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My dentist will confirm that I’m long enough in the tooth to have witnessed three distinct Information Ages. The first involved newspapers and televi(...)

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in her office at the federal appeals court in Washington in January. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, president Joe Biden’s nominee to serve on the US supreme court – she would be the first black woman to do so – has pledge(...)

A Ukrainian military vehicle drives past a checkpoint in the eastern frontline of Kyiv  region, Ukraine, on Saturday. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin warned today that Ukrainian statehood is in jeopardy and likened the West’s sanctions on Russia to “declaring war”, w(...)

Local residents train close to Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

The White House has warned that Moscow will face “swift and severe” consequences if it launches a new attack on Ukraine, as US and Russian diplomats a(...)

US supreme court justice Stephen Breyer, who is 83, signalled his intention to retire earlier this week. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Pool/EPA

US president Joe Biden will in the weeks ahead have the opportunity to carry out a constitutional role that can have an impact lasting decades – the n(...)

Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, gains some canine comfort as he arrives for his confirmation hearing in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Dog-eat-dog world On his way into his grilling by the US Senate’s banking committee ahead of his confirmation to chair the Federal(...)

 US president Joe Biden delivers a speech on voting rights on the campuses of Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, US Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

President Joe Biden has backed changing traditional rules of the US Senate to facilitate the passing of voting rights reforms which Democrats say are (...)

Former first lady Michelle Obama. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Former US first lady Michelle Obama is spearheading a campaign aimed at registering more than a million new voters across the United States in the run(...)

The former amateur boxer who represented Nevada in the US Congress as a Democrat for more than 30 years died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Photograph: Jason Reed/ Reuters

Harry Reid, the pugnacious son of a Nevada hard-rock miner who rose from poverty to become the US Senate majority leader and earned a reputation as a (...)

President Joe Biden’s so-called  Build Back Better plan was projected to cost $1.75 trillion. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The confirmation on Sunday that his key domestic legislation does not have sufficient votes to pass the US Senate represents a major blow for Presiden(...)

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