David Plouffe

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: dismissive of the idea that social media and artificial intelligence could be used for global domination. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of (...)

Republican presidential elect Donald Trump (L) giving a speech during election night in New York. Photograph: Ngan Mandel/AFP/Getty Images

All times are New York time 7pm : The exit poll As the first polling stations closed in the eastern United States, early results from a national (...)

First lady Michelle Obama arrives on stage prior to speaking during a rally for Hillary Clinton in Phoenix, Arizona, yesterday. Photograph: Ross D Franklin/AP

When Barack Obama needed star power to light up his campaign rallies in 2008, he turned to Bruce Springsteen. Eight years on, Hillary Clinton has foun(...)

Colin Powell: the former secretary of state and retired four-star general called Donald Trump a “national disgrace” and “international pariah” in a leaked email. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

After a series of vacillations by Donald Trump on whether he would release his medical records, the Republican presidential nominee offered details on(...)

A former top adviser to President Barack Obama has  labelled Republican nominee Donald Trump (above) a “psychopath”. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labelled Donald Trump a “psychopath”, saying the Republican presidential nominee met the clin(...)

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton embrace: Mr Obama once said “Hillary Clinton. She’ll say anything and change nothing. It’s time to turn the page.” Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

It wasn’t easy for Barack Obama, a skinny newcomer to national politics with an exotic name and scant resume, to overthrow the voracious Clinton machi(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has an 81 per cent chance of winning the election to Donald Trump’s 19 per cent, polling analyst Nate Silver said on Wednesday. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Hillary Clinton has an 81 per cent chance of winning the election to Donald Trump’s 19 per cent, polling analyst Nate Silver said on Wednesday in his (...)

Neelie Kroes left the European Commission at the end of 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Uber, the disruptive taxi-booking operator, has recruited a host of senior advisers including former European commissioner Neelie Kroes to help it nav(...)

Hillary Clinton:  “firewall” of southern minority voters held strong against Bernie Sanders. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP Photo

After two narrow wins and one heavy defeat in the early nominating states, Hillary Clinton banked her first landslide victory, in South Carolina’s pr(...)

US President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Scott Brown, the Republican who admitted he wore pink leather shorts on his first date with his wife-to-be, is back – and Democrats are scared (...)