Itâ€™s yet another primary Tuesday, OP friends. The states to keep an eye on tonight: Nevada, Maine, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia.
There are two open races for governor, a sitting governor facing primary challengers and a handful of House seats that, come November, Democrats think theyâ€™ve got a chance to take â€” just as long as they get the right candidate Tuesday.
Ah, the Trump-Kim summit has come and gone, and as our friends at the Short List said, theyâ€™ll always have Singapore.
So,Â what actually happened? A handshake. A bunch of photo ops. Promises of denuclearization from North Korea and ending military exercises from the United States. A statement that didnâ€™t really specify how any of that was going to be done. A hint of a future White House visit. It’s all a far cry from the “fire and fury” Trump threatened to rain down upon North Korea less than a year ago.
As USA TODAY’s Susan Page writes,Â “It was one more sign of how Trump is rewriting long-standing fundamentals of American foreign policy. HeÂ described Kim, a despotic adversary,Â as a ‘talented’ leader who could be trusted. That came just days after he blasted Canadian Prime Minister JustinÂ Trudeau, a democraticÂ ally, as ‘weak’ and ‘dishonest’ after a combative Group of SevenÂ economic summit.”
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