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Walter Mondale, the former US vice-president under Jimmy Carter who ran for president himself against Ronald Reagan in 1984, died today at his home in Minneapolis. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Walter Mondale, a leading liberal Democratic voice of the late 20th century who was US vice-president under Jimmy Carter and lost in a landslide to Ro(...)

G Gordon Liddy died on Tuesday at the age of 90, surrounded by family at the home of his daughter in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Photograph: Roberto Borea/AP

G Gordon Liddy, a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime(...)

On March 8th 1971 in New York at the Madison Square Garden, Muhammad Ali lost the first of his three-fight trilogy with Joe Frazier. Photograph: Getty Images

In his classic book “Loser and Still Champion”, Budd Schulberg opens the chapter concerning the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier bout at Madison Square (...)

Republican senator Lisa Murkowski speaking to reporters in Washington. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

I’ve been waiting for this moment. The moment when some on the left would react indignantly to journalists doing their job. It was so enthralling and (...)

US senator Lindsey Graham: found himself encircled and jeered. Photograph:   Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

It was a Republican, vice-president Mike Pence, who most exercised the crowd in the US Capitol last week. It was another, senator Lindsey Graham, who (...)

A supporter of  Donald Trump carries a Confederate battle flag inside the Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Even as a small child, I knew I was seeing something tremendous. I didn’t know that the light in the dome meant that Congress was in session. I didn’t(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump at Freedom Plaza in Washington on December 12th. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

In 1979, the US suffered the twin ignominies of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet capture of Afghanistan. Inflation took off as the helpless pres(...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

US president-elect Joe Biden:  Tends to see a bipartisan Washington as the natural order of things. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

On course for 300-ish electoral college votes, the US president-elect aimed to “bind the wounds of division” and serve “all Americans”. The prospect o(...)

People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after Joe Biden was declared winner of the 2020 presidential election. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP via Getty Images

As news broke that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump in the race for the White House, cities across the US saw wild celebrations from supporters of (...)

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