Politics

  • New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton for president
    Michael Walsh

    New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    The New York Times published a resounding endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday — in the hope that it will persuade readers who are reluctant to cast a vote for another Clinton.

  • Head of Commission on Presidential Debates: It’s not the moderator’s job to fact-check
    Dylan Stableford

    Head of Commission on Presidential Debates: It’s not the moderator’s job to fact-check

    On the eve of the first presidential debate of the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said on Sunday that she doesn’t believe moderators should fact-check the candidates. Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, agrees.

  • Clinton campaign launches early voting drive in Latino churches
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton campaign launches early voting drive in Latino churches

    The Clinton campaign is launching a church-based voter mobilization drive aimed at Latinos called “Fe en Nuestro Voto,” or Faith in our Vote, this month in at least nine states.

  • Donald Trump’s original apprentice, Louise Sunshine, recalls her ‘magical’ years and the not-so-happy ending
    Lisa Belkin

    Donald Trump’s original apprentice, Louise Sunshine, recalls her ‘magical’ years and the not-so-happy ending

    Louise Sunshine, a powerful real estate developer who worked for Donald Trump for 15 years, starting in the ’70s, and rose to executive vice resident of the Trump Organization. Louise Sunshine entered Donald Trump’s orbit when she secured a vanity license plate for him. It was 1974, and Sunshine was the treasurer of the New York State Democratic Committee under the newly elected governor, Hugh Carey, to whom Trump was a significant donor.

  • Let’s go to the tape: Clinton and Trump’s top 10 debate moments
    Jerry Adler

    Let’s go to the tape: Clinton and Trump’s top 10 debate moments

    One of the largest audiences in the history of presidential debates — perhaps the largest ever — is expected to watch when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face each other for the first time on the same stage. Clinton has a debate history that includes not just her appearances with Bernie Sanders in this cycle, but her epic confrontations with Barack Obama in 2008, all the way back to her campaign for United States senator in 2000. Trump built his winning primary campaign in large measure on his performance in a dozen debates against nine or more rivals since entering the race in 2015.

  • 'This is a peaceful masjid’: Muslims in Elizabeth, N.J., gather for Friday prayer after resident accused of bombings
    Caitlin Dickson

    'This is a peaceful masjid’: Muslims in Elizabeth, N.J., gather for Friday prayer after resident accused of bombings

    Nearly 200 people gathered at the Muslim Community Center of Union County Friday afternoon for the first jumah prayer — Islam’s largest weekly gathering — since Elizabeth resident Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested in connection to mostly unsuccessful bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey last weekend. Like Faisal, the suspect’s father, Mohammad Rahami, is a longtime member of MCCUC, and is known to pray regularly at the red brick mosque, which sits on the leafy corner of a charming, residential enclave less than two miles from Elizabeth’s gritty downtown.

  • Presidential debate live updates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump set to face off at Hofstra
    Yahoo News Staff

    Presidential debate live updates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump set to face off at Hofstra

    Campaign rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off Monday for the first of three general election presidential debates, in what is predicted to be one of the most-watched moments in modern political history. And we will be there live!

  • Cruz backs Trump after bitter primary
    Jon Ward

    Cruz backs Trump after bitter primary

    Ted Cruz swallowed his pride and accepted political reality Friday, announcing on Facebook that he will vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Nov. 8. Cruz stopped short of offering a full-throated endorsement. By releasing a written statement Friday afternoon he was able to parse the issue more than if he had made his announcement at a Saturday speaking engagement scheduled in his home state of Texas.

  • Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill, triggers override fight
    Olivier Knox

    Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill, triggers override fight

    President Obama speaks at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2016. Risking an election-year public backlash, President Obama on Friday vetoed popular but controversial legislation allowing the relatives of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. Obama’s rejection of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) sets up what seems likely to be the first-ever successful congressional vote to override his veto.

  • U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin
    Michael Isikoff

    U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin

    Carter Page speaks at the graduation ceremony for the New Economic School in Moscow in July. U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue. The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discussed with senior members of Congress during recent briefings about suspected efforts by Moscow to influence the presidential election, the sources said.

  • Inside the $1 million Russian novel behind Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’
    Michael B. Kelley

    Inside the $1 million Russian novel behind Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

    Oliver Stone’s blockbuster biopic about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden owes its existence to Snowden’s Russian lawyer and his strange novel. In January 2014, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena proposed that Stone make a Hollywood film based on “Time of the Octopus,” which is based on discussions with Snowden at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Kucherena invited Stone to Russia and provided him with an English translation. “I once heard [Stone’s] stance on Snowden and realized that if someone is able to adequately tell the story and film the book, he is the only one,” Kucherena said last year.

  • Man hugs police in riot gear at Charlotte protests
    Caitlin Dickson

    Man hugs police in riot gear at Charlotte protests

    On the third night of demonstrations in Charlotte, N.C., one man attempted to diffuse tension between police and protesters with hugs and was heckled by the crowd. Thursday night’s gathering in Charlotte was the most peaceful night of protests in Charlotte since demonstrations over the Fatal police shooting of Keith Scott erupted into violence on Tuesday. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard to help local police, who deployed tear gas Wednesday night after protesters started blocking interstate traffic, looting local businesses and throwing bottles at cars.

