We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
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Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Good morning, early birds. The US House Judiciary Committee has voted on a resolution to hold Attorney-General William Barr in contempt of congress, and the final leaders' debate of the federal election campaign saw sparks fly but no clear winner emerge. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has used his time testifying to congress to make far-reaching allegations against the President, and George Pell spends his first night behind bars after his bail application is withdrawn. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The Democrats' cack-handed photoshopping of a socialist poster tells us all we need to know about this putatively "progressive" party.
Malcolm Turnbull is trying to breathe life into the universally despised Trans Pacific Partnership while turning his back on free trade locally.
A crisis is brewing in the US with the resignation of John Boehner, the imposing, burnished, lachrymose leader since 2011.
A group of three cross-party MPs has been taking the slated Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement to task, writes Matthew Rimmer, Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law.
President Barack Obama was in his element at the annual State of the Union address, despite knowing that almost none of his legislative agenda will pass a recalcitrant Congress.
The real and symbolic importance of Obama's promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.
With the Republicans set to retain control of Congress after Tuesday's US midterm elections, the Democrats will be hoping Obama can channel Bill Clinton, the only second-term president to retain a strong showing for his party in the Senate.