The President’s strategy of making a resumption of normal government depend on funding for his wall doesn’t appear to be working.
From Democratic control of the House to the Mueller investigation, Trump faces a challenging 2019.
Ben Roback: From Presidents 41 to 45 – different backgrounds, different manners, different beliefs, and a different Republican Party
The older Bush was a man of free markets, small government, global engagement…and good manners.
It was an election that had something for everyone. And one that therefore leaves the future uncertain.
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.
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.
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.