Trevor Noah on mask-less rallies: ‘Trump is now biohazard-curious’

Late-night hosts recap Trump’s return to the campaign trail, his talk of invincibility, and health concerns over his mask-less rallies A week after returning to the White House following his hospitalization at Walter Reed medical center for Covid-19, Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail and “doing what he loves most: spreading Covid 19”, […]

West Wing cast reunites for special performance to promote voting drive

Re-staging of 2002 episode, shot at theater in LA, reunites show’s stars in support of organization When We All Vote Fourteen years after the final episode of the West Wing aired, and as a real-life race for the White House enters its final weeks, the stars of the beloved political drama have reunited for a […]

Trevor Noah on the VP debate: Pence dodged questions ‘like they were a PG-13 movie’

Late-night hosts unpack the vice-presidential debate and Trump’s rambling refusal to attend a virtual town hall Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate bore the marks of a pandemic now tearing through the White House, with two plexiglass barriers separating the candidates on stage. But “once you got past the whole plague thing, the debate itself was actually pretty […]

Stephen Colbert on Mike Pence: ‘So full of crap he’s attracting flies’

Late-night hosts react to Harris and Pence’s clash over the White House’s bungling of the virus response, Plexiglass barriers and, of course, the fly Mike Pence and Kamala Harris squared off in the one and only vice-presidential debate on Wednesday night, in a relatively tame affair which “proved once and for all, by comparison, what […]

Trevor Noah: ‘An outbreak at the White House is not karma. It’s consequences’

Late-night hosts react to the whirlwind of updates and spin on Trump’s hospitalization and the outbreak at the White House Late-night hosts addressed the White House’s coronavirus outbreak after a whirlwind weekend of headlines, health updates and spin that was overwhelming even by Trump-era standards. “Turns out while you’ve spent the last seven months hugging […]

Is Trump suffering from VIP syndrome as well as Covid-19?

Why is the president taking so many experimental drugs? Perhaps we need to revise his diagnosis Donald Trump doesn’t drink alcohol – however, he doesn’t seem to have any problem experimenting with drugs. Over the past few days, Trump appears to have been ingesting whatever he can get his tiny hands on, including dexamethasone, remdesivir, […]

Panic and confusion permeate White House after Trump’s Covid diagnosis

Concerns mount over spread of the virus within the building, and whether it could disrupt the functioning of government Golden autumn sunshine shone down on Washington on Saturday to illuminate a US capital upended as Donald Trump began his first full day in hospital battling coronavirus amid a presidential election thrown into chaos. Related: Amy […]

Trump’s New Jersey event showed perilous neglect for his staff, supporters – and himself

Why did the White House allow a fundraising event to go on after one of Trump’s closest aides tested positive for Covid? On Thursday afternoon Donald Trump held a roundtable of 19 top Republican donors at Bedminster, his 36-hole golf course in New Jersey, where he vented his frustrations about how his push for a […]

Can Johnson and Bolsonaro’s brushes with Covid offer lessons for Trump?

Trump is the third of the world’s populist leaders to discover that bluster and wishful thinking are no match for the virus When the White House insisted this weekend that Donald Trump was in “good spirits” had “mild symptoms” and was working hard, even as an obviously weakened president was being helicoptered to hospital, the […]

Troubled Florida, divided America: will Donald Trump hold this vital swing state? – video

Donald Trump’s presidency has changed American society. With six weeks until the most important election in a generation, Oliver Laughland and Tom Silverstone are crossing the US to uncover the fault lines that underpin American politics. In the vital swing state of Florida, where disinformation on Covid-19 has spread unchecked, the race for the White […]

Trump deserves four more years, says ex-counsel who called him ‘King Kong’

Don McGahn was influential in judicial appointments Trump: overturning Roe v Wade ‘possible’ with Barrett Republican grandee Baker will vote Trump for judges Don McGahn, the former White House counsel credited as an architect of Donald Trump’s makeover of the federal judiciary, has defended Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court, declaring the conservative […]

Recipe for chaos: 2020 election threatens to snap a US already pushed to the limit

The November election will be plagued by voter suppression, foreign interference, disinformation and a contested supreme court vacancy It has been dubbed “the election that could break America”. On 3 November voters decide whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden is their next president. But this time the stakes are even higher than the simple question […]

After 200,000 coronavirus deaths, the US faces another rude awakening

The US death toll has doubled less than four months after the 100,000 landmark – and with autumn nearing, there is little chance of containing the contagion, experts say Donald Trump attended one of his then daily White House coronavirus briefings on 17 April and in a moment of rare candor talked openly about his […]

Rock & Roll President: how musicians helped Jimmy Carter to the White House

In a new documentary, stars from Bob Dylan to Nile Rodgers discuss how music played a vital role in the unknown politician’s rise to power It’s hard to think of a public figure with an image further removed from rock’n’roll than the former US president Jimmy Carter. “With his cardigan sweaters and devout Christian faith, […]

Neil Kinnock on Biden’s plagiarism ‘scandal’ and why he deserves to win: ‘Joe’s an honest guy’

