Rosa Serrano doesn’t want to vote this election, but she might end up at the ballot box anyway — just to get some peace and quiet. When Serrano went over to her friend’s house for dinner last week, she was surprised when she noticed the TV was on and tuned to the final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, held at a nearby university.
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh started a firestorm on Wednesday afternoon when he tweeted that he would be “grabbing a musket” if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump loses the election to Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.
A boy wades through a flooded cemetery as the country prepares for the traditional honoring of the departed every Nov. 1 known as All Saints Day, at Masantol township, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines; people sit on a wall draped by a Venezuelan flag during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela; and a migrant looks up to the sky as he stands next to his tent burnt in the makeshift migrant camp known as “jungle” near Calais, northern France. These are just a few of the photos of the day for October 26, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Donald Trump identifies with the protagonist of Citizen Kane — though he doesn’t seem to have learned much from him. In a fascinating interview that was shot around 15 years ago by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, the future Republican presidential candidate shared his interpretation of, and personal connection to, Orson Welles’s 1941 masterpiece. The Trump interview, edited together by Morris with scenes from Citizen Kane, has recently been making the rounds again online (thanks to writers at Slate and the New York Times Magazine). Watch it above. ...
Perhaps best known as the wordsmith behind many Republican talking points, Luntz had quite a few zingers about Trump, including one about the GOP nominee’s sometimes stilted delivery of prepared speeches. “Stevie Wonder reads a teleprompter better than Donald Trump,” he jested.
A Florida charity for children complained this week that a Trump golf course is charging up to $20,000 for hosting a fundraiser — a fee that could cut its proceeds in half, according to a recent report. The Palm Beach Post first reported that Mark Casale, vice president of philanthropy for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, sent an email to County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay and Assistant County Administrator Todd Bonlarron about the unexpected fees. The event is scheduled to take place at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 7 — the eve of Election Day.
It was an unorthodox event for what has been a decidedly unorthodox campaign, but Donald Trump and his aides still saw an opportunity. Trump would stand against the backdrop of dozens of employees — invited by the resort’s general manager, David Feder, who had mentioned the idea to the candidate in passing a few days earlier. What better plan to win over the voters of battleground state Florida, Trump argued, than to remind them that he was the owner of popular golf courses here that generate jobs and tax dollars for the local economy?
Hillary Clinton turned 69 on Wednesday, just 13 days before Election Day and the culmination of the presidential campaign. Polls show the Democratic nominee a strong favorite to succeed President Obama and become the first woman to win the Oval Office in U.S. history.
Vice President Joe Biden said last week that he wishes he were in high school and could take Donald Trump “behind the gym,” in a response to the groping allegations against the GOP nominee. “Did you see where Biden wants to take me to the the back of the barn? You know, he’s Mr. Tough Guy.
Brynnley Pyne shows her support for a cardboard cutout of her candidate at an Evan McMullin rally in Salt Lake City. It’s difficult to imagine Evan McMullin as an undercover CIA operative lurking in the shadows of South and Central Asia a decade ago, at the height of the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. McMullin, the 40-year-old previously unknown Capitol Hill staffer who is the surprise presidential candidate of 2016, is everlastingly polite and remarkably normal-looking.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly battled former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in a striking Tuesday night interview. “You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy!” Gingrich exclaimed amid the back and forth. Kelly’s interview with Gingrich, a leading Donald Trump surrogate, started off friendly enough but got increasingly tense as she pressed him on Trump’s flagging poll numbers and campaign firestorms.
Donald Trump’s controversial campaign may be causing problems for some properties that bear his name, like Trump Tower in Manhattan. Before 2016, the Trump name was perhaps best recognized in the form of big gold letters that adorned lavish hotels, casinos, golf clubs and apartment buildings around the world. Since launching his bid for the White House, Donald Trump has touted the success of his real estate business as evidence of his ability to run the country.
