Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/The New York Times, Mark Felix/The New York Times

Joe Biden on Wednesday will face rival Kamala Harris in a highly anticipated rematch after a searing confrontation during last month’s presidential de(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Air Force One on Sunday at Palm Beach airport in Florida. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Obstruction of justice is a crime that requires more than overt acts. It also requires intent. That principle helps explain special counsel Robert Mu(...)

Dr Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testify in a combination photograph during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, on Thursday. Photographs: Win McNamee and Jim Bourg

Senior representatives of the legal profession have urged the US Senate to delay a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court, followin(...)

Christine Blasey Ford  gave her first public account of what  happened at a house party in the early 1980s, when she was 15 and Brett Kavanaugh 17. Photograph:  Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images

Washington witnessed one of the most dramatic days of testimony in recent years on Thursday as supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser t(...)

An abandoned car manufacturing plant of in Detroit, Michigan. JD Vance’s memoir sketches the narrative of those who left the US southern states of Kentucky for a better life in the so-called rust belt states up north. Photograph: Eric Thayer

One of the many unintended consequences of the electoral victory of Donald Trump has been a renewed interest in the written word. News publications s(...)

Cambridge Analytica board members include Trump’s right-hand man Steve Bannon. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images

A small amount of media attention has been directed at a political consultancy firm called Cambridge Analytica. Hired by Republican super PACs and can(...)

Uganda president Yoweri Museveni  renewed pledges to fight corruption earlier this year, but the government has arrested at least 28 anti-corruption activists who were distributing information to the public. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

None of the senior Ugandan government officials implicated in the theft of €4 million of Irish Aid money last year has been held to account for their (...)