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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…

What will Stormy Daniels tell CBS?

24 March 2018 8:20 am

Fake news alert! Or is it? Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump, is giving an interview to CBS 60 Minutes tomorrow night. What will she say? A…

Why did McMaster go?

23 March 2018 4:39 pm

Everyone wants to know what caused President Trump to dump national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Today’s papers are saying it was because McMaster, addressing the Munich Security Conference in February, said he had ‘incontrovertible’ evidence…

Outlandish warhawk Ralph Peters resigns from Fox News in moral protest

22 March 2018 5:37 pm

The age of Trump makes for strange bedfellows. This week retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters suddenly finds himself a darling of the left. A man who called President Barack Obama ‘pussy’ and said of Islamic…

Remember the name Wayne Berman (amid talk of imminent John Kelly firing)

21 March 2018 12:44 pm

Washington lobbyist and longtime Republican operative Wayne Berman is in the running to replace John Kelly as White House chief of staff, a source in contact with the president tells Cockburn. Berman is currently a…

Bolton vs. Biegun vs. Kellogg: the race for National Security Advisor

16 March 2018 3:12 pm

Every day brings fresh reports of the imminent departure of H.R. McMaster. A Washington Post story on the subject elicited yesterday a classic non-denial denial from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary. It should be pointed out…

The wild, wild world of Sheriff David Clarke

11 March 2018 9:08 pm

David Clarke, former sheriff of Milwaukee County, seemed made for Trump-era celebrity politics. Black, bearded and Stetson-wearing, he made his name with fiery conservative rhetoric, earning himself hundreds of thousands of dollars from speaking tours…

Kudlow vs. Navarro? The Race To Replace ‘Globalist Gary’

9 March 2018 4:16 pm

Cockburn has learned that Lawrence Kudlow, the CNBC star, former Reagan official and financier, is a major candidate to replace Gary Cohn as Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, according to a source familiar with the…

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