The move by Republican senator for Texas Ted Cruz and 10 other senators from his party is largely symbolic and unlikely to overturn the result of the presidential election. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and nine other Republican US senators or senators-elect said on Saturday they will reject presidential ele(...)

President-elect Joe Biden has already started to appoint his cabinet. Photograph: The New York Times

More Republicans on Thursday broke with President Donald Trump’s refusal to cooperate with Joe Biden, saying Mr Biden is entitled to intelligence brie(...)

People enter a security checkpoint to attend a rally with US President Donald Trump on Saturday  evening at the BOK Center on  in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

President Donald Trump is determined to try to have a political comeback rally overnight despite the devastating health and economic crises that have (...)

US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

Republican senator John Cornyn: said that he has confidence in Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

John Cornyn, the US Senate’s number two Republican, came to the defence of Robert Mueller, saying it “would be a mistake” for US president Donald Trum(...)

Teri McLain wears a US President Barack Obama figure during a rally to urge Congress to end the government shutdown at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US President Barack Obama and Republican leaders appeared ready to end a political crisis that has shuttered much of the US government and pushed the (...)