The US Capitol Building. Photograph: Samuel Corum/Getty

Senior Republicans blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the attack on the US Capitol and refrained from criticising former president Donald Trump as (...)

US representative Marjorie Taylor Greene leaves her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, earlier this year. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Since her election to Congress in November, Republican representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has been no stranger to controversy. The congresswoman’s (...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris and  President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House after Biden spoke at an event. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

States across the United States prepared to reassess their rules on mask-wearing, after the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled n(...)

  Liz Cheney speaks after being voted out of her House Republican Conference chair position in the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney was ousted on Wednesday as leader of the House Republican Conference, the latest sign of the continuing influence of (...)

Liz Cheney: warns  Republican Party’s future is at stake if the party continues to give credence to Donald Trump’s baseless claims. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

Republicans may move to oust Liz Cheney as leader of the House Republican Conference as early as Wednesday, the latest sign that the party is seeking (...)

 US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has officially endorsed Elise Stefanik (above) in her bid to oust the No 3 House Republican,  Liz Cheney. File photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

The only uncertainty today about the bid by Donald Trump supporter Elise Stefanik to take the No 3 slot in the US Republican Party leadership may lie (...)

Liz Cheney on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Melina Mara/Pool via The New York Times

It is no longer a question of “if” but more likely a question of “when”. The days of Liz Cheney in a leadership position in the US House of Representa(...)

Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee, listens as Joe Biden speaks in   Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Vice-presidential hopeful Kamala Harris pledged to get to work immediately to help defeat Donald Trump, as she joined Joe Biden on stage for the first(...)