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

Prominent Republicans promise to back Biden in election

As the US election approaches, President Donald Trump is not just fending off attacks by members of the opposing party, but also from his own.

Prominent Republicans promise to back Biden in election

US & Canada

Amnesty report highlights the need for US police reforms

A new report out of the United States is painting a picture of widespread police abuse in the days following the death of George Floyd.

Amnesty report highlights the need for US police reforms

US & Canada

NYC mayor vows to shift funding from NYPD to youth initiatives

As calls grow to defund police across the United States, New York City mayor pledges to move funds from the NYPD to youth initiatives and social services.

NYC mayor vows to shift funding from NYPD to youth initiatives

US & Canada

US city deploys camera-equipped planes for surveillance

The US city of Baltimore is deploying a controversial method of surveillance that was developed for use in Iraq.

US city deploys camera-equipped planes for surveillance

US & Canada

US restaurants forced to get creative to survive lockdown

In the United States, its estimated 200,000 restaurants may not reopen due to bankruptcy.

US restaurants forced to get creative to survive lockdown

US & Canada

US loan programme for small businesses runs out of funds

Emergency loan programme to help small companies hit by coronavirus curbs reaches $349bn limit.

US loan programme for small businesses runs out of funds

US & Canada

How coronavirus is disrupting food supply chain in US

The pandemic has forced processing factories to shut down and produce goes to waste.

How coronavirus is disrupting food supply chain in US

United States

US election: Democrats divided days before 'Super Tuesday'

The so-called Super Tuesday will award one-third of the available national delegates. And it could determine the person likely to win the backing of the party.

US election: Democrats divided days before 'Super Tuesday'

Latin America

Democratic primaries: Climate change a key issue for voters

Polls show climate change is an issue voters really care about but it will not necessarily affect their votes.

Democratic primaries: Climate change a key issue for voters

Trump Impeachment

Trump impeachment: Case for and against

In a few hours, full US House of Representatives will vote on whether US President Donald Trump should be impeached.

Trump impeachment: Case for and against

US & Canada

US impeachment inquiry: House to formally vote on process

According to polls, once the scandal broke, the public opinion began to change. Majority of Americans now agree the impeachment proceeding should go forward, and the president should be removed.

US impeachment inquiry: House to formally vote on process

US & Canada

Final respects paid to Elijah Cummings at his funeral

The congressman and civil rights leader was remembered as a champion of truth and civil rights.

Final respects paid to Elijah Cummings at his funeral