicans could not only defend but potentially increase their 51-seat majority as additional races are called throughout the night.
A spokesperson for Ms Pelosi said Mr Trump had called her to congratulate her party on winning a House majority, and acknowledged Ms Pelosi's call for bipartisanship. Many news organisations expressed near-certainty that Hillary Clinton would win, but this was not what the numbers themselves showed at the time.
The anger from Democrats and independents against President Trump is palpable, says former Gov. Ed Rendell, who predicts strong results for Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania.
The committee already has concluded there's no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, but Democrats insist the probe was superficial.
"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi told cheering Democrats at a Washington victory party, saying House Democrats would be a check on Trump.
"When we can't find that common ground, [we will be] standing our ground", she added.
While a Democratic House would block some of Trump's plans, a GOP majority enables the president to continue restocking the American judiciary with judges that rule according to the Constitution rather than social agendas.
Trump - a 72-year-old former reality TV star and businessman-turned-politician - had hardened his rhetoric down the stretch on issues that appealed to his conservative core supporters, issuing warnings about a caravan of Latin American migrants headed to the border with Mexico and condemnations of liberal American "mobs".
The expectation is that Democrats will bring a new level of oversight and investigation of the Trump administration, but numerous candidates ran on issues like healthcare and immigration.
The White House has been stressing the historical headwinds it faced: In the last three decades, 2002 was the only midterm election when the party in office gained Senate seats. Women hold 84 out of 435 House seats, a record number.
Early results began to trickle in from states such as in, site of a vital US Senate race, and Kentucky, home of a pivotal US House of Representatives race, but it could be hours before the winners are determined.
Rep. Maxine Waters, who has urged people to get in the faces of Trump administration officials in public could become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Joe Donnelly in IN and Republican Marsha Blackburn's win in Tennessee made it much more hard for Democrats to make inroads. Andrew Gillum lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in his quest to become Florida's first black governor. McAdams believes that Republicans and Democrats are effectively the same.
Democrats also captured governorships in Michigan, Illinois and Kansas.
Discussion about the possibility of impeaching the President is also likely to grow louder in a Democratic-controlled House, despite the fact that Democratic congressional leaders have tried to tamp down on speculation that the party might pursue impeachment - at least at this point.
Polls are also closed in parts of in, where Democrat Joe Donnelly, a top target of the President's frenetic final midterm election campaign swing, is fighting an uphill battle for re-election against Republican Mike Braun. First, potential voters favor Democrats by 8-9pp in socalled generic ballot polls.
FILE - This Sept. 4, 2018, file photo shows the bedroom of a teenage refugee in the Nibok refugee settlement. The Morrison government has indicated it plans to get all children off Nauru by Christmas this year.
It's a month to the day since Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul - and was never seen again. The Saudi chief prosecutor arrived in Turkey on Sunday to meet with his Turkish counterpart.
Today, the developer announced its second-ever mobile game (after the collectible card RPG Hearthstone ) with Diablo: Immortal . The Treasure Goblin and default amiibo will spawn a portal leading to an unknown location, according to the leaker.
The Russian will next play Alexander Zverev after the German fourth seed beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-2. World number three Federer beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-3 in one hour and 13 minutes.
Using the new Same Game Multi tool on the Sportsbook, we can back a Chelsea win and under 1.5 first-half goals at odds of [2.14]. Every moment was done only between the Europa League, League Cup and Premier League but in the future it will be different.
Putrajaya would like to get its hands on fugitive financier Low Taek Jho first, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. Goldman has, in the past, repeatedly denied any wrongdoing , and said it is cooperating fully with the authorities.
Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation (R) with the winners trophy alongside runner up Novak Djokovic of Serbia after the final. A rasping serve down the tee sealed the set for the 22-year-old, with Djokovic looking flat and in need of inspiration.
That would be more than 12 percent of the $71.8 billion in sales that analysts now expect the company to report for the quarter. Today Amazon announced that they are offering free shipping to everyone in the United States with no minimum purchase needed.
The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to push back the Houthis and return President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to power. U.N. refugee agency UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie said the global community had been "shamefully slow" and urged the U.N.
Their engagement photos show a giddy couple, with Will in a cowboy hat and Bailee showing off her ring. The National Transportation Safety Board reported on Twitter that they're investigating the crash .
Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi national working for the United States press, was a well-known critic of his home country's rulers. The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.
Gillum, DeSantis cast votes in Florida's midterm election
Obama urged more decisive action by Americans who have grown frustrated by the first 21 months of Trump's presidency. With just three days to go before the midterm elections, it's a tale of dueling presidents on the campaign trail.
Children mowed down and killed in horror hit-run crash
Robert Jensen says Treu is being held on 13 possible charges, including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Golden says both the district and school crisis teams have put together support networks for students, staff and families.
Spice Girls Announce 2019 Reunion Tour Without Posh
The Spice Girls look set to announce a United Kingdom arena tour for 2019 with four of the band rejoining for the major event. The much-anticipated concert will see the band kick off in Manchester, with tickets set to go on sale at 10:30am on Saturday.
Alec Baldwin Arrested After Fight in NY
Baldwin has also had several other run-ins with the general public that did not involve law enforcement. Baldwin was also photographed in an apparent public altercation with paparazzi in NY in 2013.