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Trump disavows ‘send her back’ rally chant

Supporters of US President Donald Trump started the chant during his speech, but he has distanced himself, saying he 'felt badly about it'.

Trump under fire for racist attack on US congresswomen

US President Donald Trump referred to 'Progressive Democrat Congresswomen' in remarks that appeared to be aimed at a specific group of women of colour.

Billionaires, heirs call for wealth tax

Financier George Soros is one among a group of the superrich calling for a federal wealth tax to help address income inequality.

Trump says GOP ‘blew it’ on health care and new plan...

A raged Donald Trump demands a new health care plan from Republican lawmakers. Health care remains costly in America.

California on frontline in 2020 presidential battle

California will move up its primary vote on March 3, said to play a big role in the 2020 general election.

Ocasio-Cortez blasts capitalism as an `irredeemable’ system

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

Democrats condemn US strategy on Venezuela

Certain Democratic representatives described the US' strategy in dealing with the Venezuelan power crisis as 'counterproductive'.

House Democrats take first step to thwart Trump emergency decree

While Democrats have expressed the desire to get started on their policy agenda, they have also been eager to act as a check on Trump.

Under pressure to recalibrate, defiant Trump tackles big speech

Trump signals the address to include extensive remarks about his standoff with Democrats over building a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Democrats take on Trump as divided US Congress gets to work

Among the first tasks of the 116th Congress will be ending the shutdown.

Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

Democrats, who have seen the law survive scores of legal and legislative attacks, vowed to fight back, saying the health coverage of millions of Americans is at stake.

Obamacare thrown out by judge, raising insurance uncertainty

US District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of Republican states led by Texas that he had to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act.

Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses

The US president took credit for his Republican Party's gains in the Senate, casting those results in historic terms.

For some Republicans, Trumpism paved way to victory

Despite the Republican Party's mixed results in the election, true adherents to Trumpism claimed wins in various states at multiple levels, a sign that the president's influence remains strong among his core voters.

Trump faces a blitz of investigations from Democratic-run House

Democrats said Republican lawmakers will no longer be able to protect Trump from a watchful Congress.

Women, youth, Hispanics drive Democratic House wins

Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared with 49% in 2014.

Midterm election loss won’t put Trump back in his box

Trump tweeted that the midterm elections - in which Democrats defeated his Republicans to control the lower house of Congress for the first time in eight years - were a tremendous success.

Nancy Pelosi: Former US House speaker eyes gavel once more

Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to become speaker of the House, a position she held for four years from 2007, when she made history as the first woman ever to rise to that post.

Democrats retake US House, Republicans keep Senate

US networks project that Democrats will gain the 23 seats needed to win a house majority, but Republicans have struck back in Indiana and North Dakota, and held on to at-risk seats in Tennessee and Texas.

Democrats get first House pick-up of midterms

Americans vote today in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake.

Races to watch in US midterm elections

One of the most expensive and closely watched Senate races is in Texas, where incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz is facing Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke.

Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Trump rule

At stake are all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate, 36 governor's posts and seats in state legislatures across the country.

Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of US elections

Trump has seized on the nativist us-versus-them message that resonated with his base during the fiery 2016 campaign as he races across the country to secure votes.

Races to watch in US midterm elections

From the danger of Democratic Senate candidates losing their seats in Missouri to duelling female candidates in Arizona, the US midterms elections will see a number of interesting contests.