Marion McKeone

Marion McKeone

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Queues of exhausted families fleeing violence are being told to go home or risk losing their children; and the Supreme Court has just upheld Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’. It’s the United States’ birthday this week, and it’s hard to feel like celebrating

US abortion rights in play as GOP’s Faustian pact pays off

US abortion rights in play as GOP’s Faustian pact pays off

Trump’s week: Angry biker politics and the hard lessons of a trade war give way to a day of celebration for the American right as a sudden Supreme Court vacancy jeopardises Roe v Wade

McKeone in McAllen

McKeone in McAllen

As the world looks on in outrage, US correspondent Marion McKeone reports from the Texan border, where the immigration processing scandal paints America in its darkest light

The cult of Trump

The cult of Trump

The US leader’s Singapore Summit came up short in a week that ended with his campaign manager behind bars. But few Republicans will challenge a president with a near 90 per cent approval rating among the party faithful

Profile Singapore Summit: The Don and Kim show

Profile Singapore Summit: The Don and Kim show

Arranged with all the forethought of a Tinder hook-up, the summit represents the ultimate quest for instant gratification on the world stage

Arms and the men

Arms and the men

Marion McKeone visits the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Dallas to get a taste of all-American patriot culture in its rawest form: an irony-free zone where the deadliest of weapons are packaged like children’s toys

Glass ceilings cracked, but changes not so crystal clear

Glass ceilings cracked, but changes not so crystal clear

A pair of women were appointed to lead the CIA and Fox News last week, but gender doesn’t compensate for fundamental character flaws

A catastrophe plays out in full colour

A catastrophe plays out in full colour

Knowing nothing of history and swayed only by his own ego, Donald Trump makes decisions based on what a reality TV character might do. But as the wrenching disaster in the Middle East demonstrates, his strategies have horribly real consequences, writes Marion McKeone

Fear and navel-gazing on the campaign trail

Fear and navel-gazing on the campaign trail

Instead of writing about Clinton, Amy Chozick turns the focus of Chasing Hillary on herself. And in doing so, she ignores a basic rule of journalism at her peril

Winning world peace is simply Trump’s latest vanity project

Winning world peace is simply Trump’s latest vanity project

Donald Trump’s main concern for the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is the appearance of victory, rather than doing the painstaking groundwork that would bring about long-term stability

How the Iran nuclear deal works... and what ending it could mean

How the Iran nuclear deal works... and what ending it could mean

In the absence of the deal, nuclear weapons analysts believe Iran could build a nuclear weapon in less than a year, accelerating the prospect of a conflict involving Iran, the US and Israel

A message to you, Rudy

A message to you, Rudy

US president Donald Trump’s lawyer, former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, is the latest member of his legal team to land him in hot water

Marion McKeone: Even Gallic charm has its limits

Marion McKeone: Even Gallic charm has its limits

Macron did an admirable job of play-acting with Trump, but no amount of knee-slapping will stop the looming danger of Pompeo and Bolton’s scary world views

Colourful legal eagles could hold the key to Trump’s fate

Colourful legal eagles could hold the key to Trump’s fate

A former Playboy bunny and a judge who weaves pop lyrics into his legal opinions will sit in judgment on the US president

Comey is revealed as the author of his own downfall

Comey is revealed as the author of his own downfall

There’s very little about the book’s main selling point – Comey’s battle with Trump – that we don’t already know