Mick Mulvaney

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The stand-off has caused president Donald Trump to cancel his planned departure on Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Frantic negotiations were continuing in Washington on Friday in a bid to avoid a government shutdown, as politicians raced to secure enough votes for (...)

Author Michael Wolff: nearly everyone in the White House who spoke to him for his book, Fire and Fury, thought someone else had approved their participation. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Author Michael Wolff’s pitch to the White House to win co-operation for his book included a working title that signalled a sympathetic view and a coun(...)

 Mick Mulvaney (on left) leaves the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  building in Washington on Monday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The White House brought doughnuts and diktats to an extraordinary public struggle for control of a banking watchdog on Monday as President Donald Trum(...)

Mick Mulvaney was appointed by the White House as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he has described as a “sick joke”. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The White House is preparing for a legal battle for control of the top US consumer finance watchdog, with two rival acting heads expected to appear at(...)

Paschal Donohoe: the Minister says the Government will examine the use of the so-called “Single Malt” tax structure that is being used by large multinationals to reduce their tax bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins

The Government is to examine the use of the so-called “Single Malt” tax structure that is being used by large multinationals to reduce their tax bill,(...)

Kevin Brady, Republican head of the House ways and means committee, which is drafting a tax reform bill. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Millions of US citizens working overseas could see their tax bills lowered by an overhaul of the tax system as Republicans eye the elimination of a re(...)

House speaker Paul Ryan is expected to meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and US special envoy John Deasy this week. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

A fresh move is under way by the Government to secure a deal for Irish immigrants to the United States amid expectations that the US Congress will pre(...)

US president Donald Trump  with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi  in the Oval Office of the White House on September 6th. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Senior Democrats stunned Washington on Wednesday by claiming that they had agreed with Donald Trump on a plan to protect so-called Dreamers, young imm(...)

The new White House chief of staff General John Kelly:  often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had ever seen. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In his six months as homeland security secretary, John Kelly often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had eve(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams meets then US president Bill Clinton in the in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on St Patrick’s Day, 2000. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

Transcripts released by the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas to The Irish Times present a fascinating insight into the role played by Bill Cli(...)

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