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US president Donald Trump on  the South Lawn of the White House this week. Photiograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Benjamin Disraeli wrote in praise of “Tory men and Whig measures”. Almost a century and a half since he was Britain’s premier, that mix remains the su(...)

Bernie Sanders has dropped  out of race. Photograph: Jason Connolly / AFP

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination paving the way for Joe Biden to become the party’s nomine(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: A poll on Monday showed him with a 24-point lead over Bernie Sanders in Michigan.  Photograph: Emily Kask

Primary voters in six US states go to the polls on Tuesday to choose their candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in a series of primari(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders address supporters during a campaign rally in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 8th, 2020. Photograph:  Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty

The sun may be shining on this spring afternoon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but you can feel the bracing wind blow in from Lake Michigan 50km away. Thi(...)

Shane Burns with his daughter  Lexie, who is now seven

Working Abroad Q&A: Shane Burns is originally from Killarney, Co Kerry, but now lives in Kallista in the mountains near Melbourne. He works a(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: faces strong pressure to perform well in Nevada, as his campaign struggles with a worse-than-expected outcome in Iowa and New Hampshire. Photograph: Bridget Bennett/New York Times

US president Donald Trump arrives in the west coast of the United States on Tuesday for a four-day visit as he steps up his campaigning ahead of Novem(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders greets students at a campaign rally in Rindge, New Hampshire. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Bernie Sanders is taking no chances. On the final day of campaigning, he is crisscrossing the snowy state of New Hampshire in a final push to get the (...)

Senator  Bernie Sanders: has undertaken  “a journey” and is now the most liberal of the Democratic candidates for the White House. Photograph: Calla Kessler/The New York Times

The US border is “very porous”, said the 1940s-born New Yorker with the cult following, flyaway hair and occasional blind spot for foreign strongmen. (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, businessman Tom Steyer and Bernie Sanders after a Democratic debate hosted by CNN. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders disagreed in a Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday over whether he once told her a woman could not win the W(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden during a bus tour campaign stop in Manchester, Iowa. Photograph: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times

As Washington braces itself for the impeachment trial of president Donald Trump, another kind of drama is set to dominate US political life in the com(...)

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