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It's long been a Republican talking point that Democrats are less patriotic than their colleagues on the other side of the aisle.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, seized upon this inaccurate perception to chastise Democratic members of Congress by sending them American flags, a copy of the Flag Code from the United States Code, and a letter with more pettiness on the page than ink.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on November 15, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

The 2018 midterms saw a major change in the House of Representatives. Control of the House shifted from red to blue, with Democrats retaking control of the House for the first time since the 2010 midterm elections.

But control of the House was not the only change. More women than ever before were elected to Congress in 2018 and several historic firsts occurred as well leading to a more diverse House of Representatives, more reflective of the United States population for the 116th Congress that convenes in January, 2019.

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Democratic congresswomen-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL), Abby Finkenauer (IA) and Sharice Davids (KS) pose for the 116th Congress members-elect group photo on the East Front Plaza of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 14, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty Images)

The newly elected members of the House of Representatives—or at least those newly elected from the 427 seats that were decided thus far—went to Washington DC Wednesday for a freshman orientation of sorts. Among them were the largest number of women ever elected and several firsts.

Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. Fellow Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Minnesota and Ilhan Omar of Michigan are the first Muslim women ever elected. Democrat Ayanna Presley became the first Black woman to represent Massachusetts.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: US President Donald Trump speaks to the press outside the Oval Office of the White House on June 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Both Trump and Kim Yong Chol are trying to salvage a recently canceled historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled for June 12. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Finally securing the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court wasn't enough for President Donald Trump.

Trump has taken to Twitter to decry the many protesters who mobilized outside of the Supreme Court building and the United States Capitol, as well as those who disrupted Kavanaugh's hearing process in acts of civil disobedience.

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U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of The White House on July 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has not yet commented on Twitter regarding the trade war he launched with China Friday, but he did find time to refer to some of his constituents as "crazies."

Coming from a background of no prior service to the public in any capacity, Trump may not realize as an elected official, unlike in private business, the people do not work for him. The president works for the people, which includes all of the people, not just his fan base.

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Steve Schmidt, a public affairs strategist, played an important role on Republican political campaigns for years, including those of George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John McCain, working to advance the GOP.

But no more.

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COMBO) This combination of pictures created on August 24, 2017 shows US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L)on April 7, 2017, US President Donald Trump on March 17, 2017 and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) June 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump turned up the heat August 24, 2017 on Republican leaders in Congress accusing them of foot-dragging on his key priorities, in an intensifying feud that puts his policy agenda in jeopardy. The president castigated both the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House of Representatives, for not taking his advice to tie crucial debt ceiling legislation to a popular veterans bill that recently passed Congress. Both McConnell and Ryan have sought to downplay divisions with Trump -- and talk of either any shutdown or a debt default, which would be the first in US history / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM AND SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM,SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

A new poll released on Sunday from NBC News and The Wall St. Journal spells some trouble for President Trump and Republicans. Trump's approval rating slipped a net 8 points since March, back down to 39%:

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