US Senate

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Special master asks Trump team for proof of claims that FBI planted evidence – as it happened
Special master also gives series of deadlines in the case after judges overturn ruling that temporarily blocked DoJ from the material

Chris Stein

22, Sep, 2022 @8:03 PM

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Schumer and Manchin’s ‘dirty side deal’ to fast-track pipelines faces backlash
Scientists and environmental groups call proposed legislation a ‘giveaway’ to fossil fuel industry that will gut protections

Nina Lakhani in New York

22, Sep, 2022 @3:13 PM

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White House rejects ‘sham referendums’ in occupied Ukraine – as it happened
National security adviser makes remark while Biden will ‘rebuke Russia’ at UN summit

Richard Luscombe (now) and Chris Stein (earlier)

20, Sep, 2022 @8:38 PM

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Berman book prompts Senate panel to investigate Trump DoJ interference
Judiciary committee notifies justice department of investigation into claims made by fired US attorney Geoffrey Berman

Martin Pengelly in New York

13, Sep, 2022 @5:48 PM

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Rightwing Super Pac to spend $5m to back extremist Blake Masters for Senate
The Trump-backed Arizona Republican has been dogged by racist remarks and views he expressed as a college student

Martin Pengelly in New York

13, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Women are the reason we can win,’ John Fetterman says at Pennsylvania rally
Democrat Senate candidate puts abortion rights at top of his agenda as he targets Republican opponent Mehmet Oz

Richard Luscombe

12, Sep, 2022 @2:02 PM

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‘You have to run’: Romney urged Biden to take down Trump, book says
Gabriel Debenedetti, author of book on Biden’s relationship with Obama, reports call on night of 2018 midterms

Martin Pengelly in New York

09, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Stateswoman of unmatched dignity’: US leaders pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
Condolences and prayers poured in from across the country to honor the longest-serving British monarch

Maya Yang

08, Sep, 2022 @8:11 PM

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago legal victory starts search for special master – as it happened
US midterms campaigns kick into high gear after Labor Day as Senate returns from month-long break

Richard Luscombe

06, Sep, 2022 @8:04 PM

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Republican Senate candidate says she’s anti-abortion but against federal ban
Tiffany Smiley, a trained nurse, wants to win in Washington state, where a 1991 law protects abortion access

Maya Yang

04, Sep, 2022 @7:03 PM

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Americans are starting to get it: we can’t let Trump – or Trumpism – back in office | Austin Sarat and Dennis Aftergut
Republicans have put all their chips on extremism. But voters are sending more and more signals that they’re fed up with it

Austin Sarat and Dennis Aftergut

30, Aug, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Dr Oz campaign draws ire over unsavory remarks on Democratic rival’s stroke
Republican candidate’s aide said John Fetterman would not have suffered had he ‘ever eaten a vegetable in his life’

Martin Pengelly in New York

23, Aug, 2022 @11:20 PM

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