US president Barack Obama:  Lost touch with his revolutionary side and settled comfortably into being an Ivy League east coast cerebral elitist who hung out with celebrities. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

You know how desperate president Obama is – as he contemplates all his accomplishments going down the drain at the hands of a man he has total contemp(...)

Bill Clinton at a fundraising event for his wife Hillary Clinton: The former president took in more than $50 million dollars from “forprofit” activities over the years, a close aide said in a hacked memo released by WikiLeaks.  Photograph: Timothy  Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump lambasted Hillary Clinton over the leaked “Bill Clinton Inc” memo that showed the money connections between the former president, his fam(...)

 Donald Trump greets supporters at a rally  in Ocala, Florida, on Wednesday, during which he urged voters to read the messages “released by Wikileaks”. Photograph: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

In the final weeks of a dizzying US presidential campaign, Donald Trump is suddenly embracing an unlikely ally: The document-spilling group Wikileaks (...)

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, speaks during a campaign event at the Seven Flags Event Center in Clive, Iowa. Photograph:  Damon Winter/The New York Times

Failures to disclose information about Donald Trump’s taxes and Hillary Clinton’s health dominated debate for another day in the US presidential race(...)

US Republican candidate Donald Trump will travel to Mexico City later on Wednesday to meet Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

US Republican candidate Donald Trump will travel to Mexico City later on Wednesday to meet Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, after more than a yea(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. “They did more to change the attitude in the party than anything that has happened in a long, long time,” he said of Bernie Sanders’s supporters. “It’s all for the better.” Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democrats have played down the angry scenes of party disunity that marred the opening night of the party’s national convention when supporters of Hill(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following victory in the New York state primary: his 60 per cent score in New York State was his highest level of support in his campaign so far. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

“Today you proved there’s no place like home,” an ecstatic Hillary Clinton told supporters in a Manhattan hotel in her adopted home state after rompin(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as rival candidate Senator Bernie Sanders tries to hand her a piece of paper during a Democratic debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. Photograph: Reuters

Brooklyn was the scene of the latest flashpoint between the Democratic presidential candidates as front-runner Hillary Clinton and challenger Bernie S(...)