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(...)

  Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush addresses a crowd at a town hall event  in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Photograph:  Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Jeb Bush seems finally to have figured out what his campaign should be about. The problem for the former Florida governor and one-time presumed Republ(...)

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(...)

US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to the crowd during a rally on Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump raised eyebrows at his final rally before the New Hampshire primary by repeating a vulgar slur shouted from the crowd about a rival candi(...)

Vietnam veteran David AuCoin (r) puts his arm around Republican candidate John Kasich, as he asks a question during a town hall meeting in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Republican John Kasich enters the Concord High School in New Hampshire to the White Stripes anthem Seven Nation Army, clapping along to the beat, quic(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is greeted by  husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea ahead of the New Hampshire primary. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Republican and Democratic candidates fired closing salvoes at their nearest rivals in the final day of campaigning before the New Hampshire primary, (...)

The Good Wife: a stylish period drama about now

Beloved US political/legal drama The Good Wife is coming to an end. Rumours abounded that it would conclude when its husband-and-wife creators Robert(...)

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at a town hall meeting in Londonderry, New Hampshire in advance of the second nominating contest. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Republican White House hopefuls are entering the final 48 hours before the second nominating contest in New Hampshire, a make-or-break moment for sev(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: Bernie Sanders’s populist surge has led some top Democrats to wonder if Barack Obama will have to step in and endorse her campaign. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Hillary Clinton first grabbed the national spotlight 47 years ago as an idealistic young feminist, chiding the paternalistic establishment in her Well(...)

 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaking in Laconia, New Hampshire. When campaigning in the state on Tuesday, a struggling Bush urged his audience to “please clap”.  Photograph: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images

There’s an old saying in politics: the higher the tree the monkey climbs, the more you see of its private parts (and variations thereof). The various(...)