A pottery maker produces a clay lantern or ‘diya’ at a road side stall for the upcoming Diwali festival in Bangalore, India; An aircraft comes in to land at Heathrow airport in west London, Britain; and Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump poses for photos after a campaign event with his employees at his Trump National Doral golf club in Miami are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
Early voting has started in many states, and some conservative websites are already trafficking in conspiracy theories that the election is being decided unfairly. On Tuesday, the Drudge Report promoted a story from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Info Wars website, which had posted a summary of Facebook posts written by two different women in Texas. One woman, Lisa Houlette of Canyon, Texas, wrote on Facebook that she thought she had voted for Donald Trump, only to see on the summary page before she cast her ballot that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s name was checked.
Clinton has worn the hats of both the Cubs and Yankees. The 2016 World Series begins Tuesday, and Hillary Clinton will rooting for the Chicago Cubs to break the Curse of the Billy Goat and end its 108-year title drought. On Saturday, Nick Merrill, Clinton’s traveling secretary, posted a photo of the former secretary aboard her campaign plane as she watched the Cubs clinch their World Series berth on a staffer’s smartphone.
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Donald Trump held an unusual press event at his golf club outside of Miami on Tuesday to seize on the news that Obamacare premiums are set to jump by more than 20 percent on average next year. “Obamacare has to be repealed and replaced, and it has to be replaced with something much less expensive,” the Republican nominee said at Trump National Doral, where he was surrounded by some of the resort’s staff. Trump then touted the work of the club’s more than 1,000 employees, but said they are having trouble accessing President Obama’s signature health care plan themselves.
This unique bird's-eye collection of amazing African wildlife from German photographer Michael Poliza, 58, was assembled over several trips he made across the continent in the past 10 years. A photographer and travel designer, Poliza moved to Cape Town, South Africa, from Hamburg about 13 years ago and just started to goof around with his camera on safari. Poliza challenged himself to take photos of lions and leopards with a difference, so when the opportunity arose to go airborne, he seized it to show animals from an alternative point of view. (Caters News) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
In what was touted as a major “exclusive” interview, Fox News’ Sean Hannity welcomed Jeff Rovin, a sci-fi novelist who has dabbled in alien conspiracy theories.
Most Americans believe they are choosing between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this November. At a rally in Cleveland last Friday, Clinton even told her supporters to picture in their “mind’s eye … every issue you care about” on the ballot. Clinton and her top surrogates have been making this argument for weeks, urging voters to imagine a plethora of issues written on this year’s ballots in a sort of invisible ink.
Migrants pushed against police lines outside Calais’ “Jungle” camp on Tuesday, waiting for processing as government workers prepared to move in to start clearing the sprawling shanty-town. Hundreds of camp dwellers, many carrying all their possessions in backpacks, waited for busses to take them on to temporary accommodation across France, as the start of a massive operation to demolish the site.
Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday. Pakistani officials feared the death toll could rise further, as the four-hours-long siege — one of the deadliest attacks on Pakistan’s security forces in recent years — left 117 wounded, some of them in critical condition. It said three IS fighters killed 60 police recruits in Quetta but the claim was not confirmed by Pakistani officials and IS did not offer any previously unknown details about the assault.
The day after announcing her candidacy last year, Hillary Clinton flew off to Iowa and, standing outside a small coffee shop, was asked by a reporter about what she had already signaled would be a big issue for her: overhauling the country’s “dysfunctional” campaign finance system to curb the influence of wealthy donors and special interests. “I don’t know,” Clinton replied with a shrug, as she walked into the coffee shop to campaign. Among the nuggets from the hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks is new evidence that, from the start, Clinton and her campaign operatives were plotting to aggressively exploit the loopholes in federal campaign laws by steering large sums of unregulated cash into supposedly independent super-PACs like Priorities USA.
Migrants line up to register at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp near Calais, northern France; a woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters Dakinis and Yoginis, who will be worshiped along with the Hindu goddess Kali,ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren used Donald Trump’s own words to mock him in a campaign speech for Hillary Clinton. On Monday, Warren riffed on the phrase “nasty woman” as she criticized Trump for his past treatment of women during a Clinton rally at Saint Anselm College, a liberal arts school in Manchester, N.H. “Well, I’ve got news for you, Donald Trump.