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Former US vice-president Joe Biden at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

Aside from the likelihood that it was misattributed, Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity was always terrible advice. “Doing the same thing over a(...)

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York: The Green New Deal is a proposal offered by progressive Democrats that would dramatically shift the United States away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy. Photograph: Saul  Loeb/ AFP/Getty Images

Three decades of federal “gridlock” in the US on reducing carbon emissions will cause $1 trillion in damage to the global economy, a report by the Ins(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Everyone complains about the weather. Nobody does anything about it. The same applies to the US economy. America shifts restlessly from its first non-(...)

US attorney general William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Virginia on Monday. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

When William Barr cleared Donald Trump of obstruction of justice on Sunday, the US attorney general held true to a long-held and expansive view of pre(...)

After four years as the European Union’s top diplomat in Washington, David O’Sullivan will soon leave the US capital – as well as the EU’s civil service. His role as EU ambassador has given him exposure to many of DC’s famous residents, including Barack and Michelle Obama. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

High on the 10th floor of the EU delegation building overlooking Washington Circle in downtown DC, David O’Sullivan is preparing to leave the office t(...)

Paul Manafort,  US president Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. His breach of his plea deal means he is likely to face a much tougher prison sentence than previously thought probable. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

William Barr has been confirmed as the next attorney general of the United States, replacing Jeff Sessions who was fired by President Donald Trump in (...)

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(...)

Perhaps the strongest sign the Trump administration is turning its back on Brussels is the decision to downgrade the status of the EU ambassador in Washington. Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Earlier this week members of Congress, officials and senior foreign policy experts squeezed into a conference room on Capitol Hill for a panel debate.(...)

 William Barr testifies before the Senate judiciary committee during the first day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s pick to become the next attorney general gave a robust defence of his eligibility for the role on Tuesday as he testified (...)

US president Donald Trump is greeted as he arrives at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport prior to addressing the National Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph: Reuters /Carlos Barria

US president Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general has pledged to allow special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into Russia(...)

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