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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: “The electoral college has spoken.” Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Senior Republicans recognised Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States on Tuesday as President Donald Trump continued to deny the outcome(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden: His economic officials are “a first-rate team that is going to get us through this ongoing economic crisis and help build this economy back”.  Photograph:  Chandan Khanna

President-elect Joe Biden pledged to “create a recovery for everybody”, as he unveiled his senior economic team in Delaware on Tuesday. Wearing a bla(...)

 Republican lawmakers stormed into the room used by the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donal Trump. Photograph: Jim  Lo Scalzo

As always with Donald Trump, an insight into what is preoccupying the US president can be gleaned from his tweets. On his way to a rally in Pittsbur(...)

As Donald Trump’s responses to the substantive issues under scrutiny at the impeachment inquiry have shifted wildly, and as the president himself wallows in self-pity, there have been tentative signs that cannier Republicans are being careful in their positioning. Photograph: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg

Up until Tuesday, it seemed just about conceivable that the impeachment inquiry under way in the US House of Representatives could fail to produce con(...)

More than two dozen Republican politicians speak to the media after storming into the room used by the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

A US House of Representatives impeachment inquiry devolved into chaos on Wednesday as Republican politicians, encouraged by US president Donald Trump (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has fended off questions from US senators on how the world’s largest social network might be regulated more c(...)

 President Donald Trump  with his son Donald Trump Jr: the president  personally intervened to draft a misleading initial statement by his son, according to a report. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans in Congress are demonstrating an increasing willingness to defy Donald Trump, in a sign of the uphill battle the US president faces as he (...)

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up signs at a campaign rally in Lakeland, Florida on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Republicans have been tying themselves up in metaphorical knots over their support for Donald Trump in the aftermath of their party’s presidential ca(...)

Student Breckan Erdman carries around a sign on the campus of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, where the second presidential debate will be held between Republican nominee Donald Trump and his Democrat counterpart Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Senior US Republican Party figures have urged Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race after he was caught on tape bragging about sexually as(...)

 Donald Trump greets supporters outside Trump Towers in Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, facing eroding support from his party over lewd remarks about women, goes into a second presidential (...)

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