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President-elect Joe Biden introduces retired US army general Lloyd Austin (left) his nominee to be secretary of defense, in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

US president-elect Joe Biden has staunchly defended his choice to lead the Pentagon, amid signs of significant backlash from Democrats and Republicans(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden: His economic officials are “a first-rate team that is going to get us through this ongoing economic crisis and help build this economy back”.  Photograph:  Chandan Khanna

President-elect Joe Biden pledged to “create a recovery for everybody”, as he unveiled his senior economic team in Delaware on Tuesday. Wearing a bla(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden: “President Trump has changed the landscape.” Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

In his first sit-down interview since the election, US president-elect Joe Biden declared his presidency would not be “a third Obama term” and promise(...)

The New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman in New York, November 6th, 2020. “For the last four years, The Times reporter has been the human incarnation of a nation riveted, like it or not, by Donald Trump,” writes New York Times columnist Ben Smith. Photograph: Benjamin Norman/The New York Times

Maggie Haberman lives rent-free in Donald Trump’s head, all over the front page of The New York Times and also in a brick house in an unglamorous Broo(...)

 People take to the streets in Los Angeles to celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 US presidential election. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images

As Joe Biden took to the stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday night promising a new beginning for America, it was easy to forget that his victor(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden in Delaware on Saturday, after being declared the winner of the presidential election. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden will name a coronavirus task force as early as Monday following his victory in the US presidential election. Although Mr Bi(...)

 Chris Dodd: close adviser to Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential campaign is favourite to become the next US ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Former senator Chris Dodd is emerging as the favourite to become the next ambassador to Ireland, as Joe Biden is poised to become the 46th president o(...)

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris: would  be the first woman of colour to hold the US’s second-highest office. Photograph: Michael Perez

Kamala Harris is a serial breaker of glass ceilings but the 2020 US election will shatter the highest ceiling of her political career so far as the fi(...)

Winston Churchill: A characteristic of lustful leaders is insatiability. Churchill, commenting in 1938 on the rise of Adolf Hitler, said the appetite often “grows with eating”. Photograph:  Capt Horton/Imperial War Museums

Liz Herring was a driven debater. At school, she carted around a metal box of index cards so she could swot up on topics between classes. A debate tea(...)

Journalist Bob Woodward arrives for a meeting at Trump Tower in January 2017. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty

Whoever wins the US presidential election will make history for a reason that is causing an unseemly amount of anguish: their age. Donald Trump is 74.(...)

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