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Joe Biden held a long day of meetings with Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday, reflecting a recognition that “there needs to be a deeper engagement by the president”, the White House press secretary said. Photograph:  Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Joe Biden huddled with congressional Democrats on Wednesday to try to break through a potentially devastating impasse over his multitrill(...)

Smoke after a forest fire in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Joe Biden on Wednesday said climate change should be regarded as “an essential element of US foreign policy and national security”. That (...)

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.(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Should he make it to the White House, Biden would have completed the longest marathon in US political history. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It was late afternoon on February 2nd, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. We were jammed into a high-school gymnasium in Des Moines, the state capital, for(...)

Sarah Miller, who heads the American Economic Liberties Project, in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Mangum/The New York Times

One night five years ago, Sarah Miller, a former US treasury department aide, was trying to make sense of an economic recovery that had left the count(...)

In black and white: ‘I do not think an idea has ever crossed Donald Trump’s mind. This is elemental,’ Michael Wolff says. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When we look back on the strange period known as the Trump presidency, we will have no shortage of eyewitnesses on which to draw, from the deeply sour(...)

Ecuadorians demonstrate in Quito against the expulsion of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after almost seven years. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Senior Democrats have said that Julian Assange should be held accountable for WikiLeaks’ hacking of Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential ele(...)

Julian Assange gestures from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, on Thursday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Julian Assange faces extradition to the United States and up to five years in jail following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursda(...)

Robert Mueller. He  has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election to attorney general William Barr. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Over the past 22 months Robert Mueller has revealed a significant amount of detail about Russia’s role in the 2016 US presidential election and the ac(...)

Former FBI director James Comey speaks in Washington, DC. File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Former FBI director James Comey made a “serious error of judgment” when he announced shortly before the 2016 US presidential election that he was reo(...)

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