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Hey, You! Rolling Stones warn Trump of legal action over song use

Jun 28, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The Stones are not the first major act to call on the US president to stop using their songs

Trump fans defy virus warnings at rally, even as staffers test positive

Jun 21, 2020 - 8:43 AM

(UPDATED) Thousands file into an indoor arena where Trump aims to revive his election fortunes after several bruising weeks

HEALTH RISK. US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

Jun 06, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Biden passes the 1,991 threshold to secure his party's nomination as counting continued from Tuesday's round of Democratic primaries

BIDEN. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Delaware State University's student center in Dover, Delaware, on June 5, 2020. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

As U.S. protests rage, a tale of 2 leaders: Biden and Trump

Jun 04, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'This is very much a tale of two types of leadership skills,' says a professor at the American University in Washington. 'What strength looks like to these two men is very different.'

Trump seeks to tighten grip on Arizona, likely swing state in 2020

Feb 21, 2020 - 7:28 AM

In the border state, US President Donald Trump stands by his campaign promise of building the wall

ALLIES. US Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) hugs President Donald Trump at a rally at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Caitlin O'Hara / Getty Images North America/AFP

'Same values': Meet Trump's unlikely supporters

Feb 20, 2020 - 6:47 PM

A Filipino-Japanese immigrant, a Mexican, and a few other Latinos are among the unlikely supporters Rappler meets at President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona

Photo by Cui Chentao

Rick Perry says Trump was chosen by God to lead U.S.

Nov 26, 2019 - 7:23 AM

'You didn't get here without God's blessing,' outgoing US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tells Fox News, recalling a recent conversation with Donald Trump that focused on faith

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry addresses a press conference during a high-level business to business energy forum at the European Commission in Brussels on May 2, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

Bloomberg files papers paving way for U.S. presidential bid

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Analysts say that the billionaire's candidacy could do the most harm against frontrunner Joe Biden's prospects

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 24, 2019 Michael Bloomberg, addresses the NAACP's (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 110th National Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg was positioning himself Friday to enter the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination, setting up a potential showdown with fellow septuagenarian Joe Biden as the leading centrist candidate. JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP

U.S. officials warn of foreign interference one year before election

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 AM

The heads of 7 top security-related agencies say, 'Russia, China, Iran, and other foreign malicious actors all will seek to interfere in the voting process or influence voter perceptions'

ON VOTING. Virginia voters head to the polls at Nottingham Elementary School November 5, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Mueller to Congress: Trump was not exonerated

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) 'The finding indicates that the president was not exculpated from the acts that he allegedly committed,' Robert Mueller tells the House Judiciary Committee

MUELLER REPORT. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rayburn House Office Building July 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Biden spars with Trump on age, faces questions on women

Apr 27, 2019 - 10:35 AM

"If he looks young and vibrant compared to me I should probably go home," Biden says of the president.

CHALLENGER. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2019 Former US vice president Joe Biden leaves a rally organized by UFCW Union members to support Stop and Shop employees on strike throughout the region in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP

Former U.S. VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The party's 76-year-old senior statesman is the most experienced and recognized Democrat in the race, a popular former vice president who has been dominating early polls following months of campaign planning

Trump campaign chief wanted polling data to go to Ukrainian oligarchs – report

Jan 10, 2019 - 1:57 PM

CNN says the development demonstrates Paul Manafort had an interest in taking money from a foreign country while he led Trump's campaign

CAMPAIGN CHIEF. In this file photo taken on June 15, 2018, Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at US District Court on in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Accused Russian agent pleads guilty in U.S.

