US speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: The president ‘said the phone call was perfect . . . It wasn’t perfect.’ Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a beautiful day for an impeachment. Or at least an inquiry about an impeachment inquiry. So on Friday, as summer stretched on, I went to the Capi(...)

US president Donald Trump  posing with a two-month-old mass shooting survivor held by Melania Trump:  grinning, the US leader  give the thumbs-up.  Photograph: Flotus/EPA

One of the most totemic pictures of the Obama era was a White House photo showing the president bowing to let a five-year-old black boy touch his hair(...)

 National Rifle Association executive vice-president  Wayne LaPierre speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Maryland. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The National Rifle Association (NRA) broke its silence on the issue of US gun control in the wake of last week’s deadly Florida shooting, with the hea(...)

US president Donald Trump: Weeks after taking office, he signed a Bill rolling back a regulation that made it harder for mentally ill people to buy guns. Photograph:  Eric Thayer/Reuters

During his campaign, Donald Trump often bragged about his skill as a negotiator. In conversations, he ventured that, as president, he might be able (...)

People attend a candlelight memorial for Mandalay Bay massacre victim, Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield,   in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Las Vegas continued to search for a possible motive for last Sunday’s deadly gun attack which left 59 people dead and several hundred wounde(...)

Omar Mateen killed 49 people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, June 12th, 2016. Photogrpah: MySpace/AP

The gunman who killed 49 people at a LGBT nightclub in Florida said he had a car rigged with bombs outside and threatened to strap hostages into expl(...)

Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the NRA, speaking  at the association’s annual meeting in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Adrees Latif

A voice booms over a PA system calling people to buy a ticket in the “Wall of Guns” raffle. The wall on the first floor of the sprawling George(...)

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg with US vice-president Joseph Biden (left) and family members of victims of Sandy Hook school shooting. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is bankrolling a $12 million advertising blitz in a bid to pressure Congress into adopting stricter gun contro(...)