Kamala Harris has that same magnetic smile that Obama had. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

One wintry day in 1992, my boss drolly told me to try to look young. We were meeting Richard Nixon, and the fallen president preferred to talk to repo(...)

Maryland governor Larry Hogan: “I think now many of our mayors and our governors are making the mistake of allowing destructive mobs to take over their cities without taking any action.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Larry Hogan knows a lot about political and personal challenges. In 2015, less than five months into his first term as governor of Maryland, he was di(...)

The hearing displayed plenty of discomfort among the small group of powerful tech bosses. Photograph: AFP via Getty

A six-hour video conference with four of the world’s biggest tech bosses was never going to match the drama of a real-life hearing before Congress, a(...)

US attorney general William Barr: faced his first congressional questioning since the outbreak of  anti-racism protests two months ago. Photograph: Matt McClain

US attorney general William Barr defended the Trump administration’s decision to send federal agents to Portland, Oregon, as he appeared before the Ho(...)

George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd during Wednesday’s  house judiciary committee hearing on policing practices and law enforcement accountability at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

George Floyd, whose death at the hands of white police officers sparked protests across the United States, should not become just “another face on a T(...)

An Amazon fulfilment centre in Peterborough,  England. Photograph: Chris J RatcliffeAFP/Getty Images

It’s hard to do business online and maintain any kind of distance from Amazon. A friend who ordered three beauty products from an Irish-based, online (...)

 President Donald Trump: With a two-thirds majority needed for conviction,  he is likely to be acquitted due to Republican control of the chamber. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

House Democrats focused on the specific articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as they entered the second day of their opening argumen(...)

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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(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi   speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: House Television via AP

Senior Republican senators have stressed their preference for a short impeachment trial of President Donald Trump if the process moves to the Senate a(...)

(The US House of Representatives will vote later on Wednesday on articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has denounced the impeachment inquiry as an “illegal, partisan attempted coup” in an extraordinary letter to House speaker N(...)

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