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

6 June 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’

5 June 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?

31 May 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…

30 May 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?

29 May 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

26 May 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…

25 May 2018 6:53 pm

Steve Bannon and Viktor Orban snapped together in Hungarian Parliament.

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

21 May 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

20 May 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…

Michael Cohen’s cover-ups, denials and supposed Russian connections

10 May 2018 5:13 pm

What exactly does Robert Mueller have on Trump's former lawyer?

Did Rick Rubin ‘red-pill’ Kanye West?

9 May 2018 2:20 pm

Last week, Vanity Fair asked who red-pilled Kanye West. This, in case you didn’t know, is a reference to the 1999 film The Matrix, in which the lead character Neo has a choice between taking…

A vote for Don Blankenship is a vote for 2018

7 May 2018 9:28 pm

The mad genius of West Virginia is surging hours before the polls open

The ‘facts’, according to Stormy Daniels

5 May 2018 6:49 pm

Do the American people believe the porn star or the President?

EXCLUSIVE: Lara Trump’s highly peculiar speech to the Republic National Committee

3 May 2018 6:25 pm

The President's daughter-in-law has a way with words ...

Is RedState as dead as its bitter former CEO claims?

27 April 2018 9:11 pm

Erick Erickson seems to have prematurely called time on his previous title

Watch: Trump fixes Macron’s dandruff problem

24 April 2018 4:16 pm

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have a history of trying to upstage each other on the world stage. When the pair met in Paris last year, they subjected each other to a half-a-minute long handshake,…

Trump campaign lovers embroiled in bitter custody dispute

10 April 2018 3:09 pm

A custody battle over the child of two former Trump campaign staffers is unfolding in a Miami-Dade Court — and now in public. According to the public docket, both parties have now requested mental health evaluations…

Who is the real Cockburn?

9 April 2018 11:50 am

Cockburn has some US readers confused. ‘The author’s name is Cock-burn?’ one tweeted, in response to our Stormy Daniels story. ‘No, Co-burn,’ a helpful Brit tweeted in reply. There is confusion, too, over whether this…

Could Sebastian Gorka make a return to the White House?

4 April 2018 5:03 pm

Dr Sebastian Gorka, the much-maligned television personality, defence brain and former Trump official, is making moves again. At the moment, his recent career path seems remarkably similar to the one pursued by John Bolton, which…

Is Pete Hegseth really a suitable candidate for Secretary of Veterans Affairs?

24 March 2018 3:18 pm

President Donald Trump insists that there is no shortage of talent wanting to fill posts in his administration. But would a president who wasn’t desperate really be considering replacing former Veterans Affairs secretary Shulkin with…

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