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Trump policy setbacks and implications for the Gulf

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Rolling back the Obamacare program has eluded the self- professed king of deal makers President Trump, and left a large hole in both his credibility and ability to pass other vital campaign promises, as well as casting a long shadow over foreign policy issues and raised expectations by Gulf countries that the new president will stick the course in matters that are important to them. The number of dissenting Republican congressmen - around 35 - has taken everyone by surprise, given the ...

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

Donald Trump’s epic failure

Saturday, 25 March 2017

It was a “crushing defeat”, a “devastating loss” a “stunning reversal”, a “blow to the president’s brand”; and it all came crashing down on president Trump in the most brutal week of his young presidency. These were some of the phrases used by the media to describe Trump’s failure to deliver on his central promise during his long campaign; to repeal the Affordable Care Act better known as Obamacare, which became the rallying cry of the ...

Hisham Melhem

Defeated Trump warns that Obamacare ‘will soon explode’

Saturday, 25 March 2017

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly - after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh of relief." Trump said Obama's law was imploding "and soon will explode." Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans, from the center and far right, House Speaker Paul Ryan said ...

US Democrats pick Perez as chairman to lead party against Trump

Sunday, 26 February 2017

US Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.Members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm of the party, picked Perez on the second round of voting over US Representative Keith Ellison, a liberal from Minnesota.Following one of the most crowded and competitive party ...

US Democrats to pick chairman to lead party against Trump, Republicans

Saturday, 25 February 2017

After a brutal election loss in November, Democrats will choose a new leader on Saturday to begin the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the political opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. The 447 members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm of the party, will gather in Atlanta to pick a new chairman in one of the most crowded and competitive party leadership elections in decades. The stakes are high for a party still struggling ...

Is the right to abortion more important than Iranian terror?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Politically speaking, Republicans are hawks who believe in American exceptionalism and in America’s role as leader of the free world

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

President Trump: It’s too early to predict

Monday, 23 January 2017

His speech was measured and meant to be devoured by a public not only in the US, but across the globe

Khaled Almaeena

Hillary Clinton – the ideal choice in normal circumstances

Friday, 18 November 2016

In an institutions-based country, primaries should have been enough to differentiate between a serious politician and a maverick gate-crasher

Eyad Abu Shakra

US music, Hollywood stars take to social media after Trump win

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Top US musicians took to social media Tuesday urging fans to vote

Republicans keeps Senate control as Democrats fall short

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their hopes fizzle as GOP incumbents won in several states

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