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'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today
Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?
The view from Indiana: Why the battle for the midwestern state is key to the Senate elections
The Democrats need to retain Senator Joe Donnelly’s seat if they are to have any chance of taking back the Senate, writes Eunan McKinney.
The Candidate: Listen to our special edition podcast for the US midterms
Let us explain what’s happening on the other side of the ocean.
Trump warns of 'violent change' if Republicans lose midterm elections
He said “a miserable two years” could be ahead.
New hacking attempt on US Democratic Party
The incident occurred just three months before elections take place in the US.
'I didn't like the sight of families being separated': Trump signs order to end family separations
For weeks, Trump had insisted he was bound by the law to split the children from their parents and that only Congress could resolve the problem.
Could Starbucks billionaire Howard Schultz be Donald Trump's rival in 2020?
Schultz has quit the coffee chain and has sparked rumours of a White House bid.
Sex and the City star to run for Governor of New York
Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, says that she wants to “fight for a better, more equal New York”.
Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in key congress election battle in Trump stronghold
Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead today in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump.
Nancy Pelosi gave an eight-hour long speech defending immigrants in Congress yesterday
The 77-year-old told stories about the Dreamers in the US during the record breaking speech.
US House panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal to Republicans' memo
The panel voted unanimously in favour of the release.
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.
Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US
A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.
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.
'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.
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.
Angry Democrats file no-confidence motion against Trump and urge him to use Twitter responsibly
‘This is an attempt at a political intervention.’
'Nothing less than Nixonian': Democrats hit out after Trump fires head of the FBI
James Comey was told the FBI needed new leadership.
'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.
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.
'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.
Republican introduces 'World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan' as politicians debate Trump proposals
Several major hospitals and medical organisations have opposed Trump’s plans.
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.
'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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks
Edward Snowden has publicly criticised the strategy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
'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.
"The Democratic Party is in good hands" - Obama gives rousing endorsement of Clinton
The US president was speaking at the Democratic National Convention.
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”.
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.
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.
Watch: Bernie Sanders booed for telling his supporters to elect Hillary Clinton
The Democratic Convention hasn’t got off to the smoothest of starts.
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.
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.
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.
Bernie Sanders says he'll work with Clinton to defeat Trump
The Vermont senator stopped short of fully endorsing Clinton.