u.s. elections

Trump Vows to Shut U.S. Borders to Middle Eastern Migrants in “Thank You” Tour

By Emily Stephenson CINCINNATI, Dec 1 – President-elect Donald Trump kicked off his post-election “thank you tour” on Thursday by railing against globalization, promising the return of manufacturing jobs to American workers, and vowing to shut U.S. borders to some Middle East migrants. Speaking in an arena that was about three-quarters full, Trump rallied the

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U.S. Ethics Office Tweets Sarcasm at Trump on Business Conflictsv

By Andy Sullivan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Dec 1 – President-elect Donald Trump faced criticism from an unusual source on Wednesday when a buttoned-down U.S. government ethics office issued an apparently sarcastic stream of Twitter messages applauding him for selling off his assets. Trump, in fact, has not said whether he will sell the hotels,

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Trump’s New Favorite College

The president-elect got swamped in the popular vote. Is it time for the U.S. to flunk the electoral college? By Matthew Cooper If you voted in the recent presidential election, there’s a pretty good chance you spent some time pondering the qualifications of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There’s almost no chance you were thinking

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Vote Recount Effort Races Forward Despite Trump Team Rejection

By Julia Harte and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Nov 29 – Donald Trump’s transition team on Monday pushed back against an effort to recount Nov. 8’s presidential election votes, calling the effort “nonsense,” but offering no evidence to back a weekend Trump tweet alleging millions of illegal votes. With the clock winding down for voters and

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Trump, Without Evidence, Says Illegal Voting Cost Him U.S. Popular Vote

By Roberta Rampton and Dustin Volz PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON, Nov 28  – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that he won the popular vote in the Nov. 8 election “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally”, though he provided no evidence of widespread voter fraud. The allegation by

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Trump Chooses Governor Nikki Haley for U.N. Ambassador

Nov 23 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who was critical of him during his election campaign and who has little foreign policy experience, to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The choice of Haley was announced in a statement on Wednesday from Trump’s transition team. “Governor Haley

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Anti-Trump Protest Leaders Say Preparing for Long Fight

By Scott Malone BOSTON – The protests in major U.S. cities against Republican Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election victory have been impromptu affairs, quickly organised by young Americans with a diverse array of backgrounds and agendas. But as they look out at the next four years with Trump in the White House while his party

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Trump Says He’s Considering Keeping Parts of Obamacare

Nov 12- President-elect Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal he is considering retaining parts of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law including provisions letting parents keep adult children up to age 26 on insurance policies and barring insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The Republican businessman during the U.S. presidential campaign called

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Anti-Trump Protesters Take to the Streets for Third Night

By Javier Galeano MIAMI, Nov 11 – Thousands of protesters took their frustrations over Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president onto the streets on Friday and into Saturday in several cities, including Portland, Oregon, where one person was shot. The unidentified person was wounded on Portland’s Morrison Bridge at 12:45 a.m. local time

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Senior Saudi Prince Says Trump Shouldn’t Scrap Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should not scrap a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers but should take the nation to task for its “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East, said a former senior Saudi official. Gulf powers watched with alarm as U.S. President Barack Obama forged a deal with its

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