Allen Abel

Allen Abel has been writing for a living since the age of Linotype machines and molten lead. Now he has a 11-year-old daughter with her own iPhone.
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Beto on the borderline

The lands fuelling America’s hopes and hatreds have given rise to a contender for the White House
Donald Trump, Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, T.J. Oshis, Ted Leonsis
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Battle lines harden as the Dems demand release of the full Mueller report

Trump says he has nothing to hide. The Dems show no signs of throwing in the towel. Do American voters still care?
Trump Russia Probe
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Trump has survived the ’witch hunt.’ Now he wants to start his own.

Robert Mueller’s report leaves the Democrats empty-handed and in denial. Next up: the inevitable recriminations.
President Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With Brazilian President Bolsonaro
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Donald Trump meets his Brazilian match

Allen Abel reports from Washington as the U.S. president enjoys an off-week for Congress and meets an actual fan in Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro
Michael Cohen Hearing
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Michael Cohen on Donald Trump: ’Racist, con man, cheat’

The president’s former personal attorney, on the cusp of doing hard time in a penitentiary for lying to Congress, once again tells Congress his story
United States Senator Cory Booker in New Hampshire
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Can love propel a Democrat to the White House?

If U.S. politics is a sea of rage, Cory Booker and Tulsi Gabbard are swimming against the tide. It sets them apart but ... there be monsters
Kamala Harris
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Kamala Harris’s father is slamming her for making a ’travesty’ of her Jamaican heritage

Allen Abel: Donald Harris’s rebuke over ’pot-smoking joy seeker’ stereotype is one thing the Democratic presidential contender is disinclined to talk about. Another is her time in Canada.
President Trump Discusses National Security And The Southern Border
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Donald Trump, builder of great walls and greater delusions

Allen Abel: In declaring a national emergency, the president veers from impromptu slam poetry to claiming he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. But, hey America, everything’s okay.
President Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress – DC
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Trump’s speech shows what’s really dividing Americans: their president

Allen Abel: If the state of the union is so happy and prosperous, why are the country’s politics so angry and noxious? Answer: the man at the rostrum.
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The Nancy walking all over Trump

Back as House Speaker after several years fighting a Republican majority, Pelosi has found her new political mission