Comey Testifies Trump Pressed Him to Drop Investigation

The recently fired director of the FBI, James Comey, said on Capitol Hill Thursday that he believed U.S. President Donald Trump was trying to get him to drop an investigation of Trump's former national security adviser, and that White House
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US Electoral College Vote Officially Confirms Trump’s Presidential Victory

VOA Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump was officially elected as the 45th U.S. president Monday, his victory confirmed by the required vote in the Electoral College. Americans have known since early November that Trump, a Republican running for elected office for the first time, would take over the White House when (more...)

Clinton, Obama Urge Acceptance of Trump’s Victory

VOA America's Democratic political elite tried to move the country toward acceptance and reconciliation Wednesday in the wake of Republican Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory that continues to reverberate around the world. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama both spoke about the need for the country to give Trump (more...)

Tom Hanks Sees Lessons for Election in New Thriller ‘Inferno’

Embedded within the manic action of “Inferno,” the latest big-screen adaptation of a Dan Brown thriller, is a warning about the dangers of seeking simple solutions to complex problems. Star Tom Hanks says it’s a theme with echoes in the current U.S. presidential race. “Inferno” sets Hank’s polymathic professor Robert Langdon (more...)

Cartoon Frog Called ‘Hate Symbol’

A cartoon depiction of a sad frog that has become a popular Internet "meme" is now considered a hate symbol. The Anti-Defamation League said "Pepe the Frog" has been appropriated to express racist views on the Internet. Pepe, who was created by Matt Furie, first appeared online around 2005, (more...)

Trump, Clinton Vie for Votes in Battleground Pennsylvania

Will they decide to "make America great again" or are they with her? Voters in this predominantly white, working-class city of 77,000, set in a region buffeted by manufacturing losses, might readily align this November with presidential nominee Donald Trump for the Republican’s protectionist stance on trade. Or, (more...)

Poll: Five Percent of Americans Would Vote for Harambe

VOA News Americans are not exactly thrilled at the choice between Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, with voters having unfavorable views of both in recent opinion polls. In fact, five percent say they’d rather vote for a dead gorilla, according to a new survey from (more...)

Clinton’s Made History; but Can She Win Voters’ Trust?

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She has made history. She has the domestic and foreign experience. And she has the endorsement of her primary opponent. Now, can Hillary Clinton overcome her historically high negative ratings for a Democratic presidential candidate? Just 38 percent of Americans view Clinton favorably—the
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Libertarian Intrudes in US Presidential Race

VOA Ken Bredemeier A previously little-noticed U.S. political figure, Libertarian Gary Johnson, again won his party's presidential nomination Sunday, drawing new attention to his candidacy at a moment when majorities of Americans have unfavorable opinions about the major party front-runners, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Recent polls (more...)

Clinton Foundation Admits ‘Mistakes’ in US Tax Filing

VOA News The Clinton Foundation is acknowledging that it made "mistakes" in its financial reports on the donations made by foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.  The matter has threatened to become a political problem in the early days of her campaign for president. In a statement Sunday, acting (more...)

10th Anniversary Of 9/11

The intelligence reported about possible threats of attacks targeting New York and Washington DC in the run-up to the anniversary of 9/11. The US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said  the threat "credible but unconfirmed" and timed to the anniversary of the hijacked plane attacks that (more...)

Secretary Clinton on Wikileaks’ Release of Confidential Documents

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will attend the 2010 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Summit December 1–2 in Kazakhstan. But before, in the end of November Hillary Clinton remarked  to the Press on the Release of Confidential Documents. SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. Do we (more...)

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