Healthcare bill hangs in balance as Republicans agonise over Trump’s vote gamble

Late-night meetings prove inconclusive as president forges ahead with Friday vote on flagship promise despite fears bill may fail After weeks of legislative bets and bluffs, Donald Trump decided on Thursday night that it was time for everyone to show their hand on healthcare reform. As Republican legislators gathered for emotional late-night meetings on Capitol … Read more

We couldve avoided President Donald Trump. Now, we must learn the lessons | Rebecca Solnit

There were hundreds of opportunities to stop the Republican demagogue. That should focus our minds as he takes the oath of office The road to President Trump was long and bumpy. There were many turns not taken, countless alternative routes that would have spared us this outcome. Instead, we kept going, corruption, infighting and sheer … Read more

What we know about Russia’s interference in the US election

Everything we know so far about Moscows reputed involvement in the election that saw Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton Did Russian hackers try to influence the US election? According to A New York Times investigation this week revealed that a Podesta aide spotted the dodgy email and forwarded it to a technician. By mistake, however, … Read more

Louisiana runoff: Republicans fill last seats on Capitol Hill

2016 election finalised with state treasurer John Kennedy beating Democrat Foster Campbell in Senate run-off and two House seats also going to GOP Louisiana voters have chosen to send Republican state treasurer John Kennedy to the US Senate, filling the nations last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when … Read more

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