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Mitt Romney set for comeback as Orrin Hatch to retire

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:02 AM

Senator Hatch's announcement that he will not run in this year's mid-terms could spell bad news for President Donald Trump

RETIRING. This file photo taken on January 19, 2001 shows US Senator Orrin Hatch, R-UT, arriving at the US Capitol to attend the inauguration of former US President George W. Bush. Don Emmert/AFP

Suspense builds over Trump secretary of state search

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:10 AM

The world is keenly awaiting what will be his most prestigious appointment – America s next top diplomat – scrutinizing the process for clues as to the direction US policy will take after the Republican is sworn in on January 20

A pedestrian crosses 56th Street outside Trump Tower in New York City on December 5, 2016. Dominick Reuter/AFP

Trump vows to put aside doubts over business empire

Dec 01, 2016 - 7:25 AM

In one of his trademark pre dawn tweetstorms the Manhattan real estate mogul promises that he will reveal a plan next month to put aside his great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country

EMPIRE. In this file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire on November 7, 2016. From left: daughter-in-law Lara Yunaska, son Eric Trump, daughter in law Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Tiffany Trump. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump mulls diplomat pick, plans victory tour

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:56 AM

Donald Trump steps up his contentious search for a secretary of state before he ditches cabinet interviews later this week to lead a victory tour kicking off in the swing state of Ohio

CENTER OF POWER. A view of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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Nov 29, 2016 - 2:45 PM

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Trump meets Petraeus in fraught quest for top diplomat

Nov 29, 2016 - 7:54 AM

Trump spokesman Jason Miller says the president elect has met a number of well qualified candidates but declines to say how close he may be to a decision on the secretary of state vacancy

Ret. General and former CIA Director, David Petraeus, arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on November 28, 2016 at Trump Tower in New York. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

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

Trump meets with Romney, no word on job offer

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Romney: We had a far reaching conversation with regards to the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the United States of real significance

US President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Mitt Romney after their meeting at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club on November 19, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Don Emmert/AFP

Romney will not run for president in 2016

Jan 31, 2015 - 12:23 AM

2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney says he wants to give other members of the GOP to be the next nominee

NOT RUNNING. Former presidential candidate and Governor Mitt Romney announces he won't run for president in 2016. File photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Romney, mulling 2016 run, jabs Clinton, Obama

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:34 PM

The 2012 Republican nominee returns to the political spotlight this month after telling donors he remains interested in a third shot at the White House

In this file photo, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney (C) and his wife Ann Romney along with their granddaughter Allie Romney (R) arrive for the premiere of 'Mitt' during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 17 January 2014. George Frey/EPA

Republicans fulfill threat to networks over Hillary

Aug 18, 2013 - 12:39 PM

GOP denies CNN NBC rights to carry presidential primary debates

ELECTION JITTERS. GOP's pre-planning anticipates Clinton run in 2016. In this file photo, US Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks about North Africa, at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, on October 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Romney's first major speech since presidential defeat

Mar 16, 2013 - 8:45 AM

The Repubican candidate told a crowd in Maryland that he remains optimistic about their movement and will help them return to power in Washington after the Obama era

Thoughts on the eve of Obama's inauguration

Jan 19, 2013 - 2:53 PM

I am sure that as I watch the inaugural rites on live television I will also remember Mitt Romney and how he killed his lifelong dream of becoming president

THE OBAMA HUG. Twitter's most retweeted and favorited tweet only has three words: "Four more years." Photo from Barack Obama's Twitter page.

Rappler's 10 viral videos of 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 2:15 PM

Rappler picks 10 out of the Buzz Feed list of 50

CATCHY VIRAL TUNE. 'Call Me Maybe' is also number two in Billboard's Hot 100 Songs of 2012. Image from the Carly Rae Jepsen Facebook page

With Romney filing, 2012 election spending tops $2B

Dec 07, 2012 - 1:16 PM

Romney s filings show spending in the 2012 presidential race rose to a record 2 billion

Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, waves to the crowd before conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

After bitter race, Obama, Romney have ‘friendly lunch’

Nov 30, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Obama and Romney promise talk about America s challenges in a private lunch meeting at the White House

Obama, Romney to have lunch Thursday

Nov 29, 2012 - 8:33 AM

US President Barack Obama will host his defeated Republican foe Mitt Romney for a conciliatory private lunch at the White House on Thursday

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and US President Barack Obama (L) greet one another at Magness Arena moments before the start of their first debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Pool / Michael REYNOLDS

Post-election: 3 days in Washington

Nov 20, 2012 - 11:27 AM

Later that night the news came out that Romney blamed his loss on Obama giving Latinos blacks and other minorities gifts to vote for the President

Romney breaks silence in bitter broadside at Obama

Nov 15, 2012 - 9:58 AM

Mitt Romney blamed his defeat on gifts showered by the president on his female African American and Hispanic supporters

Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, waves to the crowd before conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

At last, Florida results in: Obama wins state

Nov 11, 2012 - 7:03 AM

US President Barack Obama has won Florida s 29 electoral votes in the presidential election further fattening his substantial margin of victory in what had been predicted to be a close race

