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Trump says he was at his Scottish golf course the day before Brexit. But was he?

July 13, 2018 5:14 pm

Cockburn witnessed Trump arrive by helicopter at Turnberry...on June 24.

Trump protests: Ash Sarkar vs Piers Morgan – ‘I’m a communist, you idiot!’

July 12, 2018 12:47 pm

As the protesters gather for President Trump’s impending visit to the UK, a debate is going on over whether it’s all got a bit too much. Given that the US president managed to visit Emmanuel…

Watch: Theresa May dodges Donald Trump’s handshake

July 11, 2018 2:01 pm

When Theresa May first met Donald Trump, she was pictured strolling arm-in-arm with the president through the grounds of the White House. But a lot has happened in the 18 months since that meeting, and…

The Beeb vs The Donald

July 9, 2018 7:15 pm

The BBC brings up President Trump’s women problems.

What does Michael Cohen know?

July 3, 2018 12:41 am

He kept the President’s secrets about Russia as well as ‘the women.’

Trump’s new intelligence briefing slimmer and with lots of visuals, documents reveal

July 2, 2018 10:00 am

‘Visuals, visuals, visuals. It remains true that a picture is worth a thousand words.’

What really ruined Rare?

June 29, 2018 10:58 am

In March of this year Axios reported that Rare, the viral news site catering mainly to libertarians, would shut down. The article suggested that Rare had been a victim of the same plague afflicting many…

Milo Yiannopoulos sends coded neo-Nazi message to New Yorker fact-checker

June 27, 2018 6:39 pm

Talia Lavin received $14.88 from the provocateur.

What are the odds of Trump going to jail?

June 25, 2018 6:07 pm

Runners and riders for Mueller’s next arrest.

Womp! Womp! Corey Lewandowski fails to get John Kelly fired

June 22, 2018 12:03 pm

In the Trump White House, a senior official not being fired is newsworthy. So Cockburn is eager to tell you that, after months of rumblings about an imminent departure, it appears White House chief of…

Is John Bolton spreading Fake News against the President?

June 20, 2018 10:46 am

President Trump is upset at the media’s mischaracterisation of the G7 summit earlier this month. It’s Fake News, apparently, to suggest that Trump fell out with other world leaders. Trump did nothing to help create…

What’s the real reason Jared Kushner lost his security clearance?

June 6, 2018 3:47 pm

Qatari ministers, Chinese conglomerates and 666 Fifth Avenue could have something to do with it.

The truth about Putin’s ‘chef’

June 5, 2018 5:56 pm

Yevgeny Prigozhin has been charged by Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 election.

Who is the mysterious sociologist following Richard Spencer around?

May 31, 2018 5:23 pm

And why has she signed an NDA with his think-tank?

‘You are a DISGRACE!’ Listen to extraordinary caller ranting at the Weekly Standard…

May 30, 2018 3:40 am

Pity the poor Never Trumpets at the Weekly Standard! All they wanted was a bit of creative instability in the Middle East and Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush or David French or just about anyone…

Oh fo’ Shah! Did Deputy Communications Director Raj leak Kelly Sadler’s McCain remark?

May 29, 2018 11:46 pm

The media pack may have moved on, yet questions still linger as to who exactly was behind the leak of White House staffer Kelly Sadler’s remark about Senator John McCain. For those unfamiliar (or who…

How Trumpworld really works

May 26, 2018 10:29 am

The Trump campaign often appeared too chaotic to have been engaged in a treasonous conspiracy with the Kremlin. ‘We couldn’t coordinate with the Republican Party in Pennsylvania, let alone with Russian intelligence,’ a former senior…

Meet Orbannon — the hottest couple in populism right now…

May 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Steve Bannon and Viktor Orban snapped together in Hungarian Parliament.

CNN is struggling in the age of Trump. Really struggling.

May 21, 2018 10:27 am

Donald Trump is certainly right about one thing: CNN is failing. Its primetime lineup gets walloped by Fox News and MSNBC on a nightly basis. Several times in the past few weeks, Anderson Cooper’s 8pm show has…

Failing Glenn Beck still appears to have a personal chef

May 20, 2018 9:14 am

Glenn Beck’s online media business is crumbling and he just became a former “Never Trumper,” but he appears to still have a personal chef. The Daily Beast reported in September that Beck fired 30 percent of the…

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