US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to children at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

A defiant Donald Trump has hit out at the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the US election, branding one of the three men charged wi(...)

Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House last week. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump hit out at claims of Russian collusion and lambasted the Democratic Party in a series of tweets on Sunday, amid reports that(...)

Republican lawmakers  announced two new probes targeting Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

House Republicans have launched new investigations into the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s emails, prompting accusations from Democrats wh(...)

Former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter at home:  “[Barack Obama] made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.” Photograph: Dustin Chambers

Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands co(...)

 Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and special counsel who is leading the Russia investigation. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Donald Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by special counsel Robert Mu(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton stopped on Nassau Street in Dublin, and purchased a bunch of flowers  supporting the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day.

Former US president Bill Clinton dined with businessman Denis O’Brien and New York hotelier John Fitzpatrick in a Dublin restaurant hours after delive(...)

A filing cabinet broken into in 1972 as part of the Watergate burglary, beside a computer server that Russian hackers breached during the 2016 presidential campaign, both now in the basement of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Justin T Gellerson/The New York Times

When special agent Adrian Hawkins of the FBI called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its c(...)

President-elect Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway, left, an aide, during a meeting with Arthur Sulzberger Jr, publisher of the New York Times, reporters, columnists and company leadership, at the publication’s HQ in New York, November  22nd, 2016. (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times)

Donald Trump sat down this week with reporters, editors and columnists of The New York Times for an exclusive interview. Times reporters have annotate(...)

Donald Trump: “He did three or four rallies a day in the places that mattered, where  his core voters got to see him in person.” Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

I have always been a huge fan of American presidential campaigns, and this one was the most fascinating and extreme in memory. Having followed the ca(...)

Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill: she was the wrong choice of candidate for the Democrats.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A month ago I tried to write a column proposing mean nicknames for president-elect Donald Trump, on the basis that it would be funny to turn the table(...)

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