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(...)

Elizabeth Warren and  Bernie Sanders speak as Tom Steyer looks on after the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University  in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

With less than three weeks to go to the Iowa caucus, when Democrats begin to pick their candidate to take on Donald Trump in November’s presidential e(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden and senator Bernie Sanders during the 2020 Democratic campaign debate in Los Angeles in December. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The leading Democrats vying to take on Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election are set to spar over who would make the best commander-in-c(...)

 South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia: He has raised huge sums of money despite being the youngest candidate in the field. Photograph:  Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Ten leading Democratic presidential candidates largely avoided attacking each other in a televised debate on Wednesday night, though their differences(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate, former vice-president Joe Biden, greets guests at the Polk County Democrats’ “steak fry” event on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Former US vice-president Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into report(...)

Workers clean the stage before the  Democratic presidential primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30th. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic debate were many: Ten candidates or 11? Two nights or one? One billi(...)

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