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Nancy Pelosi: the Democrats have reappointed her as speaker of the House of Representatives. Behind her, the finger pointing has already begun however after disappointing congressional results. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Democrats’ decision to appoint Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House of Representatives this week was not surprising. But the real contes(...)

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi brushed off questions as to whether the next term would be her last in the role. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Democrat Nancy Pelosi was nominated by her party for a fourth term as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, despite Democrats’ disappo(...)

 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (C) walks from the House floor to her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Friday before the passing of the Bill. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a $3 trillion (€ 2.8bn) Bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the cor(...)

The impeachment inquiry into Mr Trump  entered a new phase this week with the holding of public hearings. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Marie Yovanovitch, the career State Department official who was recalled early by the Trump administration as ambassador to Ukraine, will testify toda(...)

Patron saint of shade: Nancy Pelosi’s new Twitter cover photograph

If there were a Nobel Prize in Winding the US President Up, it would have to go to the self-proclaimed patron saint of shade, Nancy Pelosi. Nobody ma(...)

Migrants waiting near the Paso del Norte Bridge at the Mexico-US border. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has scored a significant legal victory after the supreme court backed the US president’s move to limit asylum rights. The na(...)

US congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar: denied entry to Israel. File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Israel barred two Democratic congresswomen from visiting the country in a move that has prompted widespread criticism from Democrats and Jewish groups(...)

Robert Mueller’s preference not to testify obviously does not preclude a House committee from issuing a subpoena to force him to appear. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Tuesday’s surprise intervention by special counsel Robert Mueller was intended to draw a line under the investigation he led for 22 months. Announcin(...)

  US supreme court in Washington: the court also decided not to take up a review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, leaving  800,000 people  in legal limbo. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump’s contentious move to ban transgender people from the military received a boost from the supreme court on Tuesday which rule(...)

People queue in Arlington, Virginia, US, for a lottery to win free healthcare. Congressional Republicans have completed the first step  towards their long-promised repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act, known as Obamacare. File photograph: Getty Images

Congressional Republicans completed the first step on Friday towards their long-promised repeal of Obamacare, and now must find a way to unravel the m(...)

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