Walter Mondale, the former US vice-president under Jimmy Carter who ran for president himself against Ronald Reagan in 1984, died today at his home in Minneapolis. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Walter Mondale, a leading liberal Democratic voice of the late 20th century who was US vice-president under Jimmy Carter and lost in a landslide to Ro(...)

Democratic presidential nominee and former US vice-president Joe Biden leaves St Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church with his granddaughter Finnegan Biden  after attending Sunday Mass in Wilmington, Delaware, on October 25th, 2020. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court has provoked much discussion, and a key question is whether her Catholic moral beliefs wil(...)

Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale campaign at the Democratic Convention in 1984 in San Francisco. She later said she  was not “prepared for the depth of the fury, the bigotry, and the sexism my candidacy would unleash”.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Images/Getty Images

On the cusp of Joe Biden teaming up with a woman, I am casting back to my time covering the first woman who was a serious contender for veep. The fem(...)

Hillary Clinton: the 68-year-old candidate and her supporters seized the historic moment on a emotional night, exactly eight years after she conceded defeat to Barack Obama. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

In a renovated warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Hillary Clinton made history beneath a glass ceiling by shattering the metaphorical glass ceiling(...)

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump: “When Palin turned out to be utterly unqualified and unintelligible, spouting her own special Yoda-like language, it did not reflect poorly on women as a whole – only on her and John McCain.” Photograph: Cassi Alexandra/Bloomberg

It’s a tough call to figure out which place is more benighted: Hollywood or Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was pulling ahead with all its beheadings and i(...)