Patty Culhane

Patty Culhane

Patty Culhane joined Al Jazeera in 2009 and is now the correspondent at the state and defence departments. Before joining she worked as a correspondent for MSNBC covering the Bush administration. She has been a journalist for 17 years, working in Iowa, Illinois and Norfolk, Virginia where she covered the US military, travelling extensively through the Middle East covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US & Canada

Can Trump really drain 'the swamp' in Washington DC?

More than a year has passed since Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp", but many question whether he is making good on that campaign promise.

Can Trump really drain 'the swamp' in Washington DC?

Politics

Florida shooting: No progress on gun control

The Florida school shooting is the 18th school shooting so far this year, but tougher gun laws seem as far away as ever.

Florida shooting: No progress on gun control

Asia

Afghanistan: US-led coalition expands bombing campaign

The number of Air Force missions in Afghanistan have been increasing under the Trump administration.

Afghanistan: US-led coalition expands bombing campaign

United States

US military modernising nuclear weapons arsenal

The US military is modernising its nuclear weapons arsenal, in response to concerns that Russia is expanding its capability.

US military modernising nuclear weapons arsenal

Latin America

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

Trump's announcement, during his State of the Union Address, has alarmed rights groups, who call the prison 'a stain on any justice system'.

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

United States

Trump-Russia probe: Reports say Trump wanted to sack Mueller

Depending on the circumstances, like the firing of FBI Director James Comey, firing the special prosecutor could be interpreted as an 'obstruction of justice'.

Trump-Russia probe: Reports say Trump wanted to sack Mueller

United States

The Trump effect: Feminist movement rises in opposition

From the #MeToo movement to protests, to more women running for office, the election of Donald Trump, whose admissions of sexual assault were caught on tape, has energised the women's movement in the US.

The Trump effect: Feminist movement rises in opposition

Politics

Upset win for democrats in Alabama Senate election

Democrat Doug Jones, buoyed by female and black voter support, won a surprising victory over Republican Roy Moore, who was dogged by accusations of sexual assault, pedophilia and racism, in a US Senate race in the conservative state of Alabama.

Upset win for democrats in Alabama Senate election

US & Canada

Bitcoin makes debut on major US stock exchange

The increasingly popular digital currency, Bitcoin, has made its debut on a major US exchange.

Bitcoin makes debut on major US stock exchange

US & Canada

US hospitality workers speak out on sexual harassment

Headlines in the US have been dominated by allegations of sexual harassment by powerful men.

US hospitality workers speak out on sexual harassment

United States

US: Russian meddling investigation likely to widen

The US President has so far been quiet on Flynn's guilty plea.

US: Russian meddling investigation likely to widen

US & Canada

US Senator Al Franken accused of sexual harassment

After Senator Al Franken became the latest of a series of high-profile Americans to face allegations of sexual misconduct, President Donald Trump lashed out at Franken's actions.

US Senator Al Franken accused of sexual harassment