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 Nancy Pelosi  in Washington yesterday, In a letter to members ahead of the vote, Ms Pelosi said she was beginning the new session “full of pride” at her nomination as Speaker of the House.  Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Nancy Pelosi has been elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives for the fourth time, cementing her legacy as the first and only female speake(...)

Nancy Pelosi: the Democrats have reappointed her as speaker of the House of Representatives. Behind her, the finger pointing has already begun however after disappointing congressional results. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Democrats’ decision to appoint Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House of Representatives this week was not surprising. But the real contes(...)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to remain in her role for the new term. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

As results from congressional election continued to trickle in on Thursday, it appeared increasingly likely that the Senate will remain in Republican (...)

Police line up after the city imposed a 9pm curfew in Philadelphia, October 28th, following two nights of protesting after the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace jnr by police. Photograph: Gabriella Audi/AFP via Getty

The air is heavy in this corner of west Philadelphia.  On this grey weekday morning, neighbours and friends of Walter Wallace jnr, the 27-year-o(...)

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Erie International Airport, Pennsylvania. Photgraph:Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

With 13 days to go until election day, I’m in North Carolina, a crucial battleground state where Donald Trump and Joe Biden are tied, according to lat(...)

Downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, the ‘Electric City’: the town symbolises the demise of a once-thriving industrial centre. Photograph: Eric Baradat / AFP via Getty

At the Downtown Deli in Scranton, Pennsylvania, orders of pancakes, French toast and endless cups of coffee are piling up during this busy lunchtime. (...)

 US vice-president Joe Biden meets locals in Ballina, Co Mayo during a visit to Ireland in  June 2016. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

With the official nomination this week of Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate for November’s election, the former vice-president moves one step clos(...)

Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris  at an event to announce her place on the Democratic party’s presidential ticket, in Wilmington, August 14th. Photograph: Michelle V Agins/The New York Times

Washington Correspondent Delegates are gathering virtually on Monday for the Democratic National Convention as they prepare to officially nominate for(...)

From left, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump jnr and Tiffany Trump attend the state of the union address  in Washington. In some Republican circles, the notion of President Trump’s children running for political office is not only a parlour game – it’s a matter of finding the right opportunity for the right Trump. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/the New York Times

When US voters go to the polls next November for the presidential election, they will also decide who takes control of Congress. All 435 seats in the (...)

 Nancy Pelosi is applauded after her election as speaker of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ebullient Democrats assumed control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday and elected Nancy Pelosi of California speaker, returning her to a (...)

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