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Beto O’Rourke, who lost against incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas in November, has indicated he would not rule out a presidential bid. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/New York Times

The funeral of the late George HW Bush brought a rare moment of introspection to Washington as presidents past and present gathered in Washington Nati(...)

Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks in 1978. Photograph: Chris Gabrin/Redferns Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks in 1978. Photograph: Chris Gabrin/Redferns

In January 1977 a young punk band called Buzzcocks walked into the Manchester branch of Virgin with a box of singles they wanted to sell. They had set(...)

Style icon: the former first lady of the US Michelle Obama. Photographs: Getty

Everybody loves Michelle Obama. That’s not my opinion, it is a fact. I know this because I have been reading her memoir, Becoming, and every time I ta(...)

We need to rethink a system which pushes ever more young people straight into full time degrees, says Alison Wolf. Photograph: iStock

Universities are booming. In many countries close to half of young people now go on to tertiary education. Others, including Ireland, are at that poi(...)

Michelle Obama acknowledges the crowd at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Monday. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Things we learned from Michelle Obama during her event in London’s Southbank Centre on Monday: She still has imposter syndrome, marriage counselling i(...)

Former US presidents  George W Bush (centre), Barack Obama, (second left),  George HW Bush (far left), Bill Clinton, (second right), and Jimmy Carter (right) in the Oval Office of the White House on January  7th, 2009. George H.W. Bush, the  president who fashioned a restrained response to the Soviet Union’s collapse has died. He was 94. Photograph:  Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W Bush have led tributes to George HW Bush, the 41st US president who died on Friday at the age of (...)

Barack Obama meets Donald Trump as he is sworn in as US  president: Mr Trump talks about the US as a self-interested state among self-interested states, unique in its power but not in its existential purpose, which is to survive and prosper. Photograph: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Not since Andrew Johnson followed Abraham Lincoln have successive US presidents contrasted more vividly than Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Their han(...)

Former US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley was critical of President Trump’s performance in office.

US president Donald Trump’s claims about criminals in the migrant “caravan” attempting to cross the US-Mexico border is similar to 19th century slurs (...)

US president Donald Trump with Justice John Roberts.    Justice Roberts said in a statement: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.” File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump has continued his spat with the chief justice of the United States supreme court, after Justice John Roberts rebuked the president for de(...)

 US president Donald Trump shakes hands with US supreme court chief justice John Roberts  in Washington in February last year. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/AFP/Getty Images

US chief justice John Roberts on Wednesday strongly defended the federal judiciary a day after president Donald Trump referred to a judge who ruled ag(...)

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