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Trumps picks women, including a critic, for cabinet

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:44 PM

UPDATED Donald Trump begins to broaden the base of his future cabinet nominating two conservative women including a critic after his earlier picks rewarded campaign loyalists

NIKKI HALEY. This file photo taken on November 18, 2016 shows South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley during the 2016 National Lawyers Convention sponsored by the Federalist Society in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Clinton, Trump must choose a VP: Who is in the running?

May 15, 2016 - 10:48 AM

Democrat Hillary Clinton s presidential bid is positively lackluster when compared to the Donald Trump spectacle but the ex secretary of state could give her campaign a jolt with an inspired choice of running mate

FRONTRUNNERS. Leading candidates Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party (L) and Donald Trump of the Republican Party (R). Clinton photo by Jim Lo Scalzo, Trump photo by Cristobal Herrera / EPA

Ben Carson to endorse Donald Trump – reports

Mar 11, 2016 - 9:49 AM

Carson says he believes the billionaire real estate mogul will be able to put aside his caustic controversial rhetoric that has become a hallmark of his public appearances

ENDORSEMENT. In this file photo, Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Ben Carson (L) participate in the second US GOP Presidential candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, USA, September 16, 2015. File Photo by Max Whittaker/EPA

#USVote: Lessons from Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Four lessons learned from the events of Super Tuesday

epa05189535 Mary Austin hands out 'I Voted' stickers at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, 01 March 2016. People in 12 states are voting in primary elections to determine the candidates for president of the United States of America. EPA/J PAT CARTER

#USVote: Super Tuesday winners, state by state

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE Here is a state by state breakdown of projected winners on the pivotal day of the 2016 White House race

Poll manager Ty Stepter hands a sticker to a voter after they cast their ballot at All Saints Episcopal Church, during the Super Tuesday US presidential primary voting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1, 2016. Erik S Lesser/EPA

US elections: Clinton, Trump win big on Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:50 AM

UPDATED Super Tuesday is the most pivotal day of the presidential primary season so far with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out all rivals for their party nominations

BIG WINNER. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally at a film studio in Miami, Florida, USA, March 1, 2016. Joe Skipper/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton eye big boost

Mar 02, 2016 - 12:29 AM

UPDATED Millions of people are taking part in Super Tuesday – a series of primary votes and caucuses in a dozen states stretching from Virginia on the east coast all the way to Alaska

SUPER TUESDAY. People wait in line to vote at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, March 1, 2016. Photo by J Pat Carter/EPA

Critics lash out at Trump over white supremacist backing

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:41 AM

Conservatives and liberals alike rounded on Republican Donald Trump for refusing to reject an endorsement by David Duke a white nationalist who once led the Ku Klux Klan

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) talks to members of the media in the spin room after the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, February 25, 2016. Larry W. Smith/EPA

Trump storms to victory in Nevada Republican caucuses

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:47 PM

3rd UPDATE It s Donald Trump s third straight victory in the race but Ted Cruz maintains he can beat Trump

'TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT' Wan Ali of Nevada wears a Donald Trump hat during a caucus night watch party for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on February 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Magic wealth

Feb 24, 2016 - 5:04 AM

Why Donald Trump could win the Republican presidential nomination

Feb 23, 2016 - 4:07 PM

To the shock of the political world the 69 year old onetime reality TV star s nomination to be the Republican presidential candidate is now a genuine possibility

FRONTRUNNER. US Republican Presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump gives the thumbs up as he addresses supporters during the 'Donald J. Trump for President Rally' at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, February 22, 2016. Mike Nelson/EPA

Wins for Trump and Clinton in White House race

Feb 21, 2016 - 8:03 AM

3rd UPDATE The wins for the brash billionaire and the former secretary of state give the candidates a major boost heading into the next major phase of the White House race – Super Tuesday on March 1

COMEBACK. Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a caucus day event at Caesers Palace on February 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Republican White House field narrows as campaign moves south

Feb 11, 2016 - 9:38 AM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Hewlett Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina both called time on their presidential bids

