Donald Trump net worth jumps after massive Truth Social windfall

Donald Trump has rejoined the list of America’s richest people a year after dropping off, thanks to the surprising success of his widely mocked social media platform. The former US president, who faces a wave of legal problems including a recent $US250 million ($A388 million) civil fraud lawsuit in New York, saw his estimated net … Read more

Ron DeSantis: The Making and Remaking (and Remaking) of a MAGA Heir

DeSantis’s focus on television was prescient. “Ron was obsessed with Fox. That’s how he got on Trump’s radar,” the former adviser said. Multiple Republicans who interacted with DeSantis told me DeSantis began tailoring his policies to appeal to Fox viewers. “His first question was always, ‘How will that play on Fox?’ If you give an … Read more

Here’s what to expect when select committee gathers

The Jan. 6 select committee is convening Wednesday for what is likely its last public hearing before releasing a final report on its findings and recommendations. Why it matters: This week’s hearing will bookend the investigation witnesses into the Capitol riot that has spanned more than a year and has included more than 130,000 documents … Read more

Liz Cheney: “If [Donald Trump] is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”

Rep. Liz Cheney — a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump — has signaled that she may leave the GOP, saying, “If [Trump] is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.” “I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn’t anywhere close to the Oval Office,” the Wyoming Republican told … Read more

Dominique Grubisa goes full Trumpian

Self-professed property maven Dominique Grubisa appears to have an obsession with former US President Donald Trump. David Donovan exposes some concerning parallels between the pair. PROPERTY AND WEALTH maven, Dominique Grubisa, has taken to writing to her current and potential “students” each week with what she calls her ‘Inside Scoop’. This is to give them … Read more

January 6 committee returns with public hearing this week. Here’s what you need to know.

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington CNN — “If he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.” That’s how Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney framed the danger of another Donald Trump presidency, vowing on Saturday, “I’m going … Read more

Detecting the cause of America’s collapsing economy

The dramatic decline of the once-great US economy has important lessons for Australia and the world, as Alan Austin reports. AMERICANS SEEKING WISDOM about the state of their economy will gain little insight from mainstream economics writers. They are like detectives called to investigate an assault. They note boot prints in the garden, the broken … Read more

Trump Complains To Maggie Haberman About, Well, Everyone in New Book

Excerpts from a highly anticipated book by New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman just dropped, unveiling juicy quotes from former President Donald Trump—and he has mean things to say about everyone, from fellow politicians to his own customers. Haberman detailed three interviews with the former president in The Atlantic on Sunday. During one of them, … Read more

Cheney: ‘Any interaction’ Trump has with Jan. 6 committee will be under oath, subject to perjury penalties

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) emphasized on Saturday that “any interaction” former President Trump has with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will be “under oath and subject to penalties of perjury.” Cheney, who serves as the vice chair of the committee, has remained tight-lipped about many aspects of the … Read more