Trump stuns USA by embracing gun control
Should the USA tighten controls on gun ownership? Donald Trump has raised smiles and eyebrows by declaring that it should. But he faces opposition from his party — and beyond…
Senior Republican shot at baseball practice
A gunman has injured five people at a Republican baseball practice session, including top politician and gun rights supporter Steve Scalise. What chance that this might lead to reform?
Trump, the FBI and the threat of impeachment
Yesterday President Trump defended his decision to sack the head of the FBI. But some accuse him of obstructing an embarrassing investigation — and say he could be forced to resign.
‘Tweets and turmoil’ in Trump’s first month
One month down, 47 to go… Trump’s America has seen a whirlwind of activity so far — including 12 executive orders, four visits from world leaders, and one resignation. Will he keep it up?
Flynn-Russia scandal ‘is Trump’s Watergate’
Details of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia are continuing to emerge after a high-profile resignation. Some are comparing the episode to the biggest political scandal in US history.
Commons gives go-ahead to trigger Brexit
The UK Parliament has given the government permission to leave the EU. MPs have voted for something few of them wanted. Only a handful decided to rebel. Is this really democracy in action?
Politicians clash over elected House of Lords
The House of Lords contains over half of UK lawmakers. Whether chosen by birth or by the Queen, not one of them is elected by popular vote. But now that may set to change.
Marathon Lords’ debate: the end of the peer show?
Delaying tactics in the House of Lords, designed to wreck voting reform, could signal an end to the 'gentlemanly' way the upper house conducts business.