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The last Trump?

US President Donald Trump may have less than a fortnight left in office, but he’s not done yet — he may well be remembered for destroying the Republican party

America’s lessons for African dictators

COMMENT: Trump’s attacks on democracy grab the headlines, but the real story is one of democratic resilience

Democrats win first Georgia runoff, control of Senate in reach

Should Republicans lose the second race it would be a political debacle just as Trump is expected to suffer another bitter blow when Congress affirms Biden's Electoral College victory

Bye-bye, Don. But is this the end of Trumpism?

If it hadn’t been for Covid-19, Donald Trump might have won the presidential election. Almost 48% of voting Americans believe in his brand of democracy, equality and justice.

Richard Calland: Biden needs a senate win to limit Trumpism

Joe Biden doesn’t have the mojo needed to restore the US – so he needs a full house to appoint those who do, writes Richard Calland.

Why would anyone vote for Trump?

COMMENT: For this gay, white soldier there simply isn’t a good enough challenger to knock him off his perch

US presidential campaign 2020: The Democratic conundrum

As Super Tuesday looms, there are five candidates left in the Democratic race. But the party must ensure it selects someone who will be able to defeat incumbent Donald Trump

The Democrats have a cunning plan to get Trump re-elected

The bid to impeach the president failed, Iowa was a disaster and Adam Schiff is a PR nightmare

Successfully impeach Trump? What are Democrats smoking?

The Democrats will need about 19 Republican senators to vote to impeach the US president

Trump blames Dems for migrant children’s death, amid govt budget impasse

The shutdown began on December 22, affecting one-quarter of the federal government

US government shutdown extends into next week

After convening for just a few minutes following the Christmas break, the Senate adjourned, deciding to renew budget deliberations only next Wednesday

Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Trump rule

At stake are all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate, 36 governor's posts and seats across the US

What’s at stake in US midterm elections

Midterm elections are often seen as a referendum on the president and there is no shortage of opinions this time around

Trump hits election trail threatening troop surge on Mexico border

Trump hopes to fire up core Republican voters and spur the party to retain dominance of both chambers of Congress.

Congressional race on Trump’s turf serves as national barometer

With anti-Trump fervor simmering, voters troop to the polls in the closely watched 18th congressional district

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