Former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter at home:  “[Barack Obama] made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.” Photograph: Dustin Chambers

Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands co(...)

 Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and special counsel who is leading the Russia investigation. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Donald Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by special counsel Robert Mu(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton stopped on Nassau Street in Dublin, and purchased a bunch of flowers  supporting the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day.

Former US president Bill Clinton dined with businessman Denis O’Brien and New York hotelier John Fitzpatrick in a Dublin restaurant hours after delive(...)

A filing cabinet broken into in 1972 as part of the Watergate burglary, beside a computer server that Russian hackers breached during the 2016 presidential campaign, both now in the basement of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Justin T Gellerson/The New York Times

When special agent Adrian Hawkins of the FBI called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its c(...)

President-elect Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway, left, an aide, during a meeting with Arthur Sulzberger Jr, publisher of the New York Times, reporters, columnists and company leadership, at the publication’s HQ in New York, November  22nd, 2016. (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times)

Donald Trump sat down this week with reporters, editors and columnists of The New York Times for an exclusive interview. Times reporters have annotate(...)

Donald Trump: “He did three or four rallies a day in the places that mattered, where  his core voters got to see him in person.” Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

I have always been a huge fan of American presidential campaigns, and this one was the most fascinating and extreme in memory. Having followed the ca(...)

Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill: she was the wrong choice of candidate for the Democrats.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A month ago I tried to write a column proposing mean nicknames for president-elect Donald Trump, on the basis that it would be funny to turn the table(...)

The problem with Donald Trump is we don’t know which of the characters he has created he would bring to the Oval Office. The trouble with Hillary Clinton is we do know. Photograph:  Andrea Comas/Reuters

When historians write about this bizarre, ugly and dispiriting campaign – and oh, my, will they ever! – the epic dark saga will unfold this way: A man(...)

‘The story of how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rose and reinvented themselves and embraced and brawled is the story of New York itself.’ Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

The sensational, spidery plot of the most gripping game of thrones in modern history is best captured by two images. The first is from Donald J Trump’(...)

What the stolen private emails do NOT show yet is any improper or other direct enrichment of Bill or Hillary out of the Clinton Foundation. On the contrary, they show that Chelsea Clinton was sensitive to the foundation’s reputation. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomerg

In a remarkable US election, one of the most remarkable facts is how little outrage there has been about that other Clinton email scandal – someone st(...)