Old man in a hurry: Biden must act quickly to save his presidency

Slumping approval ratings, political deadlock at home and blunders on foreign policy leave the White House facing its moment of truth Is Joe Biden failing? Less than nine months into his presidency, rising numbers of Americans and not a few foreign allies appear to think so. Polls last week by Gallup and Rasmussen put his […]

Liz Cheney mocks Trump over bizarre insult: ‘I like Republican presidents who win re-election’

Republican tweets picture just of George W Bush after Trump pac sends out image that spliced Cheney with former leader One of the less dignified spats in US politics rumbled onwards on Sunday, as the Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney responded to a bizarre insult from Donald Trump. Related: ‘He knows he lost’: Georgia Republican opposes […]

It’s been easy to forget about Trump, but rightwing America has yet to shake him off | Emma Brockes

The former president’s conspiracy theories have found a sympathetic audience on the internet No one showed up, relatively speaking, to the rally in Washington DC last weekend, an event organised in support of the 6 January “martyrs”. Riot fences went up; the national guard was on standby. The gathering, styled “Justice for J6” by organisers, […]

Joe Biden has ‘great confidence’ in top general Milley after Trump revelation

The chair of the joint chiefs of staff sought to prevent the former president from ‘going rogue’, according to new Woodward book • US politics – follow live Joe Biden threw his weight behind the top US military officer on Wednesday, saying he had “great confidence” in the general who, according to a new book, […]

Six US Capitol police officers could face discipline for 6 January actions

Internal investigation recommends disciplinary measures against officers but none will face criminal charges An internal investigation by the US Capitol police (USCP) has recommended disciplinary measures against six of its officers for their actions during the 6 January riot, although none will face criminal charges. In a statement, the USCP said its office of professional […]

‘Bring it’: Liz Cheney throws down gauntlet after Trump endorses primary challenger

Republican congresswoman signals she is ready for a fight after former president endorses rival Harriet Hageman Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney had a short answer for Donald Trump on Thursday, after the former US president endorsed a challenger for her seat in Wyoming. Related: Republicans in crosshairs of 6 January panel begin campaign of intimidation Continue […]

‘There is so much bad behaviour everywhere’: how to raise a good child in a terrible world

Amid Trump, #MeToo and rising hate crime, science writer Melinda Wenner Moyer decided it was time to learn how to stop her kids becoming ‘assholes’. Her research became an unusual, much-needed parenting book When Melinda Wenner Moyer looked around in the autumn of 2018, she saw everywhere what she would describe as “assholes”. In the […]

Brazil: warning Bolsonaro may be planning military coup amid rallies

Former world leaders and public figures say nationwide marches are modelled on US Capitol insurrection The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his allies could be preparing to mount a military coup in Brazil, according to an influential group of former presidents, prime ministers and leading public figures on the left. An open letter claims rallies […]

US Capitol rioter photographed wearing horns pleads guilty

Jacob Chansley, of Phoenix, Arizona, pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding when he took part in insurrection The man who was photographed inside the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection shirtless, wearing a horned headdress and furs, and heavily tattooed, pleaded guilty on Friday to obstructing an official proceeding when he took part […]

The Guardian view on the Texas abortion ban: this is not the end | Editorial

The supreme court’s refusal to block the law marks a grave blow to the freedom and safety of women The cruel, vindictive and dangerous law that has taken effect in Texas is much more than the most extreme anti-abortion legislation in the United States. To many, it understandably feels like the beginning of the end […]

Two decades after 9/11, the real threat to the US is our own far right | Harsha Panduranga

The FBI’s inadequate response to far-right violence results from a lack of will, not a lack of legal authority On 6 January, a mob including white supremacists and far-right militants stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers were certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. The attack followed mass shootings by white supremacists – like in El Paso […]

Israel says US plan to reopen Jerusalem consulate is ‘bad idea’

Foreign minister warns reviving site traditionally used for diplomacy with Palestinians could be ‘destabilising’ Israel has said a US plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem that was traditionally a base for diplomatic outreach to Palestinians is a “bad idea” and could destabilise the prime minister’s new government. The previous US administration of Donald Trump […]

Republican election audits have led to voting system breaches, experts say

MyPillow chief gave out election software at South Dakota event derived from Republican challenges in Colorado and Michigan Republican efforts to question Donald Trump’s defeat in 2020 have led to voting system breaches experts say pose a risk to future elections. Copies of Dominion Voting Systems softwares used for designing ballots, configuring voting machines and […]

Capitol police officers sue Trump and far-right groups over 6 January attack

• Roger Stone also named in suit by six officers in federal court • Ex-president worked with others to ‘commit acts of … terrorism’ Capitol police officers who were attacked and beaten during the insurrection at the US Congress on 6 January by extremist supporters of Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the […]

G20 must prioritise global Covid action at October meeting | Jeffrey Frankel

US and other rich countries must allocate more to make vaccines available to low- and middle-income countries Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Finance ministers, central bank governors and political leaders are hard at work preparing for the 2021 G20 heads of state and government summit in Rome on 30-31 October. With […]