  • Katie Couric interview with Tim Kaine – Behind the scenes
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Katie Couric interview with Tim Kaine – Behind the scenes

    Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric caught up with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, following a rally the Clinton-Kaine campaign held there as part of an ongoing effort to energize young voters on behalf of the Democratic ticket. Here's a look from behind the scenes. (Photographs by Renée C. Byer for Yahoo News) See the interview by Couric and story by Amy Sullivan/Yahoo News. _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumbl

  • Clinton ad features Trump trashing women as girls look at themselves in the mirror
    Colin Campbell

    Clinton ad features Trump trashing women as girls look at themselves in the mirror

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a particularly hard-hitting ad Friday morning that featured rival Donald Trump’s past comments about women’s appearances. The television commercial transposed that harsh Trump commentary with young girls looking at themselves in the mirror. Some of Trump’s quotes come from his longtime feud with Rosie O’Donnell and his occasionally raunchy interviews with shock-jock Howard Stern.

  • The Last 100 Days: Obama Comes In First edition
    Olivier Knox

    The Last 100 Days: Obama Comes In First edition

    Ever since the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, presidents have been judged on the successes they notch during their first 100 days. Now, as Barack Obama prepares to end his historic turn on the political stage, Yahoo News is running The Last 100 Days, a look at what Obama achieved during his consequential presidency, how he navigates the struggles of his last months in office and what lies ahead for him after eight years filled with firsts. As Obama himself is fond of noting, he also spent his two terms as father to daughters Malia and Sasha and husband to first lady Michelle Obama.

  • Trump campaign coordinator resigns after blaming Obama for racism
    Dylan Stableford

    Trump campaign coordinator resigns after blaming Obama for racism

    A volunteer coordinator for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Ohio resigned on Thursday afternoon after the Guardian published a video interview in which she said there was “no racism” until President Obama came into office and that black people who’ve struggled to succeed since the 1960s have no one to blame but themselves. “If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault,” Kathy Miller, chair of the Republican nominee’s campaign in Mahoning County, Ohio, said in the interview.

  • For sale: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Never used.
    Olivier Knox

    For sale: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Never used.

    For the right price, Donald Trump will soon come right to your doorstep and be yours forever. For all this you can thank Patric Verrone, a committed Marxist. Marx stopped making his compact commanders in chief in the early 1970s — Richard Nixon was the last one — leaving a gap that Verrone later filled.

  • Down Ticket #14: How Bernie Sanders’ ‘political revolution’ could still succeed, why Kelly Ayotte is ahead in N.H. (and more!)
    Andrew Romano

    Down Ticket #14: How Bernie Sanders’ ‘political revolution’ could still succeed, why Kelly Ayotte is ahead in N.H. (and more!)

    Down Ticket is Yahoo News’ complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors’ races of 2016. Coming to you every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 8. What you need to know today.

  • GoFundMe page for Terence Crutcher’s children raises $120,000 in less than 24 hours
    Dylan Stableford

    GoFundMe page for Terence Crutcher’s children raises $120,000 in less than 24 hours

    An online campaign to raise money for the children of Terence Crutcher — the unarmed black man who was shot and killed last week by a white Tulsa, Okla., police officer — has raised more than $120,000 in less than a day. The fund, which will be used to assist Crutcher’s four children “as they deal with the tragic loss of their father,” is about $50,000 shy of its $175,000 goal. Crutcher’s killing attracted national attention this week after the Tulsa Police Department released videos from a police helicopter and a police cruiser dashcam that show the 40-year-old Crutcher walking to his SUV with his hands over his head before he was shot.

  • Twitter suspends popular conservative for urging drivers stopped by Charlotte protestors to ‘run them down’
    Dylan Stableford

    Twitter suspends popular conservative for urging drivers stopped by Charlotte protestors to ‘run them down’

    Twitter temporarily suspended the account of a conservative blogger and law professor Wednesday following a tweet that appeared to urge motorists to run over demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, N.C. The suspension occurred during the second night of protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man. The tweet sparked immediate outrage on Twitter, with several users urging both the paper and school to reprimand Reynolds. @UTKLaw are you aware of the statement that Glenn Reynolds made?

  • Former ambassadors back Clinton in letter saying Trump ‘comforted our enemies’
    Liz Goodwin

    Former ambassadors back Clinton in letter saying Trump ‘comforted our enemies’

    Seventy-five former ambassadors, including 57 appointed by Republican presidents, released a letter Thursday endorsing Hillary Clinton and criticizing Donald Trump as “entirely unqualified” for the office.

  • Zach Galifianakis uncomfortably questions Hillary Clinton in incredible ‘Between Two Ferns’ video
    Colin Campbell

    Zach Galifianakis uncomfortably questions Hillary Clinton in incredible ‘Between Two Ferns’ video

    Comedian Zach Galifianakis asked Hillary Clinton a series of awkward and inappropriate questions in a “Between Two Ferns” video released Thursday. Among other things, Galifianakis suggested that Clinton, a former secretary of state, had fetched coffee for President Obama. Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months?

  • Trump suggests ‘a lack of spirit between the white and the black’
    Colin Campbell

    Trump suggests ‘a lack of spirit between the white and the black’

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that the white and black communities could use more “spirit” between them. A second night of protests hit the city in the aftermath following the fatal  shooting of Keith Scott by a police officer on Tuesday. Some Charlotte residents feel Scott’s shooting fits a pattern of police violence against black men, although the officer who shot Scott is also black, the Charlotte Observer reported.

  • The birth of a candidacy: Did the president’s mockery propel Trump into the race?
    Michael Isikoff

    The birth of a candidacy: Did the president’s mockery propel Trump into the race?

    It was a painful moment for Donald Trump. As he sat in his tuxedo at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama mercilessly mocked him as a loony conspiracy theorist. “I think that is the night that he resolves to run for president,” Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser and confidant, says in the film.

  • Like everything else, the debates are all about Trump
    Matt Bai

    Like everything else, the debates are all about Trump

    Whether from incompetence or instability, Donald Trump has made himself not the default alternative to a deeply distrusted candidate, but the dominant and more divisive figure of the two.