THE BOTTOM LINE

WHAT struck me about the first debates among 20 candidates for the Democratic nomination for president was how much they resembled a gaggle of graduate students. All seemed articulate and...

[ORLANDO] President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign on Tuesday, whipping up a crowd of at least 20,000 with a nationalist boast about the US economy being the "envy" of the...

[WASHINGTON] Prospects of a partial US government shutdown surged on Tuesday after Democrats rejected what they said was President Donald Trump's request for a "slush fund" to build...

AN INTENSIFYING spending stand-off sent US lawmakers scrambling on Monday to avert a partial government shutdown, with Republican and Democratic leaders deadlocked over President Donald Trump...

[WASHINGTON] Former FBI director James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump on Monday for telling "lies" and undermining the rule of law, and urged Republicans to stand up to the president...

[WASHINGTON] US lawmakers returned to Washington on Tuesday for the first time since contentious midterm election campaigns, with Congress facing a spending showdown and Democrats eager to protect...

[WASHINGTON] Florida has made a troubling return to the election spotlight 18 years after the drama that launched George W Bush's presidency, as the state braces for race recounts amid tit-...

[WASHINGTON] A South Carolina Democrat on Tuesday staged one of the biggest upsets in the US midterm elections, in part after campaigning against tariffs he said threatened jobs with major...

DEMOCRATS rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Mr Trump's agenda and...

[MACON] Donald Trump and his Democratic rivals made frenzied, final pushes to motivate their core voters Sunday ahead of contentious midterm elections seen as a referendum on the president's...