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The then US president Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 1st, 2015. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The Oscar for slickest use of violence in a political advertisement goes to Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. In a scene that evokes the target pr(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell receives applause at a White House ceremony on Monday to mark the swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as a justice of the US supreme court. Photograph: Samuel Corum/New York Times

Mitch McConnell’s ever-startled face could have been drawn by the cartoonist Tex Avery. The majority leader of the US Senate also does a vivid line in(...)

Barack Obama has kept a relatively low-profile since leaving office in January last year and has refrained from criticising his successor directly. However on Friday he spoke out at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Photograph: Daniel Acker/The New York Times

Former US president Barack Obama stepped back into the political fray on Friday, lambasting his successor Donald Trump for the first time since leavin(...)

US president Donald Trump reacts as pastor Paula White tells him she has a bible to give  him at a dinner hosted for evangelical leaders at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump’s leaked remarks to evangelical leaders last month contained a telling choice of possessive pronoun: “I just ask you to go out and make s(...)

US president Donald Trump owes his grip on eminent Republicans to cravenness on their part and ruthlessness on his. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Consider some headlines from the serious press over the past year. “Why Americans should fight Donald Trump’s isolationism.” “Trump’s Neo-isolationism(...)

 Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderson gives a victory speech at his election night party in Newark, Ohio. Photograph:  Justin Merriman/Getty Images

Republican candidates backed by US president Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, with the nar(...)

President Donald Trump during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Florida, July 31st, 2018. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Thirty years have passed since a free-market Republican won a US presidential election. Even he, George H W Bush, signed tax rises into law and embroi(...)

Helsinki handshake: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

There is a scene in Shattered, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s book about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that describes the feeling inside (...)

Melting glaciers are a clear sign of climat change and global warming

The view that “global warming is all bullshit, it’s got to stop . . . and the world is freezing” is no longer the dominant form of climate change deni(...)

Republican senator Orrin Hatch with US president Donald J Trump  Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator in US history and a leader of the effort to rewrite the US tax code at the end of (...)

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