u.s. elections

Trump in Hot Seat as Comey to Testify at Russia Hearing

By Warren Strobel and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, June 8 – Former FBI Director James Comey will tell Congress on Thursday that President Donald Trump repeatedly urged him to halt a probe into his former national security adviser’s ties to Russia and to declare publicly that Trump himself was not being investigated. Comey’s testimony in the

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Trump Attacks ‘Fake News’ Following Kushner Reports

By Doina Chiacu and Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, May 29 – U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as “fake news” on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Shortly after Trump’s remarks on Twitter,

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Figures Show Trump Spent $66 Million of His Own Cash on Election Campaign

By Ginger Gibson and Grant Smith WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Dec 9 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pumped a total of $66 million of his own money into his campaign – far from the $100 million he frequently boasted he was going to spend, according to campaign finance disclosures filed on Thursday night. Trump-related business industries –

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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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