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Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

Back in campaign mode: President Trump leaves Wednesday’s rally in Cedar Rapids. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

After the endless controversies, and incessant scandals, this week brought something of a reprieve for Donald Trump. The US president got a big boost (...)

Republican Karen Handel makes  a heart sign for her supporters ahead of her election victory in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Republicans seized on the victory of Karen Handel in a special election in Georgia on Tuesday night, vowing to push through a vote on a revised health(...)

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is taking on Republican Karen Handel in Atlanta, Georgia’s sixth  congressional district election. Photograph: Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters

All eyes turn to Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday when Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff takes on Karen Handel, the Republican former secretary of state for (...)

Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Thursday’s special election in Montana took an unexpected turn as Republican candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter. The in(...)

Attendees cheer for Democratic candidate Rob Quist (foreground) during a rally at Montana State University. Photograph: Jenna Shoenefeld/New York Times

American president Donald Trump may be far away from the US capital this week as he continues his first foreign visit as president, but back home chal(...)

 Democratic US House of Representatives candidate Jon Ossoff  is one of 18 candidates who ran in the non-partisan special election to fill Georgia’s 6th congressional district seat. Photograph: EPA

For one brief moment this week it was as if election fever had returned to the United States. On Wednesday evening, political pundits, live bloggers (...)