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(...)

A law enforcement officer checks a van seized during an investigation into a series of parcel bombs, in Plantation, Florida. Image: via Reuters.

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has warned that those responsible for a series of explosive devices sent to senior Democratic figures this week will(...)

US actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

New York police have recovered a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro which may contain a device similar to others sent to leading Dem(...)

Actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Donald Trump have turned their att(...)

Figures who were sent suspect packages. From top: Barack Obama (L),  Hillary Clinton, George Soros. Bottom row: Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz (L), former CIA director John Brennan,  and  Democrat Maxine Waters. Photographs: Martin Bureau/Angela Weiss/Stan Honda/Mandel Ngan/Saul Loeb/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures in the Democratic party, including former US president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have been sent potentially explosive devices b(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange: “They are trying to say that president-elect Trump is not a legitimate president.” Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Obama administration has been accused of trying to “delegitimise” Donald Trump’s impending US presidency over the alleged hacking of election emai(...)

A filing cabinet broken into in 1972 as part of the Watergate burglary, beside a computer server that Russian hackers breached during the 2016 presidential campaign, both now in the basement of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Justin T Gellerson/The New York Times

When special agent Adrian Hawkins of the FBI called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its c(...)

Jill Stein: support for Stein, who won 469,501 votes as the Green Party nominee in 2012, was impossible to escape at the Democratic national convention last week. Photographer: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton, praised Hillary Clinton, and urged his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton, but it seems even the(...)

President Richard Nixon gives his resignation speech from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington D.C. on August 8, 1974 (Photo by NBC NewsWire/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

I have seen the ghost of Richard Nixon. He walked unsteadily across the stage of US politics twice in the last week. Or so I thought – and I shuddered(...)

First lady of the United States, Michelle Obama speaks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 25th July 2016. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

US first lady Michelle Obama stole the show on the first night of the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia, imploring voters in a deeply per(...)

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