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Democrats to take on Trump as divided US Congress arrives in Washington

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Democrats to take on Trump as divided US Congress arrives in WashingtonDemocrats on Thursday took over the US House of Representatives, ushering in a new era of divided government in Washington with the goal of checking Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. Battle-tested Nancy Pelosi was poised to take over as speaker of the House as a partial federal government shutdown over Trump’s insistence that lawmakers fund a southern border wall neared the two-week mark. The end of Trump’s one-party rule in Washington lent air to Democrats deflated after the bombastic Republican’s 2016 victory.