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US senator Lindsey Graham: found himself encircled and jeered. Photograph:   Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

It was a Republican, vice-president Mike Pence, who most exercised the crowd in the US Capitol last week. It was another, senator Lindsey Graham, who (...)

A supporter of  Donald Trump carries a Confederate battle flag inside the Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Even as a small child, I knew I was seeing something tremendous. I didn’t know that the light in the dome meant that Congress was in session. I didn’t(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump at Freedom Plaza in Washington on December 12th. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

In 1979, the US suffered the twin ignominies of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet capture of Afghanistan. Inflation took off as the helpless pres(...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

US president-elect Joe Biden:  Tends to see a bipartisan Washington as the natural order of things. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

On course for 300-ish electoral college votes, the US president-elect aimed to “bind the wounds of division” and serve “all Americans”. The prospect o(...)

People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after Joe Biden was declared winner of the 2020 presidential election. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP via Getty Images

As news broke that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump in the race for the White House, cities across the US saw wild celebrations from supporters of (...)

Zana Zee Keough: ’Generation Z and the Millennials are both moving politics to the left. In Ireland and America. Both generations are politically active and engaged.’

I never expected my vote to end up in a Supreme Court challenge that could decide the US election. But it looks like that is where it’s headed. This (...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for a rally at the Des Moines International Airport. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The playwright Tom Murphy said that the most important question to ask about any drama is: what is at stake? When it comes to next Tuesday’s president(...)

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.Photograph: NBC

Any analysis of Donald Trump’s effect on US pop culture should begin with the story of how a Korean pop band disrupted the president’s now notorious r(...)

US President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump at a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida on Thursday. Photograph: Chris O’Meara/AP.

All eyes are on the midwest on Friday as the two presidential candidates descend on the states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Donald Trump’s e(...)

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