United States

US House Democrats introduce legislation to reopen government

Package will include six bipartisan bills to fund departments closed by government shutdown.

US House Democrats introduce legislation to reopen government

US & Canada

Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack

Accounts of four top aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee compromised for months.

Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack

US & Canada

Trump ally wins racially charged Mississippi Senate race

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who had to apologise for apparent racist comments, defeated democrat Mike Espy in runoff.

US Midterms 2018

Democrat Stacey Abrams withdraws, vows to sue Georgia

Stacey Abrams quits race for governor of Georgia, accusing rival Republican Brian Kemp of voter suppression.

Democrat Stacey Abrams quits race, vows to sue Georgia state

US & Canada

Trump in Milwaukee to celebrate new factory opening

The US president celebrated the opening of a Foxconn factory in the swing state of Wisconsin as Republicans hope to retain control of the US legislature in the coming midterm elections.

US & Canada

Top House Democrat loses primary to socialist newcomer

Joe Crowley, who was considered a possible candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi as Democrat leader, suffers shock defeat.

Democratic primary: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts Joe Crowley

Opinion

The tragedy and blessing that is Trump

Trump has caused a lot of damage in one year, but he has also awakened the sane world to the lunacy of the right.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

United States

Two Democrats sworn into US Senate

Two new senators join US politics as sexual misconduct scandals by powerful men affect politicians.

Doug Jones and Tina Smith sworn in as US senators

Opinion

When Trump makes us nostalgic for the Bush years

How did the Republican Party move from Dwight Eisenhower to Donald Trump?

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Opinion

The deep roots of profound weirdness

Anything that's done in the name of 'liberty' and 'freedom' is just a mythic reflection of the privilege of the few.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Opinion

Remaking the Republican Party: Populism a la Trump

Donald Trump and his chief adviser Stephen Bannon signalled a total rebranding of conservatives at the CPAC.

Gregory Aftandilian

by Gregory Aftandilian

Gregory Aftandilian

United States

US police hunting man who shot anti-Trump protester

Portland police say suspect confronted and then shot a demonstrator who was taken to hospital with non-lethal injuries.

US police hunting man who shot anti-Trump protester

United States

Anti-Trump rallies continue across US

Thousands unhappy with president-elect's campaign rhetoric take to the streets of major cities for third straight day.

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

US & Canada

Three American men charged in plot to bomb mosque

Members of armed group planned to target apartment complex used by Somali families in US state of Kansas, says FBI.

FBI: Plot to bomb mosque in Kansas foiled

United States

Trump denies new allegations of sexual misconduct

Republican presidential candidate dismisses accusations of groping and kissing by two women, branding them a media plot.