Supporting Donald Trump at the California Republican Convention in Burlingame, California on Friday. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Deal-maker Donald Trump, the self-declared presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is negotiating his way to the election in November on a simple(...)

Former speaker John Boehner: “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”Photograph: EPA

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has said former speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner “allowed his inner Trump to come out” (...)

Gov John Kasich of Ohio, a Republican presidential hopeful: “They’re going to pay back-taxes and maybe other fines. We want to give them a path to legalisation, not to citizenship.” Photograph: Zach Gibson/New York Times

US Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has rejected a proposal by a rival, Texas senator Ted Cruz, to track down and deport undocumented Iri(...)

Leslie Odum jnr, from the Broadway musical Hamilton, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and New York  mayor Bill de Blasio perform at the 94th annual Inner Circle Dinner on Saturday. Photograph: David Handschuh/The Inner Circle Via AP

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has defended a racially charged joke that he told during a weekend skit with Democratic presidential favourite Hil(...)

Former INLA prisoner Malachy McAllister walking in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade alongside Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald and president Gerry Adams.

New York and New Jersey congressmen will introduce and support a Bill in Congress next week aimed at postponing the deportation of a former Irish Nati(...)

President Barack Obama has ordered air strikes against Islamic State but has not made any large commitment of US troops on the ground. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State has committed genocide against minority Christians and Yazidis as well as Shi’ite Muslims, US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thur(...)

US president Barack Obama  at the annual Friends of Ireland Lunch at the US Capitol in Washington, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the table,  March 15th, 2016. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan warmed up Taoiseach Enda Kenny, President Barack Obama and the rest of the audience at his St Pat(...)

US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan  outside the US Supreme Court  in Washington DC. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

When the speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan welcomes acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Barack Obama at the St Patrick’s Day (...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

In uncertain times, search for a precedent to figure out what might happen next. The internecine Republican Party feud sparked by Donald Trump’s swe(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking on “Super Tuesday”  night in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will deliver a speech today laying out his case against Donald Trump, despite the billionaire’s sw(...)