Bernie Sanders leaves a press conference after losing ground to Joe Biden in the campaign for the Democratic presidential  nomination. Photograph: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty

Bernie Sanders has vowed to continue his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, despite a number of disappointing finishes in primary co(...)

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders: With the primary field effectively down to two, focus now turns to the battle ahead. Photographs: Mark Felix and Mark Ralston

After more than a year of uneven debate performances, inconsistent polling and a historically large field of candidates, America finally got some clar(...)

US president Donald Trump gestures at  vice-president Mike Pence after speaking at a news conference on the Covid-19 coronavirus at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph:   Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named vice-president Mike Pence to co-ordinate the US government’s response to the coronavirus, even as he repeate(...)

Roger Stone (centre), a longtime political advisor to US president Donald  Trump, and his wife Nydia (left) arrive for his sentencing hearing at the DC Federal District Court in Washington, DC on Thursday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Roger Stone, the longtime confidant of Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison following nearly two weeks of controversy over how the (...)

The upcoming debate will be the first time Michael Bloomberg will participate in a debate with his 2020 rivals, and he is likely to come under intense scrutiny. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will join a debate with his rivals for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency for the first time on W(...)

Bernie Sanders: “We are now at a point with some 97 per cent of the precincts reporting where our campaign is winning the popular initial vote by some 6,000 votes.” Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The outcome of the Iowa caucuses was plunged into further uncertainty on Thursday after the Democratic Party’s top official called for a “recanvass” o(...)

Pete Buttigieg, Democratic presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Pete Buttigieg continues to lead the Democratic party’s delayed Iowa caucuses in a major boost for the 38-year-old Indiana mayor, as the primary seaso(...)

Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for president, during a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. Photograph: Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

US Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg has taken the lead in the Iowa caucuses in a major boost for the 38 year-old mayor as the primary season gets u(...)

Senator  Bernie Sanders greets supporters as he walks to the stage during a caucus night event in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Craig Lassig /EPA

The Iowa caucuses descended into chaos on Monday night after the results were delayed due to “inconsistencies” in the reporting. The Iowa Democratic (...)

Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, during a break in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in Washington, this week. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Democratic presidential hopefuls are descending on Iowa this weekend in a final push for votes ahead of Monday’s caucus, amid signs that the contest c(...)

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