I suspect his opponents will make little progress as they continue to talk about conduct while his electoral coalition is more interested in delivery.
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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.
Garvan Walshe: Mueller is closing in on Watergate II – this time with Russian spies in place of Nixon’s homegrown goons
Trump asks us to believe Putin’s denial that Russian military intelligence did the job for him. And who wouldn’t believe those two honest men?
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?
Garvan Walshe: Next week’s NATO summit will be a crucial test of the Trump Doctrine: pay up, or you’re on your own.
Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
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.
The next election is vulnerable to cyber attack. That’s why I, a Republican, am working with Democrats and others to help protect democracy itself.
Republicans and Democrats are both desperate for the investigation to conclude, but for opposite reasons.
Lord Ashcroft: “We didn’t elect him to be a saint, we elected him to be a leader.” My latest American focus groups.
We found that those who had voted enthusiastically for Trump were still on board, and were prepared to overlook his private conduct, however regrettable they found it.
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.
David Frum expresses the dismay of an upright North American conservative at the triumph of Trump.
Ben Roback: Trump, of all people, might open a crack in the previously unassailable bar on reforming gun laws
The NRA’s influence remains formidable – but the temptation to appear to be a bipartisan dealmaker might be an even more powerful influence on the President.
Ben Roback: Trump knows what he thinks about the NHS, but does he know which healthcare policy he wants for his own country?
The GOP’s attempts at reform have failed, and the President’s account of his own views on the topic seems to vary all the time.