A decade of change marks the U.S. elections

Nov 10, 2012 - 11:24 PM

The Democrats won this election because they were not afraid to mingle with minorities and put their needs at the forefront of their platform

Social Media Wrap: #4moreyears, Donald Trump, and Iron Baby

Nov 10, 2012 - 4:31 PM

Everything and anything viral that happened from November 3 9 2012

Meet the twins: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Nov 09, 2012 - 3:15 PM

A Kenyan mom names her newborn twins after the US Presidential candidates

BARACK AND MITT'S MOM. Millicent Awuor with her newborn twins Barack Obama (white) and Mitt Romney (blue). Screen grab from YouTube (NTDTV)

Florida vote count delay reminiscent of 2000 debacle

Nov 09, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Presidential votes are still being counted in Florida a protracted process that has evoked memories of the acrimonious 2000 election that was finally resolved by the US Supreme Court over a month later

FLORIDA VOTES. Voters prepare to cast their ballots at the North Miami Public Library after standing in line on November 1, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Israel braces for Obama 'payback' after re-election

Nov 08, 2012 - 9:34 PM

Tensions between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu surfaced during the former s first term

PAYBACK? Defeated US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney shares a laugh with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) before a meeting at the premier's office in Jerusalem on July 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO/POOL/LIOR MIZRAHI

10 takeaways from the U.S. presidential race

Nov 08, 2012 - 3:52 PM

The US presidential election – with its unending stream of nail biting moments – was a consuming spectacle that showcased the contrast between the world views of the two parties and after the dust had settled announced the birth of a changed America

#TalkThursday with Amb. Cuisia: U.S. elections and its impact on Asia

Nov 08, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Rappler talks to PH Ambassador Jose Cuisia in this edition of TalkThursday

#TalkThursday

Waiting on Obama

Nov 08, 2012 - 9:31 AM

Voting for the first time there was a possibility that his candidate would lose And the waiting was unbearable

FOUR MORE YEARS. Barack Obama's official Twitter account posted this photo with his wife Michelle, after news of his victory. Photo courtesy of Barack Obama's Twitter account.

US stocks dive after Obama's reelection

Nov 07, 2012 - 11:15 PM

In the first half hour of trade the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 197 98 points 1 49 percent to 13 047 70

WALL STREET PLUNGES. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

'America has spoken'

Nov 07, 2012 - 5:09 PM

America has spoken and chosen President Obama for a second term says US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas

ELECTION PARTY. Americans and Filipinos follow the election recount inside the SM North Edsa Mall in Quezon City on November 7, 2012. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

Obama to America: 'Best is yet to come'

Nov 07, 2012 - 3:34 PM

In his victory speech re elected US President Barack Obama assures the American people that the country would move forward

FOUR MORE YEARS. Barack Obama's official Twitter account posted this photo with his wife Michelle, after news of his victory. Photo courtesy of Barack Obama's Twitter account.

Romney concedes, congratulates Obama

Nov 07, 2012 - 2:06 PM

Republican candidate Mitt Romney conceded defeat to President Barack Obama hours after the polls closed and called for his supporters to back and pray for his opponent

'This happened because of you,' tweets Obama

Nov 07, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Creating history again President Barack Obama becomes only the second Democrat since World War II to win a second 4 year White House term

FOUR MORE YEARS. Supporters of US President Barack Obama celebrate after CNN projected victory for Obama on election night in Chicago, Illinois. AFP.

US election day caps $6-B spree

Nov 07, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Six billion dollars That s how much money has been blown to influence the US election race that reached the finish line with the November 6 vote

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

Ohio polls close; waiting game begins

Nov 07, 2012 - 10:41 AM

Polls closed in crucial swing state Ohio

CNN's Empire State Building gimmick: Solid or silly?

Nov 07, 2012 - 9:29 AM

From holograms to the Empire State Building CNN continues its election gimmick streak

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Mood Meter amused over US election parodies

Nov 07, 2012 - 12:47 AM

Watch Barack Obama and Mitt Romney dance to Psy s Gangnam Style sing Katy Perry s Hot and Cold and rap Yes you read that right

What the U.S. elections can mean for Filipinos

Nov 06, 2012 - 6:48 PM

The winner can spell a lifetime of difference for those here who brave a daily battle of straddling two worlds to make life for families back home better

Tiny New Hampshire town casts first White House votes

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:51 PM

The first in the nation vote held shortly after midnight was tied for the first time in its history another indication of the knife s edge separating the two candidates

FIRST IN THE NATION. People prepare to cast their ballots at a polling station at midnight on November 6, 2012 in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the very first voting to take place in the 2012 US presidential election. AFP PHOTO / ROGERIO BARBOSA

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

#Rappler Assignments: Help us cover the U.S. elections!

Nov 06, 2012 - 1:53 PM

This week your Rappler Assignment is to send in photos and videos of the US elections

Deeply divided U.S. votes for next leader

Nov 06, 2012 - 1:04 PM

Rappler s Carmela Fonbuena reports from Ohio one of the battleground states in the United States most expensive presidential election so far

Happy Halloween in Jersey on the eve of U.S. polls

Nov 06, 2012 - 11:12 AM

The vote is the only time you can tell officials to get lost by throwing them out of office and embracing a governance philosophy that you feel is good for the country