Good morning, early birds! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other prominent liberal figures have received suspicious packages believed to contain explosives, the government seeks to challenge child medical evacuations from Nauru and Manus, and crossbenchers hit out at potential coal subsidies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Who will not wear the lapel pin?! Scott Morrison remembers to remind colleagues to remember how he reminds himself to remember whose side he is on. Thoughts, Dr Freud?
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Pat Cunnane was deputy director of messaging in the Obama administration. We asked him how he'd go about handling the current lot.
People who think every new Trump scandal will be the one to end him may be in for some bad news.
The ALP, once ruthlessly efficient, is now just plain old ruthless. And a bit of Obama-style political coaching isn't going to change that.
Despite its diversions, the implementation of Obamacare was the right move, politically and policy-wise, which generated a class of people -- in their millions -- with something concrete to lose from its removal.
Certain media outlets have developed an unhealthy obsession with Donald Trump's sanity and intelligence, as well as becoming fixated on technocratic qualifications.
Donald Trump sharing secret information with his Russian handlers is a leaking tradition that is hardly unique to his administration.