Former Secretary of State John Kerry was overheard discussing a possible 2020 run, suggesting prominent members of the Democratic Party remain deeply unsettled by the current field.
Policy strategist Michael Zezas said that while historically incumbent presidents with "good economies are reelected, Trump is missing something the others had going for them.
"I'm looking forward to a great 2020," the White House trade advisor tells CNBC. "I'm seeing closer to 3% real GDP growth than 2%."
Skyrocketing prescription drug costs and health care continue to dominate both Democratic and Republican agendas, increasing uncertainty in the industry heading into the 2020 elections.
"The president should just continue to do his job," says Andrew Card. "Let the winds blow where they may in Congress."
"If I want to pack a room in the inner city, I tell them a billionaire is coming," says Operation Hope founder John Bryant Hope.
It's been 17 months since Jonathan Bush was forced out of AthenaHealth, but painful memories of taking on Elliott Management are still fresh.
"I even think the president has recognized it's not cost effective to push the tariff anymore," former Fed governor Larry Lindsey says.
Juul's Switch Network is designed to have the look and feel of a grassroots movement where citizens are emboldened by a shared cause to lobby lawmakers for change. But Juul's campaign is what politicos call an Astroturf campaign.
"We have a lot of export facilities ... so those things could be somewhat vulnerable, but thank goodness for the security we have in the U.S.," says the Continental Resources founder.
The U.S. and China have agreed to meet in early October in Washington to discuss trade.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement, a senior administration official said.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist says tariffs were not the way to go, but China's trade practices needed to be checked.
Ash Carter says the tech giant should be focusing its efforts in the U.S. "We're in debt to the society that we live in."
"Here's what I think is true: Google refused to work for the Pentagon on artificial intelligence" and it works on AI in China, says Richard Clarke.
Trump said Acosta had called him Friday morning and that it was Acosta's decision to quit.
"Persuading countries not to go nuclear is hard," ex-diplomat John Negroponte, said.
"I told some of my Chinese friends that it was a big mistake" because the U.S. and other nations were already nervous about China possibly spying, says the former secretary of State.
However, former FTC chairman William Kovacic says Republicans and Democrats can find a balance when it comes to regulating Silicon Valley.
A growing number of companies automatically take money from their employees paychecks and deposit it into a retirement account — even after a worker has opted out.