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US president Joe Biden, aka not Trump, drops in on a Washington DC store to meet with business owners on Tuesday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Image of the week: Biden’s hardware In the first of an occasional series, Just Joe Biden Visiting Places, here is a picture of US president Joe Biden(...)

Security is increased around the US Capitol ahead of the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/John Minchillo

Incoming US president Joe Biden is planning an ambitious slate of executive orders in the first days of his presidency, as he seeks to distance himsel(...)

   Andrew Johnson: it has been generally accepted that he was among the worst holders of the office of US president

He had been a polarising president, cherished, as well as deplored, for his excitability, his stubbornness, and his gift for demagoguery. His hair-tri(...)

19th-century image of the main street in Butte, Montana: no longer a thriving industrial centre. Photograph: Bildagentur-online/Universal Images Group

Two hours’ drive west of Yellowstone National Park, the old, dusty mining town of Butte, Montana, edges into view. Nestled in the valleys amid the Roc(...)

Giving it Socks: Bill Clinton’s cat poses for the press corps on the White House lawn in 1999. Photograph: Robert Giroux/Getty Images

As you will now be aware, Kamala Harris, recently confirmed Democratic candidate for US vice-president, is both Wall Street’s favourite cop and the ad(...)

US president Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that displays a headline “Acquitted”. If a  request for a foreign government to help sway an election is not deemed enough to remove him from office, what is? Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

And so it ended as expected. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump was found not guilty of two articles of impeachment by the US Senate. The result w(...)

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: The closing arguments set the stage for a vote to acquit Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Amanda Voisard

With almost every Republican in the audience holding fast behind US president Donald Trump, House impeachment managers made impassioned closing argume(...)

President Donald Trump at a rally on January 14th in  Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph:  Joshua Lott/Getty

History will be made next week when the impeachment trial of Donald J Trump opens in the US Senate – only the third time in history that a sitting US (...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the managers for the Senate impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Wednesday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The US House of Representatives voted to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, paving the way for on(...)

In a vote split largely along party lines, the US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstructing a congressional inquiry. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/ AFP  via Getty Images

In one respect, Donald Trump is right when he calls his impeachment a farce. He is about to go on trial in a court – the US Senate – where the jury is(...)

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