United States

Widespread power outages hit US state offices

White House and State Department among places affected, but Department of Homeland Security rules out sabotage.

US & Canada

Another day, another White House breach

Crash of "quad copter device" comes four months after intruder made it all the way through the front door.

War & Conflict

US Secret Service review finds deep problems

Panel concludes that the Secret Service needs a new director hired from outside, better training and more officers.


Obama and Media: The Mystery

Empire goes to Washington DC to demystify the relationship between political power and the media in the US.

Inside Story

Obama: Lame duck president?

Republicans win control of the Senate as Democrats are punished in mid-term elections.


US Secret Service is broken: How can we fix it?

The problems plaguing the US Secret Service are not recent and they won't be fixed overnight.

by Martin Reardon


Intruder ran 'deep into US White House'

Man who stormed White House earlier this month got much further into building than previously thought, US media report.


White House intruder 'had 800 bullets in car'

Court hears that Omar Gonzalez stockpiled ammunition, and was previously stopped with rifle and map marking White House.


Man with knife breaks into White House

US secret service reviews procedures after intruder manages to enter mansion in one of biggest security lapses in years.


Kerry in Cairo to push for anti-IS coalition

US secretary of state on latest leg of tour to build "co-ordinated military campaign" against the Islamic State group.

War & Conflict

US: We are at war with Islamic State group

White House and Pentagon say country is at war with armed group, a day after secretary of state John Kerry avoided term.

People & Power

Mitt Romney and the Mormon factor

What is Mormonism and what would a Mormon in the White House mean for US politics and the world?