Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer of New York: Still working out organisational details of how Senate business will run with minority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph:   EPA/Samuel Corum

Newly appointed Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer pledged to “do business differently”, as Democrats officially took control of the Senate after si(...)

Rev Raphael Warnock, US Democratic Senate candidate, looks set to secure victory in one of the seats in the runoff election in Georgia. Photograph: EPA

The Democrat Party has taken control of the US Senate – and Congress overall – after winning a pair of run-off election races in Georgia. With 98 p(...)

Election officials assist voters at a polling location during the US Senate runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg

Democrats have won both senate seats for Georgia giving them control of the chamber and the power to advance US president-elect Joe Biden’s policy goa(...)

Voters enter and exit a polling station at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on January 5th, 2021 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/ Getty Images

Control of the US Senate – and with it the ability to block or advance Democratic US president-elect Joe Biden’s agenda – is on the line in a pair of (...)

US president Donald Trump prepares to kiss Ivanka Trump on stage during a campaign rally for Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump falsely claimed that he “won the election in a landslide”, as he held a “victory rally” in Georgia on Monday night. The ev(...)

President-elect Joe Biden prepares to depart for Georgia, where he is scheduled to campaign with Democratic Senate candidates  Jon Ossoff and Rev Raphael Warnock on Monday. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US vice-president Mike Pence warned Republicans that “the stakes in this election have never been higher” as he urged supporters to vote in Tuesday’s (...)

Democratic US Senate candidate Jon Ossoff greets a supporter during a canvass launch event in Eatonton, Georgia. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

US president Donald Trump and president-elect Joe Biden will hold competing campaign events in Georgia on Monday, on the eve of two elections that wil(...)

Democratic candidate for the US Senate Jon Ossoff participates in a Latino outreach campaign event in Marietta, Georgia, on December 30th. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Democrats’ hopes of winning two US Senate run-off races in Georgia and regaining control of the upper chamber of Congress have been boosted by clashes(...)

 Georgia Republican Senate candidate Kelly Loeffler takes questions from the media during a rally on December 20th  in Cumming, Georgia. Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

At a campaign event in Dawsonville, Georgia earlier this month, Republican senator Kelly Loeffler posed alongside Chester Doles with a smile on her fa(...)

President-elect Joe Biden: Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev Raphael Warnock are seeking to flip two seats held by Republicans in Georgia. If both win, Democrats will have an effective majority in the Senate. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

The United States passed a new Covid milestone, recording 3,000 deaths in a single day, as the pandemic continued to spread across the country. More (...)

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