US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, during which he said he would send home the US’s Syrian refugees if he became president. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/Reuters

Businessman Donald Trump, the frontrunner to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said he would send home the US’s Syrian refugees if he b(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire September 30th, 2015. Gretchen Ertl/Reuters 1:52

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would send all the Syrian refugees the United States accepts back to Syria if he is elected. (...)

‘During the 2008 campaign, when Clinton was being urged to show a more human side, Democratic pollster Mark Penn famously remarked that “being human is overrated”. So too is “authenticity”.’ Above, Clinton with host Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show in New York  on September 16th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Douglas Gorenstein/NBC

This week’s Republican presidential debate saw Donald Trump stumble as his rivals found their voice at last, offering the party’s establishment hope t(...)

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Rochester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/The New York Times

Donald Trump dodged a question at a campaign event on Thursday night from a man in New Hampshire who stated that Barack Obama is a Muslim and “not eve(...)

Hillary Clinton dances with DJ Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss and Ellen Degeneres during a taping of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in New York. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

It was hard to say which was more awkward: Hillary Clinton dancing on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show or Jeb Bush explaining to Stephen Colbert on his fir(...)

Donald Trump speaks at a rally  in Mobile, Alabama. Photograph:  Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Some blondes have all the fun. As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush get more testy, Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond. It’s mind-boggling to co(...)

Hillary Clinton: “You can get lip service from as many white people you can pack into Yankee Stadium and a million more like it who are going to say: ‘We get it, we get it. We are going to be nicer.’ That’s not enough, at least in my book.” Photograph: Getty

The video is visceral and raw: Hillary Rodham Clinton – the presidential candidate so often faulted for insulating herself from voters and critics ali(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Democratic presidential candidates will hold the first of six primary debates on October 13th in Nevada, the party has said, setting out a debate cale(...)

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton:  Biden is talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in. The 72-year-old vice-president has been having meetings to explore the idea of taking on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Photograph: Luke Sharret/The New York Times

A pattern of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investiga(...)

 Donald Trump  as he announces his candidacy for the US presidency:  his comments about Mexicans   have made him stand out in a crowded field of Republican candidates. Photograph:  Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

It’s hard to say what’s more shocking: the outrageous remarks property magnate Donald Trump has made since he announced his presidential candidacy or (...)