US president Donald Trump. File Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he would be open to accepting it and that he would have (...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden campaigning  in Berlin, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, as he unveiled a climate plan. Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/The New York Times

When Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s vice-president, their administration brokered the landmark Paris climate accord and imposed the nation’s first feder(...)

Women protesting against Georgia’s anti-abortion “heartbeat” Bill in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage

Ireland may have made history last year by legalising abortion, but in the United States the debate is far from over. More than 45 years after the Ro(...)

US Democrats John Delaney, Beto O’Rourke and Joe Biden who all aim to be the party’s presidential candidate next year. Photographs: Christopher Goodney, Lucy Nicholson, Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg, Reuters

The question of who is the most Irish contender in the race for the White House has set off a jovial debate among Democratic candidates running for th(...)

Four women have said Joe  Biden made them feel uncomfortable when he touched them at political events in past years. File photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Former US vice-president Joe Biden has attempted to tamp down a controversy over allegations of unwanted physical contact with women, releasing a vide(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/ The New York Times

House Democrats introduced a new Bill on healthcare on Tuesday in a sign that the party leadership is eager to pivot away from the Mueller investigati(...)

Hillary Clinton  has for the first time ruled out running for president in 2020. Photograph:  Angela Weiss/AFP

Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and first lady who lost the White House to Donald Trump in 2016, said officially Monday what has been u(...)

Kamala Harris visits South Carolina, one of the states to hold early Democratic primaries. Harris and other Democrats hoping to secure the party’s nomination for 2020 have made the state a priority. Photograph: Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage

It’s just after lunchtime on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and more than an hour before her scheduled appearance at the Brookland Health and Wellness Ce(...)

 Kamala Harris    –  already living down her past as a prosecuting attorney. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty

At some point, any able-bodied Democrat who does not run for US president will have searching questions to answer about their self-esteem. Declared a(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and House speaker Nancy Pelosi flank Donald Trump as the US president delivers his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump appealed to Congress to end “decades of political stalemate” as he made a call for unity in his annual State of the Union ad(...)

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