LIGHTS OUT. A file photo dated January 28, 2016 shows businesswoman Carly Fiorina during a commercial break in the undercard Republican Presidential debate, sponsored by Fox News and Google, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

#USvote: Takeaways from New Hampshire

Feb 11, 2016 - 9:26 AM

What does it all mean?

epaselect epa05152048 A worker stands on a ladder in front of the US national flag before a primary night party for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire, USA, 09 February 2016. Billionaire businessman Donald Trump was projected to win on 09 February's New Hampshire Republican primary, while Senator Bernie Sanders won the Democratic vote in the closely watched first US presidential primary election. Trump led with 34 percent of the vote with 12 percent of ballots counted, but all US television networks had declared him the winner, while Sanders took 57 percent of the vote to Hillary Rodham Clinton's 40 percent, with 15 percent of votes counted. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

New Hampshire votes in high-profile US primary

Feb 09, 2016 - 11:36 PM

UPDATED New Hampshire s primaries volatile as they are this year are known for their surprises leaving several candidates hopeful that they can outperform the narrative established by months of polling

NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARIES. A voter exits a voting booth after casting a ballot in today's presidential primary in Hancock, New Hampshire, USA, 09 February 2016. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

New Hampshire: Small state, big deal in US election

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Despite its small size New Hampshire s spot on the electoral calendar gives it special importance in the long state by state battle to select the Republican and Democratic candidates

What to watch for in New Hampshire primary

Feb 09, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Voters in New Hampshire set to hold the United States first presidential primaries – here s what s worth watching closely

'FIRST IN THE NATION' In this file photo, a sign proclaims the 'first-in-the-nation presidential primaries' as snow and subzero temperatures blanket the region in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, January 26, 2004. Douglas McFadd/EPA

New Hampshire goes to the polls in crucial US vote

Feb 09, 2016 - 8:05 AM

UPDATED New Hampshire heads to the polls in the crucial first US presidential primary

SNOWY PATH. A campaign bus with US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on board makes it way during a snowfall in Goffstown, New Hampshire, on February 8, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

Rubio wilts, Trump strong in New Hampshire debate

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED Surging Republican hopeful Marco Rubio wilts under sustained attack in the latest US presidential debate denting his stature going into Tuesday s New Hampshire primary

#GOPDEBATE. People wait in line to enter the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6, 2016 in Manchester, Iowa. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

#USvote: 6 takeaways from the Iowa caucuses

Feb 03, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Iowa where the presidential hopefuls jousted for months holds key lessons for those seeking the White House

epa05130033 A farmers barn is seen here in Ivy, Iowa, USA, 27 January 2016. The first votes in the state-by-state primary process to choose the presidential candidate for each party will be cast in the Iowa caucuses on 01 February 2016. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

White House race shifts to New Hampshire

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:19 AM

Before the Iowa tallies were even released the contenders from both camps were jetting out to New Hampshire which holds its nomination votes a week from now

NEW BATTLEGROUND. A supporter wears a t-shirt with the campaign logo of Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton during a town hall meeting in Keene, New Hampshire, USA January 3, 2016. CJ Gunther/EPA

Ted Cruz: Tea Party firebrand strikes first blow in Iowa

Feb 02, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Cruz who has fought hard to maintain a prominent place for faith in American life is battling not just for the Republican nomination – he sees himself in a battle for the very soul of the country

IOWA WINNER. US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses supporters after winning Iowa's much coveted caucus, the first-in-the-nation electoral event of the 2016 presidential election, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, February 1, 2016. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

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Feb 02, 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Ted Cruz calls Iowa win 'victory for grassroots'

Feb 02, 2016 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED Cruz: Tonight is a victory for the grassroots

IOWA WINNER. United States Senator and Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz during a campaign stop at the Freedom Village Store in Freedom, New Hampshire, USA, January 19, 2016. CJ Gunther/EPA

Cruz upsets Trump in Iowa, US race turns to New Hampshire

Feb 02, 2016 - 11:26 AM

3rd UPDATE Republican Senator Ted Cruz bumps billionaire Donald Trump from the top spot and Democrat Hillary Clinton faces a fierce challenge as Iowans vote in the first nominating contest of the 2016 White House race

