President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

“If I do not sound like a typical Washington politician, it’s because I’m NOT a politician.” Sound familiar? Yes, because this was Donald Trump last n(...)

Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett  during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill,  October 13th. Photograph:  Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP

US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett came under intense questioning from senators on Tuesday as she said that her personal choices had no bearin(...)

US president Donald Trump waves to supporters during his campaign rally at the Sanford International Airport in Florida, Photograph: EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH

A defiant Donald Trump resumed campaigning last night with a rally in Florida, as infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warned the US president was (...)

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph: Shawn Thew/Pool/EPA

US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett pledged to uphold the independence of the court if confirmed by the US Senate, as she began four days of co(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

US president Donald Trump displays a face shield that’s made at Ford’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Michigan. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

With election day just over three weeks away, US president Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail later today when he holds a rally near Orlando, (...)

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Focus of the third supreme court confirmation hearing since Donald Trump’s election.  Photograph: Erin Scott

The confirmation hearing for US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett begins on Monday in Washington, setting up an almost certain partisan battle i(...)

Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

It’s been almost 30 years, but Bridget keenly remembers life in Pittsburgh as a child living among the People of God covenant community. When she was(...)

US president Donald Trump: Are the physical and mental stresses of Covid and steroids mixing with his febrile fear of hearing “You’re fired!” from the American people?  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

At long last, a top Republican is distancing himself from Donald Trump. Literally. Mitch McConnell has been boasting to colleagues and to reporters (...)

Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

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