Trump’s 2020 campaign kick-off was a parade of his favorite lies and dog whistles

President Donald Trump filed for reelection the day he was inaugurated and has held countless campaign rallies in the two and a half year since. On Tuesday night, he “officially” kicked off his 2020 campaign.

In a rambling speech in Orlando, Trump confirmed that this campaign will look quite similar to the last — in no small part because he spoke as if he was still campaigning against his former rival, Hillary Clinton.

“The only collusion was committed by th...

Federal election 2019: Tony Abbott labels Labor’s climate policy ‘socialism’ – politics live

Former PM burnishes his conservationist credentials – but says opposition measures risk damaging the economy. Follow all the updates, live

Tanya Plibersek came in at the end of Labor’s press conference, after there were no questions on Jessica Whelan, the candidate Scott Morrison was referring to there, when he was talking about posts being referred to the AFP (she claims they are fake)


Hunt and King have closed the press club debate on health, with Hunt finishing where he started, on medicine affordability.

Medicines can only be made affordable and health services expanded when the economy is strong, he says. Meanwhile, King closes by reiterating Labor’s $7.5bn package to improve hospitals and cancer care, and by saying Labor will stop cuts to Medicare.

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Ocasio-Cortez inspires Democratic presidential hopefuls to come out swinging on climate change

As the Democratic presidential primary field grows more crowded by the day, something feels a bit different this time: In the face of increasingly dire scientific warnings and a president committed to denying the existence and severity of climate change, Democratic presidential contenders are calling for urgent action to address the crisis in their first appeals to voters.

“Climate change is an existential threat to us, and we have got to deal with the reality of it,” Se...

Democrats want investigation into Trump administration’s reported ‘blackmail’ over health care…

Democrats want investigation into Trump administration’s reported ‘blackmail’ over health care votesCommittee ranking member describes conduct as similar to what “we’d see from the Kremlin.”President Donald Trump meets with Republican senators, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), on health care at the White House on June 27, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), the top De...

Official DOE account tweets praise for Rick Perry’s ‘fight’ against climate scientists

The department is already facing criticism for an op-ed Perry wrote criticizing the Affordable Care Act.Energy Secretary Rick Perry. CREDIT: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The Department of Energy’s official press Twitter account apparently wants you to know two things: that there is a fight going on between climate scientists and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and that Perry is supposedly winning.