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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with fellow House Democrats on the steps outside the US Capitol. She is derided by the far left for her pragmatism, despite being a long-time target for Republicans. Photograph: Getty

After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and – horror of ho(...)

Bills, undelivered notices, junk circulars, pizza menus: let’s face it, the stuff on the doormat rarely amounts to anything joyous. Quite the opposite(...)

As Senator Al Franken looks on, Senator Chris Coons speaks during a meeting of the US Senate judiciary committee  to discuss  the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the supreme court. Photograph: Reuters/Aaron P Bernstein

The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the US supreme court looks to be heading for a showdown in Congress as Democrats secured enough votes to block his a(...)

Neil Gorsuch testifies during the second day of his Senate hearing. The judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court is expected to be confirmed. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said “no man is above the law” as he vowed to stand up, if necessary, to the man who nominated him t(...)

US president Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch after announcing the federal judge  as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump fulfilled another of his signature election promises by nominating judge Neil Gorsuch, a reliable conservative on a federal(...)

Outgoing US president Barack Obama who said in Peru last night he reserved the right to comment if he thinks core American values were at stake. Photograph: Bloomberg

Outgoing US president Barack Obama has warned president-elect Donald Trump he will not be able to pursue many of his more controversial policies once (...)

Pro-choice supporters celebrate outside the US supreme court after it struck down the requirement of doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, among other restrictions. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US supreme court has struck down a 2013 law in Texas setting restrictions on abortion clinics in a major victory for abortion rights campaigners.(...)

US president Barack Obama accepts a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

My history professor called them gobbets. They were short excerpts from momentous political speeches or texts to dissect: a what-they-said/ what-they-(...)