US president Donald Trump  with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi  in the Oval Office of the White House on September 6th. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Senior Democrats stunned Washington on Wednesday by claiming that they had agreed with Donald Trump on a plan to protect so-called Dreamers, young imm(...)

The problem with Donald Trump is we don’t know which of the characters he has created he would bring to the Oval Office. The trouble with Hillary Clinton is we do know. Photograph:  Andrea Comas/Reuters

When historians write about this bizarre, ugly and dispiriting campaign – and oh, my, will they ever! – the epic dark saga will unfold this way: A man(...)

 Barack Obama looks on as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Obama thinks Clinton has the specific skillset that is required of the next president. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

It says a lot about our relationship with Hillary Clinton that she seems well on her way to becoming Madam President because she’s not getting indicte(...)

Hillary Clinton: her aide Sidney Blumenthal questioned the Tory leader’s talks on an election pact with the UUP and questioned whether he supported the February 2010 power-sharing deal in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

David Cameron was accused of “threatening recklessly to destroy a generation of work” by a close adviser to Hillary Clinton when he met union(...)

Hillary Clinton at the end of her day-long appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill last week. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

Nobody plays the victim like Hillary. She can wield that label like a wrecking ball. If her husband humiliates her with a girlfriend in the Oval Offic(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton defended her handling of the security at the US diplomatic outpost in the Libyan city of Benghazi where four(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton: criticised for sending “classified” information on a private server. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Emails released in the political storm over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email address for official business as US secretary of state sho(...)

The private dealings involving Hillary Clinton and her  advisers were revealed through emails released in response to  her use of a personal email account to conduct US government business. Photograph: Reuters

Hillary Clinton ruled herself out of a panel discussion on Northern Ireland in 2009 involving Irish and British politicians at a meeting of her family(...)