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.
The German Chancellor faces a rebellion from her Bavarian allies on the question of immigration – and is pleading for more time before the EU summit.
Our columnist goes behind the scenes in the White House, as fly on the wall of the Oval Office.
I’d relax the limits significantly if not totally, but insist on near real-time transparency from campaigns over their permitted donors.
“Very nice…getting a good picture, everybody?…thank you,” the American President concludes.
A few small steps for both men, a giant leap for nuclear disarmament and international engagement?
The United States’ traditional allies are wondering if the President’s erratic and aggressive behaviour is a ploy or his true nature.
If overcome by the belief that Putin bought the referendum, our advice is to lie down in a dark room until the feeling goes away.
A focus on foreign policy, but continued disregard for America’s traditional friends abroad: the likely course of the next 500 Days of Trump.
Plus: Crunch point on Brexit. Farewell to Biteback. Bannon’s loose tongue and persistent loyalty. And: face to face with Jacqui Smith.
Republicans and Democrats are both desperate for the investigation to conclude, but for opposite reasons.
Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.
We need strong and effective intelligence services. But we should demonstrate that this can be combined with decent and ethical standards of civilised conduct.
Those who run Russia believe themselves to be in a ‘political war’ with the West. We need to treat the Kremlin as a threat rather than an irritant.
The use of live ammunition is the result of decisions either made or approved by the defence minister.