Democrats seize US House control, but shutdown impasse remains

US Democrats sweeps back to power in the House of Representatives with veteran Nancy Pelosi at the helm, but they came face to face with what may be a new divided government normal in Washington: legislative gridlock.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sworn in as youngest US Congresswoman

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old Democrat from New York, is sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives, officially making her the youngest woman elected to the US Congress.

Newly-elected US House members pose for photo

The newly elected members of the House of Representatives pose for photos in front of the US Capitol building.

US midterms, provisional results

Updated videographic showing provisional results in the US midterms at 09:00 GMT November 8. Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in an election setback for Donald Trump, but the US president managed to avoid a feared “blue wave” as his Republican Party expanded its Senate majority.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Pelosi outlasts GOP attacks, aims at House speaker

(7 Nov 2018) Democrats won back control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm election and Californian Nancy Pelosi is in line to be re-elected speaker. Pelosi was frequently a target of Republicans on the campaign trail. (Nov. 7)

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Trump: Midterms a ‘big day’ for republicans

US President Donald Trump hails a “big day” for Republicans in the US midterm elections despite the party losing the House of Representatives, the GOP increased their majority in the Senate. SOUNDBITE

US midterms, provisional results

Videographic showing provisional results in the US midterms at 1500 GMT. Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in an election setback for Donald Trump, but the US president managed to avoid a feared “blue wave” as his Republican Party expanded its Senate majority.VIDEOGRAPHICS

US midterms, provisional results

Videographic showing provisional results in the US midterms at 0900 GMT. Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in an election setback for Donald Trump, but the US president managed to avoid a feared “blue wave” as his Republican Party expanded its Senate majority.VIDEOGRAPHICS