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Senate Republicans rapidly closing the door on Moore nomination

(CNN)The door to Stephen Moore’s potential nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors appears to be closing rapidly as Republican senators continue to make their concerns known to the White House, with several predicting it will be dead by week’s end. Moore’s status was the subject of repeated discussions on the Hill on Wednesday. […]

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How May’s failed deal shattered EU relations

Lack of assurances on backstop and customs union led to impasse If they want to leave, they should do it now, Brexit adviser, Olly Robbins, to speak to the EUs most senior lawyers would be denied until the treaty exit mechanism, known as article 50, was triggered. Timeline Five key moments Show Hide 19 June […]

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One telling image: in a Brussels corridor, the EU takes back control of Brexit

A photo of an ad hoc crisis meeting gives an insight into the efforts made to cope with a floundering British government As pictures go, it spoke volumes. On Thursday evening in Brussels, Bulgarias permanent representative to the EU, Dimiter Tzantchev, EU taking back control if not, crucially, of the final decision, at least of […]

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The old landmines that would end a presidential campaign have been replaced with new ones

(CNN)Every so often in a political campaign, there’s a moment when you know it’s probably over. Gary Johnson’s “Aleppo” moment in 2016. Michael Dukakis’ ruinous debate answer in 1988. Howard Dean’s scream. Gary Hart’s affair. Mitt Romney’s “47%” comment. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/08/politics/campaign-2020-dealbreakers-explained-trnd/index.html

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Melania Trump responds to Ivana Trump calling herself ‘first lady’

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, called herself “first lady” in an interview Monday ahead of the release of her memoir, “Raising Trump.” Now his current wife, first lady Melania Trump, is firing back, slamming her comments as “attention-seeking and self-serving noise.” “I have the direct number to White House but I don’t really […]

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‘I’m not a quitter’: Theresa May says she could fight another election as PM

May tells reporters she is in this for the long term, risking reigniting anger in her party over the disastrous general election and criticisms of her leadership Theresa May insisted she could fight another general election as prime minister, arguing that she is not a quitter despite repeated criticisms of her leadership style. Risking reigniting […]

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Liam Fox: EU trade deal after Brexit should be ‘easiest in history’ to get

International trade secretary tells Today programme the government is not making contingency plans for leaving without deal Liam Fox has said a post-Brexit free trade deal with the EU should be the easiest in human history, but insisted that the UK could survive without one. Speaking to BBC Radio 4s Today programme on Thursday, the […]

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