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    Trump reportedly enraged after 'do not congratulate' Putin note

    GEOBEATS |  President Trump was reportedly enraged by the leak of information that suggests he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent election victory despite national security personnel advising him not to. According to officials who spoke with the Washington Post, a section in Trump's briefing
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    Enraged Trump Personally Dictated Scathing Denouncement of

    LACHLAN MARKAY ASAWIN SUEBSAENG SAM STEIN |  The publication Wednesday of salacious excerpts from a new book on the Trump presidency re-opened a major fissure between the president and his former campaign CEO and chief strategist Steve Bannon. Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury appeared, on the surface, to turn Bannon from a pariah to a full-on ..
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    Donald Trump and the Rage of Rural Voters

    KEVIN DRUM |  David French is a conservative lawyer who writes for National Review. Last year he wrote scathingly about both Donald Trump and the alt-right and was rewarded with a barrage of abuse, much of the worst of it aimed at his wife and children. Yesterday he wrote not about the alt-right, but about ordinary
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    Bunnings wants an Australian online store for Christmas

    Dominic Powell |  Shoppers anywhere in the country should able to buy pots, paint and power tools for Christmas online from Bunnings, with the home improvement giant planning to have its digital offering up and running by December.
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    The radical politics of futurists and fascists—and us, here, today

    The Economist |  Much of what exists originated as an inkling in the human mind. That enslaving other people is acceptable; that it is utterly heinous. That a royal despot is the norm; that freedom, rights and self-governance is better.Conservative or left-leaning, capitalist or Marxists, sushi-lover or vegan—they’re all products of thinking.
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    A bleak view of the future

    The Economist |  ARE millennials really different from preceding generations? Bartleby tends to be cynical about such claims, recalling how the youthful idealism of his own peers was tamed by parenthood and the need to pay the mortgage.
Today's Lead Article

It's good the PM has God on his side, he may need all the assistance he can get

Ross Gittins  | 26 May 2019  |  Economics It's always nice for the country to be led by someone who's obviously got God on his side. When he prays for a miracle, he gets it. And the challenges facing the economy are such that Scott Morrison may need all the divine assistance he can summon.


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“We’ll Be Further Apart as a Country”: Trump, the Midterm Elections

The New Yorker |  01 Aug 2019  |  News

The results of the 2018 midterm elections were both predictable and predicted, although that wasn't necessarily how it seemed when Nancy Pelosi started Election Day by telling reporters that Democrats would absolutely win control of the House of Representatives. 'One hundred per cent,' she said, in what felt at the time like an act of breathtaking chutzpah.


Democrats prepare to launch investigations into Donald Trump

The Economist |  01 Aug 2019  |  News

BEFORE the mid-term election of November 6th, Elijah Cummings, a congressman from Baltimore, Maryland, swore that if Democrats flipped the House of Representatives, his party would do what Republicans have refused to, and 'conduct independent, fact-based, and credible investigations of the Trump administration.'


Donald Trump and the Rage of Rural Voters

KEVIN DRUM |  01 Aug 2019  |  News

Trump Enraged

David French is a conservative lawyer who writes for National Review. Last year he wrote scathingly about both Donald Trump and the alt-right and was rewarded with a barrage of abuse, much of the worst of it aimed at his wife and children. Yesterday he wrote not about the alt-right, but about ordinary


“He's Sitting There Bitching and Moaning'': Inside Trumpworld

GABRIEL SHERMAN |  01 Aug 2019  |  News

But as the meeting began, Donald Trump was more enraged by a crossed red line much closer to home: the F.B.I.'s raid on his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. 'I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys . . . it's frankly a real disgrace. It's an attack on our country in a true sense ...


Bunnings wants an Australian online store for Christmas

Dominic Powell |  22 Jul 2019  |  Investing

Shoppers anywhere in the country should able to buy pots, paint and power tools for Christmas online from Bunnings, with the home improvement giant planning to have its digital offering up and running by December.


'Very unusual' Hayne intervention adds to pressure on APRA

Clancy Yeates |  22 Jul 2019  |  Investing

A rare public intervention from banking royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne could be aimed at ensuring his recommendations are not watered down by financial sector lobbying, former watchdog Allan Fels says.


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