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US president Donald Trump: may interview two or more additional candidates as White House scrambles to complete a vetting process before Monday, July 9th. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has interviewed four candidates to replace Anthony Kennedy, the retiring supreme court justice, and may interview two or mor(...)

US president Donald Trump with supreme court judges Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Kennedy at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington last year. File photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the supreme court has given US president Donald Trump an opportunity to shift America’s highest court to the right. (...)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Bronx’s pride parade on June 17th: unexpected victory suggests a Democratic establishment removed from its grass roots. Photograph: David Delgado/Reuters

It’s been a difficult week for Democrats. The party began the week on the political high ground, as it continued to bask in the fallout from the Repub(...)

Since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006, Anthony Kennedy has been the decisive “swing” vote on the nine-judge US supreme court. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Unlike in Ireland, where a simple majority of votes in a referendum is enough to change Bunreacht na hÉireann, the United States constitution is extre(...)

US supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy, who has announced his retirement, speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House last year. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement from the US supreme court, in a major boost to conservatives and President Donald Trump. Justic(...)

 Donald Trump ordered his first travel ban just a week after taking office in January 2017, prompting widespread chaos and protests at airports and in cities across the US. File photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump hailed a decision by the US supreme court on Tuesday to uphold his controversial travel ban, claiming a “vindication” of his im(...)

 Charles Krauthammer: Named in 2006 by the “Financial Times” as the most influential commentator in the US, he has died at 68. Photograph: Michael Temchine/New York Times

Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the US(...)

Donald Trump: Despite the outrage of millions of Americans, the reality-TV star did indeed arrive in Washington on January 20th and take up residence in the White House.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

On a cold January day in early 2017 the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, ascended the steps of the United States Capitol, in Washing(...)

Surrounded by miners, US President Donald Trump (centre) shows the signed Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC, in March. The president claimed an end to the “war on coal”, as he moved to roll back climate protections enacted by his predecessor Barack Obama. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

It was approaching 3am on the morning of Wednesday, November 9th, and Donald Trump took to the stage at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan. Minu(...)

Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

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