Lyndsay Duncombe

Senior Washington editor

Lyndsay Duncombe is the senior Washington editor at CBC News. She co-ordinates coverage of U.S. politics for all platforms and has worked as a producer, reporter and anchor at CBC since 2001.

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5 things to watch for as wild ride of U.S. presidential campaign really gets going

One year out from the vote that will determine whether Donald Trump earns a second term in the White House, the campaign south of the border is about to get much more frantic. Here's what you need to know to make sense of what's happening amid all the twists, turns and noise.

At rally, Trump tries to spin impeachment probe as attack on his supporters

At a rally in Minneapolis on Thursday, U.S. President told supporter that attacks on his presidency are attacks on them, the people who put him in office, writes Lyndsay Duncombe.

The fate of NAFTA 2.0 is in Pelosi's hands — and there is little Trudeau can do about it

As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi will decide when the U.S. government might ratify the new NAFTA, and she has several reasons for holding off on a vote. As Lyndsay Duncombe explains, no amount of face time with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to influence her timeline.

Trump's approval ratings are hovering around 40%. Here's how he could win in 2020 anyway

Only one U.S. president in recent history had lower approval ratings than Donald Trump at this point in his first term, and that president lost his re-election bid. As Trump kicks off his own campaign Tuesday, CBC's Lyndsay Duncombe explains what he has working in his favour.

Alabama anti-abortion legislation part of wave of state bills 'attacking' Roe vs. Wade

The Alabama state legislature voted yesterday to criminalize abortion. It's the most restrictive such legislation in the country, and other U.S. states are looking to do something very similar, writes Lyndsay Duncombe.

Trump speech calls for bipartisanship — but focuses on rallying his base

The vision U.S. President Donald Trump presented in his state of the union address Tuesday night suggests Americans can expect more uncertainty and division — with a few potential bolts of bipartisanship. Here's a look at some key moments.

'I wouldn't trade it for the world': Grandparents increasingly becoming primary caregivers

An apartment building in downtown Washington, D.C., is catering to a new kind of family unit that is becoming more common in the U.S. and Canada in part because of the devastating toll of the opioid crisis: families where the primary caregiver is a grandparent.

Melania Trump shows U.S. may expect too much of its first ladies

Melania Trump has been a comparatively low-key first lady, prompting suggestions that the role might not have to be such a weighty one.

More women than ever are on the ballot in U.S. midterms: Cue the trolls

More women than ever are running for office in the U.S. this campaign cycle. But no matter how candidates try to prepare for it, the vile insults from nameless, faceless agitators are often hurtful — and sometimes terrifying. And the best way to deal with trolls isn't always clear.

'The big tent has been shrinking': Why these Republicans are pushing for more women in office

At a time when there's a flood of women running for U.S. Congress, a stark contrast remains between Democrats and Republicans.

Trump's tariffs proposal leaves U.S. keg factory owner 'horrified'

Scott Bentley, owner of the American Keg Company, says his employees are wrong in thinking steep tariffs on steel would be good for the company.
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'We're a long way from Washington': A Missouri corn farmer frets about NAFTA talks

A Missouri corn farmer is worried about NAFTA and what could happen to his farm, his family and his community if the U.S. pulls out of the trade agreement, as President Donald Trump has threatened to do.

Flooded toxic dumps pose threat to Texas communities hit by Harvey

People in a Texas community that borders dumping grounds for hazardous waste fear flooding by tropical storm Harvey could affect their water supply and livelihoods.

Is it time to switch off the daily White House press briefing?

The importance (or lack thereof) of the daily White House press briefing has been fiercely debated over the past few weeks — the result of the Trump administration's decision to move toward shorter, less frequent briefings, before taking some of them off-camera completely.

Want to see Mar-a-Lago? Forget the press pass, bring money

Mar-a-Lago, U.S. President Donald Trump's lavish private club and residence, hosts international leaders such as Thursday's visitor, Chinese President Xi Jinping. You can also pay to host a happy hour event there.