Republican presidential candidates  Jeb Bush, senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump  at the CBS debate in the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Republican White House hopefuls have called for US president Barack Obama to step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court jus(...)

 US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, who  died on Saturday at the age of 79. Scalia was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and became a villain to liberals and a hero to conservatives. Photograph: Gavin Averill/The Hattiesburg American via AP

The death on Saturday of Conservative US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, one of the most politically influential American judges of his generati(...)

Democratic US presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

Same fighters, different issues, new arena. Entering the first voting states in the American south and west with a win and a virtual draw under his(...)

 Beyonce performs during hafl time at  Super Bowl 50: Her performance was an unprecedented moment in popular music culture. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

It’s been a busy few days for Beyonce. First she committed the crime of cultural appropriation against the most populous democracy in the world – Indi(...)

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as he waves to the crowd at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary victory rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

It is a measure of the radical mood of America that virtually every presidential candidate who has so far come to the fore present themselves as an op(...)

Republican candidate Marco Rubio’s flustered debate on Saturday damaged him in the New Hampshire primary. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Two things went down well at the Newfields US presidential primary election-cum-bake sale fundraiser for the local library: Bernie Sanders and the cho(...)

The outsiders, anti-establishment twins Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are back, Iowa forgotten, storming to victories on a scale in New Hampshire th(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders in Concord, New Hampshire, where he defeated Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg

The second qualifying round in the US presidential race ended with runaway victories for Democrat Bernie Sanders, the socialist Vermont senator, and R(...)

Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Photographs: Reuters

Billionaire Donald Trump and socialist Bernie Sanders won their New Hampshire primary elections, the second contest in the US presidential race, in vi(...)

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, will be hoping that unlike his performance in Iowa, he can convert a consistent poll performance into a victory at the New Hampshire primary. Photograph: David Goldman/ AP Photo

Voters cast their ballots in the first primary election in the US presidential race in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Coming eight days after the inaugur(...)