Earlier in the afternoon, FBI Director James Comey said in a cryptic letter to Congress that his organization had “learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent to the investigation” into Clinton’s server. Comey said investigators would review the messages, but revealed little else — just 11 days before Election Day.
In an interview with Yahoo News’ Bianna Golodryga on Friday, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, welcomed the FBI’s announcement that it is looking into additional emails “that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server during her time as secretary of state. The statement by FBI Director James Comey, which came in the form of a letter to the congressional committees that also have been looking into Clinton’s emails, became public moments before Conway appeared on Yahoo News’ live broadcast.
Hillary Clinton speaks with senior aide Huma Abedin aboard her campaign plane. Hillary Clinton is heading to Phoenix on Wednesday to campaign in the traditionally red state less than a week before Election Day. “With more people voting in this election than any in history, Clinton will urge Arizona voters to take advantage of in-person early voting,” the campaign announced Friday.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld speaks to members of the media at a White House state dinner. Jerry Seinfeld this week compared the 2016 presidential election to another historic event: the O.J. Simpson trial. Not only are both “interesting” and “entertaining” media spectacles that have captured national attention, but the comedian also suggested in an interview with CNN that the anger and frustration Donald Trump’s campaign seems to have roused among many of his white, working-class supporters is reminiscent of the way Simpson’s 1994 murder trial turned a national spotlight on the nation’s simmering racial tensions and the sense of police oppression felt by many African Americans at the time.
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk apologized early Friday afternoon after widespread censure for his racially charged quip against Democratic challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth. During Thursday night’s debate, Kirk invoked her Thai-Chinese heritage to question her family’s extensive military service. At the debate, Duckworth, who was born in Thailand to a mother of Chinese descent and a white father from the United States, proudly cited the extensive record of military service on her father’s side of the family, stretching back to the dawn of the country.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, was unharmed when the plane he was riding in slid off the runway while landing on a rain-soaked Thursday evening at New York City's LaGuardia Airport, briefly prompting its closure. Turbulent weather was credited for a bumpy approach that caused the Boeing 737 Eastern Airlines charter flight's rough landing. The Associated Press reported that the pilot slammed on the brakes, and passengers reported smelling rubber after the jet came to a halt.
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.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, was unharmed when the plane he was riding in slid off the runway while landing on a rain-soaked Thursday evening at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, briefly prompting its closure.
In a new interview, former Miss Finland Ninni Laaksonen says she was groped by Donald Trump 10 years ago. According to the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, which published its story Thursday, the incident took place in New York City in 2006, just before Laaksonen and three other Miss Universe contestants were set to appear alongside Trump on the “Late Show With David Letterman.” Trump owned the Miss Universe beauty pageant at the time.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — First lady Michelle Obama campaigned with Hillary Clinton for the first time Thursday, urging an arena full of swing-state voters not to let Donald Trump’s “dirty and ugly” talk of a “rigged” election keep them from voting. “If you hear folks talk about … ‘this election is rigged,’ understand that they are trying to get you to stay home,” Obama told the crowd of 11,000 supporters at an arena at Wake Forest University. The rally drew one of the largest crowds for Clinton this cycle, and was the first time she’s had an event in an arena — a mark of the first lady’s star power.
In a scene from his new anti-Trump film, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand,” the Oscar-winning filmmaker predicts that Donald Trump will win the Nov. 8 presidential election because the middle class is fed up with the establishment and will vote for the Republican nominee as a “f*** you” to Washington. “He is the human Molotov cocktail they have been waiting for,” Moore says.
Behind the latest controversy dragging U.S. national security officials into the middle of a hyperpartisan presidential campaign in ways that could have troubling repercussions long after the election.
Washington Post investigative reporter Rosalind S. Helderman spoke to Yahoo News Thursday about another round of hacked emails revealing the connections among the Clinton family’s charitable endeavors, their roles as public servants and their personal finances.
Join the Yahoo News team for coverage all day and night on November 8 for Election Day 2016. We’ll keep you updated on everything you need to know about races across the country, including a live results show Tuesday evening as the ballots are counted and winners declared.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 26, 2016. Down Ticket is Yahoo News’ complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors’ races of 2016. Clinton, as usual, is taking the more traditional route, redirecting her attention and her resources — including a sizeable portion of her more-than-sizeable $150 million war chest — into helping the rest of her party’s candidates succeed on Nov. 8.
As the World Series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Friday night, viewers will get a glimpse of a Wrigley Field tradition: a celebrity leading the crowd in a sing-along of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch. Harry Caray, the late Cubs broadcaster, is credited with starting what has become a staple for the Windy City faithful. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are among the scores of famous people who have gamely taken to the microphone over the years.
Several prominent Republicans cannot bring themselves to publicly endorse Donald Trump, but have said they will still vote for him anyway. Here are some of the Republicans appearing to struggle with their Nov. 8 vote.
Terry Tate, the fictional office linebacker in a famous old series of Reebok ads, got to do what many women who heard Donald Trump’s lewd “locker room talk” probably wished they could: Knock him backward into the “Access Hollywood” bus. In a new spoof of the infamous 2005 tape from the comedy website Funny or Die, the character barrels into Trump shortly after he sets foot on the soap opera set, sending the real estate mogul flying. Tate then delivers a stern warning to Trump, who was on a hot mic in a conversation bragging to Billy Bush about kissing women and grabbing their genitals without their consent.
Stephen Colbert ridiculed Newt Gingrich on “The Late Show” Wednesday night, a day after the former House speaker accused Fox News host Megyn Kelly of being more “fascinated with sex” than public policy. “First off, everybody is more fascinated with sex than public policy,” Colbert said in a direct message to Gingrich during the monologue of his CBS late night show. On Tuesday night, Gingrich, a leading Donald Trump surrogate, erupted when Kelly brought up the multiple accusations by women who recently said they were forcibly touched years ago by the Republican nominee.
When Michelle Obama takes to the campaign stage with Hillary Clinton on Thursday, the intended message will be that the two women are united in political sisterhood. What will probably be left unsaid is that the relationship hasn’t always been this warm.
Which leads me to the latest innovation in campaign propaganda: Trump Tower TV, which launched this week on Facebook. Think of it as an unreality show, airing inside an actual reality show, which is airing under the guise of an actual presidential campaign. It’s like one of those Russian nesting dolls, which in Donald Trump’s case may be an especially apt metaphor.
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.
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.