• FILE: US President Joe Biden speaks during remarks on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, DC on 15 March 2021. Picture: Eric Baradat/AFP

    Biden sets out 'once-in-a-generation' $2tn infrastructure plan

    The plan called for sweeping upgrades to transportation, telecommunications and energy infrastructure, which the US leader said was both about revitalising an economy weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic and restoring its global competitiveness.

  • FILE: US President Donald Trump speaks in the briefing room at the White House on 5 November 2020 in Washington, DC. Picture: AFP

    Trump urges Senate Republicans to dump McConnell

    In his most extensive comments yet on politics since stepping down from power on 20 January, Trump also claimed credit for some Republican gains in the 3 November election and threatened to use his influence against party candidates who don't align with him.

  • FILE: Former US President Donald Trump. Picture: AFP

    After Trump acquittal, Republicans see 'battle for soul of party'

    Despite Trump's acquittal, Democrats insisted Sunday they had achieved a moral and political victory by securing some Republican votes in the Senate trial while permanently tarring Trump's name and clearing the way for President Joe Biden to quickly advance his agenda.