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New US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wants to ?impeach the mother******?, but Donald Trump says that?s because Democrats can?t beat him in 2020

New US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wants to ?impeach the mother******?, but Donald Trump says that?s because Democrats can?t beat him in 2020

One day into their new House majority, several US Democrats are trying to jump-start the impeachment action that many in the party have been talking about for two years. President Donald Trump pushed back on Friday, saying they?re only acting because they know they can?t win the White House in […]

US court rules in favour of Donald Trump?s ban on some transgender military recruits

US court rules in favour of Donald Trump?s ban on some transgender military recruits

A US court on Friday ruled in favour of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the US armed forces, handing the president his first legal victory on the issue after several defeats. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a […]

Democrat-controlled House passes US shutdown bills but impasse remains

Democrat-controlled House passes US shutdown bills but impasse remains

US Democrats swept back to power on Thursday in the House of Representatives with veteran Nancy Pelosi at the helm, but they came face to face with what may be a new divided government normal in Washington: legislative gridlock. After the opening session of the 116th Congress in which Pelosi […]

Nancy Pelosi reclaims the US Speaker?s chair, under ?no illusions? in the age of Trump

Nancy Pelosi reclaims the US Speaker?s chair, under ?no illusions? in the age of Trump

Veteran Democratic lawmaker Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House Thursday for the second time, calling for unity but acknowledging she had ?no illusions? that working with Republicans will be easy in the era of Donald Trump. Democrats have regained control of the House of Representatives in the new […]

Battle-tested Democrat Nancy Pelosi returns to power in US House, a familiar role with new adversary Donald Trump

Battle-tested Democrat Nancy Pelosi returns to power in US House, a familiar role with new adversary Donald Trump

Nancy Pelosi is once again Washington?s most powerful woman, poised to reclaim the US House speaker?s gavel Thursday as opponent-in-chief to an impulsive and unpredictable President Donald Trump. Keeping Trump in check will be among the California Democrat?s top challenges as she presides over the House of Representatives through the […]

Donald Trump urges Mitt Romney to be a ?TEAM player?, hours after scathing commentary

Donald Trump urges Mitt Romney to be a ?TEAM player?, hours after scathing commentary

US President Donald Trump fired back at incoming Republican senator Mitt Romney on Wednesday, urging him to be a ?TEAM player? hours after the publication of a scathing commentary in which Romney said Trump has not risen to the job and disparaged his character. Romney also drew flak from Ronna […]

Donald Trump welcomes 2019 with an all-caps New Year message for all, ?INCLUDING THE HATERS?

Donald Trump welcomes 2019 with an all-caps New Year message for all, ?INCLUDING THE HATERS?

For many, the New Year presents an opportunity for introspection and vows of self-improvement. Not so for US President Donald Trump, who kicked off 2019 in characteristically belligerent fashion, tweeting an all-caps message to his critics, telling them to ?CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE.? HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, […]

Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren, a left-wing firebrand critic of Donald Trump, announces 2020 US presidential bid

Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren, a left-wing firebrand critic of Donald Trump, announces 2020 US presidential bid

US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal firebrand and Wall Street antagonist, took the first step toward a 2020 White House run on Monday, becoming the most prominent Democrat to announce a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. Warren said she had formed an exploratory committee, which will allow her to […]

Trump softens Syria pull-out schedule but claims ?hero? status

Trump softens Syria pull-out schedule but claims ?hero? status

US President Donald Trump appeared on Monday to water down plans for a withdrawal of American troops from Syria, even as he defiantly claimed his achievements in the conflict should make him a ?national hero?. The tweeted comment came the day after a senior Republican senator said that Trump had […]

US federal government shutdown enters second week with no resolution in sight

US federal government shutdown enters second week with no resolution in sight

The partial federal government shutdown entered its second week on Sunday with top Republicans and Democrats continuing to dig in and shift blame, with no indication that direct negotiations are anywhere close to resuming before a new Congress gets to work on Thursday. The conflict remains centred on President Donald […]