Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally at Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

US president Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden are making a last-minute pitch to voters on Monday, blitzing several swing-states ahea(...)

Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly and  his wife, former congresswoman Gaby Giffords,  in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: EPA/RIck D’Elia

The eyes of the world will turn to the US this week as one of the most consequential presidential elections in history takes place, yet the race to th(...)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former US president Barack Obama make a stop at a canvass kickoff event at Birmingham Unitarian Church on October 31st, 2020 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden will hold competing events across the United States today, as the presidential election e(...)

US president Donald Trump, first lay Melania Trump and their son, Barron, at the White House on  August 27th. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Barron Trump, the US president’s youngest son, tested positive for coronavirus after his parents did earlier this month, Melania Trump, the first lady(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Should he make it to the White House, Biden would have completed the longest marathon in US political history. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It was late afternoon on February 2nd, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. We were jammed into a high-school gymnasium in Des Moines, the state capital, for(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg in Hampton, New Hampshire, the morning after the flawed Iowa caucus.  If successful  he would be the first openly gay presidential candidate. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

It’s billed as the first big set piece of the United States’ presidential election every four years. Since the mid-1970s, Iowa has played an outsized (...)

Bernie Sanders is joined by family as he speaks at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa. The voting system went into meltdown on Monday night, delaying the announcement of results. Photograph: Hilary Swift/New York Times

As darkness fell on the city of Des Moines, queues began to form in the corridors of Morris Elementary School. Local residents had braced the cold (...)

Senator  Bernie Sanders greets supporters as he walks to the stage during a caucus night event in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Craig Lassig /EPA

The Iowa caucuses descended into chaos on Monday night after the results were delayed due to “inconsistencies” in the reporting. The Iowa Democratic (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets people during a stop at a campaign field office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

On Monday, Iowa Democrats will cast their vote for the party’s presidential nominee – the first contest in the 2020 primary season. Iowa’s pole posit(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US.  Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Inside the cosy Ritual Cafe in downtown Des Moines, owner Denise Diaz is doing a roaring trade. On this bright weekend morning, her cafe has been tra(...)

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