Hillary Clinton has 88 per cent of the delegates needed to win the Democratic belt and she leads in the polls in California. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Even their victory-party music after decisive state wins in the north-east on Tuesday night pointed to how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are only j(...)

If Donald Trump didn’t kill the ‘stop Trump’ movement with his five primary wins on Tuesday night, he left it badly battered and bruised. Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP.

If Donald Trump didn’t kill the “stop Trump” movement on Tuesday night, he left it battered and bruised. The Republican front-runner’s case for the (...)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) and his wife Mary Pat (R) listen as Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during Trump’s five state primary night event in New York City on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump declared himself “the presumptive nominee” to stand as the Republican candidate in November’s presidential election after a clean sweep o(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally  in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Monday. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

In the City of Brotherly Love, there was not much sisterly affection for Hillary Clinton among Bernie Sanders’s supporters at a rally on Monday night.(...)

Donald Trump speaking in Rhode Island: ‘If you collude in business, or if you collude in the stock market, they put you in jail, but in politics, because it’s a rigged system, because it’s a corrupt enterprise, in politics you are allowed to collude.’ Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has rubbished a pact agreed by his rivals, Texas senator Ted Cruz and Ohio governor John Kasich, to (...)

‘Errors can’t always be undone. For those of privilege, this is always a revelation.” Twenty-nine-year old creative writing student Ed is a modern-day(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following victory in the New York state primary: his 60 per cent score in New York State was his highest level of support in his campaign so far. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

“Today you proved there’s no place like home,” an ecstatic Hillary Clinton told supporters in a Manhattan hotel in her adopted home state after rompin(...)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both increased their leads in the race for the Democratic and Republican candicacy. Photograph: EPA/NYT

Donald Trump won a landslide victory in New York’s Republican presidential primary regaining control of the party’s race, while Hillary Clinton stretc(...)

Hillary and Bill Clinton at a campaign stop with Irish American supporters in Manhattan on Monday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Pastry chef Bill Yosses fed two US presidents, George W Bush and Barack Obama. He waits for a third, Bill Clinton, and, he hopes, a fourth, Hillary Cl(...)

 New York could also inject a new momentum behind the leader in the Republican race, businessman Donald Trump, in his bid to be the party’s nominee. He has 744 delegates to 559 for Texas senator Ted Cruz. Photograph: Christopher Lee/The New York Times

The second-biggest prize in the Democratic presidential election – and the fourth-biggest in the Republican race – will be up for grabs when primary v(...)