US president Donald Trump with family members watches fireworks on the final day of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski

The Republican National Convention culminated on Thursday night with Donald Trump’s acceptance of his party’s nomination for the presidency, bringing (...)

 Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence: one of the high-profile names to  have lent their support to the  #WeWantToPlay and #WeAreUnited camaign. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty

Donald Trump has tweeted his support for college football players pushing for the opportunity to compete this season despite the Covid-19 pandemic. “(...)

Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale campaign at the Democratic Convention in 1984 in San Francisco. She later said she  was not “prepared for the depth of the fury, the bigotry, and the sexism my candidacy would unleash”.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Images/Getty Images

On the cusp of Joe Biden teaming up with a woman, I am casting back to my time covering the first woman who was a serious contender for veep. The fem(...)

US president Donald Trump. His  ‘warped view of masculinity has warped the US’s response to a deadly pandemic’. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

Macbeth has his doubts. But his wife taunts him about his manliness until he bloodies his country. It’s hard to believe, four centuries after Shakes(...)

US president Donald Trump plays catch during a Major League Baseball opening day event at the White House. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has been forced to cancel next month’s Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, amid soaring coronavirus rates in Flo(...)

Lieut Col Alexander Vindman: Having testified about Donald Trump’s Ukraine policy during the impeachment inquiry, he is retiring after  a “campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation” since. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan

The Trump administration received a boost on Wednesday after the supreme court upheld a rule allowing employers to deny workers insurance coverage for(...)

Too Much and Never Enough, the controversial new book by Mary Trump about her uncle, US president Donald  Trump. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

Donald Trump developed a penchant for employing hyperbole and lying after watching his “high-functioning sociopath” father demean any members of the f(...)

Dr Anthony Fauci: “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around,” he said. Photograph:  Al Drago/Bloomberg

Infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has warned that America’s daily coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 as several states across the country co(...)

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: A report by the New York Times claims Russia offered rewards for successful attacks against US troops last year. File photograph: Getty

Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that no one had told him about a Russian plot to offer bounties to Taliban militants in exchange for fatal attacks on c(...)

Dr Anthony Fauci testifying before Congress on Tuesday. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg

Leading coronavirus expert Dr Anthony Fauci has warned of a “disturbing surge” of Covid cases in some parts of the United States, and said the next fe(...)

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