Dec 14, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Maria Butina – the first Russian convicted in the sprawl of cases arising from Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential election – faces up to 6 months in prison, followed by likely deportation

GUILTY PLEA. This August 17, 2018, photo courtesy of the Alexandria, Virginia, Sheriff'€™s Office, shows Maria Butina's booking photograph when she was admitted into the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandia. AFP PHOTO / Alexandria Sheriff'€™s Office

Russia probe document shows closer Trump campaign-WikiLeaks contact

Nov 29, 2018 - 1:01 PM

The Corsi-Stone communications suggest a level of coordination and planning that have not before appeared in evidence released by the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller

RUSSIA PROBE. This composite photo shows Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone (L) and Republican activist Jerome Corsi (R). Stone file photo by Lizzie Ochoa/WikiCommons; Corsi file photo from Facebook

The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Nancy Pelosi: Former U.S. House speaker set to reclaim gavel

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:13 PM

(UPDATED) Keeping Donald Trump in check will be among the California Democrat's top challenges as she presides over the House of Representatives through the 2020 elections

PELOSI. In this file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference at the National Press Club. File photo from Shutterstock

Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of U.S. elections

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:31 AM

Political passions rise to a rare peak, with early voting in some states already running far ahead of normal levels

THE NOVEMBER VOTE. A display that reminds people to vote on November 6 is seen November 3, 2018 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Kanye West hugs Trump, muses on presidential run

Oct 12, 2018 - 10:07 AM

"I love this guy right here," the serial Grammy-winning artist declared in the Oval Office, before taking the president in his arms

MAGA. US President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018. Photo by Sebastian Smith/AFP

Leaked video shows Google execs troubled by Trump election

Sep 13, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says that while the election was rife with rhetoric and division, people should have faith in the democratic process

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is among the executives seen talking about Donald Trump's presidential victory in one of the company's town hall meetings. Screenshot from Breitbart video

Michael Cohen, Trump fixer who pledged to 'take a bullet' for the president

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:47 AM

'I'm the guy who stops the leaks. I'm the guy who protects the president and the family. I'm the guy who would take a bullet for the president,' Cohen says in a 2017 interview

MICHAEL COHEN. His once-deep loyalty to Donald Trump melted away when he stunningly implicated the US president in two felony crimes. AFP file photos

Jury adjourns without verdict in Manafort trial

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:54 PM

While Paul Manafort is not charged with any crimes related to his brief time as Donald Trump's campaign chairman, the trial is seen as an important test for the Mueller probe

ADJOURNED. In this file photo, Paul Manafort walks outside the William B. Bryant US Courthouse Annex on October 30, 2017 in Washington,DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump can fire Russia prosecutor Mueller, says White House

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:04 PM

After months of denying Mueller's removal is under consideration, the change in tone comes as President Donald Trump reacts furiously to an FBI raid of his private lawyer's offices

FIRE MUELLER? The White House says US President Donald Trump has the power to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Cambridge Analytica denies data misuse amid UK regulator probe

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, says the source of the accusations – which it calls 'a former contractor' – is 'misrepresenting himself and the company'

DATA BREACH SCANDAL. In this file photo, CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Concordia Summit/AFP

White House on edge as Mueller quietly pursues Russia probe

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Since May Robert Mueller s team has been quietly interviewing witnesses and collecting documents for the probe on Russia s interference in the 2016 elections

Acting FBI chief: Comey firing won't stop Russia probe

May 11, 2017 - 11:50 PM

There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date says the FBI s acting director

PROBE CONTINUES. The probe into possible links between Donald Trump's campaign and alleged Russian interference continues. File photo by AFP

Trump's popularity lowest of any U.S. president in decades – polls

Jan 17, 2017 - 11:42 PM

UPDATED The president elect immediately slams the findings pointing out that a majority of surveys ahead of his electoral win predicted victory for his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to the media following a meeting with Steve Harvey at Trump Tower on January 13, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Bryan R. Smith

Fil-Am shortlisted to become US solicitor general

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:21 AM

George Conway the husband of Trump senior adviser Kelly Conway could be the first Asian American to become the US government s next top litigator

FORMING A GOVERNMENT. The potential appointees of President-elect Donald Trump  are revealed as his inauguration on January 20 nears. AFP File photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:06 AM

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Russia interfered in U.S. election to help Trump win – report

Dec 10, 2016 - 2:01 PM

UPDATED The Washington Post report comes after President Barack Obama ordered a review of all cyberattacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle

INCOMING PRESIDENT. 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. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

