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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(...)

US president Donald Trump  with vice-president Mike Pence during a “Made in America” showcase at the White House. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is in disarray after a last-ditch effort by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to agree a “rep(...)

  Democrat Chuck Schumer   responds to  Republican Mitch McConnell’s decision to delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August. Photograph: EPA/Michael Reynolds

As US president Donald Trump met with his French counterpart Emanuel Macron in Paris, at home his party was struggling to secure consensus on a new he(...)

Judge Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearing on March 22nd. He was confirmed on Friday by 54 votes to 45, after three Democrats voted in favour of the Republican president’s nominee. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Neil Gorsuch, the 49-year-old federal judge nominated by President Donald Trump as supreme court justice, was confirmed to the life-long position on F(...)

US president Donald Trump: “I don’t ever want to call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased. And we haven’t had a decision yet. But courts seem to be so political.”  Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

US president Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on critics of his immigration policy on Wednesday, describing the ruling by a Seattle court whi(...)