US president Donald Trump delivers his state of the union address to a joint session of Congress  on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, as vice-president Mike Pence applauds. Photograph: Leah Millis/AP

The impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump ended on Wednesday night in his acquittal, capping a tumultuous few days in American politics. The(...)

US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

From left, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump jnr and Tiffany Trump attend the state of the union address  in Washington. In some Republican circles, the notion of President Trump’s children running for political office is not only a parlour game – it’s a matter of finding the right opportunity for the right Trump. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/the New York Times

When US voters go to the polls next November for the presidential election, they will also decide who takes control of Congress. All 435 seats in the (...)

Paul Manafort (R), US president Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman,  at a court in New York in June  2019. Photograph: Jefferson Siegel/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump clamoured for the speedy release of emails hacked from Democrats during the 2016 election campaign, and a top Trump aide pro(...)

File image of Republican Joe Walsh after speaking in Illinois, US. Walsh has announced he will challenge Donald Trump in 2020. File photograph: Peter Hoffman/The New York Times

Joe Walsh, a conservative former US congressman turned talk show host, on Sunday became the second Republican to challenge president Donald Trump for (...)

Andrew Grossen is an American living in Ireland. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

During the summer of 2016, Minnesota native Andrew Grossen was interning with his state’s senator Amy Klobuchar in Washington, DC, in between academic(...)

US president Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a rally in Orlando, Florida, US, on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. For one night in a packed arena in Orlando, Trump tried to recapture the insurgent energy and anything-might-happen feel of the campaign that fueled his bid for the White House four years ago. Photographer: Marco Bello/Bloomberg

The Trump administration rolled back one of the signature climate change policies of the Obama era on Wednesday, giving individual states the right to(...)

Ohio businessman Ed Crawford.

Ohio businessman Edward Crawford is to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, after the US senate endorsed his nomination in a vote on Thursday. (...)

Edward Crawford has pledged to further US-Irish relations and maintain US commitment to the Northern Ireland peace process if confirmed as US ambassador to Ireland.

The US Senate’s foreign relations committee has voted to endorse Edward Crawford to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, paving the way for a ful(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke addresses an crowd at a campaign stop in  South Carolina, US, on Sunday. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/The New York Times

One of the oldest Irish Catholic organisations in the US, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), has criticised the Republican Party for a tweet it po(...)

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