What Donald Trump can achieve – and where he will be shackled in the next two years

President Donald Trump now has to contend with his political opponents holding one half of the US Congress, a blow delivered in the midterms that will shape how the next two years play out. 

The change will alter his plans for legislation and likely put his administration on the back foot thanks to a long list of investigations expected to be launched by Democrat-held House committees. 

However, the impact is not total, with Mr Trump enjoying a stronger Republican hold on the Senate and still able to act without congressional approval through his presidential powers. 

Much depends also on how the Democrats choose to wield their new majority and the balance they strike between reaching across…

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