Race to the White House 2016

Bernie Sanders makes SNL appearance

David Bauder 10:42 AM   Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him.

The four things that make Marco Rubio sound like a broken record

Marco Rubio makes his point – again – during Saturday's Republican debate.

During Saturday's Republican debate, Senator Marco Rubio sounded more like a broken record than a rising presidential front-runner. Here's why.

Rubio: face of the future or shape-shifting opportunist?

Marco Rubio waits to speak at a caucus site in Clive, Iowa, on Monday.

The Florida senator has presented himself as a Republican bright young hope but his background is of a party insider.

Waypoints on the march towards the Oval Office

Senator Marco Rubio holds a rifle after being asked to pose for photographs during a campaign stop.

Marco Rubio, 44, has spent most of his adult life involved in politics.

Hillary Clinton campaign warns Sanders against 'Bernie Bros' attacks

Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event in Keene, New Hampshire.

Margaret Talev and Jennifer Epstein   In a rivalry largely untainted by personal sniping, Hillary Clinton's team seeks points of difference with surging senator.

Donald Trump accuses Ted Cruz of fraud in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking at his caucus night rally in Iowa.

Amy Tennery   Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accused rival Ted Cruz of stealing a victory in the Iowa caucuses and called for another vote or nullification of Cruz's win.

What on earth is happening in American politics?

Hillary Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

American politics are being transformed during the current presidential contest and it is impossible to say at present just where they will end up – let alone which of the still surviving candidates will win the White House.

A low-key Trump ends social media silence

Donald Trump on the cover of the <i>New York Daily News</i>.

Amy Tennery and Gina Cherelus   Real estate mogul, who averages about 17 tweets per day, disappeared from Twitter for about 15 hours after Iowa result.

Marco Rubio, a Republican Barack Obama?

Riding high after Iowa: Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio.

Nick Allen   Iowa results increase senator's chances of becoming a standard-bearer for moderate Republicans.

Hillary Clinton wins at least six Iowa precincts by coin toss

Luckier at coin tosses: Hillary Clinton, with her husband Bill in the background, speaks at Drake University in Des Moines.

Jenny Starrs and Justin Wm. Moyer   Letting chance decide, even in a small way, who becomes president sounds bizarre, but it didn't just happen eight years ago. It happened on Monday night, too.

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Marco Rubio emerges as last, best hope for Republican elders

Florida Senator Marco Rubio smiles while speaking at a caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nick O'Malley   It could be argued that Donald Trump lost to two rival Republicans on Monday night.

US presidential election: the Iowa caucuses live

Hillary Clinton at Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday.

Marcus Strom and Kate Aubusson   The US presidential race kicks off today in Iowa. The winners here gain much needed momentum in their bid for the White House. In this mid-West state it's Clinton v Sanders for the Democrats and Trump v Cruz for Republicans.

Iowa caucuses: what to watch for

Not so lucky at coin tosses: Bernie Sanders with his wife Jane.

Nate Cohn   ​Voters in Iowa cast the first ballots of the 2016 presidential election in caucuses across the state on Monday, US time. Here's a guide to understanding the results.

Five myths Donald Trump tells about Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles while speaking at a rally at Drake University.

Glenn Kessler   Washington: All politicians like to brag about their abilities and achievements. But rarely has a presidential hopeful emerged like Donald Trump, who consistently touts his resume and plans for the nation in sweeping and over-the-top terms.

Trump field organiser accuses campaign of sex discrimination

Elizabeth Mae Davidson with Donald Trump.

Trip Gabriel   A former paid organiser for Donald Trump who was fired in January has accused his presidential campaign of sex discrimination.

Clinton and Trump in front by slimmest of margins

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles while speaking at a rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nick O'Malley   Just a day before the first votes in the United States long election season are cast in the Iowa caucuses both major parties are facing knife edge competitions, driven by powerful insurgent campaigns.

Il Duce of America begins his march to power

Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, whom he sat next to his alleged mistress at his Mar-a-Lago Club.

Andrew Roberts   The only time I met Donald Trump told me all I needed to know. It was at an American Red Cross dinner-dance to raise money to fight cancer, held at his opulent Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach a few years ago.

How Jeb Bush blew through his war chest

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has spent more than many other candidates for the Republican  presidential nomination ...

Michelle Conlin and Grant Smith   The big spending favourite of the Republican Party establishment is getting little bang for his buck.

Trump hijacks Republican debate, stars in own reality TV show

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Nick O'Malley   At times the Trump-less debate served as a window into the campaign we all expected to see before it was hijacked by Trump.

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Chaos grips Republican primary race days before Iowa caucuses

Denny Swaim, left, and wife Sandi share a laugh at a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Nick O'Malley   Donald Trump's dispute with Fox News and unease about Ted Cruz expose party establishment's weaknesses.