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Congressman Justin Amash made headlines last year when he left the Republican party in protest at Donald Trump’s presidency. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US presidential race took an unexpected turn on Wednesday when Michigan congressman Justin Amash announced that he is considering a run as a Liber(...)

US president Donald Trump on the south lawn of the White House after returning from a rally in Michigan on Thursday. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds/EPA

Donald Trump on Wednesday evening became the third president in US history to be impeached. Here are the next steps: The selection of impeachment man(...)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “I don’t know what the timetable will be – the truth will set us free.” Photograph: Kholood Eid/Bloomberg

US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday she expected the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump to begin(...)

Democratic representative Jeff Van Drew speaking to reporters  at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Before the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to endorse the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into US president Donald Trump, two of the mos(...)

US president Donald Trump participates in a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US senator Elizabeth Warren scolds herself for playing up her Native American ancestry. Former vice-president Joe Biden regrets his unsolicited ta(...)

US president Donald Trump takes part in a meeting with China’s vice-premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Democrats will seek to block US president Donald Trump’s attempt to build a wall on the Mexican border when they vote on overturning his emergency dec(...)

 US speaker of the House Paul Ryan: forced into ignominious retreat last week. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

As the Republican Party’s grand plan to repeal and replace Obamacare went up in flames on Friday last week, the finger-pointing began. Nothing during(...)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in this still image taken from video during an interview by the Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong on June 6th, 2013.

A US spy programme that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications survived a legislative challenge in the House of Representatives, the firs(...)