There was gridlock in Washington this week as US Republican Kevin McCarthy failed to become House speaker on the first ballot, something that hasn’t happened for a century. It was supposed to be an easy win for the Republican favourite, but he was blocked three times in one day by a small group of rebels from within his own party.
1 Apr 2022
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for young students. Opponents, who fear for the impact on youngsters, refer to the measure as the "Don't say gay" bill. We take a closer look at the controversial legislation, which will impact children between the ages of five and nine.
6 Nov 2021
In a major setback for US President Joe Biden's Democratic Party, Glenn Youngkin is poised to become the first Republican to win statewide office in Virginia since 2009.
1 Aug 2021
Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he'll work "to get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable." Republican leaders have boycotted the inquiry into the Capitol Hill riot on January 6.
19 Feb 2021
What's behind France's Republican values bill? First announced amid a fresh wave of terror attacks in the autumn, compounded by the gruesome beheading of a middle school social studies teacher, what was originally billed as a law against religious separatism is making its way to the floor of the National Assembly.
2 Jan 2021
The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.
12 Dec 2020
It's no longer labelled a law against religious separatism and you will not find in it the words "radical Islam". But as Emmanuel Macron's justice minister openly states, it's abundantly clear that "between the lines", the French government's much anticipated law to reinforce republican principles is precisely about what this nation can no longer endure.
8 Dec 2020
A moderator introduces debate participants to the the US Senate runoff election in Georgia. Republican Senator David Perdue declined to participate, leaving his opponent, the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, to debate in Atlanta facing an empty podium.
25 Sep 2020
Two Republican senators have described Hunter Biden's board role as "problematic" and "awkward." His father's presidential campaign dismissed the report as an effort to damage Democrats.
28 Aug 2020
President Donald Trump warns that his election opponent Joe Biden wants to destroy "American greatness" in a speech accepting the Republican nomination for a second term against a backdrop of explosive racial tensions and the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
15 Sep 2019
Republican former governor Mark Sanford once described Trumpism as "a cancerous growth" and is now seeking to challenge the president's re-election bid. Sanford said the Republican party had 'lost its way.'
3 Jan 2019
Incoming Republican Senator Mitt Romney ripped President Donald Trump's character shortfalls in an opinion column published days before being sworn into office.