Trump leaves Rose Garden listeners punch-drunk even without alcohol

The president was ostensibly promoting a new trade deal but for 90 minutes he came across as a madcap carnival barker It may have been the worlds worst advertisement for teetotalism. On Monday Donald Trump careered all over the place, displaying no discernible inhibitions, his speech a little slurry at…

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Barbara Kingsolver: It feels as though were living through the end of the world’

The author of The Poisonwood Bible is back with an ambitious novel charting the US in breakdown. She talks about the environment, victim-blaming and being a hillbilly Visiting Appalachia feels like entering some form of enchanted bower. As we drive through the nearby town of Abingdon, Virginia, she identifies some…

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Embattled Kavanaugh vows to fight on as new allegation emerges

President says he is with Kavanaugh all the way after New Yorker details fresh allegation of sexual misconduct against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vowed on Monday to defend himself against mounting allegations of sexual misconduct as Republican leaders closed ranks and signaled support for the embattled supreme court nominee.…

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Drama grips court as Manafort lawyers accuse Rick Gates of multiple affairs

Defense lawyers bid to damage Gatess credibility by asking if he failed to disclose four affairs prompting an instant objection Defence lawyers for Paul Manafort made a last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to torpedo the key witness at his trial by asking whether he failed to disclose four extramarital affairs. Attorney…

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Supreme court sides with baker who refused to make gay wedding cake

Court rules in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, but doesnt address principle of whether a business can refuse to serve gay people The US supreme court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple for religious reasons, although the…

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‘Trump’s going to be forced to resign’: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer predicts a fall

Michael Avenatti tells the Guardian a significant amount of evidence is going to come to light and says the American public will be disgusted by it Will a porn star help to bring down a president? Stormy Daniels lawyer thinks so. Ultimately, he is going to be forced to resign,…

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