From tax and healthcare to foreign affairs, the administration is finally getting down to the business of government.
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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.
Plus, Karl Rove discusses the differences between running a business and governing.
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
One virtue of democracy is that it does not give special prominence to the loudest people in judging the mood of a crowd.
Protectionism and isolationism don’t allow the President to cut a grand figure on the world stage. Could he ever really have stood for that?
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.
The Office of American Innovation might never get going, given Trump’s chaotic style, but the concept is a good one.
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.
Thirty-nine per cent think he is a good thing to some degree, while 27.5 per cent think he is a bad thing. A third are undecided.
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