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US president-elect Joe Biden: “President Trump has changed the landscape.” Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

In his first sit-down interview since the election, US president-elect Joe Biden declared his presidency would not be “a third Obama term” and promise(...)

Nancy Pelosi: the Democrats have reappointed her as speaker of the House of Representatives. Behind her, the finger pointing has already begun however after disappointing congressional results. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Democrats’ decision to appoint Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House of Representatives this week was not surprising. But the real contes(...)

 US president Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign visit to Capital Region International Airport, Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeffrey Sauger/EPA

Michael Taylor is a lifelong Republican. The mayor of Sterling Heights, a suburb in northern Detroit, has already cast his vote for Joe Biden. The re(...)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the parking lot of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 951 while campaigning  Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 2nd. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

From inside the Fresh supermarket in downtown Dearborn, Abu Ali runs a store selling spices, herbs, seeds and nuts. He offers an array of Middle Easte(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders address supporters during a campaign rally in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 8th, 2020. Photograph:  Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty

The sun may be shining on this spring afternoon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but you can feel the bracing wind blow in from Lake Michigan 50km away. Thi(...)

Donald Trump accused Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats as showing ‘either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

US president Donald Trump beat back criticism of his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty” and went a step furt(...)

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib:  “I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in-fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has decided not to visit her elderly grandmother in the West Bank, even though Israel agreed to her request to do so. (...)

US congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar: denied entry to Israel. File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Israel barred two Democratic congresswomen from visiting the country in a move that has prompted widespread criticism from Democrats and Jewish groups(...)

Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”.

Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”. The US president’s remarks were widel(...)

From left, Joe Biden,   Kamala Harris,  Andrew Yang and  Tulsi Gabbard  during the Democratic Presidential Debate   in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Scott Olson/ Getty Images

Leaving the sprawling urban centre of Detroit and heading northwest on the freeway, the city of Flint soon comes into view. The small city of 100,000(...)

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