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Joe Biden speaking at Miami Dade College, one of a number of public appearances which have been interpreted as a belated leap into the Democratic presidential nomination race

Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

With Hillary Clinton mired in an investigation into her emails, some Democrats would like the 72-year-old to join the race

Cherie Blair talks to Hillary Clinton, who was then the US Secretary of State, in Washington in 2012

Hillary Clinton's emails from Sidney Blumenthal describe Nick Clegg's 'arrogance' and David Cameron as 'no partner' to the US

How will the titbits of gossip go down if Ms Clinton becomes president?

Barack Obama hopes to bolster green credibility with trip to Alaska

US President faces accusations of hypocrisy after granting drilling licences to Shell

Chris Christie, a would-be Republican candidate for the White House, has called for visitors to the US to be tracked until they have left, as if they were courier packages

Chris Christie: Republican presidential hopeful calls for visitors to US to be tracked like FedEx packages

Would-be Republican candidate says 40 per cent of illegal immigrants are allowed into the United States legally with a visa and then overstay their visit

A quiet rumble of encouragement inside Democratic Party ranks for Joe Biden to get off the fence and declare himself a candidate for president is growing steadily louder amid mounting evidence that Hillary Clinton’s campaign may be in trouble

Joe Biden: Democrat support grows for US Vice President to enter presidential nomination race

Latest poll showed Hillary Clinton's support slipping sharply in Iowa, the crucial first state to take part in next year's nominating process

Residents look at their house after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina 30 August 2005 (AFP)

Presidents lay wreaths commemorating ten years Hurricane Katrina

The city that came back from the dead

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug., 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate contest: Legal rows? They're this tough-talking tycoon's Trump card

One saga, dating back to 1986, casts Mr Trump in the light of an angel

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush participate in the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio

Donald Trump vs Jeb Bush: Republican rivals square up in the battle of the barbs

US presidential race is dominated by loud-mouthed candidates sounding off

Donald Trump has said that he will stay in the US during his campaign

Donald Trump on foreign policy: 'I've got no time to travel – America needs my attention now'

David Usborne asks the presidential hopeful what he stands for on the international stage

Donald Trump's greets the crowd during his 'Make America Great Again Rally' at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa

Donald Trump in Iowa: Unstoppable force slays all before him as he looks more like a serious contender for the White House

Everybody thought he was a one-month wonder. But the Republican candidate once considered too extreme for his own party is now on course to represent it in the battle for the White House. David Usborne reports from Dubuque, Iowa

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