Gary Cohn quits as Trump’s top economic adviser

Adviser, who reportedly strongly opposed imposition of tariffs, becomes latest high-profile departure from Trump administration Gary Cohn, Donald Trumps top economic adviser, has quit, the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council, had reportedly threatened to leave after Trumps

Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois congressional seat

Art Jones the sole GOP candidate for states third congressional district, according to Chicago Sun-Times Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois congressional seat Art Jones the sole GOP candidate for third congressional district Anti-Defamation League calls Jones a long-time neo-Nazi Lois Beckett @loisbeckett Last modified on Mon 5

Steve Bannon may have lost the battle in Alabama but his GOP civil war goes on

Trumps ex-chief strategist lost his White House job but, relishing his outsider status, he remains committed to his crusade against establishment Republicans Bloodied but unbowed by recent political events, Steve Bannon intends to continue defending Donald Trump, flying the flag of insurgent nationalism and waging war on the Republican party

Mickey Mouse and Jesus among write-in votes that helped sink Roy Moore

Controversy surrounding Roy Moore prompted the high number of write-ins 22,852 in total a margin that helped tip the election for Democrat Doug Jones Votes for Mickey Mouse, football coach Nick Saban and any other Republican were among more than 22,000 write-ins in the Alabama Senate election the Democrat Doug

Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?

The investigation is likely to produce further indictments and perhaps an interview with the president himself, but things are not certain to run smoothly From his starting point in May through the end of 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted two former top aides to Donald Trump and made plea

Steve Bannon cuts ties with far-right candidate trying to unseat Paul Ryan

Source confirms appearance on far-right podcast was decisive, while Paul Nehlen has also attracted criticism for series of controversial tweets Paul Nehlen, the far-right activist who is challenging House speaker Paul Ryan for his congressional seat, will not get the backing of Fash the Nation, earlier this month. Bannon had

Trump and the press: 10 questions journalists never thought they’d have to ask

The presidents volatile temper and thin skin have prompted many improbable exchanges this year, including questions about neo-Nazis, slavery and morons For better or worse more often than not worse Donald Trumps short presidency has, so far, been remarkable. The presidents unusually thin skin and volatile temper have prompted a

Trump-Russia: Republicans trying to kill off investigation, says Adam Schiff

Top Democrat says move against House inquiry is a ploy to damage Mueller-FBI investigation, while Trump declines to rule out pardoning Michael Flynn The senior Democrat in a congressional Trump-Russia investigation has said he fears Republicans are manoeuvring to kill off inquiries into Moscows interference in the 2016 US presidential

‘A perfect storm’: How liberal millennials and African Americans delivered a stunning Alabama result

Groups that drove Doug Jones win over Roy Moore and Donald Trump in the Senate election insist Democrats must not simply take credit and relax Jordan Crenshaw was home-schooled in small-town Alabama. You waved at people at stop signs, she recalls. Your community was very completely reflective of your church.

Alabama election: Democrats triumph over Roy Moore in major blow to Trump

Doug Jones becomes first Democrat to win any statewide office in Alabama in a decade after Moores campaign for Senate marred by sexual assault claims The Democrat Doug Jones has beaten his Donald Trump-backed Republican rival multiple allegations of sexual assault during a campaign which exposed Republican party faultlines. Profile

Trump’s consumer agency pick serves doughnuts and plea to ‘disregard’ acting head

Amid a political and legal battle over a bureau with two directors, interim director Leandra English and Trump-backed Mick Mulvaney sent rival emails to staff A day after the official that Donald Trump wants Elizabeth Warren, then a Harvard professor, now a Massachusetts senator and in many eyes a potential