While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
Posts Tagged: US Republicans
Ben Roback: The racism row. Trump has set a trap for the Democrats – but risks also falling into it himself.
The White House attack on “the squad” risks turning out Democratic voters as a natural by-product of seeking to turn out Republicans.
A confused and crowded field will ensure the President has plenty of ammunition to throw at whoever emerges to challenge him in 2020.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.
Ben Roback: Trump’s inaccurate view of ‘Londonistan’ only underscores the dire state of transatlantic relations
The arrival of a new Prime Minister might offer some opportunity to reset the relationship.
The most successful are those who can put their values to work and build a broad coalition, rather than exploit divisions.
The meeting, which will cover Huawei among other topics, is expected to be somewhat tense.
By nominating him, they would be wagering a similar bet to the one they placed in 2016 when Clinton was selected as the safe candidate.
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
Obsessing with a Washington debate about impeachment is a gift to the President, who repeats a far simpler message.
Ben Roback: Trump’s state visit. Problems abound. But interests – trade, defence, the Special Relationship – endure.
The visit should serve as a timely reminder that the last especially outlasts any individual President or Prime Minister.
What do and don’t we know about Mueller’s investigation, the Trump campaign, and Russian interference?
Cutting through the fog of war and spin can be tricky, but here are the fundamental facts so far.
Lord Ashcroft: “There’s not going to be a single Democrat that can go toe-to-toe with the President.” My interview with Kayleigh McEnany.
Trump’s press secretary sets out how the President intends to run his re-election campaign in 2020.
Hopefuls should remember that what plays well in the primaries may be un-deliverable from the White House.
As a woman in Iowa told us: “It’s like the CEO of the company I work for. I don’t care if you’re the nicest guy in the world. I care that I’m going to have a job from day to day.”