Amanda Pierre-Louis with her friends, wife and husband Deanna and Aroson Randle, at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, North Carolina. The three see African-Americans as being worse off now than they were when Barack Obama was elected. Photograph: Simon Carswell

“It seems like the eyes of the world are on North Carolina, ” Bishop Patrick L Wooden Sr tells his congregation in the Upper Room Church of God in Ch(...)

Donald Trump Jr (left), along with Ivanka Trump (centre) and Eric Trump (right), take part in the roll call in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19 during which their father Donald Trump was formally named the republican  presidential nominee. Photograph: Getty

Donald Trump completed his extraordinary takeover of the Republican Party on Tuesday night as he was formally named the party’s presidential nominee o(...)

Republican presidential hopefuls Ben Carson and Donald Trump: a poll on Tuesday show Carson with a 26 to 22 per cent lead over Trump nationally in the race for the party’s candidacy. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

It’s first-time candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump versus everyone else tonight, as the Republican Party has its third debate (8pm eastern time; (...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has blasted the House select committee  as a “partisan arm of the Republican national committee”  ahead of her appearance before it. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

There have been nine investigations into the deadly attacks on the US outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th, 2012, and none has unearthed any (...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Culinary Workers Union members gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in  Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

They came in droves, pounding drum lines, carrying signs promising “No Contract, No Peace”, chanting in Spanish and English, pressing ever closer to a(...)

Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she called for universal background checks.  Photograph: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/The New York Times

Hillary Clinton seized on the recent spasm of gun violence today, detailing a gun control plan that sets herself apart from Republicans and differenti(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton: criticised for sending “classified” information on a private server. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Emails released in the political storm over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email address for official business as US secretary of state sho(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden: still weighing up whether his family can cope with the rigours of a national campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s clumsy handling of the controversy over her use of a private email address as secretary of state has left some Democrats unsu(...)

Hillary Clinton: “You can get lip service from as many white people you can pack into Yankee Stadium and a million more like it who are going to say: ‘We get it, we get it. We are going to be nicer.’ That’s not enough, at least in my book.” Photograph: Getty

The video is visceral and raw: Hillary Rodham Clinton – the presidential candidate so often faulted for insulating herself from voters and critics ali(...)

Carly Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, who is the only woman seeking the Republican presidential nomination.  Photograp: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

This week, Donald Trump said listening to Carly Fiorina, the only woman competing for the Republican presidential nomination, gave him “a massive head(...)

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