One month after election win, Trump is still Trump

Dec 07, 2016 - 12:02 AM

Trump has tweeted more than 115 times since his shock November 8 win with the New York Times China and companies shifting jobs abroad among the targets of his tweetstorms

 Donald Trump tours the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on September 30, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Filipino students in U.S. wary of Trump presidency

Nov 13, 2016 - 11:45 AM

During the campaign the Republican president elect accused the Philippines of being a terrorist nation threatened to build a wall along its borders with Mexico and made fiery anti Islamic rhetoric

Nicole Cordoves on her controversial Donald Trump remarks

Nov 12, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Nicole talks about what next for her after her reign and her thoughts of Trump s win

UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

Nov 12, 2016 - 1:36 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon hopes to meet with the president elect to discuss how they expect the United States to continue working for humanity

NEW WORLD. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will drop his rhetorics and show leadership. Photo by Evan Schneider/United Nations

Trump vote won't affect US World Cup bid decision – official

Nov 12, 2016 - 10:36 AM

The US is considered a favorite to host the 2026 World Cup with the bidding process expected to get under way next year

TO BID OR NOT TO BID? The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States will not impact any decision the country may make to bid for the 2026 World Cup. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Fear, resilience among Fil-Am Dems over Trump presidency

Nov 11, 2016 - 7:45 AM

Filipino American Democrats in Nevada are crushed by Donald Trump s presidential win but vow to organize and fight back

Clinton offers to work with Trump, wishes him success

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:36 AM

4th UPDATE Clinton: This is painful and it will be for a long time but I want you to remember this: our campaign was never about one person or even one election

WAVING TO THE CROWD. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves after making concession speech following her defeat to Republican president-elect Donald Trump, as former president Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea look on in New York on November 9, 2016. Photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP

Duterte congratulates Donald Trump

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:37 PM

The Philippine President looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines US relations anchored on mutual respect says Malacañang

DUTERTE AND US LEADERSHIP. President Duterte holds a press conference before departing for Thailand. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

For a while there, you could vandalize Trump's website

Nov 09, 2016 - 1:16 PM

Netizens have some fun editing a page on Trump s website

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Nov 08, 2016 - 3:23 PM

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German president 'worried' about possible Trump victory – report

Nov 06, 2016 - 6:27 PM

German President Joachim Guck says the unpredictability of US Republican hopeful Donald Trump is a cause for concern

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets guests at a campaign rally on December 21, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The full-house event was repeatedly interrupted by protestors. Trump continues to lead the most polls in the race for the Republican nomination for president. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

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Nov 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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Trump used dubious methods to avoid taxes – report

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:37 AM

The New York Times says Donald Trump was scrambling to stave off financial ruin in the 1990s and worked to avoid reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable income

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures following a rally at Spooky Nook Sports center in Manheim, Pennsylvania on October 1, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel Ngan

Trump says will only accept 'clear election result'

Oct 21, 2016 - 1:58 AM

Trump sticks firm to his unprecedented defiance of US democratic norms telling supporters I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if I win

TRUMP. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio on October 20, 2016. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Clinton accuses Trump of 'stalking' her during debate

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Speaking during an interview on NBC s The Ellen DeGeneres Show set to air Friday October 14 Clinton says Trump s movements made her feel really weird on stage

CLINTON AND TRUMP. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican nominee Donald Trump arrive on stage during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016. Photo by Jim Bourg/ POOL / AFP

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

Aug 28, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I am going to build a great border wall institute nationwide e verify stop illegal immigrants from accessing welfare and entitlements and develop an exit entry tracking system he promises

File photo by AFP

Doctor who praised Trump's health says he wrote note in a rush

Aug 27, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Dr Harold Bornstein stands by the original bill of health he gave Trump

SOFTENING STANCE? Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA on August 20, 2016. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

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Dad of slain Muslim US soldier to Trump: 'You sacrificed nothing'

Jul 29, 2016 - 10:43 AM

Khizr Khan – whose son Humayun died in a 2004 suicide bombing in Baquba – admonishes the Republican presidential nominee for his plan to ban Muslims from entering the US

REBUKED. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gets a strong rebuke from the father of a fallen Muslim US soldier. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

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