No one looked more uncomfortable to be in the Middle East than Steve Bannon, who was reduced to a ‘seen but not heard’ role in Riyadh.
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It’s hard to see enough Republican legislators backing it, but don’t put it past the President to change that.
The President’s decision has aroused concern in both parties, and drawn attention once again to an issue he is desperate to shake off.
He pledged in his campaign to drain the swamp. By 2020, he could find that the swamp has drained him.
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
Since the strike on Syria, Bannon’s influence is waning while Kushner’s waxes.
After the embarrassing failure of the healthcare Bill, China offers a new chance to display the art of the deal.
Ben Roback: First, Republican hardliners spiked Trump’s healthcare bill. Next, they may shut down the government
A failure to bring his party’s right on board, plus opposition from the Democrats, could lead to him being held hostage during the legislative process.
Meanwhile, the true danger is that failing to deliver Trumpcare will have a material impact on his presidency.
For some Republican ideologues, Obama’s scheme is anathema to American freedom; others fear the prospect of owning a failed attempt to reform healthcare.
Ben Roback: Trump should turn his attention to passing his budget, instead of stumbling from crisis to crisis
Republicans will need the support of some Democrats to get a budget through Congress
Yes, our new trade department has expanded its Trade Policy Group fourfold. But it is seen to lack the experience that American negotiators possess in abundance.
The President targeted the Arizona Senator with stinging criticism during the campaign. McCain’s revenge has only just begun.
Republican lawmakers who don’t back Trump but have supported his agenda so far now have a real window of opportunity for opposition.
Gorsuch could be a conservative stalwart on the bench for decades to come, acting as a lasting pillar of Trump’s legacy.