Hillary Clinton,accompanied by campaign manager Robby Mook, left, and traveling press secretary Nick Merrill, right, speaks with members of the media aboard her campaign plane following the third presidential debate. Down Ticket is Yahoo News’ complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors’ races of 2016. The debates are done and Clinton is sitting pretty.
Last month, a droopy-eyed cartoon frog named Pepe became one of them. Over the past year, Pepe the Frog has become a regular fixture of racist and anti-Semitic Internet memes — many of them supporting Republican Donald Trump’s campaign. “It’s completely insane that Pepe has been labeled a symbol of hate, and that racists and anti-Semites are using a once peaceful frog-dude from my comic book as an icon of hate,” artist Matt Furie, who first introduced his droopy-eyed amphibian to the world 10 years ago with the debut of his comic book “Boys’ Club,” wrote last week in an open letter at Time Ideas.
Ethan Soderberg, a senior at University of Wisconsin-Madison, only plans to vote for Hillary Clinton if the election is close. The Green Party’s Jill Stein is his preferred candidate. “I don’t think she’s as progressive as she portrays herself to be,” Soderberg said of Clinton.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to make a major announcement today,” the Republican nominee told his supporters in Delaware, Ohio. Trump, trailing in the polls, sparked a wave of criticism at the debate Wednesday night when he refused to commit to accepting the election results if Democrat Hillary Clinton emerges victorious Nov. 8. Clinton called his response “horrifying” and a number of Republicans spoke out against Trump’s position, which undermines a basic tenet of the democratic transition of power.
In one of the most notable moments of the third and final presidential debate of 2016, Donald Trump refused to agree to accept the results of the November election whether he’s the winner or not. “I will look at it at the time,” the Republican presidential nominee replied when asked whether he would commit to conceding the election if he loses, as his family and campaign surrogates have said he would.
Another woman came forward Thursday accusing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of “inappropriate sexual conduct” in a press conference called by women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred. Allred introduced Karena Virginia, a yoga teacher and “inspirational speaker,” at the London Hotel in Manhattan — within walking distance of the famed Trump Tower. “After Donald Trump was caught on tape bragging about groping women, a number of women came forward to share their experiences,” Virginia said.
Moments before the third and final debate of the presidential campaign Wednesday night, Republican candidate Donald Trump launched a live stream on his Facebook page that some think might have been the inaugural broadcast of Trump TV. The Trump campaign, partnering with a pro-Trump live-stream outlet called Right Side Broadcasting, organized an extensive broadcast that resembled how other news outlets covered the big night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Trump had previously pushed out live streams from Right Side Broadcasting, a young online network that streams every one of the mogul’s events.
For 16 months, Donald Trump’s accidental campaign was the hottest thing on TV. After weeks of ugly disclosures and cratering polls, all that remained for Trump was to figure out some way to end the series without having to admit it was canceled. As the candidate himself might have put it in one of his famous tweets: Trump claiming fraud because his poll numbers are horrible! Sad!
It was disturbing enough that Donald Trump has thrown loose talk around on the campaign trail that he feels the election is going to be rigged against him. “I’ll look at it at the time,” was all that Trump would say, after being asked multiple times by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, the moderator of the third and final presidential debate.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was tired of getting questions about his comments that the election is “rigged” when she spoke to reporters in the spin room at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Wednesday night. “Is this the only question there’s going to be?” Conway said when Yahoo News asked her about his comments. Trump, who is running behind his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the polls, has repeatedly suggested that the vote could be rigged in recent appearances on the campaign trail.
In her first campaign appearance in months, the former Alaska governor, who attended the third and final debate as a guest of the GOP nominee, made a brief appearance in the spin room. There, she was asked about Trump’s noncommittal answer on whether he would accept the election results if he loses. “Hey, if they are legit results, then of course they will be accepted,” Palin said.
While assessing Donald Trump’s refusal to say he would accept the election results during Wednesday’s presidential debate here, CNN’s Van Jones said there was no way to sugarcoat it. “This is a very sad night for this country,” Jones, a Democratic strategist, said. “You can’t polish this turd.
