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(...)

President Donald Trump pictured in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on January 4th. Photograph: The New York Times

The author of an explosive new book about Donald Trump’s first year in office has said he stands by his reporting and that the president’s threat of l(...)

Democratic senator  Kirsten Gillibrand, who described a tweet about her by US president Donald Trump as a “sexist smear”.  Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand has accused Donald Trump of a “sexist smear” after the US president attacked her personally following her call for(...)

People queue in Arlington, Virginia, US, for a lottery to win free healthcare. Congressional Republicans have completed the first step  towards their long-promised repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act, known as Obamacare. File photograph: Getty Images

Congressional Republicans completed the first step on Friday towards their long-promised repeal of Obamacare, and now must find a way to unravel the m(...)

Senator  Elizabeth Warren (left), New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan and democratic presidential nominee  Hillary Clinton greet supporters during a campaign rally at Saint Anselm College this week   in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

On a brisk New Hampshire morning, Marc Tetrenault walks with friends on the campus of leafy St Anselm College in Manchester as Hillary Clinton’s play(...)

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval was among the possible candidates President Barack Obama was considering appointing to the US Supreme Court, before ruling himself out. Photograph: Steve Keegan/Reuters

Democrats have called on Republicans to do their job and hold hearings to consider US president Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace the l(...)

A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

The Edward M Kennedy Institute opens on March 30th on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, dedicated to the late US senator Edward Kennedy, pictured here (front) with Al Gore in 2000. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan paid tribute to late US senator Edward Kennedy at a event in Boston last night ahead of today’s official(...)

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