Nick O'Malley is the United States correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Nick O'Malley As Justice Anthony Kennedy read his majority opinion from the bench a crowd outside exploded with joy. Hundreds sang, danced, hugged and wept.
Nick O'Malley US President Barack Obama on Thursday praised a Supreme Court decision upholding tax subsidies crucial to his 2010 healthcare law, saying the ruling was a victory for hardworking Americans.
Nick O'Malley Once considered to be a policy heavyweight who could broaden the base of his party, Bobby Jindal is now trailing 'None of the above' in the polls.
Nick O'Malley US retailers have started banning the sale of items displaying the divisive Confederate flag, but it's unlikely they will stop selling that other, much more profitable, merchandise.
Nick O'Malley Authority would give Obama administration the power to finalise the negotiations with 11 other trade partners, including Australia.
Nick O'Malley It is often sadly noted that the racial divide in America is nowhere more noticeable than in worship. Blacks attend black churches, whites pray alongside whites.
Nick O'Malley In newly discovered photographs of Dylann Roof, the young white man accused of massacring a black prayer group in Charleston, he poses with a Confederate flag, gazing as dully at the camera as he did...
Nick O'Malley The mass killing in a church at the heart of African American history has reignited an old and bitter debate over the place of Confederate flag in the South
Nick O'Malley Family members of those killed in a mass shooting in a church in Charleston rose to confront their murderer and to forgive him in an extraordinary court hearing in Charleston on Friday afternoon.
Nick O'Malley Even as Charleston was coming to grips with the atrocity committed in one of its churches the evening before, the hometown paper thudded onto doorsteps on Thursday morning with an unlikely...
Nick O'Malley Normally after mass shootings, United States politicians observe an unofficial period of grace before they address their broader causes. Not this time.
Nick O'Malley Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is the brother of President George W Bush. They are the sons of President George H W Bush. How do they compare?
Nick O'Malley The reality TV star, developer, billionaire and serial bankrupt Donald Trump has announced his candidacy for president, finally and completely obliterating any hopes the Republican Party's elders had...
Nick O'Malley Former Florida governor Jeb Bush began his US presidential bid on Monday with a vow to fix a dysfunctional Washington and "get events in the world moving our way again."
Nick O'Malley As Hillary Clinton outlined her vision for America in a 45-minute speech under blistering midday sun, three women in the crowd dabbed at tears under their sunglasses.
Nick O'Malley Democrats in the US Congress have defied the president and voted down part of a package of bills designed to speed negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Nick O'Malley An American presidential campaign is like one of those long illnesses that drifts through your body in waves.
Nick O'Malley The Supreme Court is expected to rule this month in a case called King v Burwell. The title might sound prosaic, but the result is potentially momentous.
Nick O'Malley Key concerns of progressive presidential candidate are growing inequality, campaign finance reform and climate change.
Nick O'Malley Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, gave a speech full swagger and machismo as he announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.