Ted Cruz dismissed idea that blue wave will impact re-election race

Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that the turnout in his GOP primary race shows the blue wave that Democrats are counting on in the 2018 midterm is likely to come crashing up against a red wall in Texas.

Mr. Cruz pointed out that he received 1.3 million votes in Tuesday's ...

The Texas Primary’s Lessons for Democrats

Arkin & Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics
Still, the primaries demonstrated that Democrats are prepared to compete everywhere, as they had no shortage of viable candidates vying for federal and local offices. Texas is hosting a handful of key House races in the kinds of suburban swing districts Democrats are targeting nationwide, where voter enthusiasm could make a difference. The party also broke some ground: Two Latinas won primaries in heavily Democratic districts and are poised to become the first Hispanic women representing the Lone Star State in Congress.

Nunberg, Don’t Poke a Bear With a Bayonet

Laura Coates, CNN
Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Nunberg, a former campaign staffer to President Donald Trump, and in a bizarre round of TV appearances Monday, he grappled publicly with the order, asserting at times he would not appear and then maybe he would.

Donald Trump blames trade deficit on lack of leadership and bad policies

President Trump said Wednesday that "Bad Policies & Leadership" have led to fewer manufacturing jobs and a massive trade deficit that is hurting the nation, a day after his top economic adviser said he is leaving the White House.

"From Bush 1 to present, our Country has lost more than ...

Enforcement: The Forgotten Piece of U.S. Trade Policy

Scott Paul, RealClearPolitics
Through tariffs on imported steel and aluminum announced last week, President Trump may inadvertently begin to restore the balance we last saw in U.S. trade policy five decades ago. When John F. Kennedy signed the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, he heaped praise upon AFL-CIO President George Meany for labor’s support of the sweeping trade law. It would be one of the final instances in which a president and unions stood together on trade policy, and with good reason.

Why a Second Special Counsel Is Needed

Reps. Gowdy & Goodlatte, FOX News
The FBI is America's premier law enforcement organization. Every day thousands and thousands of great men and women keep us safe... but several people at the top of this organization have engaged in activities that are questionable. And I think that in order to set the record straight, clear what is going on at the FBI, and make sure this does not happen again, we need to have an outside special counsel investigation.

The Dollar Is Getting Weaker. That Should Worry Us

Larry Summers, Washington Post
One of the many surprising aspects of financial market performance since the start of 2017 has been the weak performance of the dollar, which has fallen by close to 10 percent on a trade-weighted basis and by about 17 percent against the euro.

Trump, You Broke DACA, Now Fix It

Sen. Chuck Schumer, CNN
(CNN)When President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has provided more than 800,000 young immigrants relief from deportation, he gave Congress six months to act.

Sam Nunberg’s Spectacular Stunt

McKay Coppins, The Atlantic
“By the way, you know I’m the number one trending person on Twitter?”It was just after 8 p.m. on Monday night, and the suddenly-famous Sam Nunberg had phoned me from Dorrian’s Red Hand Restaurant, a yuppie hangout on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where he was reveling in his triumph.

Be Wary of North Korea’s Sudden Turn Towards Diplomacy

Michael Rubin, NY Post
Could peace be about to break out on the Korean Peninsula? On Tuesday, South Korean envoys reported a breakthrough after returning from the North. “The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office announced, adding, “It made it clear that it would have no reason to keep nuclear weapons if the military threat to the North was eliminated and its security guaranteed.”

What If Trump’s North Korea Bluster Actually Worked?

Krishnadev Calamur, Atlantic
President Trump has threatened to “totally destroy North Korea,” respond with “fire and fury” to its nuclear weapons, and said “they’re going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world.” His remarks have caused commentators, including at The Atlantic, to worry that Trump could essentially taunt Kim Jong Un into a war. And then, suddenly, South Korea said Tuesday that the North was open to talks with the U.S., including on renouncing its nuclear weapons program—something Kim Jong Un had never put on the table...