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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 (...)

A protester stands outside during the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US Senate Democrats mounted a last-ditch effort to persuade moderate Republican senators to back calling new witnesses, including John Bolton, in Dona(...)

Former US national security adviser John Bolton: assertion Donald Trump told him he wanted to withhold aid to Ukraine makes it  more likely more Republicans will agree to call him as a witness. Photograph: Erin Schaff/ New York Times

Two high-profile Republicans have signalled that claims in an upcoming book by John Bolton were sufficient reason to call the former US national secur(...)

Senate majority leader  Mitch McConnell ahead of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, in Washington, on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

Republicans know very well who they are. That’s why it was such a juicy moment when Hakeem Jeffries, the congressman from Brooklyn and Democratic impe(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: president’s legal team is  set to start its allocated 24 hours of speaking time on Saturday morning.  Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty

Counsel representing Donald Trump will begin setting out their opening arguments on Saturday in the impeachment trial of the president, as Democrats m(...)

Senator Mitt Romney said he was concerned about the precedent of the White House moving forward with a policy overtly rejected by Congress. Photograph:  Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

The Republican-led Senate has issued a stinging rebuke of Donald Trump’s border wall, voting to block the president’s declaration of an emergency at t(...)

Michael Cohen (left), Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, arrives for a closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee in Washington on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The US House of Representatives has voted to revoke Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Me(...)

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