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Pete Buttigieg under fire as Democratic rivals see 2020 threat

Dec 21, 2019 - 2:48 PM

Pete Buttigieg's steady rise in recent polls has brought him attacks by rivals who see him as an obstacle in their run for the 2020 United States presidential election

NEW TARGET. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is slammed by rivals in the most recent Democratic debates for the 2020 presidential election. File photo by Derek Henkle/AFP

Mueller report to be released by mid-April – attorney general

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:38 AM

A redacted version of the 400-page report is set to be released

PUSH BACK. Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The report is confidential, but Attorney General Bill Barr says he will summarize its 'principal conclusions' for Congress

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 21, 2017 former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russia investigation, leaves following a meeting with members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at the US Capitol in Washington. - An explosive report from BuzzFeed News alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his lawyer to lie to Congress is "not accurate," a spokesman for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office said on January 18, 2019, a rare statement disputing a news report. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Democrat Warren enters 2020 White House race

Dec 31, 2018 - 11:32 PM

(UPDATED) 'Corruption is poisoning our democracy. Politicians look the other way while big insurance companies deny patients life-saving coverage, while big banks rip off consumers and while big oil companies destroy this planet,' says Senator Elizabeth Warren

ELIZABETH WARREN. In this file photo taken on October 13, 2018 US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts. File photo by Joseph Prezioso/AFP

U.S. congressman charged with insider trading ends re-election bid

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:53 PM

New York Representative Chris Collins has initially said he would seek to clear his name and continue his bid to keep his seat in the November midterm elections

CHRS COLLINS. In this file photo taken on July 19, 2016 Chris Collins (R-NY) delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. says Russia still carrying out 'pervasive' election meddling

Aug 03, 2018 - 12:40 PM

'We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign from Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States,' says Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence

RUSSIA. US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 2, 2018. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Mueller questions for Trump probe possible obstruction – report

May 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) The questions also show that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to find out what US President Donald Trump knew about links between members of his presidential campaign and Russia

RUSSIA PROBE. Since at least early this year, Robert Mueller has discussed the possibility of interviewing Donald Trump for the investigation. Trump file photo by Don Emmert/AFP; Mueller file photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump aide Hicks declines to answer Russia hearing questions

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:44 AM

The White House's 29-year-old communications director stuck to answering pre-approved questions, House Intelligence Committee members say

COMMS CHIEF. White House Communications Director Hope Hicks watches as US President Donald Trump takes part in a '€œlistening session'€ on gun violence with teachers and students in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 21, 2018. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Russia succeeding in sowing U.S. discord – Trump

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:15 PM

'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!' Donald Trump says in an early morning tweet

Virginia elects Democrat governor, in rejection of Trumpism

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:36 AM

(UPDATED) A handful of US states held elections Tuesday, November 7, one year after Donald Trump's shock presidential victory

VOTE. Karina Smith holds her 2-year-old son Kyler as she fills out her ballot at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

First charges filed in special U.S. probe on Russia meddling – report

Oct 28, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The approval of the charges would mark a major step forward in the sweeping investigation into potential links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential vote

FIRST CHARGES. This file photo taken on May 16, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller in Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Democrat eyes anti-Trump upset in high-stakes Georgia race

Jun 20, 2017 - 2:37 PM

UPDATED Republicans are facing a sobering reminder of their president s poor approval ratings as 30 year old centrist Democrat Jon Ossoff a filmmaker and onetime political assistant clings to the narrowest of leads

CHALLENGER. Jon Ossoff in a file photo. Photo courtesy Ossoff's Twitter account

It's complicated: Puerto Ricans vote on knotty U.S. relationship

Jun 11, 2017 - 2:09 PM

US state independence or status quo: Puerto Ricans will mull their political future in a non binding referendum many have vowed to boycott

A VOTE FORWARD? A rides his bicycle in front of a wall covered with campaign posters promoting Puerto Rico's statehood in San Juan, on June 9, 2017. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Trump backs Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:04 PM

In a surprise move against a key US ally Trump suggests Qatar is funding extremism as he tacitly backs the diplomatic blockade of the emirate

