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Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale campaign at the Democratic Convention in 1984 in San Francisco. She later said she  was not “prepared for the depth of the fury, the bigotry, and the sexism my candidacy would unleash”.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Images/Getty Images

On the cusp of Joe Biden teaming up with a woman, I am casting back to my time covering the first woman who was a serious contender for veep. The fem(...)

US president Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

These are far from certain to be Donald Trump’s last months in the White House. The US president’s deficit in national and state polls is daunting but(...)

Mike Wallace: Probed harder and more flamboyantly than his contemporaries at evasive subjects

There are some gaps in our knowledge of American culture. We recognise their novelists, pop stars and comedians. We certainly know their movie stars. (...)

Sarah Cooper’s home-made lip-syncs of Donald Trump’s ramblings are the most effective impression of him yet

Donald Trump is having his infamous ideas about fighting coronavirus. “We hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerf(...)

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in Bombshell

Appropriately for a film set within the Murdoch empire, the title has a sticky double-meaning that would have appealed to Kelvin MacKenzie, former edi(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

No Trump fan: Rihanna has sent the White House a cease-and-desist letter. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

Rihanna isn’t happy. Neither is Axl Rose. Both musicians took to Twitter at the weekend, responding to reports from people who had heard their songs a(...)

 Pedestrians walk by the New York Stock Exchange on September 15th, 2008, in New York City, US. File photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On Monday September 15th, 2008, Americans woke to the news that Lehman Brothers, one of the giants of US banking, was filing for bankruptcy. TV screen(...)

John McCain climbed from depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

John McCain was an essential element of the United States’s political conversation for half a century, an ever-present figure eager to challenge frien(...)

US senator John McCain had served the United States  for 60 years. Photograph: by Robyn Beck/AFP

US presidents past and present have joined world leaders in mourning one-time presidential candidate and war hero John McCain, praising him for a life(...)

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