Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee had fun with the spectacle, placing a prop chicken by attorney general William Barr’s microphone. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg

Tensions between Democrats and the Department of Justice intensified on Thursday as a key committee threatened to hold attorney general William Barr i(...)

Helen Dixon: the Irish Data Protection Commissioner was given something of an easy time from senators. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a busy day in the US Senate on Wednesday. By 9am a steady stream of officials and journalists queued outside the senate complex. The star attra(...)

Former INLA prisoner Malachy McAllister with former US Senator George Mitchell.

The Trump White House is to allow a former Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) prisoner stay in the United States. Acting Homeland Secretary Kevin(...)

 Israel’s prime minister  Binyamin Netanyahu and US president Donald Trump: the 22-month special counsel investigation was a “terrible thing”. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

US president Donald Trump signalled that he would support the publication in full of the Mueller report, as the fallout from the conclusion of the spe(...)

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(...)

Roger Stone has been released on bail on a $250,000 bond, and his movements have been restricted to Florida, New York and Washington DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Roger Stone, a long time ally of US president Donald Trump, has pleaded not guilty at a court appearance in Washington to criminal charges relating to(...)

Mick Wallace: The TD’s new clothes

The Ceann Comhairle, brave man, hosted members of the Leinster House press gallery to dinner in the Members’ Restaurant on Thursday night to mark 100 (...)

US president Donald Trump is greeted as he arrives at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport prior to addressing the National Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph: Reuters /Carlos Barria

US president Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general has pledged to allow special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into Russia(...)

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US president Donald Trump, leaves Federal Court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US president Donald Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn helped substantially with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation(...)

Senator Lindsey Graham  speaks to reporters after the final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The process brings to completion Graham’s transformation from Trump critic to Trump lackey. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost eve(...)

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