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 Former US President Bill Clinton delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

The story began simply: “In the spring of 1971, I met a girl.” It was written in the style of classic, Southern literature, told by a 69-year-old man(...)

CNN presenter John King said on Twitter that he ‘wasn’t laughing at the mayor’. Photograph: cnn.com

A CNN presenter has been criticised for making an “Irish Lives Matter” joke during a speech by Philadelphia’s mayor about the Irish immigrant experie(...)

Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the Democratic National Convention  in Philadelphia. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

As John Lennon’s rallying anthem Come Together blared out over the speakers, three Bernie Sanders supporters refused to answer their candidate’s call (...)

First lady of the United States, Michelle Obama speaks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 25th July 2016. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

US first lady Michelle Obama stole the show on the first night of the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia, imploring voters in a deeply per(...)

A prize wheel at the Republicans’ base in Philadelphia taking entitled “Hillary Clinton’s Rigged System”.

Colbert takes aim at Clinton over emails scandal Talk-show host Stephen Colbert returned as his fictional character Caesar Flickerman for the Democra(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the US. Photograph: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

And so, after much personal invective, furious opposition and ugly rhetoric that appealed to the worst impulses of the American voters, this is Donald(...)

Michigan delegate Wes Nakagiri wears a Hillary Clinton mask, and handcuffs, before the start of the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

In Cleveland, she was not so much the ghost at the feast as the guest of honour. On the streets near the convention centre, vendors doled out T-shirt(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates at the end of the last day of the Republican National Convention  in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph:   Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Standing on a noisy Republican convention floor, Thomas Mendenhall, a 67-year-old from Missouri, is wearing a Trump 2016 scarf with the slogan Make A(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Photograph: AP

1. Trump Donald Trump’s predicted swing to the centre ground never materialised when he addressed the fouth day of the Republican National Convention(...)

Theresa May chairs her first Cabinet meeting. There were audible gasps in newsrooms and chancelleries all over the world when May appointed Boris Johnston as her foreign secretary. It seemed entirely illogical. Johnson was politically a busted flush. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images

The most dangerous moment for a democratic polity is not when the voters depart from established patterns and leave the old for something new. That’s (...)

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