Students arrive at a Democratic caucus location on the campus of Drake University on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Ivan Couronne/AFP

Iowa votes – and the White House race begins

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:25 AM

UPDATED Republican frontrunner Donald Trump looks to capitalize on his stunning campaign success while Hillary Clinton defends her status as the Democratic favorite

GOP CAUCUS. Caucus workers check in voters prior to the Republican Party Caucus at Keokuk High School on February 1, 2016 in Keokuk, Iowa. Michael B. Thomas/AFP

White House hopefuls in frantic sprint to Iowa vote

Jan 31, 2016 - 11:30 PM

UPDATED The 3 Democrats and 12 Republicans aiming to be their party s 2016 torchbearer are leaving it all on the field in Iowa the first nominating contest of the 2016 US election season

FIRST IN THE NATION. Residents go about their business in the small town of Northwood, Iowa, USA, January 27, 2016. Eugene Garcia/EPA

Boycotting debate, Trump barrels towards Iowa vote

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:29 AM

All eyes are on the heartland state where the 12 Republican candidates and 3 Democratic hopefuls are vying for bragging rights and the lead in the primary race

Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, December 28, 2015. CJ Gunther/EPA/File

Trump laps Republican field in latest 2016 poll

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Trump solidifies the frontrunner status he has maintained since late July despite his controversial comments

LEADING IN THE POLLS. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests at a campaign rally on December 21, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

US White House hopeful compares Syrian refugees to rabid dogs

Nov 20, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Carson calls for immigration screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are

BEN CARSON. Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the North Texas Presidential Forum presented by Faith & Freedom Coalition at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, USA, 18 October 2015. File Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Trump, Carson 'fantasy' policies derided in Republican debate

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED The 10 White House candidates on stage were quick with the personal barbs sign of the rising tension between the country s established politicians and political neophytes

BEFORE THE FACE-OFF. Presidential candidates Jeb Bush (L-R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz (R-TX), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take the stage at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, Carson threaten Republican debate boycott

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:51 AM

Trump and Ben Carson write CNBC to say they are displeased with an agenda recently sent to their campaign teams that explains the debate would last two hours plus 4 commercial breaks that would add 16 minutes to the format

BOYCOTT? Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Ben Carson (L) participate in the second US GOP Presidential candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, USA, 16 September 2015. File Photo by Max Whittaker/EPA

Steve Forbes: 'America wants a can-do guy'

Oct 14, 2015 - 11:23 PM

Donald Trump is so popular because this is a guy who shake things and make things happen the former presidential candidate and Forbes Media chairman says

IMAGE OF SUCCESS. Forbes says billionaire real-estate developer Donald Trump is a popular presidential candidate as Americans are motivated by the spectacle of his success in entrepreneurship. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#EndDiscriminationNow: On being Muslim and discriminated

Sep 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

It is now or never – discrimination has to end Imagine a world where religion and race are no longer issues It is the kind of world I bet we would all want to live in

Apa kata politisi Amerika Serikat soal Muslim menjadi presiden?

Sep 22, 2015 - 7:09 PM

Apakah seorang Muslim bisa menjadi presiden Amerika Serikat? Ini jawaban politisi AS

Bakal calon presiden AS dari Partai Republik Ben Carson. Foto oleh AFP

No Muslim should be US president: Carson

Sep 21, 2015 - 8:04 AM

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson says no Muslim should be president of the United States adding a new twist to a controversy roiling the party s White House nominating race

Trump leads Republican race, support drops for Clinton – poll

Sep 14, 2015 - 9:59 PM

The Washington Post ABC News poll also finds that Hillary Rodham Clinton dogged by a controversy over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state has steadily lost support over the past 2 months

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up documents from a recent poll that show him running in second place among Republican candidates as he speaks at a meeting of the City Club of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 29 June 2015. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Republicans Carson, Fiorina bring diversity to 2016 US race

May 05, 2015 - 10:10 AM

The 2016 US presidential field expands by two with the addition of former Hewlett Packard boss Carly Fiorina and conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson