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I have a weakness for off-the-cuff political wit. A master, of course, was Winston Churchill. For instance, when an MP blurted angrily, “Mr Churchill,(...)

US president Donald Trump holds a Bible outside St John’s Church in Washington on June 1st. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

My mom always spelled out I Street as Eye Street when she addressed mail there, so it wouldn’t be confusing. On May 30th, the eyes of the world were (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

I am a fan of neither hip-hop nor musical theatre but on a birthday treat for my daughter to see the musical Hamilton last year, I was enthralled from(...)

Dr Martin O’Reilly, Dr Darragh Whelan and Julian Eberle, co-founders of Output Sports

A chance meeting at an event in Boston led to Output Sports chief executive Dr Martin O’Reilly taking part in a rowing race against teams of Irish bus(...)

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(...)

 Boris Johnson, then foreign secretary, with Kim Darroch,  British ambassador to the US after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington in November 2017. According to media reports, US president Donald Trump has said he will no longer work with Darroch after emails in which the ambassador referred to the White House as a ‘uniquely dysfunctional environment’ were  leaked. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The fact that Kim Darroch qualified as a zoologist must have been a marvellous asset in the Foreign Office. It gave the UK ambassador to Washington a (...)

Trump announced plans for a major firework display at the Lincoln Memorial. ‘Like no one had ever thought of fireworks on the Mall before’- this photo from 2000. Photograph:  William Philpott Reuters

Halloween is sugary. Thanksgiving is fattening and fraught. Christmas is expensive. New Year’s Eve is annoying. Memorial Day is laced with melancholy.(...)

Nearly 3,000 people died on 9/11 when other airplanes were flown into New York’s World Trade Centre and the Pentagon

US president Donald Trump led tributes to the thousands of victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, as America h(...)

House majority whip Steve Scalise: Fox News reported that he was in stable condition after being shot  at a baseball practice involving US politicians. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Washington was left reeling on Wednesday after a lone gunman attacked a group of congressmen practising baseball in a park just outside DC, injuring f(...)

Former FBI director James Comey testifies before a US senate committee. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Lordy, what a fine day to be Donald Trump. Three hours of earnest James Comey testimony before the Senate intelligence committee and the president of (...)

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