US diplomat in charge of refugee issues quits amid Trump shakeup

Simon Henshaw is the third senior official to leave or be sidelined at the state department in recent weeks The US diplomat in charge of refugee issues plans to leave his post within days, becoming the third senior official to depart or be re-assigned from refugee work in recent weeks. Simon Henshaw, the acting assistant secretary of the state department’s bureau of population, refugees and migration, told colleagues in the refugee sector in an e-mail seen by Reuters that he will be leaving...

Government shutdown: Republicans and Democrats scramble to end impasse

Senate set to vote at 12 noon to reopen the government Mitch McConnell offers to consider legislation to protect Dreamers The federal government...

Why Lyndon Johnson, a truly awful man, is my political hero | Jack Bernhardt

Yes, LBJ was a crude warmonger. But in today’s climate, a leader who also declares war on poverty comes over as an inspiration I wish I had a normal...

'I really will': the stars who didn't move to Canada when Trump won

Snoop Dogg and Lena Dunham were among a host of celebrities who pledged to move north under a Donald Trump presidency – yet stayed put It is a...

Las Vegas rally marking Women's March anniversary puts focus on voting

The #PowerToThePolls rally in Nevada drew thousands: ‘Last year was more of an outpouring of emotion. This year it’s about a call to action’ The...