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Supporters of then US president Donald Trump inside the US Capitol on January 6th. Photograph:   Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Democrats hate to be reminded that the saviour of US democracy is Mike Pence, the former vice-president, whose fawning loyalty to Donald Trump lasted (...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell exiting during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes of the 2020 presidential election. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP/Bloomberg

Two of the most prominent Republicans in Washington defied Donald Trump’s last-gasp effort to nullify Joe Biden’s victory, with the party’s leader in (...)

US president Donald Trump and attorney general William Barr at the White House in May. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

As someone with a knack for controlling the media narrative, Donald Trump’s carefully timed announcement of William Barr’s departure on Monday night d(...)

Donald Trump: “They have to pay the ultimate price. They can’t do this. They can’t do this to our country.” Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump is not only provoking fury among opponents in his race to complete a spate of federal executions in his last weeks in office. He is also (...)

President Donald Trump with, from right, Dan Patrick, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton and Senator Dawn Buckingham after arriving in Austin, Texas, in January. Paxton filed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn state victories by president-elect Joe Biden. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/ The New York Times

Anyone who has observed Donald Trump over the past four years will not be surprised at the US president’s behaviour since the election. He had warne(...)

Former US presidents (from left)  George W Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton: All three have said that they will receive the coronavirus vaccine and would be prepared to receive the vaccine on camera in a bid to combat any public scepticism towards vaccination. Photograph:  Jim Chapin/AFP via Getty Images

The United States passed another grim milestone as a record 2,885 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded on Wednesday – the highest daily number sin(...)

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday said  President Donald Trump was “looking for every legal vote to be counted”. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The US Justice Department investigated a cash-for-pardons scandal involving the White House according to documents filed in a federal court, amid repo(...)

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 Donald Trump (right) with  US attorney general William Barr. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US attorney general William Barr’s instruction to federal prosecutors to investigate possible instances of electoral fraud is a significant escalation(...)

 Preparations continue on stage inside the Curb Event Center ahead of the presidential debate between US president Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden will face off in their second and final debate on Thursday night, with less than two w(...)

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