Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, holding his grandson Chandler, as he formally launches his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event in Hope, Arkansas, on Tuesday. With Mr Huckabee is his wife Janet, holding granddaughter Scarlett. Photograph:  Mike Stone/Reuters

Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party’s 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, looking to break out from an ever-widening field by(...)

Policing on trial

The decision by Baltimore’s state attorney to charge six police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray has helped to defuse an incendia(...)

Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: ‘No more secret deals. No more special deals for multinational corporations.’ Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Powers that would allows US president Barack Obama to agree trade deals with Asian countries and the European Union, as well as the deals themselve(...)

Hillary Clinton meets and greets supporters after a discussion at Whitney Brothers in Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday. New Hampshire will be the first to hold a presidential primary. Photograph: The New York Times

The event is beautifully staged: the owner of the business and six employees sit around as Hillary Rodham Clinton fields questions and shares her view(...)

In 2008, Hillary Clinton took advice from two men – Bill Clinton and Mark Penn – and campaigned like a man. Now she must figure out how to campaign as a woman. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman.In 2008, Hillary Clinton took advice fr(...)

In the 2016 race, Clinton will put women and children first, casting herself as a champion for low wage earners - both themes central to her campaign launch video. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. 0:52

The finest moment in Hillary Clinton’s political life – so far – arrived on a hot June day in 2008, when she finally took ownership of her place in(...)

US congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks during a ‘Ready for Hillary’ rally in New York. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters 0:52

When my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other. (...)

Former first lady Hillary Clinton is viewed as the Democrats’ best bet of retaining the White House. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Hillary Clinton will end months of speculation on Sunday when she announces she is running to become the first female president of the United States,(...)

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is expected to concentrate on making the 67-year-old former first lady relatable to ordinary Americans. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her campaign for the Democratic US presidential nomination in 2016 as early as this weekend, facing no substan(...)