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Section: Macleans (Canada)

      The knockout of Donald Trump is as distant as ever
      Nov20

      The knockout of Donald Trump is as distant as ever

      As the impeachment of U. S. President Donald Trump tramps toward its anticlimactic climax sometime around Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays next February—in all likelihood, he will be acquitted by the Senate of extortion and assorted other sins on a party-line vote, give or take a Mitt Romney or two—a pair of numbers carries the...

      How Trump mistreated—and mistweeted—his former ambassador
      Nov16

      How Trump mistreated—and mistweeted—his former ambassador

      “There’s no word that can describe our wonderful country,” said the new president-elect of Ukraine down the long-distance line, overlooking the word “corrupt.” This omission was understandable, given the excitement of talking to Donald Trump for the very first time. “Words cannot describe how nice, warm and wonderful our people are,”...

      Wake up, America! The Impeachment Show is on
      Nov14

      Wake up, America! The Impeachment Show is on

      Crooked Hillary couldn’t do it. Big Jim the G-Man couldn’t do it Neither could slow-talking Sideshow Bob, nor Weepy Lawyer Michael, nor dozens of Donald Trump’s other felonious friends. Nor Stormy Daniels. In three wild years of White House whiplash, witlessness and unhinged twittery, none of these notables was able to chase the...

      Trump impeachment hearing with witnesses William Taylor and George Kent: Live video
      Nov13

      Trump impeachment hearing with witnesses William Taylor and George Kent: Live video

      The first public impeachment hearings will consume Washington today. The House intelligence committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff, is set to hear from two witnesses: William Taylor and George Kent. Taylor, a former soldier and now diplomat, is U.S. chargé d’affaires for Ukraine, a position he assumed in June. Kent, a diplomat who recently...

      Here are all of Justin Trudeau’s promises in federal election 2019
      Nov01

      Here are all of Justin Trudeau’s promises in federal election 2019

      Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won re-election on Oct. 21. The party made dozens of promises during the 40-day campaign, and unlike the last four years, they don’t hold the majority of seats in the House of Commons. Now that Trudeau’s team has to win the support of at least one opposition party whenever they want to pass legislation,...

      What will happen if Trump is convicted in an impeachment proceeding
      Oct10

      What will happen if Trump is convicted in an impeachment proceeding

      There is no precedent for kicking a U.S. president out of the Oval Office. If Donald Trump is indeed impeached by the House of Representatives, convicted by the Senate and subsequently removed from office, there is a best-case scenario for the peaceful transition of power. “He graciously accepts it, invites the vice-president over to take the...

      Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds spurs the drumbeat to end his presidency
      Oct08

      Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds spurs the drumbeat to end his presidency

      The maelstrom began with a shocking Sunday night communique from the White House: President Donald Trump had given Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a green light to launch a massive invasion of the Kurdish-held territories of northern Syria. U.S. special forces were ordered to pull back from the Turkish-Syrian border and let it happen....

      And how is Trump after an insane, surreal week? Couldn’t be better.
      Oct05

      And how is Trump after an insane, surreal week? Couldn’t be better.

      A lusty chant of “Four more years!” rattled the White House windows from the inside on Friday, but this was not the president of the United States thundering to an audience of one in the Clintons’ old shower. A chorale of ecstatic voices shouted “We love you!” to the beleaguered chief executive, but they came not from the throats of Donald...

      The kitchen’s on fire, and Scheer won’t grab the fire extinguisher
      Oct04

      The kitchen’s on fire, and Scheer won’t grab the fire extinguisher

      The Conservative Party of Canada has painted itself into a corner on the issue of climate change. Were the issue not quite so pressing, and the injury not so entirely self-inflicted, one could almost feel sorry for the party. Here they are, hoping to form the government in a country where the majority of people recognize climate change as the...

      This is Russia’s man in St. John’s
      Oct01

      This is Russia’s man in St. John’s

      It’s no small feat for John Stuart Durrant, a Canadian living in St. John’s, to be declared a friend of Russia by none other than President Vladimir Putin. After all, Canada’s foreign minister, a staunch ally of Ukraine, is banned from visiting Canada’s erstwhile Cold War foe. But Durrant is no Chrystia Freeland. As...