US Politics

Lucinda Creighton: Biden confounds his critics while Trump’s comeback plan suffers a blow

With a number of Donald Trump’s picks coming unstuck in the US midterm elections, there are many in the Republican Party who will be hoping that the second coming of Trump has been irreparably damaged

The US midterm elections did not herald the red wave victory that had been anticipated by many in the Republican Party halfway through the lifetime of the Biden presidency.

While Republicans have made sufficient gains to deliver a likely majority in the House of Representatives, it was by a much slimmer majority than expected. The senate, which ought to have delivered a narrow majority to the Republicans, is instead deadlocked, with a run-off election due ...