Marion McKeone

Marion McKeone

Fear and loathing in DC as Mad Dog leaves the building

Fear and loathing in DC as Mad Dog leaves the building

The departure of defense secretary James Mattis from Donald Trump’s administration raises the spectre of an out-of-control president wreaking havoc with his increasingly erratic foreign policy

Trump’s inauguration and the missing millions

Trump’s inauguration and the missing millions

Unlike previous presidential candidates, Donald Trump accepted unlimited donations from corporations and individuals for his inauguration. The question now is, where did that money go?

Mueller vs Trump: the legal battle continues

Mueller vs Trump: the legal battle continues

Speculation mounted last week that Donald Trump, or a member of his family, was the mystery witness resisting a subpoena from Robert Mueller, writes Marion McKeone

Tony O’Reilly’s battle with former nurse heating up

Tony O’Reilly’s battle with former nurse heating up

Alleged promise of $23 million at the centre of the dispute

A triple whammy for Trump as Mueller closes in

A triple whammy for Trump as Mueller closes in

With investigators concluding that Donald Trump made payments to hush up a sex scandal during the 2016 election, it looks set to be a black Christmas for the US president

A community hit twice as fires engulf California

A community hit twice as fires engulf California

As the residents of Thousand Oaks in California struggled to come to terms with the latest US mass shooting, events were soon to be overtaken by new disaster, as a nearby wildfire ran quickly out of control claiming more lives

Tough trials ahead for Trump’s new legal adviser

Tough trials ahead for Trump’s new legal adviser

There was little surprise and few tears shed over the sacking of Trump’s attorney general Jeff Sessions, but his replacement has been greeted with derision by the justice department. Meanwhile, the Mueller investigation is working steadily to its conclusion

Democrats optimistic as midterms move their way

Democrats optimistic as midterms move their way

With recounts in Florida looking more positive for Democratic governorship candidates and Congress votes yet to be completed, Republicans may not have the massive majority they anticipated, reports Marion McKeone

Heat & Dust

Heat & Dust

In parched California, the battle for a Congress seat between powerful Republican incumbent Devin Nunes and hungry young Democrat challenger Andrew Janz is a microcosm of a broader battle playing out all over the US.

A bloody end for a brutal Boston boss

A bloody end for a brutal Boston boss

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s appalling demise in a West Virginia prison last week brought the curtain down on one of the lengthiest, most vicious criminal careers in American mob lore

Trump turns the screw

Trump turns the screw

The US president is staking his game on aggressive anti-immigration pledges and stirring up his personal fanbase, a gameplan which could yet backfire, writes Marion McKeone

When political rhetoric and violence collide

When political rhetoric and violence collide

Despite evidence that the recent bomb attacks in the US were carried out by a fanatical Trump supporter, the US president continues to blame Democrats and the media

Rookies raise the stakes in US elections

Rookies raise the stakes in US elections

A record number of newcomers are challenging the political status quo, but no one can predict what will happen next

#MeToo What happened next

#MeToo What happened next

It began as a righteous wave of truth-telling from women who’d had enough of being violated and intimidated by sexual predators. But now the backlash against the social movement has arrived, and it’s being led by the most powerful man in the United States, writes Marion McKeone

Trump’s Saudi honeymoon is over

Trump’s Saudi honeymoon is over

The disappearance and likely murder of journalist and human rights advocate Jamal Khashoggi has put the US in its most difficult diplomatic bind since 9/11