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.
The element of surprise can work if it outfoxes the opposition, but not if shocks your own side.