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Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked U.S. vote

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Apart from this claim which absolutely does not conform to reality we have not seen any other information nor heard any arguments for the reliability of this information Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

US Senate intel panel plans probe into Russia spying

Jan 14, 2017 - 4:49 PM

US intelligence agencies allege that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a covert effort to interfere in the election to boost Trump and harm his opponent Democrat Hillary Clinton

US ELECTIONS. Trump image from Gary Coronado/EPA and Clinton image from Shawn Thew/EPA

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:37 PM

US President elect Donald Trump also threatens to get tough with unfair Chinese trade practices

Mind the gap

Nov 15, 2016 - 11:26 PM

We lost They won Live with it It s their turn

File photo from AFP

More anti-Trump protests in New York, Miami, Portland

Nov 12, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Demonstrators say they wanted to show solidarity with those they felt may be targeted by Trump s policies once he takes office in January including Mexicans and Muslims

ANTI-TRUMP. A demonstrator holds up a placard during a protest against Donald Trump's US presidential election victory, at City Hall in Portland on November 11, 2016. Demonstrators took to the streets in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and other US cities to oppose Donald Trump's election as president for a third straight night of nationwide protests. Photo by Ankur Dholakia/AFP

US politics 101: The American political system explained

Nov 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Who are the Democrats and Republicans? What are caucuses and primaries? What is the electoral college?

Voters cast their ballot during early voting at a polling station on October 31, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Joshua Lott/AFP

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Oct 12, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Trump lashes out at 'disloyal' Republicans

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:54 AM

UPDATED Declaring himself unchained from party strictures the bombastic real estate mogul publicly berates party big wig Paul Ryan as a weak and ineffective leader

US Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump participate in a town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEB

Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

Aug 30, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Inflammatory anti immigrant rhetoric could cost Donald Trump the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race

Inevitable Clinton in 2016? Not so fast says Democrat rival

Mar 13, 2015 - 2:33 AM

Former Maryland governor Martin O Malley stressed that if he threw his hat in the ring he would not be aiming for a consolation prize

Bin Laden film pulls 2.7-M viewers

Nov 06, 2012 - 11:53 AM

This film will be followed by another one in January 2013

TOP-RATED. A frame from 'SEAL Team Six' from Facebook

Obama says mind-changing Romney has 'Romnesia'

Oct 20, 2012 - 10:33 AM

President Barack Obama comes up with a biting new term for what he calls rival Mitt Romney s flip flopping on policy positions – Romnesia

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES. 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. AFP Photo/Pool/Michael Reynolds

From Michelle with love

Oct 16, 2012 - 3:05 PM

The First Lady casts her vote


Obama put the joke on himself at Hollywood fundraiser

Oct 08, 2012 - 3:55 PM

The President s supporters remain unperturbed by his performance at the first Presidential debate against challenger Mitt Romney

BARACK OBAMA LAUGHED HIS debate loss away. Image from the Barack Obama Facebook page

Celebrity endorsements, zero effect

Oct 02, 2012 - 10:48 AM

US voters feel no celebrity pressure or influence when it comes to their choice of President

THE CLOONEY CHARM MAY not be helpful to the actor's candidate. Image from the George Clooney Fans Facebook page

Katy Perry sings for Obama

Sep 26, 2012 - 3:10 PM

She joins a host of other stars at a fundraiser for the US President

KATY PERRY WANTS FIREWORKS for Barack. Image from the Katy Perry Facebook page

(UPDATED) Madonna calls Obama 'black Muslim'

Sep 26, 2012 - 3:00 PM

More than one in 3 conservative Republican voters still think Obama is a Muslim

'DIZZY' MADONNA RAISED EYEBROWS with her pro-Obama speech. Image from Facebook

Who paid for that political ad? An app can tell

Sep 26, 2012 - 2:09 AM

May this app be used for next year s PH elections? Hmm

THE SUPER PAC APP at work. Photo from Facebook taken by Justin Adelson

Madonna backs Obama

Sep 09, 2012 - 1:15 PM

And we mean it literally

MADONNA WITH 'OBAMA' PAINTED on her back at a recent concert. Screen grab from YouTube (thebesttsabaat)

Scarlett Johansson, Longoria stand by Obama

Sep 08, 2012 - 12:13 PM

Hollywood stars with rags to riches stories believe Obama to be the right President

SCARLETT JOHANSSON IS ALSO the Avengers' sexy Black Widow. Image from Facebook

Oprah to speak for Obama?

Sep 06, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Michelle Obama: It would have to be somebody who knows him

IMAGE FROM THE OPRAH Winfrey Network page in Facebook

Social networks as political tools

Sep 05, 2012 - 7:44 AM

As with all other aspects of life social networks are playing a bigger role in politics


Romney accepts Republican nod with jobs pitch

Aug 31, 2012 - 11:25 AM

Mitt Romney vowed to rescue the US economy and create jobs Thursday as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the climax of a convention that sought to humanize the candidate

For his looks, Paul Ryan gets bipartisan approval

Aug 21, 2012 - 7:16 AM

Just because he is hot will the Republican VP pick get the vote?

HOT OR NOT? REPUBLICAN VP candidate Paul Ryan. Screen grab from YouTube (RepPaulRyan)

Morgan Freeman donates US$1-M to Obama

Jul 20, 2012 - 8:25 AM

The multi awarded actor joins Obama s pool of A list celebrity supporters

THE ACTOR WHO HAS played the role of President supports the US President. Photo from the Morgan Freeman Facebook page, taken by Andy Gotts