Trump and the polls

President Donald Trump claims victory in the US midterms as Republicans gain in the Senate, while Democrats take the House but fail to launch a ‘blue wave’. Are there clashes or gridlock ahead? Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

Midterms offer an opportunity to change the tone of American politics

Cities and large towns are now almost uniformly Democrat after this week’s midterms, but that will not guarantee victory in 2020

Americans resent inquisitions aimed at depriving them of their elected president

Control of the House will empower the Democrats to investigate the president

Activists want pressure on Trump, but new voters might quail at two years of process

The elections will be seen as a test of whether Donald Trump has permanently changed America

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Traders can get back to focusing on what really worries them — the Fed and China

There are reasons to leave behind ‘It’s the economy, stupid’

Setback at home will intensify US president’s ‘America First’ foreign policy stance

The Mooch makes a pitch to re-enter the White House circle of trust