Hillary Clinton’s top campaign staffers criticized Donald Trump’s Wednesday night refusal to say he would accept the election results on Nov. 8, suggesting he is having trouble coping with the fact that he may lose to a woman. “I think he’s just trying to find an excuse for the fact that he’s going to lose,” Clinton’s communications director, Jen Palmieri, told reporters after the third and final debate. During the debate, Trump said he could not promise to accept the presidential election results until he sees them next month, saying he would keep the country in “suspense” until then.
Donald Trump says he isn’t sorry about the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him because none of them are true. “I didn’t even apologize to my wife, who’s sitting right here, because I didn’t do anything,” Trump said during Wednesday’s presidential debate in Las Vegas. Since the candidates’ last debate — when Trump called the 2005 recording of him bragging about kissing and touching women without their consent “locker-room talk” and said he never actually groped anyone — seven women have come forward alleging they were inappropriately touched by the Republican nominee.
LAS VEGAS — One of the oddest moments of Wednesday night’s third and final presidential debate came during a relatively dry, policy-heavy answer by Hillary Clinton about Social Security and Medicare entitlements.
After days of suggesting that the U.S. presidential election vote would be “rigged,” Donald Trump doubled down on that unprecedented accusation, refusing to say that he would accept the results of the vote should he lose on Nov. 8. “And it’s funny, but it’s also really troubling,” Clinton said.
Hillary Clinton came prepared to the final debate Wednesday for one of Donald Trump’s most effective attack lines against her: that she has supposedly spent 30 years in public life and has not effected change. “I ask a simple question,” Trump said after Clinton criticized him for shipping jobs overseas and using Chinese steel to build one of his buildings. Clinton quickly hit back, saying she was “happy” to compare the past three decades of her life to Trump’s life.
At Wednesday’s presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton again sparred over the GOP nominee’s friendly posture toward Russia, with Trump accusing Clinton of being “outsmarted” by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Clinton accusing Trump of being a “puppet” for the Kremlin. The exchange came in the midst of a discussion about immigration reform, when Clinton, while defending a claim that she supports “open borders,” openly questioned whether Trump would condemn Russia for trying to influence the U.S. election.
One of the early clashes between the candidates in the final debate was over so-called partial-birth abortion — an abortion procedure that is sometimes performed later in pregnancy that Hillary Clinton has said should remain legal and that Donald Trump opposes. After saying he would appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court on the assumption that they would overturn Roe v. Wade, Trump said: “I think it’s terrible in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Clinton responded that this was a misinterpretation of how late-term abortion works.
Donald Trump defended his immigration plan against his rival, Hillary Clinton, Wednesday night, saying he wants to deport “bad hombres” from the country and accusing Clinton of being soft on the issue. “We have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out,” Trump said at the third and final presidential debate. The Republican nominee accused Clinton of wanting to “give amnesty” to people who immigrated illegally to the United States.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are squared off for their third and final time in Las Vegas. Yahoo News has your full coverage from the evening, from the Yahoo Studios in New York and on the ground in Nevada.
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Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence visited the charred interior of a GOP office in North Carolina that was firebombed over the weekend. The Indiana governor denounced the arson attack as “cowardly” and an “act of political terrorism” after touring the site in the town of Hillsborough. “I wanted to come by to call attention to this cowardly attack on our supporters in North Carolina and to no less extent an attack on the American political system.
"Our declaration that all men are created equal was penned by Thomas Jefferson, and it was a concept shared by his friend from Florence — Firenze — Filippo Mazzei," Obama said. Before nearly 400 guests — including Mario Andretti, Giorgio Armani, John Turturro and Gwen Stefani — Obama praised the "spirit" of Italian-Americans.
Donald Trump’s guests at Wednesday’s presidential debate in Las Vegas will include President Obama’s Kenyan-born half-brother, the mother of a Benghazi victim, Wayne Newton and other surprises, according to the Republican nominee’s campaign. Pat Smith, the mother of a State Department IT consultant who was killed in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, told Yahoo News earlier this week that she planned to accept Trump’s invitation to the debate. Smith spoke in July at the Republican National Convention, where she delivered an emotional speech laying blame for her son’s death squarely at the feet of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.