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An electoral officer at the Balmoral polling station puts together ballot boxes and voting booths at a small hall in Sydney today. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Millions of Australians voters will take to the polls on Saturday morning in an election which is expected to remove the Labor Party from power after (...)

Questlove, whose Mo’ Meta Blues shies from the conventional

You used to know where you stood with music books. If they were authorised biographies and written with the subject’s permission and co-operation, (...)

Late former US president Richard Nixon with his wife Pat and daughter   Tricia, resigning  on August 9th, 1974, in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Photograph: Reuters

Just hours after a national address promising “no whitewash” of Watergate, President Richard M Nixon privately urged his new attorney general not to (...)

Milton Friedman, “who used to be the ultimate avatar of conservative economics, has essentially disappeared from right-wing discourse”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Recently Senator Rand Paul, potential presidential candidate and self-proclaimed expert on monetary issues, sat down for an interview with Bloomberg B(...)

House Speaker John Boehner was among  House leaders who worked late last week to help pass the monstrous farm bill. Photograph: Christopher Gregory/The New York Times

Something terrible has happened to the soul of the Republican Party in the United States. We’ve gone beyond bad economic doctrine. We’ve even gone bey(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been meeting with Republican representatives in Washington to discuss immigration reform today. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he had travelled to Washington to lobby US members of congress, particularly Republicans, at “a critical time” in the deba(...)

Immigration hope
  • US
  • June 29, 2013, 01:00

Where the US Senate leads on immigration reform, will the more conservative House of Representatives now follow? Will the House support legislation to(...)

Members of the US Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Eight” who crafted the immigration reform bill as they left the floor of the senate in Washington.

An immigration Bill passed by the US Senate on Thursday brings undocumented Irish in the US a step closer to being allowed to “emerge from the shadows(...)

Martin O’Malley: “There is among the Irish, by and large in America, a keen and heartfelt awareness that we are a nation of nations and we have all been strangers in a foreign land at one point.” Photograph: David Sleator

Martin O’Malley couldn’t figure out why the president of Ireland wanted to meet him. It was 2000 and he had been elected mayor of Baltimore just a few(...)

Michele Bachmann, who made an ill-fated run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, announced yesterday she would not seek a fifth term in Congress next year. Photograph: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Former Republican presidential candidate and Tea Party star Michele Bachmann has said that she will not seek a fifth term in Congress next year, endin(...)

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