Supporters react to election results during the watch party for Kentucky’s attorney general Andy Beshear, running for governor against Republican incumbent Matt Bevin, in Louisville. Photograph: Harrison McClary

As America passed the one-year mark until the presidential election, there was mixed news for Democrats this week. On Tuesday, several states held lo(...)

Paul Manafort (R), US president Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman,  at a court in New York in June  2019. Photograph: Jefferson Siegel/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump clamoured for the speedy release of emails hacked from Democrats during the 2016 election campaign, and a top Trump aide pro(...)

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney:   contradicted US president Donald Trump’s repeated denials. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, suggested that there was a quid pro quo in relations with Ukraine, only to walk back on the stat(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence arrive back at Shannon Airport from Dublin during an official visit to Ireland. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Wire

US president Donald Trump has said he never spoke with Mike Pence about staying at his golf resort in Ireland during an official trip to the State by (...)

Workers clean the stage before the  Democratic presidential primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30th. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic debate were many: Ten candidates or 11? Two nights or one? One billi(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden: his national lead among Democrats has been fairly durable through the summer, polls show.  Photograph:  Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

New opinion polls show Joe Biden with a significant national lead in the Democratic presidential race as the contest heads into the intense autumn cam(...)

Kamala Harris’s attack on Joe Biden over his record on race  is likely to be the defining moment of this debate. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The second night of this week’s Democratic debate in Miami always had the potential to be the more significant of the two. Though the line-up was sel(...)

Diaz  and Santo in Little Havana, Miami: fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took power and are now American citizens who support Donald Trump. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Democrats may have taken over the city of Miami this week for the first debate of the 2020 US election season, but Republicans have not lost sight of (...)

 Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker; Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar,  Tulsi Gabbard,  Jay Inslee and John Delaney pose for a photo on stage before the start of a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. Photograph: Wilfredo Lee/AP

The race to become the Democratic candidate to take on Donald Trump in next year’s presidential election began in earnest on Wednesday night, with 10 (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts senator, who has run on a policy-heavy platform, has been edging upwards in the polls. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

Democratic hopefuls vying to become the party’s nominee to take on Donald Trump in next year’s US presidential election are gathering in Miami for the(...)

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