When Ruby Wax Met … review – excruciating outpourings from OJ Simpson, Donald Trump and more

From a menacing Trump to OJ Simpson trying to stab her with a banana, Wax looks back at her interview hits and misses – and it makes for jaw-dropping, fascinating TV When Ruby Wax Met … (BBC Two) gives us a double whammy of Wax, then and now, and proves to be an absorbing analysis […]

Trump booed after telling supporters to get Covid vaccine

Former president held rally in Cullman, Alabama, a city struggling to cope with cases and hospitalisations Full FDA approval of Pfizer shot will enable requirements At his rally in Alabama on Saturday night, Donald Trump heard the unusual sound of booing and jeering aimed his way, after he told supporters: “I recommend taking the vaccines.” […]

Trump stages Alabama rally as state struggles with Covid surge

Ex-president backs Mo Brooks, who is running for Senate and sympathised with man who threatened to blow up US Capitol Donald Trump was due to stage a rally in Alabama on Saturday night, in a city that has declared a Covid emergency and in support of a congressman who both backed Trump’s attempt to overturn […]

UK regulator approves ‘first of its kind’ Covid antibody treatment

Sajid Javid says green light for Ronapreve – which was used to treat Donald Trump – is ‘fantastic news’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The antibody cocktail used to treat Donald Trump for Covid has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, becoming the first treatment in Britain using artificial antibodies […]

French scientist who pushed unproven Covid drug may be forced from post

Didier Raoult, who promoted hydroxychloroquine treatment, may not be able to continue his research The French scientist who promoted the discredited hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 backed by Donald Trump faces being pushed out of the infectious diseases institute he founded, amid concerns from key members over its role in feeding conspiracy theories and an investigation […]

Rudy Giuliani sells personalized video messages on Cameo for $199: ‘It can be arranged’

Staunch Trump ally facing multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit related to his attempts to undermine the US presidential elections Rudy Giuliani, the staunch ally of Donald Trump who is facing a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit related to his attempts to undermine the US presidential elections, has embraced a new potential earning stream. Internet users, should they […]

Time’s Up leader resigns after criticism for aiding Cuomo administration on sexual harassment allegations

Roberta Kaplan is latest prominent figure to quit in wake of scandal engulfing Cuomo Roberta Kaplan has resigned as chairwoman of Time’s Up after facing widespread criticism for allegedly advising New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration on sexual harassment allegations against him. Kaplan, a prominent lawyer who founded Time’s Up legal defense fund and represents […]

Gentleman Joe versus the Maga champion? Machiavelli would die laughing…

The longer President Biden plays the nice guy, the more harm Donald Trump will do to America’s democracy and international standing Nine months after the election he comprehensively lost, the spectre of Donald Trump – darkly menacing, subversive and apparently immune from prosecution – continues to cast a shadow over US democracy and America’s global […]

Senate resumes infrastructure debate as Trump threatens Republicans who back bill

Trump says it ‘will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal’ as session to resume at noon Senators resumed a weekend session toward passage of a $1tn bipartisan infrastructure package on Sunday amid threats from former president Donald Trump who raged against any Republicans who […]

Trump will run for president in 2024, Sean Spicer claims

Former press secretary says ex-boss ‘is in’ while Barbra Streisand offers tip for combating Trump’s election lie Donald Trump’s onetime press secretary, Sean Spicer, said his former boss would run for the presidency again in 2024. “He’s in,” Spicer claimed of Trump’s interest in the race during a recent Washington Examiner interview. Continue reading…

Trump may be fading away, but Trumpism is now in the American bloodstream | Jonathan Freeland

He left in disgrace, yet all signs point to a third presidential run. And his disdain for facts is now an article of Republican faith We have so much to worry about, it’s a relief that at least one big source of angst is no longer there to keep us up at night. Given how […]

Lucrative fundraising points to small but strong Republican anti-Trump resistance

Cashflow suggests while Trump retains an iron grip on party, there is still significant money behind efforts to wrest it free Taking a stand against Donald Trump is guaranteed to bring Republicans online abuse, primary election challengers and barbs from the former US president himself. But it is also proving lucrative as donors scramble to […]

A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all | Robert Reich

A newly released memo shows that Trump told the acting attorney general: ‘Just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen’ We’ve become so inured to Donald Trump’s proto-fascism that we barely blink an eye when we learn that he tried to manipulate the 2020 election. Yet the […]

Fourth officer who responded to US Capitol attack dies by suicide

Kyle DeFreytag, who was deployed to protect Capitol after police cleared building of rioters, died earlier in July A fourth police officer who defended the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection by extremist supporters of Donald Trump is now confirmed to have taken his own life. Washington DC’s Metropolitan police department (MPD) confirmed late […]

Officer who responded to US Capitol attack is third to die by suicide

Gunther Hashida, 44, was found dead at home on 29 July, the Metropolitan police department said A third police officer who defended the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection by extremist supporters of Donald Trump has taken his own life, Washington DC’s Metropolitan police department confirmed on Monday. Officer Gunther Hashida, who was assigned […]