Democratic senator  Richard Blumenthal meeting US supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch  on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a Democratic senator he found Donald Trump’s comments “disheartening” and “demoralising” when the president(...)

Democrats are eager to block   Donald Trump’s plans to appoint judge  Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court. Photograph:  Stephen Crowley/New York Times

Donald Trump is threatening the biggest showdown of his nascent presidency after he urged the Senate’s Republican leader to “go nuclear” if Democrats (...)

 Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democrats’ senate leader has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” any Trump nominee for the supreme court who is not in the legal “mainstream”. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Amid a raging furore over his border-closing order, US president Donald Trump will on Tuesday announce his choice to fill a supreme court vacancy. “I(...)

View of the border line between Mexico and the US in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty

The famous maxim uttered by former US attorney general John Mitchell at the start of Richard Nixon’s presidency, “Watch what we do and not what we say(...)