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(...)

 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(...)

Iowa winner: Hillary Clinton celebrates with husband Bill and daughter Chelsea. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

So what happened in Iowa on Monday?  After months of bluster, polls and speculation, the US presidential race kicked off with the midwestern s(...)

“It’s time to end the very artful smear that you  have been carrying out.” Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

US presidential hopefuls campaigned hard in New Hampshire, the second state to vote on Tuesday, as Hillary Clinton looks to shake off an unconvincing(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm. Photograph:  Josh Reynolds/The Irish Times

Lawyers for former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm have scheduled a conference hearing in his US extradition case in Boston court on Mond(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham  on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed in their sharpest exchanges during a presidential debate as the former secretary of s(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally in Claremont on Tuesday. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

The idea that young female voters would like to see a woman in the White House, yet they vote for a 74-year-old male senator, speaks volumes about the(...)

Presidential candidate Donald Trump  claimed Ted Cruz “stole” the Republican caucuses and accused him of “fraud”. Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP Photo

Billionaire Donald Trump, smarting from his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, the country’s first presidential nominating contest, has escala(...)

Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, listens to a question during a Democratic debate on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has defended her close ties with Wall Street, saying she did not regret taking $675,000 (€609,000) in (...)

Democratic frontunner Hillary Clinton’s voting precinct leaders check final counts before her victory  by five delegates to Bernie Sanders’s four, in Simpson Barn, Johnston, a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Simon Carswell

“Come on over here, I’ll give you some ice cream,” says a Martin O’Malley supporter, trying to encourage a Bernie Sanders man to defect to the long-sh(...)