Head to Head

Trump's America: Great again or big failure?

Mehdi Hasan challenges the US president's adviser, Stephen Moore, on the economy, racism and Trump's fitness for office.

Opinion

Donald and Ronald

Just how different is Trump's presidency from Reagan's?

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

People & Power

Divided Under Trump: The Strange Death of American Civility

We investigate how the toxic partisan divisions of the Trump era have eroded civil norms vital for US democracy.

US Elections 2020

The Disunited States: How partisan politics is polarising the US

Unquestioning party allegiances and growing division between Democrats and Republicans may threaten American democracy.

Opinion

Why Joe Biden is wrong

Americans should not seek 'middle ground' with those who support racist, anti-democratic policies.

David A Love

by David A Love

David A Love

United States

Trump to face Republican 2020 presidential challenge

Weld enters as a long-shot candidate against an incumbent president who has remained popular within his party.

Bill Weld challenges Trump in 2020 Republican presidential race

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