Democratic senators-elect Kyrsten Sinema  and Jacky Rosen  walk to the office of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer for a meeting at the US Capitol on Tuesday.   Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

Just over a week after Americans went to the polls in the midterm elections, the incoming members of Congress arrived in Washington on Tuesday for “or(...)

Protesters  before a ballot recount in Lauderhill, Florida, US. Photograph: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

US president Donald Trump has called for the election recount in Florida to be abandoned and for Republican election candidates to be appointed, as he(...)

People cast their ballots at a community centre during early voting for the US midterm elections in Potomac, Maryland on October 25th. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The midterm elections to decide on the make-up of Congress take place across the United States on Tuesday, with all 435 seats in the House of Represen(...)

President Donald Trump  during a rally in Estero, Florida, where he was  campaigning for  Republican governor  Rick Scott, who is challenging incumbent Democratic senator  Bill Nelson for a seat in the Senate. Photograph: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Next Tuesday Americans go to the polls in one of the most closely-watched midterm elections in recent history. At stake on November 6th is control of(...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to a rally in Florida on Wednesday. “We’re going to be prepared – they’re not coming into our country,” he said of migrants heading towards the US. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has pledged to send up to 15,000 troops to the US border as he ramped up his anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of next week’s (...)

Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee speaks during a teachers’ rally in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Josh Ritchie/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump hailed the result of several primaries on Tuesday night, claiming that the outcomes showed that the Republican Party will “m(...)

Meghan McCain, daughter of  John McCain, touches the casket during a memorial service for her father in Phoenix, Arizona, US. Photograph: Jae C Hong - Pool/Getty Images

Residents lined up at the Arizona statehouse on Wednesday to pay respects to the late US senator John McCain, the Vietnam War hero and two-time Republ(...)

Former Maricopa county sheriff and current Arizona Republican Senate candidate Joe Arpaio on the campaign trail  at the Tucson Expo Gun Show. Photograph: Caitlin O’Hara/New York Times

Donald Trump finally succumbed to pressure and ordered flags to be flown at half-mast in honour of John McCain on Monday. While the U-turn was ostensi(...)

Joe Arpaio: As sheriff of Maricopa County for more than 24 years, he built a nationwide reputation for a tough attitude to law enforcement. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Joe Arpaio remembers exactly where he was when he learned he had received a presidential pardon from US president Donald Trump. “It was my wife’s bir(...)