The strategist who could have put Hillary in…

Continuing our Future Plays series, the writer introduces an extract from his unstaged script about a disillusioned ex-Clinton adviser navigating the slow-motion apocalypse of US politicsThe Narcissist takes place in 2017, a year after Donald…

Markets fret as Trump pulls plug on stimulus…

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsTrump: No stimulus package until after electionOil falls after Wall Street selloffPresident pushing for $1,200 cheques insteadPelosi blasts ‘complete disarray’ at White House 7.44am BST Deutsche Bank…

Biden won’t travel to Democratic convention to accept…

Biden will instead deliver address from DelawareCori Bush wins over 20-year Democratic incumbentSexism casts shadow over Biden’s search for running mateJoin us for an online event with Eric Holder to discuss voter suppression in the…

US coronavirus: US expected to hit three million…

Harvard and MIT sue to overturn order banning international studentsInside the ‘dysfunctional family’ that gave us Trump, according to nieceUS anti-abortion groups received millions in federal Covid-19 aidPoll: nine out of 10 Americans say racism,…

Coronavirus US: Miami to close beaches as cases…

US deaths from Covid-19 have surpassed 125,000Survivors could lose insurance if Trump wins bid to repeal ObamacareTexas becomes a model for inadequate pandemic responseSign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.52pm BST Donald Trump’s motorcade…

Jamaal Bowman set for primary win as Senate…

Jamaal Bowman likely to beat Eliot Engel in New YorkAmy McGrath leads Charles Booker in KentuckyCDC director says coronavirus has brought US ‘to its knees’Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.56pm BST The debate…