Losing is hard, particularly when you think you’re going to win. Democrats are viscerally aware of this in the wake of the 2016 election. Since then, though, Republicans have had to cope with that disappointment. Sure, they eked out a few narrow wins in places that usually vote Republican (like Georgia’s 6th Congressional District last year), but they’ve now also suffered two defeats in places that usually vote Republican by a lot.
Did you hear? Taylor Swift is doing a new album, consisting of her favorite Katy Perry songs — and despite their lengthy feud, Perry herself will be performing on the album!
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s immediate response to the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury won’t impress anyone in the Kremlin. May, however, has indicated a promising line of attack on President Vladimir Putin’s regime: an international effort to punish Russia for maintaining an undeclared stockpile of chemical weapons.
My old friend and longtime CNBC colleague Larry Kudlow is taking the helm of President Trump’s National Economic Council (it’s a political appointment; no congressional approval required). A few folks have asked me for my take on the appointment, so here it is.
Our nation is about to get a whopping lesson in tariffs, an economic trade initiative that has sharply divided the United States since the republic’s earliest days. President Trump’s decision to impose largely indiscriminate and significant tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as a way to revive the domestic steel industry has fellow Republicans in Congress worried that it could undermine benefits of the recently passed tax law.
The international spotlight may fall on tariffs and North Korea this month, but equally compelling questions arise about an upcoming visit to the United States by Saudi Arabia’s controversial young crown prince. Answers to these questions may go to the heart of U.S.-Saudi relations.
As I was driving to Heritage Creamery in Waco one recent Saturday night, I could feel the eyes of political consultants around the country rolling in unison. College students don’t vote! You want college students to come out and talk about politics on a Saturday night?
What were we talking about one year ago? Take a look back.
My school in downtown Minneapolis is built around a stunning atrium, a four-story glass-walled showcase looking out over a broad lawn and the Target corporate headquarters. Twice a year, new citizens of the United States are sworn in there as the sun streams in.
It’s the feds’ job!
Ninety-three thousand: That’s about how many people reside in Texas nursing facilities. Fewer people live in Galveston, Georgetown, Temple, Sugar Land and more than 1,000 other Texas cities and towns.
I’ve but a few points to add to the reams of analysis on the Trump administration’s first budget.