United States

US attorney general downplays Trump 'Obamagate' claims

William Barr signals that he does not expect Obama, Biden to be investigated in review of Russia probe now underway.

US attorney general downplays Trump 'Obamagate' claims

Coronavirus pandemic

Obama criticises virus response in online graduation speech

Former US president tells college graduates the pandemic shows many officials 'aren't even pretending to be in charge'.

Obama criticises virus response in online graduation speech

Talk to Al Jazeera

Samantha Power: 'US is pulling away from its democratic allies'

Former US ambassador to UN discusses President Trump's scaled-down global leadership role during coronavirus pandemic.

Donald Trump

What is 'Obamagate' and where did it come from?

In a weekend tweetstorm, US President Donald Trump unleashed a new and unfamiliar hashtag on the world - '#OBAMAGATE!'

US Elections 2020

Trump demands Obama testimony in probe of Russia investigation

US Senators to Trump: Not so fast, 'be careful what you wish for'.

Trump demands Obama testimony in probe of Russia investigation

Barack Obama

Obama slams Trump response to coronavirus as 'chaotic disaster'

In leaked call, former president also warns 'rule of law at risk' in the US after justice department drops Flynn case.

Obama slams Trump response to coronavirus as 'chaotic disaster'

US Elections 2020

Obama endorses Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid

Obama says coronavirus crisis reminds US of need for leaders who 'bring people together rather than drive them apart'.

Obama endorses Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid

Healthcare

US Supreme Court will hear Democratic bid to defend Obamacare

Court's decision to intervene means fate of the Affordable Care Act will be on the line during the presidential race.

US Supreme Court will hear Democratic bid to defend Obamacare

US Elections 2020

Deval Patrick, last black candidate in 2020 race, drops out

The former governor failed to register in polling and fundraising and never made it onto a presidential debate stage.

Deval Patrick, last black candidate in 2020 race, drops out

AJ Impact

No love for Trump: Trade war stings some Iowa farmers

While polling data shows support for Trump among US farmers is high, one group of Iowa farmers bucks trend.

No love for Trump: Trade war stings some Iowa farmers

Healthcare

US court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

Appeals court sidesteps major ruling by stopping short of declaring that rest of healthcare law must also be struck down

US court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

United States

US-Cuba tensions on the rise five years after historic thaw

A hostile Trump administration and crises in Venezuela have left the landmark Obama-era detente hanging in the balance.

US-Cuba tensions on the rise five years after historic thaw

AJ Impact

US Supreme Court leans towards insurers on $12bn Obamacare claims

In 2018, a US Court of Appeals ruled that the US Congress effectively repealed its obligation to pay the insurers.

US Supreme Court leans towards insurers on $12bn Obamacare claims

AJ Impact

Scientists: Nations need stronger pledges to curb climate change

Quicker action on emissions urged in run-up to Madrid conference, as US withdraws from landmark Paris Agreement.

Scientists: Nations need stronger pledges to curb climate change

US & Canada

US's Obama backs Canada's Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement

Canadian analysts say such an endorsement is rare, but probably won't move the polls.

US's Obama backs Canada's Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement