Tea Party star holds court for almost a whole day... thanks in part to Dr Seuss and Ashton Kutcher
Huguette Clark lived like a hermit in vast New York flat and left her estate to carers
If Julia Gillard paved the way for future female leaders in Australia, there is no sign of that legacy in new Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Cabinet, which contains just one woman: Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister-elect.
At least four people have died and hundreds remain unaccounted for, with more rain forecast for the coming days
Local councillor receives suspended sentence for 'should be raped' comments and immigration minister Cecile Kyenge is met with noose protests
Elder daughter of former vice president to challenge sitting Republican Senator Mike Enzi next year
Republican Governor Rick Perry certain to sign, disregarding historic 11-hour speech by Senator Wendy Davis
On Monday Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he is retiring at the end of his term. Perry’s is most famous internationally for his hopeless run to be the Republican Presidential candidate in 2011-2012.
Texas governor Rick Perry calls special legislative session to force through controversial bill to ban abortions in his state
Former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, delivers confident lecture two years after claims he sexually assaulted maid
The rules for speaking in the Texas Senate are strict, so Davis' speech blocking an anti-abortion bill is a historical achievement - even if she missed her self-imposed target
Let's hope the senator fights Texas' abortion bill a second time round
Parents claim son had been unhappy at work and feared 'heavy hands coming after him'
Suspect, who ran for the Mississippi legislature in 2007, will appear in court on Monday
But PM said it was unlikely it would lead to British troops on the ground
If you’re an elected representative, you can expect to get a few letters and emails from constituents who sound unhinged, but constituents don’t expect the unhinged emails to come from the other direction. Brian Nieves, a state senator from Missouri, has hit the headlines in the US for just this reason – after his vicious and bonkers exchange with a constituent went viral.