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Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge US president Donald Trump in 202(...)

Jeb Bush – polled as having the best shot at securing Republican nomination in 2014 election. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Hershorn

Promise me something: Over the coming weeks, whenever you hear a pundit or read a poll on the subject of who the 2020 Democratic nominee might be, yo(...)

Beto O’Rourke, who lost against incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas in November, has indicated he would not rule out a presidential bid. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/New York Times

The funeral of the late George HW Bush brought a rare moment of introspection to Washington as presidents past and present gathered in Washington Nati(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘The talk of a blue wave of Democratic voters was just that: talk.’

There is no dust settling after the US midterms. Within 24 hours of the elections, Donald Trump started clearing house and throwing tantrums. He fired(...)

US president Donald Trump with former attorney general Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony last year. File photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

A combative Donald Trump claimed “close to a complete victory” on Wednesday as Republicans expanded their Senate majority but lost the House of Repres(...)

Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

As America voted in one of the most significant midterm elections in decades on Tuesday, The Irish Times asked readers across the US to shar(...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to a rally in Florida on Wednesday. “We’re going to be prepared – they’re not coming into our country,” he said of migrants heading towards the US. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has pledged to send up to 15,000 troops to the US border as he ramped up his anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of next week’s (...)

James and Mbappe exchange shirts last August.

Arriving at the AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs last weekend, LeBron James caused a bit of a stir with his fashion choices. A Beto O’Rou(...)

US president Donald Trump was described by erstwhile enemies Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham as ‘a snivelling coward’ and a ‘jackass’. Both are now allies. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

A lifetime on and in front of the television, that hurried medium, trained Donald Trump in the art of the compressed jibe. Next to “low energy” and “l(...)

Honduran migrants taking part in a caravan heading to the US, rest during a stop in their journey, in Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Tuesday. Photograph: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump again warned that he could deploy the military to prevent a caravan of migrants which is making its way towards the United States from en(...)

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