Children from 21 countries wear Halloween costumes as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance after becoming American citizens during a naturaliSation ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland on October 31st. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Republicans are preparing a response to Barack Obama’s plans to change the immigration system. The aim to block the president’s go-solo actions, whic(...)

Economist Jonathan Gruber: claimed Obamacare legislation passed Congress because of a ‘lack of transparency’ and ‘the stupidity of the American voter’. Photograph: Evan McGlinn/the New York Times

Loose talk – or candid views, depending on your political leaning – from an academic health economist came like manna from heaven for Republicans a(...)

Among the highest priority items in David O’Sullivan’s new job are negotiations aimed to secure a trade agreement between the EU and US.

Irishman David O’Sullivan has formally taken up his new role as European Union ambassador to the United States after presenting his credentials to pre(...)

Former US president George W Bush speaks at the launch his new book, “41: A Portrait of My Father”, at the George Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Texas. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

George W Bush, the 43rd president, unveiling his new biography of his father, 41st president, George HW Bush – a book he describes as “a love story” –(...)

Protesters gather to demand immediate executive action on immigration reform outside the White House in Washington, US,   earlier this month. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times

President Barack Obama plans to unveil sweeping changes to US immigration enforcement that will protect up to five million illegal immigrants, includi(...)

People fleeing Islamic State fighters in Mosul last June arrive at a checkpoint in Irbil, in northern Iraq. Photograph: Kamal Akrayi/EPA

Iraq’s national security adviser Falah Fayadh was in Washington struggling to arrange delivery of US fighter jets to aid the country’s fight against a(...)

Barack Obama holds up a hoagie sandwich at Taylor Gourmet after a discussion with small business owners at the restaurant in Washington DC in 2012. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Think of food and Washington DC, and it conjures the image of Frank Underwood, the Machiavellian politician in the Netflix drama House of Cards, de(...)

US president Barack Obama talks before a luncheon for bi-partisan Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room at the White House yesterday. Photograph: Larry Downing/ Reuters

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the militant group Islamic State,(...)

Wake up and smell the bourbon: President Obama talks to journalists at the White House the day after the midterms. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

On January 3rd, 2008, Barack Obama scored a surprise victory, coming from behind to win the Iowa caucus in the race to become the Democratic presid(...)

President Barack Obama answering questions in the White House yesterday. He said he is “eager to work with the new Congress to make the next two years as productive as possible”. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

President Barack Obama said Republicans “had a good night” in Tuesday’s midterm elections but attributed the party’s sweeping wins to the public’s di(...)