US politics

Trump defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

US President Donald Trump revs up supporters with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the US government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018
USA

Russian agent arrested

A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun rights lobby.

August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017

Trump defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

US President Donald Trump revs up supporters with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the US government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017

Trump fires controversial chief strategist Bannon

US President Donald Trump fires Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views.

April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017

Washington Post, NY Times win Pulitzers

The Pulitzer Prizes honors The Washington Post for hard-hitting reporting on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and The New York Times for revealing Vladimir Putin's covert power grab, praising their probing of powerful people despite a hostile climate for the news media.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

US politics at a crossroads

The US Congress, made up of the Senate and the House, is where the real power lies. It controls the government's purse-strings and makes the laws.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Demographics as Destiny: The Republican Conundrum

The Republican dominance in the House has been fuelled by the spectacular rise of conservative media which directly helped the rise of the Tea Party movement, a grassroots, non-college white protest against President Barack Obama's healthcare programme.