Obamacare deadline: early signs are that the number of people signing up through the open-enrolment process is down this year. Photograph: Patrick Sison/AP Photo

Backers of the Affordable Care Act said they would appeal a ruling by a federal court in Texas that the landmark Obama-era healthcare law, which has e(...)

A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN’s Jim Acosta as he questions US president Donald Trump during a news conference following Tuesday’s midterm US congressional elections. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been banned from the White House, after a tense interaction with US president Donald Trump at a p(...)

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has pledged to work constructively with US president Donald Trump as the Democrats prepare to take control of the H(...)

Voters wait to get a ballot at a polling station during the mid-term elections at the Old Stone School in Hillsboro, Virginia. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Results were beginning to come in on Tuesday night after the US voted at the end of a divisive campaign to decide whether Donald Trump’s Republican Pa(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for a “Make America Great Again” campaign rally at McKenzie Arena, in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Americans go to the polls on Tuesday in one of the most consequential midterm elections in decades, as Democrats seek to win back control of both hous(...)

President Donald Trump  during a rally in Estero, Florida, where he was  campaigning for  Republican governor  Rick Scott, who is challenging incumbent Democratic senator  Bill Nelson for a seat in the Senate. Photograph: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Next Tuesday Americans go to the polls in one of the most closely-watched midterm elections in recent history. At stake on November 6th is control of(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at a rally at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri on September 21st. Trump won Missouri in 2016 by an 18.5 per cent margin. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

It’s 5.30am on a dark midweek morning, and just off the main road into downtown St Louis, the lights are flicking on at Dave’s Diner, a local eatery. (...)

 Beto O’Rourke, who is taking on  Ted Cruz for his senate seat, is one of ActBlue’s most high-profile clients. Photograph:Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News/Pool via Reuters

A 30-minute drive northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, in the leafy suburb of Somerville, lies the headquarters of ActBlue. This non-profit organisatio(...)

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that hackers linked to the Russian state tried to target the websites of two conservative think-tanks. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The United States government has long believed that the Russian state mounted a concerted digital campaign of interference in the 2016 presidential el(...)

Democratic senator from Minnesota Al Franken has said he would co-operate with a senate ethics investigation into his behaviour. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Half of the Democrats in the US Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign after new allegations of (...)

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