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.
It can be hard to look past the President’s excesses – but the realities of government and the economy tell a more mixed story than you might assume.
With an alarmingly few legislative days before Christmas, a looming shutdown is the last thing Congress and the White House needs on their plates right now.
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
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.
For some Republican ideologues, Obama’s scheme is anathema to American freedom; others fear the prospect of owning a failed attempt to reform healthcare.
The element of surprise can work if it outfoxes the opposition, but not if shocks your own side.
With a constant onus on fundraising and campaigning, Republicans up for re-election cannot afford to support Trump for too long if real change isn’t felt in their districts.
Yes, both drew on a certain anger against political elites, but Britain’s Leave campaign was not nativist or protectionist.
The House Speaker pays a strong tribute to the President-elect.
A snap poll found that Hillary Clinton won, but that he exceeded expectations. The Republican candidate proved an effective counter-puncher.
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Recent opinion polls had suggested that at this very early stage of the presential run-in (the big Conventions and potentially decisive debates are still to happen), Obama was beginning to open up a reasonable lead in national and battleground opinion polls. Mitt Romney has decided to respond with a very […]
Tim Montgomerie Many of us would have liked David Cameron and George Osborne to have set out their deficit reduction strategy in more (if not full) detail before the last General Election. My belief was that the country was ready for candour and would have voted for truth telling. Cameron and Osborne decided that it […]