Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds the signed article of impeachment after the US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Democrats in the House of Representatives made good on their vows to impeach Donald Trump for a historic second time on Wednesday in the wake of last (...)

Brandon Bernard as he sits on death row awaiting his scheduled execution in Terre Haute, Indiana. Photograph: EPA.

A wave of outrage from US human rights groups, activists, elected officials, and others over the execution on Thursday night of federal prisoner Brand(...)

Joe Kennedy III has been building his political profile in Washington since his election to the House of Representatives in 2013. Photograph: Simon Simard/Bloomberg

As Donald Trump and Joe Biden tee up for what promises to be one of the most closely-watched presidential races in American history, in the northeaste(...)

Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”.

Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”. The US president’s remarks were widel(...)

Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar , Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rashida Tlaib: have criticised Donal Trump and challenged their own Democratic leadership. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

US president Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four liberal Democrats in Congress, who have become known as “The Squad”, calling on the(...)

 US president Donald Trump: if any other global leader made similar comments, they would be gone from office, forced to resign immediately. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images

Two and a half years into Donald Trump’s presidency, it often seems that the US president has lost his power to shock, that the standards of president(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi: “These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting and these comments are racist.” Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

US president Donald Trump applauded Republicans for not backing a House of Representatives motion describing recent comments by him as “racist”, after(...)

Democratic members of Congress Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib  listen as Ilhan Omar  speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

When US president Donald Trump wrote in a tweet on Sunday that “’progressive’ Democrat congresswomen” should “go back and help fix the totally broken (...)

US Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L), Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib (R) are three of the four Congresswomen president Trump ‘go back’ to the ‘totally broken and crime infested places from which they came’.  Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters

The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn recent comments by Donald Trump as racist, following one of the most acrimonious debates o(...)

  Republican Senate majority leader   Mitch McConnell  refused to label President Trump’s comments as racist. Photograph:  Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The controversy over Donald Trump’s criticism of four non-white members of Congress continued on Tuesday as the US president defended his racially-cha(...)

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