Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley is the United States correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Rand Paul: 'I will run for president'

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...

Republican wild man Paul smooths off edges ahead of White House run

Rand Paul in Manchester, New Hampshire this month.

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.

Barack Obama: US 'will be blamed' if Congress sabotages Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama: world will blame the US if the Iran talks unravel.

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...

McDonald's gives employees raise as economic justice issue grows in US

A McDonald's restaurant in Ohio.

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...

Bill Cosby's show goes on despite rape claims, but it's an awkward stage for everyone

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.

American frat houses under fire over blizzard of sexual assault and racism allegations

Calls to scrap

Nick O'Malley US university fraternity houses are under fire over allegations of bastardisation, sexual assault and racism.

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Divisive and extreme, Ted Cruz wears outsider status as a badge of honour

Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

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...

Ted Cruz, the Tea Party Republican, announces his run for US president

Ted Cruz is due to announce his run for president.

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...

Republican frostiness toward modern science gathers pace

Nick O'Malley Republicans who increased their control of congressional committees after midterm elections seem to scorn climate change and science.

Another textbook gun law victory for National Rifle Association

A move to ban green tip, cop-killer ammunition for pistols has been scuttled with the help of the NRA. Pictured: M855 5.56mm ammunition for rifles.

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...

Ferguson, Missouri police menaced African-American citizens for revenue, US federal investigation concludes

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Justice Department in Washington.

Nick O'Malley In the City of Ferguson on the outskirts of St Louis in Missouri, police did not protect and serve, rather they menaced African American citizens for revenue, encouraged by city officials and enabled...

Benjamin Netanyahu gives controversial speech to US Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress in a stirring speech that damned the US government's nuclear negotiations with Iran. The speech is two weeks before Israel's national election.

Nick O'Malley Benjamin Netanyahu used his controversial address to Congress to paint a dystopian vision of an Iran acting as a nuclear-armed IS terrorising the world.

US-Israel ties sorely tested as Netanyahu's Congress speech draws near

National Security Adviser Susan Rice addressing the AIPAC conference on Tuesday.

Nick O'Malley Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have traded barbs in the capital ahead of the former's speech to Congress.

Benjamin Netanyahu tiptoes through diplomatic minefield in Washington ahead of speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives his speech in Washington on Monday.

Nick O'Malley Having provoked a diplomatic row with the Obama administration, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, told an audience of thousands in Washington, DC, that the relationship between the...

How earthquakes linked to fracking are fracturing an Oklahoma community

US oil production will continue its surge to hit a record 9.6 million barrels a day in 2016, the US Energy Department predicts.

Nick O'Malley Fracking brought quick money to Oklahoma, but the state's once dormant seismic activity has awakened with a vengeance since the drilling started.

Conservative Political Action Convention: Red meat for Republican faithful as 2016 nears

Cutouts of 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls at the annual gathering of young conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Nick O'Malley The annual gathering of young conservatives at the Gaylord National Convention Centre in Washington, DC, marks the unofficial start of the Republican Party’s primary race.

Talk of nuclear deal with Iran sends White House-Israel relations to new low

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  warns the UN General Assembly of the dangers of Iran's nuclear program in September 2012.

Nick O'Malley Israeli Prime Minister says major powers have "given up" on preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon.