Dr Anthony Fauci: new polls show that the smear from Trumpworld may be starting to stick; fewer Republicans trust the doctor now than in the spring. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times)

Never mind Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. You want to see a real can’t-look-away train wreck of a relationship? Look to the nation’s capital, where a me(...)

US president Donald Trump had claimed in tweets that mail-in ballots would be ‘substantially fraudulent’ and result in a ‘rigged election’. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump threatened to “strongly regulate” or close down social media companies, as he reacted furiously to Twitter’s move to label h(...)

US president Donald Trump salutes during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington cemetery. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump used his Twitter account to promote a discredited murder conspiracy theory about a well-known TV host, as the social media c(...)

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(...)

Democrat candidate Joe Biden: supporters point out he is  running on a much more progressive platform than is generally thought. Photograph: Tracie Van Auken

This week marked a year since former US vice-president Joe Biden entered the presidential race, launching his campaign in a union hall in Pittsburgh. (...)

First lady Melania Trump,  accompanied by US vice-president Mike Pence, left, applauds as  Donald Trump speaks to employees at the FEMA headquarters on Wednesday in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Harnik /AP

After spending nearly a month out of the public eye, Melania Trump emerged from the White House on Wednesday, putting an end to at least a few of the (...)

US president Donald Trump in Hamburg, on Friday.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

This week was holiday time in the US, a moment when Americans traditionally pause, come together and celebrate the annual Fourth of July festivities t(...)

 MSNBC presensters Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who have been personally attacked by US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The White House offered to have a US tabloid kill a damaging story about the hosts of a cable news show if they personally apologised to the president(...)

Mika Brzezinski, a co-presenter of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, who was targetted on Twitter by US President Donald Trump. Photograph: Robert Caplin/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s war on the media took a graphic turn on Thursday when the president launched a highly personal attack on a female host of MSNBC’s morni(...)

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at the New Year’s Eve party at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The 118-room private club will be a winter White House for him to escape to. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

When US president-elect Donald Trump rang in the new year this weekend, he did it in Gatsby-like opulence, joined by actor Sylvester Stallone, the go(...)

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