The victories could boost Republicans' confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election.
While Handel defeated Ossoff by about 10,000 votes and almost 4 percentage points, Republican outside groups had to spend $18 million defending a district where the party's candidates won easily for decades.
In 2017, the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, there have been five congressional special elections, and as of last night, Republicans have now won four of them, including a key victory in a hard-fought race in Georgia.
Trump reveled in the GOP victory of Tuesday's election win by RepublicanKaren Handel during his speech at a rally in Iowa on Wednesday.
Senators condemn NK treatment of US student
He was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner. If it were, there might be pressure on President Trump to take action against Kim Jong-un's regime, he says.
UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan
During the election campaign, May had used the "coalition of chaos" phrase to describe what a victory for Labour would look like. The election, which was aimed at increasing the Conservative majority in the Commons, resulted in the party having 13 fewer MPs.
For a little over an hour, the President worked to convince the crowd of supporters - some of whom donned "Make America Great Again" hats and held signs - that his administration is making "tremendous progress" back in Washington. Handel and Republican outside groups tied Ossoff to Pelosi in campaign events and television ads, casting him as a puppet for what they described as herliberal agenda and "San Francisco values".
"But these results fit a pattern that should still worry GOP incumbents everywhere, regardless of Trump's national approval rating and the outcome of the healthcare debate in Congress", he said.
That might become especially clear this week, as Republican senators unveil a health care plan that's likely to cut critical Obamacare benefits and coverage for millions of people in red states and districts.
But Republican voters supported their party even if they didn't support their president.
"They're still running against her and still winning races, and it's still a problem", Ryan said. Mulvaney beat his last Democratic opponent by 20 points, The Heraldreported Tuesday.
"I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out".
According to a report in The Hill, Democratic leadership has come under intense criticism by the rank-and-file for Ossoff's loss to Handel.
Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday
It is also 82 days after Theresa May sent a letter formally notifying the European Council of Britain's intention to withdraw. The Brexit Department said in a statement that the UK's withdrawal and future ties are "intimately linked".
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If Trump decides to keep up the Obama-era policies towards Cuba , he could face some significant backlash from Republican Rep. Presidents who have been successful in achieving their foreign policy goals sometimes are described as having a doctrine.
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Another resident, Zoe, who lives on the fourth floor, said she was woken by a neighbor banging on her door. Prime Minister Theresa May's office said she was "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life" in the fire.
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
In its update on the next operating system to hit iPhones - iOS 11 - new tools will be given to developers to create AR apps. It, too, comes with a built-in speaker and voice controls through the smart assistant Google Assistant .