In a 1987 Democratic primary debate, Biden sprinkled Kinnock’s phrases into his own speech and forgot to credit him – a blunder many believe cost him the presidency Anyone under 30 might have been puzzled when Kellyanne Conway, the outgoing White House counselor, recently accused Joe Biden of serial plagiarism and presented Neil Kinnock, the […]

Hedwig eats Trump: John Cameron Mitchell on his ‘musical orgy’ about Donald’s America

The creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch has crafted a fevered musical fantasy, including one song about a cannibal eating Donald Trump. Some of it, he reveals, was recorded in the bath On the morning of 4 November, following his defeat in the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump will refuse to leave the White […]

US alleges Russian armoured car rammed American vehicle, injuring soldiers

White House said alleged move was ‘unprofessional’ when patrols from two countries’ militaries confronted each other in Syria The US has alleged a Russian armoured car rammed a US military vehicle, injuring American soldiers, in what the White House called “unsafe and unprofessional” behaviour when patrols from the two countries’ militaries confronted each other in […]

Men going their own way: the rise of a toxic male separatist movement

The men of the MGTOW movement aim to live their lives with no female contact. The idea began on the fringes of the internet – so how has it made it all the way to the White House? ‘There has been an awakening … changing the world … one man at a time.” These are […]

James Comey: ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon ‘in a world of trouble’

Former aide pleads not guilty to fraud charge over fundraiser Ex-FBI director: ‘They could almost start a crime family’ The former FBI director James Comey has said Steve Bannon is “in a world of trouble”, after the former Trump campaign manager and White House adviser was arrested on a charge of skimming donations from a […]

‘Crucial voices’: the US women leading the fight against voter suppression

100 years after the ratification of the 19th amendment, women are still paving the way in the battle to ensure fair elections – these are some of them With the US democracy facing perhaps its gravest threat, from voter suppression to the decimation of the US Postal Service – activists are working doubly hard this […]

From Oakland to the White House? The rise of Kamala Harris

The Democratic vice-presidential candidate, a daughter of immigrants, inspires hope – and conflict – in supporters Bancroft Way in Berkeley, California, is quaint and slow, the kind of street where everyone seems to know each other by name. This week, neighbors sat outdoors drinking wine under the evening sun, as they chatted animatedly about their […]

‘It’s a game and we lost’: Palestinians decry Gulf moves towards Israel

Israel’s relationship with neighbours is no longer defined by occupation, Palestinians say Shortly after Donald Trump announced he had brokered a “huge breakthrough” deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the White House published a list of bullet points detailing what it had achieved. Only at the bottom, just after “expanded business and financial […]

‘Do you regret all your lying?’ White House reporter’s question startles Trump

SV Dáte takes the president to task for repeated untruths but is quickly cut off SV Dáte had waited five long years to ask Donald Trump one question: “Mr President, after three and a half years [of Trump’s presidency], do you regret at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people?” Confronted with […]

Will Trump actually pull federal agents from Portland? – video explainer

Federal agents accused of behaving like an ‘occupying army’ are said to be pulling out of Portland, Oregon, in an embarrassing climbdown by the White House, but many protesters are sceptical over whether the agents will actually withdraw from the city. The force, which have been dubbed by some as ‘Donald Trump’s troops’, were sent […]

How Trump is emboldening other countries’ ‘bad behavior’ on the climate crisis

Global voices in the crisis say a US exit from the Paris agreement is damaging, but the fact no other country is leaving shows it can survive this ‘ultimate stress test’ The origins of the world’s historic agreement to tackle climate change, in Paris in 2015, have some familiar themes. Back in 2007, there was […]

Trump reportedly seeks to block testing funds as Covid-19 surges across south and west

US logs more than 70,000 new cases a day as stimulus debated Senate Republicans frustrated by White House stance – report US faces terrifying autumn as Covid-19 surges Covid-19 cases are surging across much of the American south and west, as familiar scenes of weary doctors and nurses in packed hospitals replay across a whole […]

John Lewis: from civil rights titan to Black Lives Matter

The late congressman’s lifelong fight for equality mirrored the US’s racial struggles He was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington in 1963. More than half a century later, he stood outside the White House surveying the words “Black Lives Matter” painted on a street. John Lewis’s story was in many ways America’s story […]

Amlo unscathed after Trump meeting but snags cameo role in US election

The Mexican president faced criticism before his White House visit but his US counterpart was on his best behaviour It was a high-stakes encounter for a man taking his first foreign trip as president of Mexico: a visit to the White House to meet a man who has made reviling Mexicans a central pillar of […]

‘It’s a deliberate strategy’: Trump uses civil war as culture war in bid to beat Biden

Trump has dug in over statues, protests and the Confederate flag – and experts say it’s all part of a calculated election plan Two miles from the White House is a small gun. The .44-calibre derringer pistol is displayed in a museum beneath Ford’s Theatre in Washington. It was fired by John Wilkes Booth, a […]

Kanye West for president? Realities and rules say White House run unlikely

If the rapper is serious about running against Trump and Biden, he has significant obstacles to clear US politics – live coverage If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mounting a serious campaign less than four months before the 3 November election. Related: […]