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US rapper Kanye West says he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

Rapper Kanye West has declared his candidacy for US president. The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump in 2020 – of whom he has been a vocal supporte(...)

Congressman Justin Amash made headlines last year when he left the Republican party in protest at Donald Trump’s presidency. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US presidential race took an unexpected turn on Wednesday when Michigan congressman Justin Amash announced that he is considering a run as a Liber(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Perhaps it is too much to hope that an unremarkable leader can make the planet safe for globalism. But it would not be the first time. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

It feels rude to point out how little was expected of Harry Truman when he became US president 75 Aprils ago. He was “just” a Missouri haberdasher. He(...)

US president Donald Trump: Almost any sentient mammal who stands for a major party can count on 45 per cent of the national vote. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Followers of sport will be familiar with the concept of the emotional hedge. On the sound premise that money beats gallows humour as consolation, peop(...)

‘As for the travails of Monaghan GAA supporters, I would hesitate to compare the seven years we had Malachy O’Rourke (above) as manager –a period that ended last Saturday night – with the time James Stockdale spent in the Hanoi Hilton. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

‘It’s the hope that kills you,” is a phrase that will probably have been uttered by fans of all Gaelic football-playing counties except one by the end(...)

Former chairman and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz has said he is considering a run for president of the US, as an independent. Photograph: Johannes Elsele/AFP/Getty Images

This week the bid to take on Donald Trump, the presumed Republican nominee in the 2020 presidential election, stepped up a gear. Senator Kamala Harri(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

The  debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is expected to set new TV viewership records with some pundits expecting as many as 100 million to tune in. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The significance of presidential debates in determining the outcome of the US elections have themselves long been the subject of debate by presidenti(...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump jeers the media in front a crowd of supporters in July  in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

Richard Ford My old mentor and friend Shelby Foote used to say that a person couldn’t understand the US without understanding the American civil wa(...)

 Donald Trump:  tensions between him and Paul Ryan continue to fester  over the pivotal role at the   Cleveland convention, where Mr Trump will presumably be named as presidential nominee. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP Photo

Divisions among Republicans over Donald Trump’s takeover have deepened with Paul Ryan, the party’s highest elected official, saying he would step asid(...)

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