US presidential elections 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US presidential elections 2016


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

Facebook rocked by data privacy scandal as investigations loom

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican John Kennedy call for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress, along with the CEOs of Google and Twitter

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT. In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. hits Russia with sanctions for election meddling

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The move comes despite US President Donald Trump's repeated denial that Russia tried to tilt the election in his favor, fearing it could call his victory over Hillary Clinton into question

ELECTION MEDDLING. In this file photo, then Republican president-elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump vows to 'counteract' any Russia election meddling

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'The Russians had no impact on our votes whatsoever.... But certainly there was meddling and probably from other countries and maybe other individuals,' says US President Donald Trump

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2017.  File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

U.S. indicts 13 Russians for election interference

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The indictment details a stunning operation launched in 2014 in a bid to sow social division in the US and influence American politics 'including the presidential election of 2016'

RUSSIA PROBE CHIEF. This file photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller testifying before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/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 vows strong PH ties 'whoever wins' presidency

Nov 09, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Our relationship over the years over the decades has been extremely strong US chargé d affaires Michael Klecheski says

STRONG TIES. Michael Klecheski, chargé d'affaires of the US embassy, vows strong ties between Manila and Washington 'whoever wins' the US presidency. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Why Duterte is coy about choosing between Clinton and Trump

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Before he assumed the presidency Rodrigo Duterte was more candid about his thoughts on the US presidential candidates

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

Trump companies owe $650 million – NY Times

Aug 20, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The investigation underscored how much of Mr Trump’s business remains shrouded in mystery says the New York Times

Donald Trump. File photo by Derek Ironside/EPA

Jessica Sanchez records DNC anthem for Hillary Clinton

Jul 30, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Stronger Together which Jessica recorded just days before the DNC will follow Hillary Clinton on her campaign trail

JESSICA SANCHEZ. Jessica sings the DNC anthem 'Stronger Together' for Hillary Clinton. Screengrab from Instagram/jessicaesanchez

Trump's VP choice compares mogul to US icon Reagan

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The comparison with the 40th US president is a clear appeal to make Trump more palatable to conservatives alienated by Trump s bombastic rhetoric and populist message

CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, December 28, 2015. File photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Clinton goes nuclear in bid to unpick 'Teflon Don'

Jun 04, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Trump Clinton argues is not just unpresidential and unpredictable he s too unhinged to be in power or as she put it – temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief

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

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

Republicans blast TV networks for Hillary shows

Aug 07, 2013 - 6:24 PM

GOP committee urges CNN and NBC to abandon film projects on former secretary of state

FRONT RUNNER. Mrs. Clinton has not yet made an announcement