Marion McKeone

Marion McKeone

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

Don doubles down with barn-storming rallies on campaign trail

Don doubles down with barn-storming rallies on campaign trail

Trump deepens his support base, but it still hasn’t widened despite enjoying one of the best weeks of his presidency

Being Beto

Being Beto

He’s young, telegenic, social-media savvy, and has been compared to Robert F Kennedy. Beto O’Rourke started adulthood as a punk rocker, but is now the Democrat giving Ted Cruz a run for his money in the current US Senate race in Texas

Ultra conservatives win latest battle in bitter US Supreme Court wars

Ultra conservatives win latest battle in bitter US Supreme Court wars

Events of the last few weeks may lead the American public to regard the highest court in the land as a sort of Super-Senate, a political entity riven by a partisanship that makes its rulings inherently suspect

Kavanaugh’s badly judged outburst

Kavanaugh’s badly judged outburst

Brett Kavanaugh believed his ascent to the Supreme Court would be smooth and seamless, but now he looks irrevocably damaged and is even believed by some observers to have perjured himself

Trump jr oils Republican wheels in North Dakota

Trump jr oils Republican wheels in North Dakota

Republicans and Democrats are locked in a critical contest in oil-rich North Dakota, which is why Donald Trump jr bounced into town with his new-ish girlfriend, former Fox News presenter Kimberly Guilfoyle

Picking the same Hill to die on

Picking the same Hill to die on

The ongoing controversy over an alleged sexual assault committed by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has strong echoes of the Anita Hill affair of 1991

No sparing the Rod: Explosive report threatens Rosenstein

No sparing the Rod: Explosive report threatens Rosenstein

Donald Trump’s supporters are baying for the head of the US deputy attorney this weekend

Manafort’s breaking point could prove fatal for Trump

Manafort’s breaking point could prove fatal for Trump

Of all the information gathered by Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Paul Manafort’s cooperation represents the single biggest threat, not just to Donald Trump, but to his family and ultimately his presidency

Hapless Ringmaster At Crazytown Circus

Hapless Ringmaster At Crazytown Circus

US president Donald Trump is left reeling from the fallout of Bob Woodward’s book Fear and the publication of an anonymous op-ed criticising him in the New York Times

Legal clouds gather over Trump

Legal clouds gather over Trump

Convictions that include tax evasion and campaign finance violations committed by two of the US president’s closest associates have enabled investigators to shine a light on the workings of the secretive Trump Organisation