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The invite for Donald Trump’s sendoff specifies that masks must be worn and that attendees are permitted to bring up to five guests. Photograph: Getty Images

Donald Trump has announced plans for an alternative presidential sendoff on the same day as Joe Biden’s inauguration. The outgoing president has issu(...)

According to the Washington Post Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have banned their security detail from using the toilets in their sprawling Washington DC mansion. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The dying days of the Trump administration have been plagued by yet more scandal in the form of riots, Twitter bans and impeachment. Now the Washingto(...)

The Beast: the presidential limousine. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Now that we’re about to have a US president about whom we can talk without wincing, and know for certain who’s going to be sleeping in the White House(...)

 Joe Biden: “I am not afraid to take the oath outside, and we’ve been getting briefed.”  Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

House Democrats initiated impeachment proceedings against president Donald Trump on Monday, formally introducing an article of impeachment to the Hous(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump are confronted by police officers outside the Senate chamber inside the Capitol after storming the building. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

It was a grimly fitting finale. How else to draw the curtain on the Trump presidency but with a violent, shambolic and ineptly executed storming of t(...)

Merrick Garland delivers remarks  in Wilmington, Delaware, as he is nominated to become US attorney general. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US president-elect Joe Biden has chosen Merrick Garland, the federal appeals court judge whose nomination to the US supreme court was blocked by Repub(...)

 Supporters of US president Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Wednesday, January 6th 7am: Gates open at the “Save America” rally at the “ellipse” in front of the White House, stretching towards the Washington Mo(...)

‘Radical laws and sharp ruptures from the status quo require either decisive majorities or support from the other side. A divided electorate allows for neither.’

As ever, Tom Wolfe got there first. Readers had expected the author of The Bonfire of the Vanities to “do” Los Angeles or Chicago after his treatment (...)

US president Donald Trump prepares to kiss Ivanka Trump on stage during a campaign rally for Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump falsely claimed that he “won the election in a landslide”, as he held a “victory rally” in Georgia on Monday night. The ev(...)

President-elect Joe Biden prepares to depart for Georgia, where he is scheduled to campaign with Democratic Senate candidates  Jon Ossoff and Rev Raphael Warnock on Monday. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US vice-president Mike Pence warned Republicans that “the stakes in this election have never been higher” as he urged supporters to vote in Tuesday’s (...)

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