Press secretary Sarah Sanders is a ‘very special person’, US president Donald Trump said, announcing her departure. File photograph: The New York Times

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is to leave her role as White House press secretary at the end of the month, US president Donald Trump has announced. “After (...)

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order beside American manufacturing workers in  the Oval Office at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

A defiant President Donald Trump has declared that he has all but given up on negotiating with the US Congress over his Mexican border wall and will b(...)

House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi  helps give out food on Tuesday at  a distribution centre in Washington set up to   assist workers affected by the US government shutdown.  Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

There was no sign of quick relief for 800,000 US federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the Senate scheduled (...)

Senior dental students work on a patient at the Remote Area Medical Expedition in  Virginia. Photograph: Mike Belleme/The New York Times

A US federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act — also known as “Obamacare” — is unconstitutional. In a 55-page opinion, US district ju(...)

A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN’s Jim Acosta as he questions US president Donald Trump during a news conference last week. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

CNN has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to revoke the press credentials of the network’s chief White House correspo(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks about immigration, in the  White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday he was finalising a plan that would require immigrants seeking asylum in the United States to use a legal p(...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr Christine Blasey Ford during their testimony in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

A Republican-led committee approved US president Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court on Friday by 11 votes to 10. Howev(...)

Former CIA director John Brennan has fired back at US president Donald Trump.  File photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

John Brennan has called Donald Trump’s repeated denials that his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election “hogwash”, and accused the US (...)

Former CIA director John Brennan. US president Donald Trump is revoking Mr Brennan’s security clearance. File photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders ann(...)

US president Donald Trump during a political rally on Thursday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

US president Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticising the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing j(...)

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