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Fast-food restaurant tycoon Andrew Puzder, after a meeting, outside the clubhouse at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey in November. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s nomination of a climate change sceptic to run the Environmental Protection Agency and a fast-food restaurant tycoon opposed to higher m(...)

“Why not just have the government do the spending, the way it did when, for example, we built the interstate highway system?”

Steve Bannon, US president-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, is a white supremacist and purveyor of fake news. But the other day, in an interview(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump  in the lobby of the New York Times building after a question-and-answer session with journalists. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Old habits die hard and, for Donald Trump, most are suffering a painfully slow death. The Republican has struggled in his transition from presidenti(...)

Dr Seán Healy director of Social Justice Ireland said: “(Basic income) has the potential to reduce bureaucracy dramatically and increase respect for care work while promoting entrepreneurship and engagement with education, among other things.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The payment of a “basic income” allowance to everyone in Ireland regardless of means would reduce the cost of bureaucracy and potentially eliminate mo(...)

Bernie Sanders with Tulsi Gabbard (left): Donald Trump’s first meeting of the day at Trump Tower in New York was with Ms Gabbard. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s unorthodox US presidential transition continued on Monday when he held talks with one of the most prominent supporters of leftwing Demo(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It was January. Outside it was winter, but inside the Mullingar hotel the mood was so sunny you had to wear sunglasses. Reading back on reports of th(...)

Three new Trump appointments: US Representative from Kansas Mike Pompeo, retired Lt Gen Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions. Composite: AFP/Getty Images

President-elect Donald Trump has announced the nomination of Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as US attorney general and Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo a(...)

The Gypsea Lust blog and its alleged copy: was the storm-in-a-teacup non-story just another hoax?

In the final section of Jennifer Egan’s brilliant novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, Alex is hired by musician turned executive Bennie Salazar to fin(...)

Stephen Colbert  Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

“Reality has a well-known liberal bias,” as US comedian Stephen Colbert once put it, lampooning George W Bush, who was sitting just a few feet away at(...)

Democratic senators Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Debbie Stabenow: the party wants  to bridge the gap between the   leadership and key constituencies. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Democrats, still reeling from Donald Trump’s shock win and heavy losses in last week’s US elections, took the first steps towards uniting the party t(...)

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