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“All are created equal and all deserve a say in our democracy,” said House speaker Nancy Pelosi as she unveiled the Bill in the House of Representatives. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to make Washington, DC, the 51st state in the nation yesterday, though the measure will almost certai(...)

Modern Rip Van Winkle: Daniel Thorson outside the cabin where he spent 75 days on a silent retreat. Photograph: Jacob Hannah/New York Times

On the morning of May 23rd, Daniel Thorson rejoined society after an absence of more than 10 weeks. He had spent the time since March 13th – the day I(...)

  Tulsi Gabbard at a campaign event in Lebanon, New Hampshire last month. File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who campaigned to end “forever wars”, dropped her long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on (...)

Democratic presidential hopeful former vice president Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mandel Ngan /AFP/ Getty Images

Joe Biden scored decisive primary victories in Michigan and three other states on Tuesday, taking a big step toward the Democratic Party’s presidentia(...)

 Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to reporters outside her house about the end of her 2020 campaign for the US presidency in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren pulled out of the US presidential race on Thursday but declined to endorse a candidate for the Democratic nomin(...)

Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to reporters in Salt Lake City, Utah, US. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The South Carolina caucus may be seen as a setback for democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. Still he remains in a strong position to win th(...)

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally in Virginia on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Super Tuesday is the most important day in the Democratic primary calendar as the party’s presidential hopefuls vie for the chance to take on Donald T(...)

“The Sanders surge is  placing pressure on the remaining candidates to consider their positions. The lowest-ranking candidates such as Amy Klobuchar, billionaire Tom Steyer, and Tulsi Gabbard are still in the race.”  Photograph: Michael B Thomas/AFP/Gett

 The race to become the Democratic Party nominee for president just got interesting. On Saturday Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Nevada, the t(...)

Then Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at a primary debate in February 2016. “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done,” Clinton said in an interview.  Photograph:  Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

Hillary Clinton, who battled with senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for months in a 2016 Democratic primary that sometimes turned contentious, ripped (...)

 Bernie Sanders  and Elizabeth Warren ( during the presidential debates in Detroit. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Elizabeth Warren took the unusual step on Monday of confirming a report that fellow Democratic White House contender Bernie Sanders told her during a(...)

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