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Supporters of congressional candidate Harley Rouda watch Nancy Pelosi speak on a big screen in Newport Beach, California. Photograph: New York Times

Tuesday’s US congressional elections ended with what might be called a split decision. Democrats gained more than enough seats to take control of the (...)

Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building at the Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Win McNamee/Pool via Reuters

Fighting to salvage his nomination to the US Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusati(...)

The prospect of a full public hearing into the allegations against Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has thrown Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the highest court in the land into doubt.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault agreed to testify before the Senate on Thursday, setting the stage f(...)

A demonstrator is removed by US Capitol police during a  confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chaotic scenes unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced his first day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary (...)

Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a cult-like following. Photograph: by Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Sometimes heroes come from the most unlikely places. For millions of progressive Americans who continue to look on aghast at Donald Trump’s presidency(...)

Brett Kavanaugh is congratulated by Donald Trump after the US president nominated him as a justice of the supreme court. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

When Donald Trump strode into the East Room of the White House on Monday night to face the cameras, the US president could barely contain his smile. (...)

US president Donald Trump: may interview two or more additional candidates as White House scrambles to complete a vetting process before Monday, July 9th. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has interviewed four candidates to replace Anthony Kennedy, the retiring supreme court justice, and may interview two or mor(...)

US president Donald Trump with supreme court judges Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Kennedy at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington last year. File photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the supreme court has given US president Donald Trump an opportunity to shift America’s highest court to the right. (...)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Bronx’s pride parade on June 17th: unexpected victory suggests a Democratic establishment removed from its grass roots. Photograph: David Delgado/Reuters

It’s been a difficult week for Democrats. The party began the week on the political high ground, as it continued to bask in the fallout from the Repub(...)

Since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006, Anthony Kennedy has been the decisive “swing” vote on the nine-judge US supreme court. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Unlike in Ireland, where a simple majority of votes in a referendum is enough to change Bunreacht na hÉireann, the United States constitution is extre(...)

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