american elections

The U.S. at a Crossroad

It wasn’t Donald Trump’s victory, but rather Hillary Clinton’s loss. By Steen Jakobsen  Like Brexit, the U.S. vote was never about personalities or issues. Had the ìissuesî meant anything to U.S. voters, neither Clinton nor Trump would have made it to the ticket in November. The very fact that someone like Donald Trump could lead

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From GCC, With Love: A Letter to Donald Trump

The U.S. mustn’t discard its ties with the Arab Gulf states in favor of unpredictable alliances. BY Omar Al Busaidy “O Captain! My Captain!” is an extended metaphor poem written in 1865 by Walt Whitman about the death of American President Abraham Lincoln. This poem was written after the U.S. Civil war in the 19th

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Popular Pressures and Policy Options Awaiting Donald Trump

By Rami G. Khouri When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were competing over the American vote, intense speculation over how either candidate’s foreign policy would impact the many tensions and wars in Middle East dominated the news. But in the end, it is just that — speculation that is likely to be overtaken by events the

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Trump Vows to Stay in Race After Lewd Remarks Surface

By Emily Stephenson and Ginger Gibson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Oct 9 – With his campaign in crisis, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed on Saturday to stay in the race despite calls from more than two dozen prominent Republicans for him to drop out following the release of a recording of him making lewd comments about

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U.S. Elections: The Missing Point

Both U.S. presidential candidates must address the Middle East issue OP-ED by Ghanem Nuseibeh While the U.S. presidential election campaign continues to revolve around topics focusing on the character traits of the two presidential hopefuls—Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton—there has been a glaring omission from the first debate. Both nominees failed to have any serious discussion

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In First Face-Off with Clinton, Trump Struggles to be “Change” Candidate

By James Oliphant HEMPSTEAD, New York, Sept 27 – Running as an anti-establishment candidate, Donald Trump took the presidential debate stage on Monday night to hammer home his call for sweeping political change and try to win over millions of undecided voters. But the Republican nominee seemed unable to capitalize on his opportunity in front

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Trump’s Sniffles a Social Media Sensation

By Angela Moon NEW YORK, Sept 27 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stole the social media spotlight during a U.S. presidential debate on Monday night – this time for what Twitter users branded a #Trumpsniffle. The wealthy businessman was seen and heard sniffling repeatedly as he faced off against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in

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Clinton and Trump to Square Off in Highly Anticipated Debate Showdown

By John Whitesides HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept 26 – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time on Monday in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in U.S. history. The surprisingly tight race for the White House and the

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Israeli Trump Supporters Open Campaign Office in West Bank

JERUSALEM, Sept 6 – Israeli supporters of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have opened a campaign office in the occupied West Bank, saying they hope to get as many American expatriates as possible to cast an absentee ballot for their candidate. There are about 300,000 U.S. citizens in Israel, according to the non-profit group

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Trump to Give Speech on Illegal Immigration on Wednesday

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday night that he would make a major speech on illegal immigration in Arizona on Wednesday. The announcement came a day after Trump said he would crack down on illegal immigrants who overstay their visas, as he sought to clarify his views on

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