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14/05/2017 15:42

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

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Democrats kept up the pressure on Donald Trump Sunday over his firing of FBI director James Comey, as members of both parties said the president must turn over any secret recordings of the two men's conversations.

21/04/2017 19:20

Barack Obama returns

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Having largely remained silent since Donald Trump succeeded him as US president in January, Barack Obama will make his first public appearance on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago.

20/04/2017 04:55

Georgia run-off sets test for Trump, and Democrats

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Republicans faced a sobering reminder of Donald Trump's unpopularity Wednesday after a young Democrat forced a run-off election in a conservative congressional district, highlighting the vulnerability of the president's party as opponents draw inspiration for fierce battles ahead.

18/04/2017 06:06

With Georgia race, litmus test looms for Trump

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A 30-year-old Democrat hopes to capitalize Tuesday on Donald Trump's lackluster popularity by seizing a Georgia congressional seat held by Republicans for decades, in an election seen as a litmus test of the president's first 100 days.

12/03/2017 07:47

Trump barrels ahead with plan to gut «Obamacare»

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President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to press ahead with a controversial plan, slowed by bickering within his Republican party, to repeal Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

09/01/2017 16:09

Clinton will never run for office again: confidante

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Hillary Clinton will never run for office again after losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump in November after the most divisive campaign in memory, a confidante of the Democrat said on Sunday.

17/12/2016 07:03

Facebook lets users click to report fake news

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Facebook on Thursday unveiled a tool that allows users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation some claim influenced the 2016 US election.

11/12/2016 06:00

Republicans reject reports Russia helped Trump win election

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Republicans rejected reports of a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia sought to tip the US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, as a Democratic Senate leader called for an investigation.

04/12/2016 11:19

Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

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Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign -- but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory.

30/11/2016 10:09

Hillary, pizza and a phony sex scandal: the power of «fake news»

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The internet rumor had the makings of a bizarrely sordid scandal involving a top political aide to Hillary Clinton, allegations of pedophilia and a restaurant in an upscale part of Washington.

14/11/2016 07:20

Trump seeks to calm protests -- and reassure own camp

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Donald Trump sought in his first televised interview as president-elect to reassure Americans fearful of a crackdown on minorities -- while assuring his core supporters he will not let them down on gun rights, abortion or immigration.

09/11/2016 10:09

Donald Trump wins White House in stunning upset

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Donald Trump has stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States.

09/11/2016 06:46

Shock, despair and silence at Clinton HQ

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A stony silence cast a pall early Wednesday over what was meant to be Hillary Clinton's presidential victory party as, one by one, states turned Republican red for Donald Trump.

08/11/2016 07:08

Bruce and Beyonce lead stars in late Clinton push

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Top musicians from Beyonce to Bruce Springsteen are rallying behind Hillary Clinton in the countdown to Tuesday's election, adding A-list star power to a massive get-out-the-vote operation.

08/11/2016 07:01

From Broadway to outer space: US election snippets

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Broadway readies for a night of (offstage) drama, an early vote is cast in space, and Donald Trump takes a ribbing from the man he hopes to succeed.

05/11/2016 22:42

Uphill climb for Trump's bid to revive US Rust Belt

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The shuttered Westinghouse plant that looms over this western Pennsylvania town -- a huge cathedral of brick and steel -- used to build generators that supplied power to much of America.

05/11/2016 22:32

«Bots» step up for 2016 election news coverage

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If you're reading about the US election, some of that news is likely to come to you from a «bot.» Automated systems known as «bots» or «robo-journalism» have been around for years, but they are playing a bigger role in coverage this year amid technology advances and stretched media resources.

03/11/2016 10:21

«End it already!»: Americans sick and tired of election

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Insults, obscenities, vitriol and sleaze: Americans have just about had it with this year's White House race. As the clock ticks down to Election Day many are counting the minutes until the end of what often seemed like a bad political reality show, headlined by two deeply unpopular stars, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

01/11/2016 21:20

Election 2016: twists and turns aplenty

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The 2016 presidential campaign has been a roller coaster ride with twists and turns that left voters alternately elated, distraught and sometimes flat-out flummoxed.

01/11/2016 08:12

Americans worn out by presidential election

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The US presidential election is only a few days away, but for most Americans worn out by the vicious campaign, the vote can't come soon enough.

30/10/2016 21:57

Kerry says no FBI contact over Clinton email probe

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US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that neither he or his department had been contacted by the FBI over its renewed investigation into his predecessor Hillary Clinton's emails.

30/10/2016 07:25

Trump turns up heat over Clinton email probe

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Donald Trump stepped up his attacks against Hillary Clinton, seeking to exploit the FBI decision to reopen an investigation into her emails as America's bruising election campaign heads into its final stretch.

27/10/2016 22:18

Putin slams claims Russia meddling in US polls as «hysteria»

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President Vladimir Putin slammed as «hysteria» Thursday claims that Russia has tried to interfere in the upcoming US presidential elections by hacking US political institutions including the Democrats behind frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

27/10/2016 21:53

Superstar ally Michelle Obama hits trail with Clinton

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Michelle Obama, surprise star of the 2016 White House campaign, hit the trail Thursday with Democrat Hillary Clinton as the former and current first ladies fight to conquer battleground states before Election Day.

27/10/2016 21:42

Fears rise of Election Day intimidation tactics

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With Donald Trump warning darkly of a plot to «steal» the White House from him next month, the specter of intimidation on Election Day, including by vigilante-style armed citizens, is now seen as a serious threat.

27/10/2016 21:27

Bill Clinton «for profit» income detailed in hacked email

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Former president Bill Clinton took in more than 50 million dollars from «for profit» activities over the years as he led the Clinton family foundation, a close aide said in a hacked memo released by WikiLeaks.

27/10/2016 10:14 Video

Halloween, in Mexico everyone wants the masks of Clinton and Trump

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In Ciudad Juarez, a city on the border with the United States in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, considered the most dangerous city in the world the grotesque masks of Hillary Clinton et Donald Trump are flying off the shelves ahead of the holiday of Halloween.

27/10/2016 09:42

Clinton's showbiz pals spend big as Tinseltown shuns Trump

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Glance at the list of Hillary Clinton's biggest donors and you could be forgiven for thinking she was funding a Hollywood movie rather than a presidential campaign.

22/10/2016 23:01

Trump lays out plan for first 100 days in «Gettysburg Address»

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Donald Trump on Saturday unveiled plans for the first 100 days of his presidency, vowing to create 25 million jobs over a decade and middle class tax cuts, as he and Hillary Clinton courted undecided swing state voters.

21/10/2016 15:54

Trump booed in New York, assailed by Obama

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Donald Trump endured boos at a charity event in New York and a biting attack by President Barack Obama as the Republican nominee's threat not to concede if he loses next month's elections roiled the race for the White House.

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