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Former White House counsel Don McGahn  behind US president  Donald Trump.   File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Trump administration moved to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from handing over sensitive documents to Congress as the battle between (...)

Leo Varadkar  and Nancy Pelosi at Government Buildings, Dublin. Ms Pelosi indicated she would look at the possibility of attaching the Irish visa Bill to a routine funding Bill being passed by Congress. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrat politician Nancy Pelosi has said she will renew efforts to pass a Bill extending working E3 visas to the Irish and raise the issue with th(...)

US attorney general William Barr leaves his house  in McClean, Virginia, on Monday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Robert Mueller’s still-secret report on alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s election campaign is more than 300 pages long, according t(...)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: President Donald Trump is “doing his job. He’s doing what Congress should be doing.” Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

A new front in the battle over a proposed border wall has opened up as US president Donald Trump requested $8.6 billion (€7.6 billion) in new funding (...)

US president Donald Trump:  the saga over the government funding bill and the border wall is a poor reflection on his governance skills. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It says a lot about the workings of the US government that it was Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell who first announced to the nation that presid(...)

President Donald Trump will sign a bill to avert a second government shutdown, but will also declare a national emergency to secure border wall funding. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Donald Trump is preparing to declare a national emergency to build his proposed border wall with Mexico, setting the White House up for a(...)

President Donald Trump. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump has said he is “not happy” with a compromise spending agreement struck by congressional negotiators on Monday but indicated (...)

President Donald Trump  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/Pool via Bloomberg

Details of a second summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be announced early next week, Mr Trump said on T(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Two competing Bills aimed at ending the US government shutdown failed to pass the Senate on Thursday, though there were tentative signs that cross-par(...)

US president Donald Trump announced he would give the State of the Union address after the ongoing government shutdown ends. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US president Donald Trump will postpone his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends. Following a high-stakes game of da(...)

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