Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton disagree over their healthcare ideas with Mrs Clinton saying Mr Sanders’ Medicare-for-all healthcare plan would mean dismantling the program known as Obamacare and triggering another intense political struggle. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/ EPA

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for US president Bara(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio waves to supporters. Photograph:  Dave Kaup/Reuters

Donald Trump is a loser. He won’t like being called that but he is, missing out in Iowa’s caucuses, the crucial first vote in the Republican president(...)

Billionaire Donald Trump lost to Texas senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a virtual tie after a hard-fought battle. Photograph: Composite/Bloomberg/AFP

Billionaire Donald Trump lost to Texas senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a virtual tie af(...)

A young supporter wears campaign stickers on her face as Democratic presidential candidate  Hillary Clinton speaks during a ‘get out to caucus’ event at Washington High School on January 30th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Iowa caucuses: how they work
  • US
  • February 1, 2016, 11:51

The battle for the US presidency shifts into a new gear with the start of states’ caucuses and primary elections in February 2016, beginning with the (...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: local unions  see Clinton as the more electable compared with socialist senator Bernie Sanders, despite her new-found opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photograph:  John Taggart/EPA

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, has been hitching her wagon to the American labour movement as she tries to corral votes awa(...)

Supporters of same-sex civil union kiss holding alarm clocks “to wake up Italy” on Saturday near the Pantheon in central Rome. An estimated one million people took to the streets of Italy, to signal their support for civil union legislation. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Just one week before a civil union Bill intended to legalise unmarried heterosexual and homosexual unions comes before the Italian Senate, Pope Franci(...)

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders participate in the NBC News -YouTube Democratic Candidates Debate. Photograph: AFP

Leading Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed over guns, healthcare and money in the final debate before the first voters s(...)