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 Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer of New York: Still working out organisational details of how Senate business will run with minority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph:   EPA/Samuel Corum

Newly appointed Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer pledged to “do business differently”, as Democrats officially took control of the Senate after si(...)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump’s remaining time in office could be a horror show for America. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

Calls for President Donald Trump’s removal from office intensified on Thursday, as the fall-out from Wednesday’s attack by his supporters on the US Ca(...)

President-elect Joe Biden has already started to appoint his cabinet. Photograph: The New York Times

More Republicans on Thursday broke with President Donald Trump’s refusal to cooperate with Joe Biden, saying Mr Biden is entitled to intelligence brie(...)

Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, and Amy Coney Barrett, nominee for the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters/Bloomberg

US vice-president Mike Pence described Amy Coney Barrett as “an extraordinary American” and “someone of great character” as the supreme court nominee (...)

 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: The panic gripping markets is a potential upset for him in this election year.  Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/PA

US president Donald Trump was facing mounting pressure from political opponents over his handling of the coronavirus challenge amid allegations that t(...)

House intelligence chairman Adam Schiff: argues it is the role of Congress to keep presidents in check. Photograph: Mary F Calvert

The second day of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opened on Wednesday with the House impeachment managers setting out their opening arguments as to w(...)

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer talks to reporters outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, DC.  Photograph: Julio Cortez/AP Photo

US senators clashed over the rules governing president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday, as the first full day of the trial got under way i(...)

Mitch McConnell arrives for the first day of the Senate impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell sparked outrage among Democrats by laying out rules for US president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that wo(...)

(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(...)

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