House speaker Nancy Pelosi   speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: House Television via AP

Senior Republican senators have stressed their preference for a short impeachment trial of President Donald Trump if the process moves to the Senate a(...)

 Marine One departs Washington on Tuesday with US president Donald Trump on board.  Democratic leaders unveiled articles of impeachment on Tuesday charging Mr Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Photograph: Pete Marovich/New York Times

The House judiciary committee was due to begin debating articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump on Wednesday night amid expectations(...)

US president Donald Trump: “Thank you to House Republicans for being tough, smart and understanding in detail the greatest Witch Hunt in American History.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

Senate Republicans introduced a resolution condemning the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry yesterday, as senior members of the Senate denounced the in(...)

 US president Trump participates in the swearing-in ceremony of Brett Kavanaugh (R) as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, DC. File Photographh: Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images

Almost a year after Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a US supreme court justice, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick to join the highest court (...)

Former US vice president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris debate racial issues as Senator Bernie Sanders listens during the second night of the first US Democratic presidential election debate in Miami, last Thursday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

In January, a reporter contacted the nascent Biden campaign to request an interview. She wanted to ask the former US vice president about lingering cr(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts senator, who has run on a policy-heavy platform, has been edging upwards in the polls. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

Democratic hopefuls vying to become the party’s nominee to take on Donald Trump in next year’s US presidential election are gathering in Miami for the(...)

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(...)

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