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US senator Bernie Sanders: said that his policies were now supported “by a majority of Americans”.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The announcement that Bernie Sanders is to run for president for a second time has livened up the Democratic contest to take on President Donald Trump(...)

US senator Bernie Sanders: said that his policies were now supported “by a majority of Americans”.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Bernie Sanders, the 77-year-old senator from Vermont, has announced he is running for U president for a second time, entering a crowded field of candi(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and House speaker Nancy Pelosi flank Donald Trump as the US president delivers his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump appealed to Congress to end “decades of political stalemate” as he made a call for unity in his annual State of the Union ad(...)

Former chairman and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz has said he is considering a run for president of the US, as an independent. Photograph: Johannes Elsele/AFP/Getty Images

This week the bid to take on Donald Trump, the presumed Republican nominee in the 2020 presidential election, stepped up a gear. Senator Kamala Harri(...)

Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge US president Donald Trump in 202(...)

Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee: “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

California senator Kamala Harris has become the latest Democrat to announce a run for the US presidency, joining an already crowded field ahead of nex(...)

 Katie Hill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  Lauren Underwood  and Angie Craig: tracked Mitch McConnell to petition him to have a vote to reopen the government. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

After I’d been writing a column for a few years, a male boss gave me a T-shirt depicting the Furies swooping. He didn’t mean it as a compliment. The(...)

Bernie Sanders participates in a news conference with Democratic politicians, in Washington, last week.  Photograph: Michael ReynoldS/EPA

Oppressive regimes hide economic inequalities with bread and circuses. The US does it with a mere idea: classlessness. It explains the national self-i(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders: “I certainly apologise to any woman who felt she was not treated appropriately and, of course, if I run we will do better next time,” he said. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

In February 2016, Giulianna Di Lauro, a Latino outreach strategist for US senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential operation, complained to her superviso(...)

Elizabeth Warren  after announcing she has formed an exploratory committee to run for president in 2020, outside her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

US senator Elizabeth Warren, a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism, entered the 2020 race for president on Monday, becoming the first(...)

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