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 US president Donald Trump  argues about border security with senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (right) and incoming House majority leader Nancy Pelosi as vice-president Mike Pence looks on in the Oval Office in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shut down the federal government if he does not secure funding for the Mexican border wall in an (...)

US president Donald Trump: faces difficulty in securing a suitable candidate to work with him as chief of staff. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

US president Donald Trump has said he is in the process of interviewing “some really great people” to become the next White House chief of staff, afte(...)

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi  speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington last week. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Photo

A liberal heroine, born in the 1940s, part of a Democratic dynasty, runs for high US office. Some on her own side wince at her poll ratings and air of(...)

US actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

New York police have recovered a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro which may contain a device similar to others sent to leading Dem(...)

 Supporters of then Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump scream and gesture at members of the media at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, in  October 2016. Photograph:  Mike Segar/Reuters

The undercurrent of rage that has been driving US politics for the past few years surfaced on Wednesday in a series of suspected bombs sent to promine(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell receives applause at a White House ceremony on Monday to mark the swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as a justice of the US supreme court. Photograph: Samuel Corum/New York Times

Mitch McConnell’s ever-startled face could have been drawn by the cartoonist Tex Avery. The majority leader of the US Senate also does a vivid line in(...)

Comedian Amy Schumer is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the proposed confirmation of supreme court nominee  Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed as a US supreme court justice this weekend after Republican senator Susan Collins said she would endorse h(...)

Comedian Amy Schumer (left) is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Getty

More than 300 protesters, including the comedian Amy Schumer, have been arrested at the US Capitol in Washington as they made a final, desperate appea(...)

US president Donald  Trump speaks at a ‘Make America Great Again’ rally at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. Photograph: Brandon Dill/EPA

US president Donald Trump mocked the woman who accused US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, impersonating her at a ral(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the media about Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court as he departs the White House on Wednesday for events in Philadelphia and  Memphis. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said it is a “very scary time for young men in America”, as he lauded his supreme court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as an (...)

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