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      Flight 752: A family torn apart
      Feb07

      Flight 752: A family torn apart

      Dr. Shekoufeh Choupannejad and her daughters, Sara Saadat, 23, and Saba Saadat, 21, were facing a long, global hopscotch day of travel­—Tehran to Kyiv to Toronto to Edmonton—that would begin with a pre-dawn flight out of the Iranian capital. Shekoufeh insisted that instead of driving them to the airport, Abbas Saadat, her husband and Sara and...

      L’état, c’est Donald Trump
      Feb01

      L’état, c’est Donald Trump

      The Czar of the Deplorables remains the president of the United States, at least for Super Bowl weekend, but the impeachment trial of Donald Trump still was not formally finished at sunset in Washington on Friday, defying predictions that the Senate would wipe its hands of the whole grubby business in time for burgers and dilly-dilly on Sunday...

      What the Conservative race needs now is… John Baird?
      Jan30

      What the Conservative race needs now is… John Baird?

      Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox. Could John Baird make a run for the Conservative leadership? Jason Lietaer, a longtime Parliament Hill and Queen’s Park insider in Tory circles, told CBC News that “a lot of people think...

      The horsefly around Donald Trump’s head
      Jan29

      The horsefly around Donald Trump’s head

      “Look, I don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for me, but the fact is, I’m only human,” Donald Trump wrote in a book called Time To Get Tough during the Barack Obama regime. “Years of striving for perfection go into creating an image, but just a few potshots from some jerks with word processors can tarnish a reputation.” Now it was a...

      Peter MacKay’s big day
      Jan27

      Peter MacKay’s big day

      Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox. On Saturday, Peter MacKay officially kickstarted his campaign to be leader of the federal Conservative party. His launch event, in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, in his former riding of Central Nova,...

      The Trump book you didn’t hear about but is the most devastating yet
      Jan24

      The Trump book you didn’t hear about but is the most devastating yet

      On Jan. 18, President Donald Trump—to the amusement of all and no doubt the delight of the book’s publicists who showed great restraint in not running down the street shouting out “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wheeeeeeeeeee!”—tweeted his condemnation of A Very Stable Genius to 71,453,880 followers. If I could bring myself to subscribe to the...

      Dear Tabatha: An advice column for sad and confused Republicans
      Jan18

      Dear Tabatha: An advice column for sad and confused Republicans

      (Shutterstock)Like many writers, I work a number of side gigs. One of my longest running projects has been an advice column I pen for people in awkward and unpleasant situations entirely of their own making. Recently I’ve been hearing a lot from a group best described as “the entire Republican Party of the United States,” and since this...

      The Rona Ambrose sweepstakes are—maybe?— back on
      Jan17

      The Rona Ambrose sweepstakes are—maybe?— back on

      Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox. Rideau Hall’s harassment levels are still among the worst in the public service: Twenty-two per cent of employees who filled out an annual employee survey claimed to have experienced...

      If you have urgent federal spending requests, put your hand up now
      Jan14

      If you have urgent federal spending requests, put your hand up now

      Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox. Transportation Safety Board of Canada press conferences aren’t typically magnets for national reporters, but today’s update in Ottawa was a big exception. TSB chair Kathy Fox told...

      Donald Trump: The board game
      Jan11

      Donald Trump: The board game

      The big hit around our house over this past holiday season was the recently released board game, Watergate, from Matthias Cramer and Capstone Games. There’s undoubtedly a German word for the special kind of serendipity where a gift purchased for one person—me in this case—ends up brightening up the holiday for a whole family, which is what...