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's...

[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-for-...

[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 European...

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 open...

[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...

[WASHINGTON] An Iowa Republican jokes that US President Donald Trump's trade war with China has him thinking of jumping out a window...

[WASHINGTON] US Democrats enjoyed a major morale boost Wednesday following elections that highlighted their momentum ahead of November's midterms, as President Donald Trump's Republicans...

WHEN Congress decided not to take significant action after a spate of mass shootings this year and last, some big banks opted to take matters into their own hands by restricting financing for gun...