Judge Brett Kavanaugh, president Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The controversy over US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has gripped America since Christine Blasey Ford identified herself as the woman behind a(...)

Former US president Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Former US president Barack Obama has said the upcoming US midterm elections give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics”, taking a(...)

President Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before a US Senate committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced tough questions about his views on abortion in his third full day in front of members of the senate jud(...)

Cindy McCain, wife of late US senator John McCain, leans over his casket as his body lies in state inside the US Capitol rotunda in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

John McCain was an emblem of America’s “fighting spirit, noble idealism and solemn patriotism”, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday (...)

Mr Weaver, a moderate Republican, said a “centrist” Democrat will be preferable to Donald Trump. “I want someone to hold office who respects the institution.”  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

An influential Republican Party strategist who has worked on a number of US presidential campaigns believes the party has reached its “nadir” under Do(...)

Photographs, flowers and notes gather at a makeshift memorial to US Senator John McCain outside his office in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images.

Julieta Delgado laid flowers outside John McCain’s senate office in Phoenix, then buried her face in her partner’s arm. They stood for a moment by the(...)

US senator John McCain had served the United States  for 60 years. Photograph: by Robyn Beck/AFP

US presidents past and present have joined world leaders in mourning one-time presidential candidate and war hero John McCain, praising him for a life(...)

Brett Kavanaugh has refused to answer whether Donald Trump can be forced to comply with a subpoena. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Republican elected officials have hesitated to criticise Donald Trump after his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to fraud, implicating the p(...)

US pesident Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally  in Charleston, West Virginia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Lyons/EPA

It was Robert Mueller’s best day so far, which meant it was Donald Trump’s worst. Minutes before his former campaign manager was convicted on multiple(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and longtime fixer, leaving federal court in New York on Tuesday, where he  pleaded guilty  to campaign finance violations and other charges. Photograph: Andres Kudacki/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has accused his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, of making up “stories in order to get a ‘deal’”. Mr Trump’s tweet came afte(...)

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