Pictures of the newly elected members of the House of Representatives have highlighted a stark difference between the diversity of incoming Democrats and incoming Republicans. The 2018 midterm elections
Ballot Measures An amendment to the Alabama Constitution authorizing the display of the Ten Commandments on state, public and school grounds, prohibiting the spending of public funds to defend the constitutionality
Majorities of voters in at least three battleground states — Pennsylvania, Michigan and North Carolina — chose a Democrat to represent them in the state’s House of Representatives. Yet in all three states,
The rise of minority rule in America is now unmistakable Laurence Tribe, Harvard professor The 2018 midterm elections brought significant gains for Democrats, who retook the House of Representatives and
Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd was let down by her own officials, an inquiry into the events leading up to her resignation has concluded. Ms Rudd quit the role in April, saying she had "inadvertently
Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green has been named in Parliament as the leading businessman accused by a newspaper of sexual and racial harassment. Peter Hain, who identified him in the Lords, said it
Former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major has criticised the government's key welfare reform, saying it could cause the Tories the same problems as the poll tax in the 1980s. He expressed concern
The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called "gay cake" discrimination case. The UK's highest court ruled that Ashers bakery's refusal to make a cake with a
President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has been sworn in following weeks of rancorous debate. The Senate earlier backed his nomination by 50 votes to 48.
New car sales in the UK plunged in September, figures show, while a major carmaker has warned of the effects of a no-deal Brexit. The number of total vehicles registered was down 20.5% on the same period
"Relentlessly reasonable" is an unusual rally cry - but this was no ordinary demonstration. Hundreds of head teachers - the men in smart suits, the women in business wear - came to Westminster to make
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh changes the composition of the US Supreme Court and has revived discussions about how political the selection is. The debate is unlike any the UK has when justices the
John McDonnell’s speech at the Labour party conference was a radical one, with proposals aimed at responding to the concentration of wealth in Britain by doing more than just mitigating it. Mr McDonnell
Labour's Brexit spokesman has insisted the party could back another referendum that offered voters the chance to stay in the EU. Sir Keir Starmer said the party was "certainly not ruling out" such a move.
Five young Labour activists – all of whom voted for Jeremy Corbyn and back the grassroots revival – talk about the party, their politics and why they joined. But after a summer of rows over Brexit and
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he would be ready to back another EU referendum, if party members want one. He said he would be "bound" by the outcome of a vote at the Labour Party conference - although
Ian Paisley has said he is "stunned" and "greatly humbled" after retaining his seat as an MP. The North Antrim MP will not face a by-election after fewer than 10% of his constituents signed a recall petition.
People who live in council houses should be made to feel proud of their homes, Theresa May has said. The PM announced £2bn to build new homes in England, in an attempt to remove the "stigma" of social
Just last week, it appeared everything was falling into place for Brett Kavanaugh and the White House. A committee vote was scheduled for this Thursday, setting up confirmation by the full Senate later
An MP has cradled her baby on the House of Commons benches for what is thought to be the first time during a debate. Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson appeared in the chamber with Gabriel to listen to closing
The government has laid out its final plans for redrawing House of Commons constituency boundaries under a new system that probably would have turned the hung parliament of the 2017 election into a safe
Donald Trump won't be on the ballot when Americans go to the polls on Tuesday, but the elections will shape the rest of his presidency. Voters will be choosing members of Congress - 35 senators and all
A number of top US officials have denied that they are the author of a damning anonymous editorial that attacks President Donald Trump. The New York Times article, said to be written by a senior White
US President Donald Trump has condemned a book on his White House by renowned Watergate journalist Bob Woodward as a "con on the public". Mr Trump's chief of staff and defence secretary, in responses by
The confirmation hearing for US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has descended into "mob rule", a Republican senator said. John Cornyn of Texas spoke out as Democrats demanded an adjournment.
Amber Rudd says she had little choice but to resign as home secretary given the "justifiable outrage" over the treatment of the Windrush generation. Ms Rudd quit in April after controversy over the treatment
Party officials voted at a meeting to strip the party insiders of much of their influence, a big win for the party's base. CHICAGO – Democratic Party officials voted Saturday to strip superdelegates of