Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is taking on Republican Karen Handel in Atlanta, Georgia’s sixth  congressional district election. Photograph: Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters

All eyes turn to Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday when Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff takes on Karen Handel, the Republican former secretary of state for (...)

Donald Trump:  the US president has regularly capsized official positions with his own candour on social media. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A member of Donald Trump’s legal team has denied the US president’s own assertion that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice. Jay Seku(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump has said he is the victim of a “witch-hunt” following reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the presi(...)

US attorney general Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI’s investigation into the Trump administration, and its possible collusion with Russia during the campaign. Photograph: EPA

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has rejected any suggestion he colluded with Russia, as he became the latest high-profile figure to appear befo(...)

Former FBI director Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between Donald Trump’s election campaign and Russian officials. Photograph: Harry Hamburg/AP

A longtime friend of US president Donald Trump has said Mr Trump is considering whether to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating poss(...)

 Democratic US House of Representatives candidate Jon Ossoff  is one of 18 candidates who ran in the non-partisan special election to fill Georgia’s 6th congressional district seat. Photograph: EPA

For one brief moment this week it was as if election fever had returned to the United States. On Wednesday evening, political pundits, live bloggers (...)

 Paul Ryan: A US television show opened on Saturday with the words: ‘Paul Ryan needs to step down.’  Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sought on Sunday to spread blame for the failure of his first attempt at passing major legislation, the replacement of Barac(...)

Donald Trump: Disproves the theory that just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. Photograph: Erik S Lesser-Pool/Getty Images

Time was when you only ever heard about the “deep state” from men in donkey jackets selling copies of the Socialist Worker newspaper in pubs. Along wi(...)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer: “For the attorney general to turn around and say I am not going to uphold this lawful executive order is clearly a dereliction of duty and she should have been removed and she was,” he said on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The acting US attorney general sacked by President Donald Trump was responsible for what was “clearly a dereliction of duty” by defying him on his co(...)

US president Barack Obama  and Cuban president Raul Castro. The death of Fidel Castro will push US-Cuban relations to the top of Donald Trump’s foreign policy in-tray. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Fidel Castro may not have lived to antagonise a 12th US president, but in death the legendary revolutionary still managed to expose differences betwe(...)