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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced on Monday that he was suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Photograph: Ben Brewer/The New York Times.

Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin abruptly pulled out of the 2016 US presidential race on Monday, doomed by a lightning-quick collapse (...)

US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Marking Labour Day in the US, president Barack Obama signed an executive order providing up to seven days-a-year of paid sick leave to contractors who(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: both the Republican establishment and the punditocracy have been shocked by his continuing appeal to the party’s base. Photograph: Jason Davis/Getty Images

There are many things we should remember about the events of late August and early September 2005 and the political fallout shouldn’t be near the top (...)

Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio at the debate in Cleveland: Rubio . “If I’m our nominee, how is Hillary Clinton going to lecture me about living paycheque to paycheque? I was raised paycheque to paycheque,” said Rubio in response to one question. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Marco Rubio walked into the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday night as a decided underdog. But the youthful Florida senator emerged,(...)

 US president Barack Obama announcing a  plan  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from  coal-burning power plants. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Obama administration has vowed to override states that refuse to accept its new climate goals by mandating how they should achieve emissions cuts,(...)

US presidential candidate Donald Trump waves from his car  in Laredo, Texas, on July 23rd, where he had difficulty summoning details when pressed on how he would fix the immigration system. Photoghraph: Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

The most pressing question that Donald J Trump could face next week in the first debate of the US 2016 presidential race may not be about Iran or immi(...)

Ahead of the field: Donald Trump in Texas on Thursday. He said he’s confident of winning the Hispanic vote. Photograph: Matthew Busch/Getty

On Tuesday the Republican senator Lindsey Graham, one of 16 candidates seeking his party’s presidential nomination in the 2016 US elections, appear(...)

Republican presidential contender and businessman Donald Trump. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump attacked Arizona senator John McCain’s war record on Saturday, saying the former prisoner in North Viet(...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is entering a presidential contest vastly different in size, pace and cost to those which his father and brother took part in. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Nearly 27 years after his father was elected president, moulding a political dynasty that would propel one son into a governor’s office and another in(...)

Former Texas governor Rick Perry at the announcement in Dallas yesterday of his candidacy for US president in 2016. Photograph:  Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

With 521 days to go until the US presidential election, the field is already packed with candidates. Far more Republicans have declared; among (...)

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