US president Donald Trump displays a face shield that’s made at Ford’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Michigan. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

With election day just over three weeks away, US president Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail later today when he holds a rally near Orlando, (...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump: Denied knowledge of Proud Boys group and claimed he ‘won big’ at Tuesday’s presidential debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump insisted that he won Tuesday night’s presidential debate “big” as the White House struggled to contain the fallout from his (...)

President Donald Trump is joined on stage by family members during the final night of the Republican National Convention. Photograph: New York Times

US president Donald Trump launched a pointed attack on his Democratic rival Joe Biden on the final night of the Republican convention, as he formally (...)

US speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: ‘I’m not holding the articles indefinitely. I will turn them over when I’m ready, and that will probably be soon.’ Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, says she intends to transmit articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump t(...)

US president Donald Trump and New Jersey Democrat Jeff Van Drew, who is switching his allegiance to the   Republican Party, in the Oval Office on Thursday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

A defiant president Donald Trump hit out at Democrats on Thursday, a day after the House of Representatives impeached him in a historic vote. The Dem(...)

US President Donald Trump denounced the impeachment as a ‘hoax’ and a ‘set-up’ yesterday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Washington was plunged into a political standoff over the terms of the forthcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, a day after President Donald Trum(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi   speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: House Television via AP

Senior Republican senators have stressed their preference for a short impeachment trial of President Donald Trump if the process moves to the Senate a(...)

Democratic chairman Jerry Nadler speaks to the press after the House judiciary committee’s vote on the articles of impeachment in Washington on Friday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The House judiciary committee has passed two articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump, paving the way for a full impeachment vote in (...)

Comedian Amy Schumer is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the proposed confirmation of supreme court nominee  Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed as a US supreme court justice this weekend after Republican senator Susan Collins said she would endorse h(...)

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