opinion Robert Robb Arizona Republic Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 12, 2018 American politics is stuck on President Donald Trump's Wild Ride. It's time for the rest of us to get off. Trump wants American politics to be all about him, all the time. For the most part, he has succeeded. The exit polls indicate that Trump was the principal factor in how most people voted in the midterms, to express either opposition or support for him. Trump also wants American politics to be played on his terms. He is generally succeeding in that, as well. Trump is a contagious brawler Trump is a political brawler. He has turned all of American politics into a brawl. And everyone else in the game — opponents, supporters and what should be observers — into brawlers as well. After the midterms, Trump held a press conference to proclaim his political dominance. Republicans for whom he campaigned and who “embraced" him won. Republicans who failed to "embrace" him lost. More: … [Read more...] about Donald Trump wants politics to be about him. Don’t take the bait.
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Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns Barack Obama: "Change we need won’t come from one election – but it's a start" See how each state voted and what it means for Donald Trump How the House of Representatives could thwart Trump The charts that show why Trump called midterms a ‘tremendous success’ Tim Stanley: In Trump's America, culture beats economy at the polls Meet the Democrats who could take on Trump in 2020 Donald Trump forced out his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, just hours after the midterm elections, plunging the Russia investigation into deep uncertainty. In a letter to the US president, Mr Sessions wrote that “at your request, I am submitting my resignation” – making clear his hand was moved by Mr Trump. Matthew Whitaker, Mr Sessions’ chief of staff, will fill the role of acting attorney general while a permanent replacement is … [Read more...] about US midterm elections live: Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns
7 November 2018 • 4:52pm Donald Trump to hold press conference at 11:30am ET (4:30pm UK) Barack Obama: "The change we need won’t come from one election alone – but it is a start" US midterm results: Find out how each state voted and what it means for Donald Trump The role of the House of Representatives and how it could now thwart Trump The charts which show why Donald Trump called the midterms a ‘tremendous success’ Rob Crilly: How results offer Trump a path to 2020 victory Meet the Democrat runners and riders who could take on Trump in 2020 Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to the Democrats not to use their new power to investigate him, as he continues to celebrate his "Big Win" in the midterms. Republicans increased their seats in the Senate – they now have 51 seats out of 100, after Democrats' dreams of the Senate majority, always unlikely, were shattered by losses in key battlegrounds: … [Read more...] about US midterm elections live: Donald Trump vows to retaliate against Democrats
7 November 2018 • 12:40pm Donald Trump to hold press conference at 11:30am ET (4:30pm UK) US midterm results: Find out how each state voted and what it means for Donald Trump Democrats now in control of House of Representatives but "blue wave" fails to materialise The role of the House of Representatives and how it could now thwart Trump The charts which show why Donald Trump called the midterms a ‘tremendous success’ Rob Crilly: How results offer Trump a path to 2020 victory Janet Daley: The 'rainbow' Democrats still have nothing to offer America's working class Meet the Democrat runners and riders who could take on Trump in 2020 Democrats have taken back control of the House of Representatives but not lost seats in the Senate, as the historic “blue wave” they hoped for failed to materialise at the midterm elections, and Donald Trump congratulated himself on "tremendous success". Several high profile … [Read more...] about US midterm elections live: Donald Trump congratulates himself on ‘Big Win’
Christopher Buckley 30 June 2018 9:00 AM 30 June 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Americans traumatised by their current president could be forgiven for thinking that his demand for a ‘space force’ was about protecting the country from aliens. Aliens, that is, of extraterrestrial persuasion, not the ones currently hurling themselves against the southern border. What, really, is implausible these days? As baseball savant Yogi Berra said when told that a Jewish woman had been elected mayor of Dublin: ‘Only in America.’ But as it turned out, Donald Trump’s demand to have a new sixth branch of the US armed services is about protecting America’s satellites and cyber capabilities. A worthy goal. Per the President’s custom, he didn’t inform the White House that he was going to issue his decree. The citizenry may be traumatised, but what must life be like for his poor chief of staff, General … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Space Force isn’t so stupid