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

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:16 PM

UPDATED A Democrat nearly claims outright victory in a closely watched congressional primary in Georgia

'FLIP THE 6TH' Supporters of Georgia 6th district congressional candidate Jon Ossoff hold up campaign signs in a photo posted on Ossoff's page on Facebook, April 18, 2017. Photo by Dustin Chambers/Jon Ossoff campaign page on Facebook

With Georgia congressional race, litmus test looms for Trump

Apr 18, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Democrat Jon Ossoff aims to strike the first blow in what is shaping up to be a bitter 18 month battle for control of the US Congress in the 2018 elections that come halfway through Trump s presidential term

WILL HE TRUMP TRUMP? Jon Ossoff, running for the House seat for the 6th district of Georgia, hopes to flip the district in favor of the Democrats, in a test of Donald Trump's popularity. Photo courtesy Jon Ossoff/Twitter

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Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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U.S. Supreme Court says electoral maps must be reviewed for racial bias

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:13 AM

The ruling is particularly noteworthy as civil rights organizations fear a tightening of voting rights for minorities under President Donald Trump

This file photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

Zuckerberg sure fake news on Facebook didn't sway election

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The idea that fake news on Facebook which is a very small amount of the content influenced the election in any way I think is a pretty crazy idea Zuckerberg says

IN FOCUS. This file photo taken on October 28, 2015 shows Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a 'town-hall' meeting at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

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Nov 09, 2016 - 9:07 PM

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Donald Trump is next U.S. president

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED The 70 year old billionaire populist snatches victory from his main opponent Hillary Clinton who was previously the narrow favorite to win the White House

MR. PRESIDENT. In this file photo, Donald Trump is seen on day 3 of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016. Jim Watson/AFP

On US polls, Poe jokes: 'First of all, I did not vote there'

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Meron naman tayong pantapat kay Donald Trump eh says Senator Grace Poe in apparent reference to President Rodrigo Duterte

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Nov 09, 2016 - 10:01 AM

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Trump within reach of shock White House win

Nov 09, 2016 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED As polls closed in all but the westernmost states and media called state races one by one pollsters are scrambling to update their forecasts and pointing to either a dead heat or an upset

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at the Big Bear Lake Methodist Church in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016. Bill Wechter/AFP

Future at stake as Americans choose next president

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:35 PM

UPDATED As the world holds its collective breath Americans are called to make a historic choice between two radically different visions for the most powerful nation on Earth

WHO WILL IT BE? This combination of pictures created on November 07, 2016 shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Sioux City, Iowa on November 6, 2016 and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Detroit, Michigan on November 4, 2016. Mandel Ngan and Brendan Smialowski/AFP

A race that brought out the ugly underbelly of America

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Looking back some Fil Ams reel from the ugliness of a campaign whose black moments were mostly stoked by Trump

Supporters hold placards during a rally by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaign after midnight, early November 7, 2016, at the Loudoun Fairgrounds in Leesburg, Virginia. Mandel Ngan/AFP

#USVote 2016: America at the cusp of history

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Who will be the next President of the United States? After nearly 2 years of a brutal divisive campaign we ll soon know

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 03, 2016 shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland, Ohio on October 22, 2016 and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016.  Just five days before the bitter presidential campaign comes to a head a new poll on November 3, 2016 showed a tightening race, with Hillary Clinton's edge over Donald Trump shrinking and few voters saying they remain undecided. The New York Times/CBS News poll showed the Democratic White House hopeful with 45 percent to her Republican rival's 42, a three-point lead that had diminished from the more comfortable nine-point margin she had weeks earlier. / AFP PHOTO / Jay LaPrete AND SAUL LOEB

The United States: vital statistics

Nov 07, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Here are some key figures about the world s biggest economy heading to the polls on November 8

US elections: Fil-Ams cross party lines, make hard choices

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Why this race to the finish matters to Filipinos in America

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Nov 03, 2016 - 8:07 PM

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Obama: Fate of world in U.S. voters' hands

Nov 03, 2016 - 7:47 AM

UPDATED Hillary Clinton is ahead in most polls but a last minute surge by Donald Trump delights US foes nauseates allies and winds global financial markets

