us presidential elections

Can Donald Trump Buzz His Way To The White House?

(Lynn Stuart Parramore is a contributing editor at AlterNet, co-founder of Recessionwire and founding editor of New Deal 2.0 and IgoUgo.com. She is the author of “Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture.” The opinions expressed here are her own.) By Lynn Stuart Parramore May 24 – Creating buzz — that curious mixture of

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Trump Has a History of Questionable Behavior with Women: NY Times

May 15 – Interviews with dozens of women who have worked for Donald Trump or interacted with him socially reveal a pattern of often unsettling personal behavior by the Republican presidential candidate, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The Times, which said it based the article on more than 50 interviews, quoted women who

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Trump Draws Even with Clinton in National White House Poll

By Ginger Gibson and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, May 12 – Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday, in a dramatic early sign that the Nov. 8 presidential election might be more hotly contested than first thought. While much can change in the six months until

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Anti-Trump Protests Break Out for 2nd Day in California

By Sharon Bernstein BURLINGAME, Calif., April 30 – Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after a string of victories this week. The billionaire businessman was forced to halt his motorcade and go through a back

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Trump, Clinton Register Big Wins in Northeast States

By Luciana Lopez and Amanda Becker NEW YORK/PHILADELPHIA, April 27 – Donald Trump swept primaries in five Northeastern states on Tuesday in a major show of strength that moved the New York billionaire closer to securing the Republican presidential nomination. Trump rolled up victories over rivals John Kasich and Ted Cruz in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware,

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Republicans Cruz, Kasich Reach ‘Stop-Trump’ Deal

By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, April 25 – Republican White House rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced a deal on Sunday to stay out of each other’s way in some upcoming state primaries in hopes of blocking front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination. Cruz‘s campaign said in a statement he would focus on the Indiana and

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Trump, Clinton Win New York, Take Big Step Toward Presidential Nomination

By Emily Flitter and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, April 20 – Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rolled to easy wins in New York state’s presidential nominating contests on Tuesday, recapturing lost campaign momentum and taking big steps toward capturing their respective parties’ nominations. Republican Trump’s huge victory in his home state pushed him closer to capturing the

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America’s Secret Weapon

By Bill Gates April 18 – This presidential election has the country captivated. As many commentators have pointed out, the primaries are more focused on personalities than policy. While the parties focus on who is going to represent them in the fall, I want to make the case for something that I hope every candidate

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Trump’s Probability of Winning Nomination Drops: PredictIt

By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK, April 2 – The probability that Republican front-runner Donald Trump will win his party’s presidential nomination dropped sharply in the past week while the likelihood of a brokered convention to potentially choose another candidate rose, according to online predictions market PredictIt. Trump’s probability of winning the nomination fell to 44 percent

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Trump Meets With Republican Leadership; Party Unity Discussed

By Steve Holland and John Whitesides WASHINGTON, April 1 – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made a surprise closed-door visit to the Republican National Committee on Thursday after a tumultuous two days on the campaign trail that included a reversal of his pledge to support the party’s nominee. Trump, who is also struggling to contain the fallout from

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