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    Over the summer, we saw reports of early warning signs for an economic slowdown in the US.

    A conversation with Jon Sopel: Inside Trump’s Whitehouse

    This morning we hosted a breakfast discussion between Portland’s Alastair Campbell and Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America Editor to mark the publication of his new book, “A Year at the Circus: Inside Trump’s White House“. Here are the top five takeaways from this morning’s event: 1. Political mastermind? Having observed Trump’s decisions as a […]

    The Race to Succeed Obama

    The third Democratic debate took place in Houston last Thursday and, this time, only ten candidates qualified and took place on just one night.

    And then there were 21…

    The field is starting to slowly narrow (there are still 22 candidates running) but the coming months could see the field continue to dwindle.

    The culture warrior President

    Throughout the Trump presidency, there have been cultural flashpoints where the divisions of the country have been exposed.

    Five things to watch in the first Democratic primary debates

    What should viewers expect in the first Democratic primary debate 500 days short of Election Day 2020?

    Trump’s latest move to build a wall

    Following three weeks of negotiations, Democrats and Republicans have finally reached a compromise on border security to avoid a second government shutdown.

    2018 United States midterm election

    The results on Tuesday’s 2018 midterm elections revealed a deeply divided country, with both sides dissatisfied with the state of politics in America.

    Trump’s ‘digital diplomacy’

    Portland has analysed all 4,032 tweets made by British MPs mentioning Donald Trump since his inauguration on January 20th 2017 until the 18th of June 2018, four weeks before his expected arrival, to see what impact this bombastic President has had on the ‘special relationship’.

    Another cloud looming

    Alfred Jackson, Partner in Portland's Health practice, examines the political landscape in the US and why it will continue to be polarised throughout 2018 and beyond.

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