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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(...)

US president Donald Trump, ‘a talented pointer-outer of things’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Among the oddities of Donald Trump’s negotiating style is his willingness to reveal his hand. “All we have to do,” the US president said of the EU la(...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with fellow House Democrats on the steps outside the US Capitol. She is derided by the far left for her pragmatism, despite being a long-time target for Republicans. Photograph: Getty

After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and – horror of ho(...)

Donald Trump’s  aggression, and his ability to turn his multitudinous flock of voters on enemies, causes lawmakers to fold. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP

It was said of John Updike that he could review a book at great length without mentioning whether he liked it or not. In his diplomatic correspondence(...)

US national security advisor, John Bolton (background) looks on during a meeting between president Donald Trump and president of Chile, Sebastian Piñera in the Oval Office in September, 2018. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The Washington Post/Getty

In a scene evocative of the 1980s and 1990s and 2000s, a Republican administration has sent US naval forces to the Persian Gulf. As a mark of his infl(...)

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