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Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper speaks during the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco, California on June 1st. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

The next US presidential election may be 17 months away, but the race to become the Democratic nominee is well under way. In echoes of the Republican(...)

US president Donald Trump. File Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he would be open to accepting it and that he would have (...)

Joe Biden: lost his large lead in the polls. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/AFP

On the heels of a major Iowa poll which showed a big slip in his big lead over the Democratic field, Joe Biden was conspicuous by his absence from the(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden at a campaign event in Berlin, New Hampshire on Tuesday. Photograph:  Elizabeth Frantz/The New York Times

After two days of intense criticism, Joe Biden reversed his position on Thursday night on one of the issues most important to Democratic voters, sayin(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden campaigning  in Berlin, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, as he unveiled a climate plan. Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/The New York Times

When Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s vice-president, their administration brokered the landmark Paris climate accord and imposed the nation’s first feder(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren  visits Fairfield, Iowa, US. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/Reuters

Last summer, New York magazine put a bounding Elizabeth Warren on its cover, along with the headline “Front Runner?” Even allowing for the crafty hedg(...)

Joe Biden on the campaign trail in Los Angeles this week. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

When a mock row broke out this week between Joe Biden and other US Democrats about which of them was most Irish, and one – Maryland congressman John D(...)

US Democrats John Delaney, Beto O’Rourke and Joe Biden who all aim to be the party’s presidential candidate next year. Photographs: Christopher Goodney, Lucy Nicholson, Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg, Reuters

The question of who is the most Irish contender in the race for the White House has set off a jovial debate among Democratic candidates running for th(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden in a still from the video announcing his candidacy for 2020. He leads Bernie Sanders, his nearest rival for the Democratic nomination, with support from 27 per cent of voters compared with 20 per cent for the Vermont senator. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, officially launched his campaign for the White House on Thursday, becoming the 20th contender in a record fi(...)

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, speaks during his official presidential campaign launch announcement  in South Bend, Indiana, US.  Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

Pete Buttigieg officially launched his run for the White House on Sunday, against a backdrop of surging poll numbers and increasing national interest.(...)

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