Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo: “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. That is just not who I am, and that’s not who I have ever been.” Photograph: Johannes Eisele

US president Joe Biden led calls for New York governor Andrew Cuomo to resign, after the state attorney general determined he had sexually harassed mu(...)

New York attorney general Letitia James and New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Photograph: David Dee Delgado and Spencer Platt/AFP via Getty Images

Ten years after he became the 56th governor of New York, following in the footsteps of his late father, Mario, who led the state for three terms, Andr(...)

Vice-president Kamala Harris. File photograph: Michael M Santiago/Getty

Shortly after she made history as America’s first woman and woman of colour to serve as vice-president,  Harris is wrapping up her first (...)

US president-elect Joe Biden in Delaware on Saturday, after being declared the winner of the presidential election. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden will name a coronavirus task force as early as Monday following his victory in the US presidential election. Although Mr Bi(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden whose ancestors emigrated to the United States in the mid-19th century from Mayo and Louth. Photograph: Jim Watson/ AFP/AFP via Getty Images

Congressman Richard Neal, the chair of the Ways and Means Committee in the US Congress, has reiterated his warning that there will be no trade agreeme(...)

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Erie International Airport, Pennsylvania. Photgraph:Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

With 13 days to go until election day, I’m in North Carolina, a crucial battleground state where Donald Trump and Joe Biden are tied, according to lat(...)

Kamala Harris: “Looking back, it is odd that such a fancied candidate did not do better in her own presidential campaign.”  Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Joe Biden is not 77 in the way that Mick Jagger is 77. The Democratic candidate for the White House wears the years with a heaviness that is not lost (...)

Joe Biden  is known for being sometimes warmly, sometimes inappropriately, hands-on with men and women. What Reade accuses him of is a crime and seems completely out of character.  Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

One of my quarantine diversions was revisiting the first season of Mad Men, where women in the workplace were sexual playthings and where a young woma(...)

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(...)

South Bend, Indiana mayor  Pete Buttigieg: has a kind of valedictorian wholesomeness. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

Pete Buttigieg tells US Democrats that he used to campaign for a “young man with a funny name”. If you took a chance on Barack Obama, implies the mayo(...)

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