New York governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Riverside Church in New York. Photograph: Gregg Vigliotti/The New York Times

The US supreme court has ruled against coronavirus restrictions imposed on religious services by New York governor Andrew Cuomo, in a ruling he called(...)

“We’ll lose capitalism and we’ll lose freedoms,” says Carolyn Uecker, vice-chairwoman of the Republican Party in Greene County, of the prospect of a Joe Biden win. Photograph: Stephen Starr

At the Republican Party office in Xenia in Ohio’s Greene County, on Tuesday night, a dozen people gather for an election watch party. There’s lots of (...)

Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly and  his wife, former congresswoman Gaby Giffords,  in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: EPA/RIck D’Elia

The eyes of the world will turn to the US this week as one of the most consequential presidential elections in history takes place, yet the race to th(...)

Amy Coney Barrett  is sworn in as a US supreme court judge as her husband Jesse Barrett looks on on the south lawn of the White House on October 26th. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Of all the attacks on Amy Coney Barrett, newly confirmed to the US supreme court, the onslaught on her childcare arrangements is the most bewildering.(...)

“Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the parts I replace are made in China or Mexico or Taiwan,” says Greg Houghland. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Smoke from burning petroleum and dust rise high into the still air as the deafening sound of drag racing cars reverberates into the Indiana night. De(...)

US president Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after supreme court judge Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday evening. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

On Monday, eight days before the presidential vote, the US supreme court’s conservative majority rejected a bid to extend Wisconsin’s deadline for rec(...)

Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett speaks during her swearing-in ceremony at the White House in Washington, on Monday. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The New York Times

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a member of the US supreme court at a ceremony at the White House on Monday night, after the US Senate voted by 52-4(...)

US president Donald Trump arriving to speak at a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Sunday. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump accused the media of a “fake news media conspiracy” and a co-ordinated effort to commit election fraud by reporting on coron(...)

US president Donald Trump, first lay Melania Trump and their son, Barron, at the White House on  August 27th. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Barron Trump, the US president’s youngest son, tested positive for coronavirus after his parents did earlier this month, Melania Trump, the first lady(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

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