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(...)

Workers clean the stage before the  Democratic presidential primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30th. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic debate were many: Ten candidates or 11? Two nights or one? One billi(...)

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/The New York Times, Mark Felix/The New York Times

Joe Biden on Wednesday will face rival Kamala Harris in a highly anticipated rematch after a searing confrontation during last month’s presidential de(...)

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren: wants to unrig American capitalism in favour of the middle classes. Photograph: Sara Stathas/Bloomberg

Let us imagine Democrats do not pick a septuagenarian man to run against Donald Trump next year. Some may think this far-fetched. After all, Joe Biden(...)

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