Anti-Trump Republican McMullin announces presidential bid

Anti-Trump Republican McMullin announces presidential bid

A former CIA officer and congressional staffer on Monday launched a long-shot bid for president, a Republican billing himself as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump who disenchanted voters can rally around. There is little chance that the newly announced candidate, Evan McMullin, could win and only a slight chance he will even be able […]

Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier

Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier

  Veterans groups and Republicans on Monday savaged Donald Trump’s war of words with the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, the latest example of the presidential nominee making statements considered beyond the pale. The feud has shaken the US presidential campaign and become a flash point 99 days before the November election that […]

Ted Cruz jeered after failing to endorse Trump at Republican convention

Ted Cruz jeered after failing to endorse Trump at Republican convention

Underscoring deep divisions at the Republican National Convention, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was loudly booed on Wednesday night after he declined to endorse the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump and urged people to vote their conscience. Anti-Trump Republican delegate Ken Cuccinelli told Reuters he escorted Cruz’s wife Heidi off the convention floor in Cleveland out […]

Republicans formally nominate Trump for US presidency

Republicans formally nominate Trump for US presidency

After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Donald Trump on Tuesday secured the party’s 2016 nomination for the White House. His eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., announced the support of New York, their home state, during a roll-call vote at the Republican National […]

Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama speech

Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama speech

  Melania Trump found herself swept up in an embarrassing plagiarism scandal on Tuesday after delivering a speech at the opening night of the Republican National Convention that appeared to be in part lifted from a speech given by Michelle Obama. Up until this week, Melania Trump has played a minor role in her husband’s […]

Trump looks to shore up campaign at Republican National Convention opening

Trump looks to shore up campaign at Republican National Convention opening

The Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday with a one-two punch of law-and-order tough-talk, and Donald Trump’s wife playing character witness as the businessman seeks to lock up his presidential nomination. Melania Trump, a Slovenian-born former model, will headline the opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which takes […]

Trump names staunch conservative Mike Pence as VP choice

Trump names staunch conservative Mike Pence as VP choice

Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter Friday morning, capping a frenzied 24 hours of speculation about his choice. A news conference was set for Saturday for the two men who will […]

Speculation mounts over Trump’s VP pick, decision due Friday

Speculation mounts over Trump’s VP pick, decision due Friday

White House hopeful Donald Trump will announce his pick for vice president in New York Friday, he said on Twitter, as speculation runs rampant over a handful of potential running mates. Among those believed to be at the top of the Republican’s list are Indiana Governor Mike Pence, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former […]

US, Canada, Mexico defend free trade amid Brexit, rise of Trump

US, Canada, Mexico defend free trade amid Brexit, rise of Trump

Canada, the United States and Mexico on Wednesday mounted a fierce defence of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite an increasingly acrimonious debate about the value of globalization. US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also took swipes at US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has vowed to renegotiate […]

Clinton says Trump presidency would be ‘disastrous’ for US economy

Clinton says Trump presidency would be ‘disastrous’ for US economy

  Democrat Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that if Republican rival Donald Trump wins the White House, it will be a disaster for the US economy, predicting a “Trump recession.” “Now I don’t say this because of typical political disagreements – liberals and conservatives sayTrump’s ideas would be disastrous,” Clinton said. “Economists on the right, […]

Man arrested at Vegas rally says he wanted to kill Trump

Man arrested at Vegas rally says he wanted to kill Trump

A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer’s gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities. U.S. Secret Service agents said Michael Steven Sandford approached a Las Vegas police officer at the campaign […]

Trump supports racial profiling after Orlando shooting

Trump supports racial profiling after Orlando shooting

Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting. “I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump told CBS’ […]

‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

‘He was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!’: Birthday-boy Trump blasts Obama for afternoon terror lecture as he claims Orlando shooting proves ‘political correctness is deadly’

Donald Trump celebrated his 70th birthday in North Carolina with a serenade from an estimated 9,000 people and a vicious rebuttal to an afternoon of attacks lodged by Hillary Clinton and the president they both hope to replace. ‘Happy birthday? Ah, don’t tell me about my birthday!’ he grinned as the singing started. Trump’s smile […]

Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban

Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban

  Democratic President Barack Obama denounced Donald Trump for his proposed US ban on Muslim immigrants on Tuesday, joining Hillary Clinton in portraying the Republican presidential candidate as unfit for the White House. Clearly annoyed, Obama responded to Trump’s proposed suspension of immigration from countries with a “history of terrorism” after Sunday’s killing of 49 […]

Trump and Clinton strike contrasting tones after Orlando shooting

Trump and Clinton strike contrasting tones after Orlando shooting

The bloody attack on an Orlando nightclub by a radicalized US citizen has crept into the presidential campaign, prompting responses from both of the parties’ presumptive nominees. Republican Donald Trump said the mass shooting in Florida proved tougher action against terrorism was needed, while boasting for “being right” about the threat. For Hillary Clinton, the […]

Clinton says Trump is threat to US safety

Clinton says Trump is threat to US safety

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trump’s foreign policy platform as “dangerously incoherent” in a speech on Thursday that cast her Republican rival as both a frightening and laughable figure. In remarks that at times resembled a comedy roast, Clinton unleashed a torrent of polished zingers and one-liners to attack Trump’s policies and […]

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows. Obama’s remarks in Elkhart, Indiana, foreshadowed the arguments he is likely to make on the […]

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

 President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows. Obama’s remarks in Elkhart, Indiana, foreshadowed the arguments he is likely to make on the […]

Trump says illegals treated better than veterans in US

Trump says illegals treated better than veterans in US

“Thousands of people are dying waiting in line to see a doctor. That is not going to happen anymore,” Trump told veterans gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the annual Rolling Thunder event, which brings thousands of motorcyclists to Washington each Memorial Day weekend. Trump has repeated his comparison of the […]

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