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 US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) and incoming White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (R) outside the US Senate at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 24 March 2020. The Trump administration and Congress are continuing negotiations on a coronavirus COVID-19 stimulus package. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

US senators and Trump administration officials have reached an agreement on a massive economic stimulus bill to alleviate the economic impact of the c(...)

US president Donald Trump’s legal team argues that the articles of impeachment “do not remotely approach the constitutional threshold for removing a president from office”. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

The impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump begins on Tuesday in Washington, amid a renewed push from the Republican-controlled Senate for the (...)

President Donald Trump at a rally on January 14th in  Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph:  Joshua Lott/Getty

History will be made next week when the impeachment trial of Donald J Trump opens in the US Senate – only the third time in history that a sitting US (...)

US speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: ‘I’m not holding the articles indefinitely. I will turn them over when I’m ready, and that will probably be soon.’ Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, says she intends to transmit articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump t(...)

Donald Trump: “They [the Democrats] have zero proof of anything, they will never even show up. They want out. I want an immediate trial!” Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Donald Trump was due to fly to Florida on Friday night for the Christmas holiday season, as the impeachment trial remained in limbo amid (...)

US President Donald Trump denounced the impeachment as a ‘hoax’ and a ‘set-up’ yesterday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Washington was plunged into a political standoff over the terms of the forthcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, a day after President Donald Trum(...)

(The US House of Representatives will vote later on Wednesday on articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has denounced the impeachment inquiry as an “illegal, partisan attempted coup” in an extraordinary letter to House speaker N(...)

US president Donald Trump has been accused of criminal and civil bribery in a House of Representatives judiciary committee report. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Democrats accused US president Donald Trump of “multiple federal crimes” on Monday as the US House of Representatives prepares to hold a historic vote(...)

Democratic chairman Jerry Nadler speaks to the press after the House judiciary committee’s vote on the articles of impeachment in Washington on Friday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The House judiciary committee has passed two articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump, paving the way for a full impeachment vote in (...)

Christian Heyne, who lost his mother to gun violence, urges Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to legislate on background checks. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

There were tentative signs yesterday [Wednesday] that Congress was considering new measures on gun control, as the fall-out from two back-to-back mass(...)

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