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(...)

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(...)

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