US politics

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Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise proposal – as it happened
Ex-president urges Republicans to join with Democrats to pass legislation – follow all the day’s politics news

Sam Levin (now) and Amanda Holpuch (earlier)

22, Jun, 2021 @12:09 AM

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Trump proposed sending Americans with Covid to Guantánamo, book claims
Stunning revelation contained in new book Nightmare Scenario by Washington Post reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta

Martin Pengelly in New York

21, Jun, 2021 @2:04 PM

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Democrats’ domestic agenda bogged down by Republican obstructionism
Key issues such as election reform, voting rights and gun control have seen Republican pushback

Edward Helmore

21, Jun, 2021 @11:36 AM

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is key source for media he ‘hates’, columnist says
New York Times’ Ben Smith outs host, who has called reporters ‘cowards’ and ‘cringing animals’, as source for many

Martin Pengelly in New York

21, Jun, 2021 @11:32 AM

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The rogue department: how the Trump DoJ trashed legal and political norms
New investigations will examine the scale of wrongdoing – and experts say there could be more revelations of abuse to come

Peter Stone

21, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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What’s in your fridge? New York’s mayoral race descends to salmon and sneakers | Emma Brockes
Scandal isn’t always a problem for New Yorkers, who tolerate a certain amount of eccentricity in their mayor, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

20, Jun, 2021 @3:10 PM

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‘Two Americas’ may emerge as Delta variant spreads and vaccination rates drop
Biden’s 70% vaccination target by Fourth of July likely to fall short as efforts to entice people to get shots have lost their initial impact

Edward Helmore

20, Jun, 2021 @2:27 PM

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How the Small Business Administration’s new chief plans to make the agency known
‘We want to be known,’ says Isabella Guzman. And she plans to do that by hiring the best and the brightest

Gene Marks

20, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘When is this going to end?’: US factory town devastated by jobs moving overseas
The Viatris plant in West Virginia has been making pharmaceuticals since 1965 – but it’s closing down and laying workers off

Michael Sainato

20, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Last Best Hope by George Packer review – shrewd analysis of America’s ruptures
George Packer finds the US caught in a ‘cold civil war’ between incompatible versions of the country after its ‘near-death experience’ with Donald Trump

Peter Conrad

20, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New York City’s tumultuous mayor’s race closes as voters struggle to choose
Just 1% of the city’s registered voters have turned out so far in a primary filled with allegations and accusations

Adam Gabbatt in New York

20, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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QAnon and on: why the fight against extremist conspiracies is far from over
The far-right conspiracies of QAnon ran unchecked in the Trump years, and author Mike Rothschild believes there’s a radicalised audience waiting for a new rallying point

Tim Adams

20, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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