Nick O'Malley is the United States correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Nick O'Malley Washington: By the time Baltimore's mayor called the state governor to ask for help, the police of one of America's most significant cities had lost control of its streets on Monday.
Nick O'Malley The Maryland Governor has declared a state of emergency and activated National Guard troops to assist police quell riots in the city of Baltimore after seven police were injured.
Nick O'Malley Barack Obama travelled to Florida on Wednesday afternoon with the express intention of picking a fight with a Republican Party that refuses to acknowledge the cause and threat of climate change.
Nick O'Malley The National Rifle Association isn't just a lobby group. It's a call to arms and in their sights are Hillary Clinton and anyone else who disagrees with them.
Nick O'Malley After a five-day trial it took only an hour for a jury in the town of Duncan, Oklahoma, to convict 17-year-old Chancey Luna of the murder of Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian who had been...
Nick O'Malley It's only been a week since Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio hit the campaign trail, but already the battle lines are taking shape.
Nick O'Malley Video evidence from mobile phones, cars and security cameras offer undisputed accounts, as another officer is charged.
Nick O'Malley Hillary Clinton's failed 2008 campaign left such a terrible mark on those who covered it they have been telling war stories about the experience ever since.
Nick O'Malley After a spate of high-profile killings, Americans are confronting the ugly reality that its police kill its citizens far more often than those of other western nations.
Nick O'Malley As supporters cheered and waved banners reading "Defeat the Washington Machine", Rand Paul, a senator and son of a congressman and presidential candidate, announced his candidacy for the Republican...
Nick O'Malley Rand Paul hopes to win over traditional Republicans while keeping his appeal to the young believers who have driven his popularity so far.
Nick O'Malley President Barack Obama has celebrated the "broad understanding" reached with Iran over its nuclear program and warned sceptics in his own Congress they would wear the blame should they seek to...
Nick O'Malley McDonald’s has announced it will raise the wages of some of employees by about 10 per cent to an average US$9.90 ($13.02) per hour from around $9.
Indiana governor Mike Pence told to 'fix this' law letting businesses discriminate against gays on religious grounds
Nick O'Malley Analysis: Hit with criticism from all sides, Indiana governor Mike Pence is backing away from the controversial law that protects the rights of businesses to discriminate against gays on religious...
Nick O'Malley The reporters at the stage door of the Lyric Theater in Baltimore looked more like they were waiting at a courthouse than for a star appearing for a performance.
Nick O'Malley US university fraternity houses are under fire over allegations of bastardisation, sexual assault and racism.
Nick O'Malley In his speech declaring his presidential run, Ted Cruz asked his audience to imagine a president who would abolish Obamacare and the Internal Revenue Service, ramps up border security, one that was...
Nick O'Malley Ted Cruz, a charismatic conservative senator from Texas, is the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for the party's presidential nomination, effectively starting the 2016 primary...
Nick O'Malley Republicans who increased their control of congressional committees after midterm elections seem to scorn climate change and science.
Nick O'Malley While political attention in the United States last week was focused on Hillary’s emails and the Republican Party’s attempts to derail nuclear negotiations with Iran, the National Rifle...