FINAL SHOWDOWN. This file photo taken on September 25, 2016 shows a combination of images showing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Roanoke, Virginia on September 24, 2016 and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton September 21, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. AFP photos

Political calculation: The math behind the US election

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The victor must get to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes – but just trying to anticipate the result is a complicated exercise in adding subtracting and combining

Fil-Am candidates aspire to break racial barriers in US elections

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:22 PM

These Filipino Americans hope to break racial barriers in their respective bids for elected offices on November 8

Trump hopes to hit jackpot in last debate with Clinton

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:19 PM

The candidates will be asked about the debt and entitlements immigration the economy the Supreme Court foreign flashpoints and their fitness to be president

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) and Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stand on stage during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump bashes Clinton but she extends campaign lead

Oct 18, 2016 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED The polls indicate that the allegations of sexual harassment and assault swirling around Trump have taken their toll

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook, Twitter to livestream US presidential debates

Sep 22, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The debates are set for September 26 October 9 and October 19 US time

SHEDDING LIGHT. The livestreaming of the US presidential debates can reach a global audience of unprecedented size. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump bashes Clinton as far too soft on immigrants

Sep 18, 2016 - 9:14 AM

Donald Trump asserts that Hillary Clinton would implement amnesty by executive order violating our Constitution and putting the entire nation in grave peril

THE CANDIDATE. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the JetCenters of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 17. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Clinton 'fit to serve,' doctor says ahead of campaign comeback

Sep 15, 2016 - 10:15 AM

The disclosure came as her Republican rival Donald Trump – in a media savvy move – released new health data of his own during the taping of a nationally televised medical chat show

In this photo, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during he LGBT for Hillary Gala at Cipriani Club on September 9, 2016 in New York City. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Convalescing Hillary Clinton to return to campaign fray

Sep 14, 2016 - 8:32 AM

The former first lady has just suffered perhaps the worst week of her 15 month quest to become America s first female president

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leaves her daughter's apartment building after resting on September 11, 2016, in New York. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Clinton, Trump kick off their race to election finish

Sep 06, 2016 - 9:05 AM

The two candidates used the Labor Day holiday – the traditional launch of the home stretch of the presidential campaign – to push their arguments that they would be best for working class Americans

FRONTRUNNER. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gives the thumbs-up at the 49th annual Salute to Labor on September 5, 2016 in Hampton, Illinois. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Kaine wows crowds on day one as Clinton running mate

Jul 24, 2016 - 8:41 AM

Tim Kaine makes a big splash in his first appearance as Hillary Clinton s running mate for the White House savaging Donald Trump s foreign policy ideas as dangerous and wowing a Miami crowd with fluent Spanish

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) greet supporters during a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump or not, 'big data' could be huge in 2016 vote

May 29, 2016 - 10:07 AM

The 2016 campaign could see more sophisticated data efforts thanks to advances in computing technology

A poll worker holds a print out from where citizens go to the cast their ballots at the city hall building on election day November 4, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Darren Hauck/Getty Images/AFP

'Trump-Putin kiss' graffiti shows misgivings in Baltic states

May 13, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Street graffiti depicting Donald Trump passionately locking lips with Russian President Vladimir Putin went viral on social media in Lithuania appearing to show concern over the US White House hopeful s attitude toward Moscow

KISS ME. People walk past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on May 13, 2016. Photo by Petras Malukas / AFP

Sanders presses Clinton as 3 western states vote

Mar 26, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Bernie Sanders hopes to win big in Alaska Hawaii and Washington to chisel away at Hillary Clinton s sizeable lead

epaselect epa05155571 Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R) participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 11 February, 2016. EPA/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

Trump, Clinton keep edge with Arizona wins, slip elsewhere

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED The voting gave the candidates another opportunity to pile up delegates on the way to the party nominating conventions but it did not dramatically alter the basic outlines of the race

STILL STANDING. From left to right: Ohio Gov John Kasich; Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders; Donald Trump; former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Texas Sen Ted Cruz. AFP and EPA file photos

#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