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# US politics
US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown
The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks.
# Blame Game
Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US
A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.
# Tax
Trump hails 'historic' victory as Republican tax plan passes through Congress
Republican lawmakers were headed to the White House later today to celebrate with the president.
# religious freedom
'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.
'Should the Democrats return to their roots or follow moneyed interests?'
Even if Hillary Clinton had won in November, the Democratic Party would still be in trouble, writes Larry Donnelly.
# Bipartisan
Democrats say they've reached a deal with Trump over the fate of immigrant children
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said they had a “very productive” dinner meeting with Trump.
# Trump
Angry Democrats file no-confidence motion against Trump and urge him to use Twitter responsibly
‘This is an attempt at a political intervention.’
# United States
'Nothing less than Nixonian': Democrats hit out after Trump fires head of the FBI
James Comey was told the FBI needed new leadership.
# 100 days of Trump
'He'd still win if the election were today' - 100 days in, Dublin, California, adjusts to Trump's 'new normal' revisited our capital’s namesake, population 50,000, in mid-west California.
# pretty please
Trump desperately wants the money to build his wall - and he's pleading with Democrats to get it
The White House is prepared to make concessions to the Democrats in order to get funding for the Mexican border wall.
# I don't care
'We learned about loyalty': Trump blames Democrats after humbling healthcare defeat
“I think I made a mistake, but that’s okay,” Trump told the Washington Post.
# the new obamacare
Republican introduces 'World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan' as politicians debate Trump proposals
Several major hospitals and medical organisations have opposed Trump’s plans.
# controversial pick
Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General
Sessions, a former attorney general of Alabama, was finally confirmed by the US Senate last night.
# we know best
'So much for draining the swamp': Republicans take independence from independent ethics body
“Evidently, ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress,” said Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
# transgender
This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'
Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.
# quiet you
"Stop whining" - Obama tells Trump to stop talking and focus on getting votes instead
“If, whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else? Then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” the US president said.
# the rust vote
For some Americans, Trump is the lesser of two evils
Many voters in the so-called American rust belt states don’t really like either candidate, but they especially do not like Hillary Clinton it seems.
# John McCain
Former Republican candidate roasts Trump over treatment of parents who lost son in Iraq
John McCain says he can not “emphasise enough how strongly I disagree” with Trump’s statement regarding Khizr and Ghazala Khan.
# Russia
Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks
Edward Snowden has publicly criticised the strategy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
# Acceptance Speech
'Herstory' - Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination
In a wide-ranging speech Clinton vowed to help America’s poor and took aim at her rival.
# Ringing endorsement
"The Democratic Party is in good hands" - Obama gives rousing endorsement of Clinton
The US president was speaking at the Democratic National Convention.
# change-maker
Hillary Clinton makes history by winning Democratic presidential nomination
Bill Clinton, in his address to delegates last night, described his wife as the “best darn change-maker I have ever known”.
# history lesson
CNN host's 'Irish Lives Matter' joke caught on mic at Democrat convention
John King, who is of Irish descent, said he wasn’t making fun of the speaker.
# hack
The FBI think Russia is behind the hacking of Democrat emails
Clinton’s campaign say Russia wanted to help Trump’s campaign because of their bromance.
# democratic crisis
Watch: Bernie Sanders booed for telling his supporters to elect Hillary Clinton
The Democratic Convention hasn’t got off to the smoothest of starts.
# not helping
Leaked Bernie Sanders emails a headache for Hillary as convention gets set to kick off
Emails from senior Democrat figures appearing to disparage Bernie Sanders have given Donald Trump an easy target.
# tim kaine
Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency
Virginia senator Tim Kaine is seen as a popular centrist choice for a brutal electoral campaign.
# Orlando
Four proposals to bring in tighter gun controls in the US are rejected
The Republican-controlled Senate couldn’t even agree to restrict the sale of firearms to suspected terrorists.
# the same goal
Bernie Sanders says he'll work with Clinton to defeat Trump
The Vermont senator stopped short of fully endorsing Clinton.
Can Hillary Clinton smash the biggest glass ceiling in November?
Larry Donnelly says it is “shameful” that Sanders has not already conceded gracefully.
# in their own words
Trump will be the Republican nominee - and Hillary has wasted no time going for the jugular
The Democrat frontrunner has released not one, but two, campaign adverts specifically aimed at the billionaire.
# feel the bern
Not over until it's over - Bernie Sanders just hammered Hillary Clinton in Washington and Alaska
Sanders is also expected to take Hawaii after what has been a triumphant weekend for the Vermont presidential hopeful.
‘It’s definitely Hillary, and Donald just took a big step forward’
It was another good Tuesday for Donald Trump, with him walloping Florida Senator Marco Rubio in his home state, writes Larry Donnelly.
# race to the white house
Guns, Obamacare and Bill's transgressions: Things got heated in last night's Democratic debate
Hillary Clinton is feeling Bernie Sanders snapping at her heels.
# not cool man
'Prostitutes over patriots': This is the most savage political attack ad you will ever see
No qualms.
# clinton vs sanders
Trump steals limelight at Democratic debate by live-tweeting the whole thing
Hillary Clinton went head-to-head with her main rival Bernie Sanders.
# Phew
US avoids West Wing-style shutdown as House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
The late night vote followed a long day of arm-twisting by the White House as dozens of Democrats revolted over parts of the bill.
# midterm elections
Disaster for Obama as Republicans win US Senate
Republicans seized at least seven seats from Senate Democrats.
# it's on
Obama set to arm Syrian rebels against ISIS - but only after Republican support
Thanks, guys.
# Obamacare
US companies who object to contraception on religious grounds won't have to pay for it
The Supreme Court has decided on a long-running dispute about whether companies can opt out of certain aspects of employee health insurance.