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.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. In the course of 15 minutes last year, Julius Jones, a young Black Lives Matter activist from Massachusetts, did something that almost never happens in American politics: He engaged in a serious, intense but respectful dialogue with a major party presidential candidate on a matter of high principle and deeply felt emotion. Millions of people have seen the video of the encounter among Clinton, Jones and his colleague Daunasia Yancey backstage at a campaign stop in Keene, N.H. The tape shows Clinton doing what she does best — listening and paying attention — but also shows why she has struggled in this campaign to connect to the young African-Americans whose votes she needs.
What did Hillary Clinton mean when she said, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business”? To Bo Copley, a 39-year-old unemployed West Virginia coal miner, her remark at a CNN forum in March was a direct threat to his future livelihood, family and town. “I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you’re gonna be our friend,” he said, sliding a picture of his three children across the table toward her — a moment captured by reporters that catapulted him to at least fleeting local fame.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. Katie Packer has been involved in Republican politics at the state and national level since 1988, when as a college student she volunteered for George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign. Like many in the GOP’s professional political class, she was appalled at the rise of Donald Trump.
Three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants took the stage on the first night of the Republican convention in support of Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown. There are no demonstrators to protest on their behalf.
It was an unforgettable moment in Donald Trump’s remarkable presidential run — and in case you have forgotten it, the Clinton campaign is all too happy to remind you. At a rally in South Carolina last fall, Trump performed a crude, arm-flapping imitation of a New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who has a congenital disability affecting his right hand and wrist. The backstory to this episode involves a remark Trump had made at an earlier speech, in the context of his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country: “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down,” he said.
Until Feb. 26, 2016, hardly anyone outside his own courtroom had heard of U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the Southern District of California. Curiel, a former U.S. prosecutor and state Superior Court judge, had been named by President Obama to the federal bench in 2011. In 2014 he drew the case of Tarla Makaeff v. Trump University — a class-action suit brought by students at Donald Trump’s unaccredited business school, alleging, in effect, that the whole enterprise was a scam that charged tens of thousands of dollars for useless three-day seminars.
For many of the 23 million Americans who watched the first night of the Republican National Convention in July, the emotional climax was a five-minute speech by Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, a Foreign Service information-technology officer who was killed, along with three other Americans, in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. With a stricken expression, Pat Smith described her son’s last communication to her, in which he expressed fear for his life over the lack of security at the mission. Pat Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention.
For most of his life, Dr. Harold Bornstein practiced gastroenterology at a Park Avenue office that he shared with his father, Jacob Bornstein, who died in 2010. The letter, which for most of a year was the only information the world had about Trump’s health, described an Adonis whose “strength and physical stamina are extraordinary” with “extraordinarily excellent” laboratory test results. It didn’t take long for commentators, including other physicians, to point out that Bornstein’s language seemed to borrow more from the vocabulary of Trump’s world of high-end real estate than that of medicine.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. As a Democratic Party consultant and proud Ukrainian-American, Alexandra Chalupa was outraged last spring when Donald Trump named Paul Manafort as his campaign manager. Chalupa had been following Manafort’s career ever since he popped up in Kiev more than a decade ago as an adviser and campaign consultant to the pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.
This strain of evangelicalism, with its emphasis on the worldly goodies that Jesus can bestow on his followers, has an obvious affinity for a candidate like Trump. “It’s important for the president of the United States to be strong and don’t let other people bully him, and that’s one thing I love about Donald Trump,” he declared. Pastor Mark Burns, co-founder and CEO of the NOW television network, delivers a speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention.
Driving around Youngstown, Ohio, you can’t miss the painted signs, stuck in yards or in the beds of pickup trucks. What makes this election cycle unique is that Donald’s twin brother, Ronald Skowron, a former sheriff’s deputy, is helping. A lifelong Democrat, Ronald crossed party lines to vote for Donald Trump in the Ohio primary and said he plans to stick with the Republican in the general election.
Eleven-year-old Karla Ortiz met Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Las Vegas in February, a closed meeting with a small group of mostly young Hispanics. U.S.-born citizen11-year-old Karla Ortiz takes the stage with her mother, Francisca Ortiz, who is undocumented, at the Democratic National Convention.
The 2016 presidential campaign began, in the minds of many of its participants, on Inauguration Day 2013. It got officially underway in November 2014 with the formation of an exploratory committee by Virginia Sen. Jim Webb. It involved 22 debates, not counting the “kiddie tables” for the second-tier Republican candidates, and not one but two Super Tuesdays (March 1 and 15).
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. ORLANDO, Fla. — After Omar Mateen killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando this past June, John Henkle, a Nicaraguan-American banker who used to frequent Pulse, wasn’t sure how the community would react. Henkle thought Orlando was a fairly gay friendly place for a smaller city, but still no Miami.
Tacarra Morgan was playing on her front porch just after lunch on a sunny Tuesday afternoon last July when the first pops rang out down the street. It sounded like fireworks at first, but even at just 6 years old, Tacarra knew better.
As we count down to Election Day, Yahoo News has identified 16 unforgettable people, moments and places. In June, not long after Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination, an unusual book by a first-time author named J.D. Vance entered the national conversation. “Hillbilly Elegy” was, in part, a captivating memoir — of an Appalachian childhood in an impoverished family he describes (with some exceptions) as shiftless and dysfunctional, and his improbable escape to Yale Law School and a business career in Silicon Valley.
A.J. Delgado, a senior adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, said Friday that it was accurate for Trump to call Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” at the third and final presidential debate.
On “The Alan Colmes Show” on Fox News on Thursday, Rep. Brian Babin of Texas invoked Southern gentility as he tried to explain why he believes that women should be called out for being nasty. “You think it’s appropriate to call her a ‘nasty woman’?” pressed Colmes, a liberal political commenter.
From the ambush and killing of five police officers in Dallas in July to the tragic police shooting of Philando Castile and other minority men, the issue of policing has taken the spotlight during this presidential race — with Americans very divided on the issue.
Nearly 24 hours after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head for the third and final presidential debate, they found themselves on the same stage again — only this time, for lighthearted ribbing. Every four years, the Al Smith dinner, an annual fundraiser for Catholic charities, offers a moment of levity and self-deprecation at the tail end of grueling campaigns. Trump’s sense of humor and brash attitude didn’t quite translate to the white-tie gala meant to raise money for children in poverty throughout New York.
If you’ve ever squirmed through a mean-spirited, ill-advised wedding toast delivered by somebody’s inappropriate, drunk uncle, then you’ll have some sense of the feeling in the room at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Thursday night, where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attended the annual fundraiser for Catholic charities known as the Al Smith Dinner. The event has become a regular stop near the end of the presidential campaign cycle over the past decade, but its history stretches back more than 70 years. Over time, nominees have been invited or excluded based largely on their relationships with the Catholic Church.
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.
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.