President Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris  at the White House in Washington after the Senate voted to pass a $1.9 trillion  relief package. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

Joe Biden is on the brink of securing final approval from Congress for his $1.9 trillion (€1.6 trillion) stimulus bill – a bet that massive fiscal int(...)

Jennifer Psaki, former White House communications director and state department spokeswoman under Barack Obama, will be White House press secretary. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president-elect Joe Biden has given top economics and communications positions to former aides to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, appointing wome(...)

US president Donald Trump said of his cognitive test: ‘It’s actually not that easy, but for me, it was easy.’ Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US presidents and those who would be president often boast of their qualifications – their education, their experience, their achievements. And then t(...)