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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.(...)

James Joyce fan: Pete Buttigieg campaigning in South Carolina. Photograph: Swikar Patel/New York Times

Almost a century after it was first published, James Joyce’s Ulysses has become a talking point in the race to become the Democratic Party’s nominee i(...)

Four women have said Joe  Biden made them feel uncomfortable when he touched them at political events in past years. File photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Former US vice-president Joe Biden has attempted to tamp down a controversy over allegations of unwanted physical contact with women, releasing a vide(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke addresses an crowd at a campaign stop in  South Carolina, US, on Sunday. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/The New York Times

One of the oldest Irish Catholic organisations in the US, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), has criticised the Republican Party for a tweet it po(...)

Centrist Democrat Beto O’Rourke, adherent of the “Oprah Winfrey school of positive thinking”. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

When Barack Obama launched his White House bid 12 years ago, he already had a library of well-crafted policies. Some were bold. Others were small-bore(...)

Beto O’Rourke during his second day of campaigning for the 2020 nomination in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million (€5.4 million) online in the first 24 hours after announcing his presidential campaign last week, according (...)

Former Texas Congressman and Democratic party presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: The 46 year old offers the politics of feelings. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP

The heavens part. The light shines down. The rise in the oceans begins to slow. The world is once more bathed in the mystical glow of a messiah. Our r(...)

 Joe Kennedy III: “We can win without segmenting our society.” Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter

Sitting in a prominent position at last week’s St Patrick’s Day lunch in the US Capitol, was a young redhaired congressman from Massachusetts. Joe K(...)

Donald Trump signs a veto of the measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds for a border wall, with sheriffs and attorney general William Barr (centre) and department of homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (right of Barr) in the White House. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his administration, blocking a measure that opposed his use of a national emergency to circumve(...)

Beto O’Rourke addressing a crowd in Austin, Texas before last November’s midterm elections. Photograph:  Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images

Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat who surged to prominence by nearly unseating Republican Senator Ted Cruz in last year’s midterm congressional electi(...)

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