White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

US president Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly. Mr Kelly’s son, like the retired general a US marine, died in Afghanistan in 2010. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA

The mother of a US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump disrespected her family during a call with the m(...)

Republican senate majority leader  Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor in the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US senator Mitch McConnell on Tuesday officially pulled the plug on the latest plan to repeal the healthcare law, telling senators they will not vote (...)

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(...)

Senator John McCain urged US senators to work together to find a solution to the healthcare problem. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Senator John McCain made an emotional return to the US senate on Tuesday as Republicans voted to move forward with a debate on a Bill to repeal Obama(...)

FBI director James Comey. ‘The key point is that Trump has fired the man investigating him.’ File photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

It took Richard Nixon five months to fire the man investigating him. It took Donald Trump less than four. The difference is that Nixon did little to c(...)

Sen John McCain: “So far, I don’t think the American people have gotten all the answers.” Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters

Republican and Democratic politicians on Sunday said they still haven’t seen evidence to support US president Donald Trump’s unverified claim that his(...)

 US Senator John McCain speaks during the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Republican senator John McCain said on Friday Donald Trump’s administration was in “disarray” and that Nato’s founders would be alarmed by the growing(...)

Donald Trump and his inner circle ‘have received a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, a report dated June 2016 alleges. Photograph: Reuters

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused intelligence agencies of allowing “fake news” about an alleged controversial dossier, which references a (...)

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Security Agency director Adm. Michael Rogers testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Russian cyberattacks pose a “major threat” to the country, top US intelligence officials told a congressional hearing on Thursday despite skepticism f(...)