Those for and against abortion rights protest in front of the Mississippi state capitol in Jackson, Mississippi on Friday. Photograph: New York Times

Sometimes the impact of political decisions takes time to unfold. It can be months or even years before the full consequence of elections manifest the(...)

Former US president Donald Trump’s legal difficulties have intensified. File photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Donald Trump’s legal difficulties have intensified after New York’s attorney general announced she is pursuing a criminal investigation into the forme(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris and  President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House after Biden spoke at an event. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

States across the United States prepared to reassess their rules on mask-wearing, after the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled n(...)

Liz Cheney on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Melina Mara/Pool via The New York Times

It is no longer a question of “if” but more likely a question of “when”. The days of Liz Cheney in a leadership position in the US House of Representa(...)

US president Joe Biden speaking about gun-control measures at the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

US president Joe Biden announced several executive actions at tightening rules around gun ownership as he described the gun violence epidemic in the U(...)

US president Joe Biden speaking on the production of  Covid-19 vaccine in the South Court Auditorium next to the White House   on March 10th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The US House of Representatives has passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package – one of the largest federal stimulus packages in(...)

A view of Capitol Hill during heightened security concerns over possible protests or violence. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images

The US House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session, after the Capitol Police warned a militia group could be plotting to breach the(...)

US treasury secretary Janet Yellen has said the US is no longer seeking the ‘safe harbour’ concept. File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

A global standard on taxing tech companies moved a step closer on Friday after the US signalled it would drop a Trump-era objection to OECD proposals (...)

 Richard Burr: “My party’s leadership has chosen loyalty to one man over the core principles of the Republican Party and the founders of our great nation.”  said the Republican senator from North Carolina.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Bloomberg

The fallout from Donald Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial continued on Tuesday as several Republican senators who voted against the f(...)

File photo shows protesters gathering in front of the White House on July 26th, 2017, in Washington, DC, to rally against Donald Trump’s ban on military recruitment of trans personnel. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP via Getty Images

Democratic president Joe Biden on Monday overturned a controversial ban by his predecessor on transgender individuals joining the US military, a move (...)

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