Dublin-born Samantha Power, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, will head up USAid, America’s main federal aid agency. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Throughout his almost 50-year career in politics, Joe Biden has often recalled the words of his grandmother. “Remember, Joey Biden, the best drop of b(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden during a campaign rally to support Democratic Senate candidates in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday six weeks after the US presidential election, stumping for Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Wa(...)

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, who has made history as the first woman to run a winning Democratic presidential campaign. Photograph: Andre Chung for the Washington Post via Getty Images

In the chaotic days that followed the November 3rd US presidential election, one person seemed unusually calm: Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, the manager o(...)

Christopher Krebs was fired as  the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. File photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

US president Donald Trump fired the top US official responsible for overseeing election security last night, claiming without evidence he made “highly(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden: “I am proud to announce additional members of my senior team who will help us build back better than before.”  Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

President-elect Joe Biden announced a number of senior White House appointments on Tuesday as he continued to prepare for his incoming presidency. Th(...)

 Chris Dodd: close adviser to Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential campaign is favourite to become the next US ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Former senator Chris Dodd is emerging as the favourite to become the next ambassador to Ireland, as Joe Biden is poised to become the 46th president o(...)

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally in Carson City, Nevada. Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP

With just 15 days until the US presidential election, polls suggest that Donald Trump has an uphill battle to secure a second term in the White House.(...)

 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in event  in Durham, North Carolina, US. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Americans to cast their vote early in the presidential election as he campaigned in the key swing st(...)

US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP.

US president Donald Trump predicted “a red wave like you’ve never seen before,” as he held campaign rallies in the key mid-west states of Michigan and(...)

 US vice-president Joe Biden meets locals in Ballina, Co Mayo during a visit to Ireland in  June 2016. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

With the official nomination this week of Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate for November’s election, the former vice-president moves one step clos(...)