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US president Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that displays a headline “Acquitted”. If a  request for a foreign government to help sway an election is not deemed enough to remove him from office, what is? Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

And so it ended as expected. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump was found not guilty of two articles of impeachment by the US Senate. The result w(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers his state of the union address to a joint session of Congress  on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, as vice-president Mike Pence applauds. Photograph: Leah Millis/AP

The impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump ended on Wednesday night in his acquittal, capping a tumultuous few days in American politics. The(...)

US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

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Four of the five biggest US technology giants boosted their lobbying spending last year as they battled charges of unfair competition, sought to shap(...)

Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill testifying before the House intelligence committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters

Donald Trump’s troubles have deepened after the impeachment inquiry against the US president this week heard some of the most damning evidence yet tha(...)

Supporters react to election results during the watch party for Kentucky’s attorney general Andy Beshear, running for governor against Republican incumbent Matt Bevin, in Louisville. Photograph: Harrison McClary

As America passed the one-year mark until the presidential election, there was mixed news for Democrats this week. On Tuesday, several states held lo(...)

 Democrat Andy Beshear was on course to win the gubernatorial race in Kentucky against Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. Photograph: Reuters

A series of state level elections across the United States has unnerved Republicans, a year out from the 2020 presidential race. On Tuesday voters in(...)

 Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: Donald Trump’s transactional world view always implied the possibility of his own abandonment. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Upon dismissing his chief of staff in 1973, Richard Nixon said that he loved him “like my brother”. The line seems too easy until you remember that th(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Get this impeachment wrong and Democrats throw away an eminently winnable election next year. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Until Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi, who turns 80 in March, was honouring the rule that people grow cautious with age. The speaker of the US House of Represen(...)

US president Donald Trump participates in a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US senator Elizabeth Warren scolds herself for playing up her Native American ancestry. Former vice-president Joe Biden regrets his unsolicited ta(...)

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