Mark Gollom

Senior Reporter

Mark Gollom is a Toronto-based reporter with CBC News. He covers Canadian and U.S. politics and current affairs.

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A 'tenrec' too far: Canadian's spelling bee journey ends in semifinals with good humour

Canadian Isaac Brogan got through tamarack, vendition and Barbuda to make it to the semi-finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But the word 'tenrec' ended his hopes to reach the finals.

Canada's Parliamentary Black Caucus finds common ground with U.S. counterparts

As Canada's Parliamentary Black Caucus has grown, it seemed only natural that the group would reach out to seek advice and collaborate with its U.S. counterpart. That's why some Canadian lawmakers were in D.C. this week for an historic meeting with the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus.

Ron vs. Don: Why DeSantis may be able to defeat the Trump juggernaut

While the technical issues that plagued the launch of Ron DeSantis's 2024 Republican presidential bid on Twitter were certainly a poor start to kick off his national campaign, there are by far much more pressing challenges facing the Florida governor.

U.S. lawmakers haven't yet regulated Big Tech. Artificial intelligence could be more challenging

The U.S. Congress has yet to regulate some of the Big Tech companies like Meta and Google. And the issues raised at the Senate hearing on artificial intelligence illustrated the challenges of regulating that industry, some experts say.

Enforce the CUSMA or it won't be 'worth the paper it's printed on,' top U.S. business leader says

The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is at substantive risk unless the three partners are held accountable for continuing to violate aspects of the deal, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says.

A verdict against Trump may not hurt his base — but what about other supporters?

A verdict against Donald Trump in a civil sexual assault case is just part of Trump's legal baggage as the former U.S. president campaigns to be the Republican presidential nominee for 2024, raising questions of how it might impact his chances in the general election.

The U.S. debt limit is again stoking fears across the globe. Why not just scrap the thing?

With the U.S. government stoking global economic fears as it faces yet another standoff over raising the debt ceiling, some economic analysts and lawmakers are proposing a relatively simple solution to permanently resolve this issue: Just scrap the thing.

Why a glitchy app may be standing in the way of thousands of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

Thousands of migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border this week after the government lifts its COVID-19 public health measures may be facing one more hurdle in their quest for asylum: a glitchy cell phone app.

Biden's age, popularity could hurt re-election bid in 2024, but Trump expected to play outsize role

While U.S. President Joe Biden's age and disapproval ratings could be major campaign hurdles, some observers suggest that in the end, the most significant issue will be much like in 2020: a vote for or against Donald Trump.

Can Pornhub evolve? A national security expert, bodybuilder and porn researchers are going to try

Leah West, a go-to expert on national security law, is among five others who come from a range of disciplines and will be offering their expertise to the Ottawa-based private equity firm that last month acquired MindGeek, home to a number of adult websites including Pornhub.