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(...)

Immigration activists marching  in front of the US Capitol on February 7th. The Daca programme,  which gave protection to the young, undocumented immigrants, is due to expire on March 5th. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The future of “Dreamers” – young people who were brought to the United States as children – remains uncertain after the US Senate failed to agree on (...)

A rally supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), or the Dream Act, outside the US Capitol building in Washington, DC on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US government shutdown is entering its third day as Republicans were forced to abandon a planned vote late on Sunday in the absence of sufficient (...)

Supporters of Doug Jones, who has become the first Democrat to win a senate seat in Alabama in more than a quarter of a century. Photograph: Bob Miller/The New York Times

The Republican blame game began in Washington on Wednesday after Democratic candidate Doug Jones won a special senate election in Alabama, in a major (...)

Democratic candidate  Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday night. Mr Jones is the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama for 25 years. Photograph:  John Bazemore/AP

Democratic candidate Doug Jones has won the special Senate election in Alabama in a major blow to US president Donald Trump, who backed Republican can(...)

US president Donald Trump waves after speaking to boy scouts during the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Photograph: Saul Loeb

Sunday, July 23rd Controversy over whether Donald Trump might seek to pardon himself in relation to the investigation into Russian interference in th(...)

An  11-year-old transgender child of an active duty serviceman  looks on during a press conference condemning US president Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Transgender individuals will be prohibited from serving in the US military “in any capacity” US president Donald Trump said on Wednesday, undercutting(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to children of alleged “victims of Obamacare” at the White House. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump urged senate Republicans to get behind a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, as senate majority leader Mitch McConnell pre(...)

President Donald Trump attempts to crush a  glass protective vial:  as he settles into office, he has relatively few legislative wins to show. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

The timing of this week’s healthcare debacle could not have been worse for Donald Trump. The US president marked his sixth month in office this week(...)

Senate majority leader Senator Mitch McConnell:  With four Republicans now lined up against  McConnell’s health overhaul, the plan has flatlined in the 100-member chamber.  Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

It said a multitude that US president Donald Trump was having dinner in the White House with seven Republican senators on Monday night when the news e(...)

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