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Trump attacks ‘racist’ Hollywood ahead of human-hunting film

'The Hunt', an upcoming film in which liberal elites hunt down 'normal folk' for sport, had already attracted controversy after adverts for the film were pulled in the wake of recent US mass shootings.

US World Cup star Rapinoe accepts House invite after snubbing Trump

US women's football captain Megan Rapinoe accepts an invitation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to visit the House of Representatives, just days after bluntly refusing a similar offer from Trump.

Elizabeth Warren calls for start of impeachment proceedings against Trump

Warren is the first of the major contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination to call for impeachment.

Socialist Sanders’ tax returns show millionaire status

The release comes amid continued pressure on billionaire President Donald Trump to show his tax returns.

Kamala Harris shows income topping US$2 mil on tax return

Kamala Harris joins several other 2020 hopefuls, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, in releasing more than a decade of tax returns.

Democrat Tim Ryan enters 2020 White House race

The 45-year-old bolstered his national profile in 2016 when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader in the US House of Representatives

O’Rourke officially joins US presidential race

Beto O'Rourke aims to pursue comprehensive immigration reform and to reunite immigrant families separated at the border.

Warren tests 2020 message with black voters in US South

Affordable housing is a chief concern for the senator from Massachusetts, who recently reintroduced a US$500 billion housing plan she says will create millions of housing units and reduce rental costs by 10%.

Ocasio-Cortez blasts capitalism as an `irredeemable’ system

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comments on an economic system that she said 'values profit over people'.

Democrat Warren kicks off 2020 run, ignoring ancestry row

Warren tells cheering supporters that this is the fight of their lives against a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.

US House holds hearings on gun violence and climate change

Every day in America, on average, 34 people are murdered with a firearm, and more than 183 people are injured in an attack.

Democrat Cory Booker announces White House run

Making the announcement in a video, the senator from New Jersey highlights his roots in a racially divided urban America.

House Speaker Pelosi accuses Trump of endangering US troops, lawmakers

The White House rejected Pelosi's charge of endangering troops and civilians.

Trump says record-long govt shutdown could be resolved ‘in 15 minutes’

The president has issued a series of tweets in an effort to defend his stance and goad Democrats to return to Washington and end what he called "the massive humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border."

Democrat Warren takes economic message to Iowa in kickoff to 2020...

Warren introduces herself to Iowa crowds with tales of her working-class upbringing in Oklahoma and emphasises her signature theme of income inequality.

US House passes bills to end shutdown, ignores Trump veto threat

New House speaker Nancy Pelosi is adamant no funding for a border wall will be made available.

Democrat Warren enters 2020 White House race

US citizens know the senator best for her frequent sparring with the president..

Democrat Pelosi agrees to term limits, smoothing road to be House...

The 78-year-old Democrat made history as the first woman speaker, holding the top spot from 2007 to 2011.

Bernie Sanders signals possible 2020 presidential run

The popular US senator and self-declared Democratic socialist says he will 'probably run' in 2020 if he sees himself as the Democrats' best chance to defeat Donald Trump.

Democrat concedes to Republican in Florida governor race

Trump has repeatedly charged that Florida's elections were marred by vote fraud, but state and local authorities have said there is no evidence of wrongdoing.

Democrat beats Republican Karen Handel in Georgia US House race

The closely fought race in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District was one of 10 House races remaining to be decided.

Romney redux: As new US senator, Republican may check Trump

Romney, who is Mormon, ran a successful campaign in a majority-Mormon western state that has had mixed feelings about the brash and combative president.

Control of US Senate may hinge on possible Mississippi runoff

It is a scenario that could focus international attention on the Southern state and bring in millions of dollars from outside political groups.

Trump says Mattis ‘could be’ leaving as US defense chief

The exchange on Mattis came after Trump alluded to upcoming changes in his cabinet.