The Republicans made gains in the Senate, the Democrats won back the House – but that’s not enough to give them the stranglehold on Trump that they wanted.
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Ben Roback is Head of Trade and International Policy at Cicero Group and a member of the US Embassy’s Young Leader’s UK programme.Follow @
Ben Roback: Trump’s ratings are improving – but the midterm elections could block his legislative agenda
Four key states, three house districts and two top governors’ races to watch as November 8 approaches.
The Conservative Party’s Vice Chair for International tells me about his priorities in the role.
It is hard to see how blowing up the Special Counsel’s investigation now would deliver any kind of political benefit for the president.
Ben Roback: So far, there is little sign of Trump’s promised ‘Deal of the Century’ in the Middle East
Delivering on his campaign promise to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy accordingly hasn’t helped.
In the age of fake news, sub-tweets and gaslighting, the Arizona senator stood out as a pillar of a bygone political era.
All things considered, all roads point to a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives come November.
Ben Roback: Trump’s press conference with Putin was the most staggering moment in a staggering presidency
Will this abject performance be what finally breaks his connection with his domestic supporters?
The ‘special relationship’ is under strain on several fronts, but the President remains one of the strongest and most important international supporters of Brexit.
Ben Roback: Children in cages – part of Trump’s playbook for the mid-terms and the next presidential election
The Republican base which is so staunchly loyal to its president shows no sign of wavering over an issue that candidate Trump was persistently vocal about.
Ben Roback: From tariffs on historic allies to berating Mueller, can we predict where the President will go next?
A focus on foreign policy, but continued disregard for America’s traditional friends abroad: the likely course of the next 500 Days of Trump.
Republicans and Democrats are both desperate for the investigation to conclude, but for opposite reasons.
The President is often taken literally but not seriously, whereas he should be taken seriously but not literally.
With May distracted by Brexit, Macron is risking domestic political pushback to become Trump’s ‘bridge to Europe’.
The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?