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If nominated and confirmed, Anthony Blinken would be a leading force in the incoming administration’s bid to reframe the US relationship with the rest of the world after four years in which Donald Trump questioned long-time alliances. Photograph:  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty

US president-elect Joe Biden has announced senior members of his cabinet, foreign policy and national security teams, as he accelerates preparations t(...)

US president Donald Trump arriving to speak at a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Sunday. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump accused the media of a “fake news media conspiracy” and a co-ordinated effort to commit election fraud by reporting on coron(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty

The US Senate is expected to vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court on Monday, as a key procedural hurdle was cleared when the 10(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: the announcement of her nomination at the White House on September 26th  has been called a ‘super-spreader’ event. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/AFP via Getty Images

As Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis and triumphant return to the White House after three nights in hospital continued to absorb political life in Was(...)

Republican senator  Mitt Romney has said he will consider Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee. Photograph: EPA/Michael Reynolds

US president Donald Trump’s ambition to appoint a third supreme court justice looked virtually assured on Tuesday, after several Republican senators s(...)

Indiana-based judge  Amy Coney Barrett: has been interviewed by US president Donald Trump.  Photograph: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP

The death of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has upended the US presidential election, just six weeks before polling day. It has also focuse(...)

Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, New York, demonstration over the death of George Floyd: “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership,” says Gen James Mattis. Photograph: Timothy A Clary

President Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the US military to quell protests across America has been strongly criticised by leading military figures as(...)

Under president Trump, there has been no shortage of scandal, intrigue or drama.  Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg

Once upon a time, I was completely and utterly besotted with American politics. As a teenager, I was so taken with Barack Obama’s message of hope and (...)

Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, during a break in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in Washington, this week. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Democratic presidential hopefuls are descending on Iowa this weekend in a final push for votes ahead of Monday’s caucus, amid signs that the contest c(...)

Republican senator Lamar Alexander says he will oppose calling more witnesses. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump looked set to end without hearing witness testimony after a crucial Republican senator said he opposed a motion (...)

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