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 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 at the Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania in 2016. His aides he will not be dissuaded by the allegations from entering the presidential race. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the US House of Representatives, offered a measured defence of Joe Biden on Tuesday, arguing that the allegati(...)

US president Donald Trump described Robert Mueller’s investigation as an “illegal takedown that failed”. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump claimed “complete and total exoneration” after US special counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no conspiracy between t(...)

Federal employees, contractors, and supporters rally to demand that President Donald Trump and the Senate re-open the government. Photograph: Leigh Vogel/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump has been urged to reschedule the annual state of the union address because of the ongoing government shutdown, which entered(...)

 William Barr testifies before the Senate judiciary committee during the first day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s pick to become the next attorney general gave a robust defence of his eligibility for the role on Tuesday as he testified (...)

 US president Donald Trump has called on senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to take up the amended bill from the House to prevent the shutdown.  File photograph: Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump conceded on Friday there was a good chance the Senate would not approve his demand for $5 billion toward funding his border (...)

Nancy Pelosi is hoping to repeat history by becoming the only female speaker of the US House of Representatives for the second time.  Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Nancy Pelosi was endorsed by her own party to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives in a private vote yesterday, a move that deliver(...)

Regulation of the tech sector is inevitable, Apple boss Tim  Cook has said, as free market has not worked to rein in data privacy abuses. Photograph:  Kimihiro Hoshino /AFP/Getty Images

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said new regulations for the tech industry are “inevitable” in the wake of a series of scandals, rejoining a debate t(...)

Protesters are arrested during a demonstration in Washington in opposition to US president Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and in support for Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The woman who has accused US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assault more than 30 years ago has said she will testify next week if the Senate(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers a speech on tax reform in Ohio on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US House of Representatives intelligence committee voted unanimously on Monday to make public a classified Democratic memorandum challenging a Re(...)

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