US president Donald Trump walks by supporters outside the White House on January 12th before his departure to Alamo, Texas. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump made history on Wednesday, becoming the country’s first to be impeached twice. Just a year after his impeachment for encour(...)

Democrats push toward second Trump impeachment. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

US House democratic whip James Clyburn said on Sunday that articles of impeachment against president Donald Trump could be on the US House floor on Tu(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell exiting during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes of the 2020 presidential election. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP/Bloomberg

Two of the most prominent Republicans in Washington defied Donald Trump’s last-gasp effort to nullify Joe Biden’s victory, with the party’s leader in (...)

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, walks to his office from the Senate Floor at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The US Congress on Monday approved an $892 billion coronavirus aid package, throwing a lifeline to the nation’s pandemic-battered economy after months(...)

Like an impressionist, Gleeson must work from the outside in

This article contains spoilers. The main events detailed in The Comey Rule (Sky Atlantic, Wednesday, 9pm), a four-part political drama of glossy, swol(...)

 Flowers, candles and messages encircle an image of the late US justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is understood her dying wish was that her successor  be appointed after the election. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

US president Donald Trump will name a successor to the late supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by the end of the week. In a phone-in interview(...)

 US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) and incoming White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (R) outside the US Senate at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 24 March 2020. The Trump administration and Congress are continuing negotiations on a coronavirus COVID-19 stimulus package. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

US senators and Trump administration officials have reached an agreement on a massive economic stimulus bill to alleviate the economic impact of the c(...)

Leo Varadkar  and Nancy Pelosi at Government Buildings, Dublin. Ms Pelosi indicated she would look at the possibility of attaching the Irish visa Bill to a routine funding Bill being passed by Congress. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrat politician Nancy Pelosi has said she will renew efforts to pass a Bill extending working E3 visas to the Irish and raise the issue with th(...)

Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge US president Donald Trump in 202(...)

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith  waves to supporters after speaking during an election night event  in Jackson, Mississippi. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has won a divisive race for the Mississippi Senate seat, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist. In the foot(...)

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