FBI: No Charges for Clinton After Review of New Emails- Text + Audio - 7 November 2016
"The FBI says a review of newly-discovered emails does not change the agency’s earlier decision not to bring charges against Hillary Clinton. The FBI investigation focused on whether Clinton had sent secret government information through a private email server while serving as secretary of state."
FBI Director Accused of Interfering in US Election- Text + Audio + Video - 3 November 2016
"Some Americans are criticizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation for possibly influencing the U.S. presidential election. The criticism started
after the FBI’s Director James Comey announced that the agency was reopening an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails."
What Are the FBI and Department of Justice?- Text + Audio - 3 November 2016
"Recent criticism of the FBI and its director raised questions about how the FBI relates to its parent agency, the Department of Justice.
While completely separate agencies, the two closely cooperate in many kinds of investigations."
US election 2016: Clinton accuses Trump of bullying women - 2 November 2016
"Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has looked past a fresh inquiry about her emails to label rival Donald Trump a "bully" who insults women.
Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump had a 30-year history of "demeaning, degrading, insulting and assaulting" women.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump has branded Mrs Clinton "corrupt" and said she would "destroy American healthcare forever"."
Leaked Emails Show Inner Workings of Clinton Campaign- Text + Audio + Pictures - 26 October 2016
"Leaked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign raise questions about her connections to the Clinton Foundation.
One email suggests the King of Morocco offered $12 million for the aide group and to cover costs of a foundation meeting.
In return, the king expected Clinton to attend. But she didn't."
'Trump Tower Live' Launches on Facebook- Text + Audio + Video - 25 October 2016
"Facebook carried the first 'Trump Tower Live' program Monday night. The program looked similar to a nightly news show on television.
Its aim is, as one presenter explained on Monday, to “bypass the left-wing media."
Does Sexism Affect US Presidential Race?- Text + Audio + Video + Pictures - 22 October 2016
"Why did it take so long for a woman to be nominated in a country that works to empower women around the world?
And, do feelings about the place of women affect how Americans react to a female candidate?"
Trump Is a Big Issue in US Congressional Elections - Text + Audio - 21 October 2016
"Republican candidates for Congress must decide whether to support Donald Trump, their party’s candidate for president.
Most are backing Trump.
Others, like Senator John McCain, say they cannot support him after release of taped statements about unwanted sexual advances."
Are You a Nasty Woman or a Bad Hombre?- Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 20 October 2016
"People around the U.S. are reacting to two expressions used by Donald Trump during the U.S. presidential debate Wednesday night.
He called Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” and referred to Mexican drug dealers as “bad hombres"."
US Officials, Political Experts Dispute Trump’s Claims of 'Rigged' Election- Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 October 2016
"Donald Trump says the Democratic Party and its supporters have “rigged” the election process.
Political experts argue that widespread cheating is just about impossible. Results of earlier presidential elections have been disputed.
But it is unusual to raise fairness questions before people vote."
Michael Moore’s surprise Trump documentary is ‘an urgent, 73 minute call
to arms to get out the vote for Clinton, mixed with some jokes’.
Trump's Twitter debate lead was 'swelled by bots' - 18 October 2016
"More than four times as many tweets were made by automated accounts in favour of Donald Trump around the first US presidential debate
as by those backing Hillary Clinton, a study found...
it highlights that the software has the capacity to "manipulate public opinion" and "muddy political issues"."
US election: Who is presidential candidate Evan McMullin? - VIDEO - 15 October 2016
"The US state of Utah has been Republican for nearly 50 years.
A growing number of the state's mostly Mormon voters are now considering switching support from Donald Trump to the little known independent third-party candidate Evan McMullin."
Clinton and Trump Offer Different Foreign Policy Proposals - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 October 2016
"The two major party presidential candidates offer very different views on how to remake American foreign policy. Clinton says that the United States cannot abandon its allies. Trump said that allies must pay more for joint-defense arrangements. The presidential race draws interest worldwide."
WikiLeaks Releases Democratic Campaign Hacked Emails- Text + Audio - 14 October 2016
"WikiLeaks has released thousands of hacked emails belonging to the Democratic Presidential Campaign Chairman John Podesta.
Thousands more are expected to follow. Many could embarrass and interfere with Hillary Clinton's effort to become president."
Trump's Numbers Falling After Video Fallout - Text + Audio - 12 October 2016
"Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump says that he is probably better off without the support of some members of his party. The Republicans’ withdrawal followed the release of a video from 2005. In it, Trump said that he kisses and touches women sexually without their permission."
The dark depths of hatred for Hillary Clinton- Article + Photos + Video - 12 October 2016
"Few US presidential candidates have been disliked as much as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
But attacks on Clinton in particular have sometimes crossed a line, displaying open hatred. Why?"
US Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Ever- Text + Audio + Video - 10 October 2016
"Recently released negative information about Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton made their second meeting tense.
Trump said he was “not proud” of insulting words he had for women in a video 11 years ago.
Clinton defended her statements to donors and her use of private email."
Donald Trump: living the American Dream?
"He is part of a financial elite but is still viewed as an outsider. He has billions of dollars, owns swathes of Manhattan
and has self-funded his presidential campaign but is still most popular with low income, blue-collar voters.
Many Americans see Donald Trump as a breath of fresh air, others as a dangerous threat to global security.
How did a young man from the suburbs of New York rise to become a powerful real estate tycoon and the Republican contender for the White House?" (BBC)
US Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Policies of Trump, Clinton - Text + Audio - 5 October 2016
"Tim Kaine and Mike Pence attacked the policy proposals of each other’s campaigns Tuesday during the only vice presidential debate.
They also talked about nuclear weapons, the situation in Syria, and criminal justice in the United States."
Pence v Kaine: Who won the vice-presidential debate?- 5 October 2016
"It was a scattershot debate marred by frequent interruption, where moderator Elaine Quijado lost control of the discussion for stretches.
In the end, however, it was a battle that Mike Pence won."
US Election 2016: Hillary's campaign and Bill's women - Article + Photos + Video- 3 October 2016
"Early this year, Donald Trump made the seemingly audacious suggestion that Hillary Clinton was somehow responsible for Bill Clinton's infidelities.
Trump called her an "enabler" and said she "attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward."
Vice President: From Joke Target to Top Adviser- Text + Audio + Photos - 2 October 2016
"On Tuesday, the two candidates for U.S. vice president will join in a televised debate. They are seeking an office that didn’t always get much respect. In fact, the first U.S. vice president, John Adams, called it “the most insignificant ever.” But the duties for the vice president are now bigger."
New Tech Tools Might Help Americans Choose a President - Text + Audio + Video - 29 September 2016
"Many people still do not know who they want as U.S. president. There are new tech tools to help them choose.
They make information about the candidates and issues easily accessible. And they provide an online platform for public debate."
THE CHOICE 2016- 27 September 2016
"FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to investigate what has shaped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable."
What Clinton and Trump's clothes tell us about them - Article + Photos - 26 September 2016
Power dressing: Who will win?
"When the candidates face each other in the first presidential debate, it’s not just what they say, but how they present themselves that will be scrutinised, argues Libby Banks."
Next Week’s Presidential Debate Could Make History - Text + Audio - 22 September 2016 "Next Monday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate each other on national television for the first time.
Many think their debate could draw the largest audience ever to watch an American political event."
Voters in Just a Few States Will Decide US Presidential Election - Text + Audio - 18 September 2016
"On November 8 this year, Americans across the country will vote for president. But the candidate who wins the most votes will not necessarily be the winner. Instead, 538 state electors officially choose the president. And this year -- as in the past -- some states are more important than others."
US Presidential Candidates Prepare to Take Office - Text + Audio - 11 September 2016
"Even though no voter has yet marked a presidential ballot, aides to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are preparing for their candidates to win
and are getting ready to lead the federal government. The teams are working in the same building near the White House."
Who Are the Libertarian and Green Party Presidential Candidates? - Text + Audio+ Photos- 6 August 2016
"Most attention in the U.S. presidential race is going to Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
But two other candidates – Libertarian Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party – are now getting more publicity and rising in the polls.
Who are these candidates and can they win?"
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, and Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate
"Will you stand against Donald Trump and the hate he promotes? An open letter to the voters of the United States:
We are a coalition of artists who, today, are joining millions of Americans in our commitment to defeat the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump..."
Michelle Obama Gives Powerful Speech at Democratic Convention - Text + Audio + Video- 26 July 2016
"First Lady Michelle Obama stole the show in Philadelphia.
Her powerful and emotional speech is already being called, by some, one of the best speeches in Democratic National Convention history."
Trump's Untraditional Path to the Republican Nomination - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 21 July 2016
"Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee for president at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, this week.
Donald Trump has taken an untraditional path to win the nomination. He has never held a public office."
Did Melania Trump Copy Michelle Obama's Words?- Text + Audio - 19 July 2016
"Not long after Melania Trump’s speech ended, an unemployed journalist named Jarrett Hill noticed similarities between her speech and the one given by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention."
Security Tightened for US Political Conventions- Text + Audio - 17 July 2016
"American officials are increasing security for the upcoming Republican and Democratic political conventions. This comes after five police officers
were shot and killed in Dallas, and also the terrorist attack in Nice, France. Federal officials say they are concerned about the possibility of violence."
Cleveland, Philadelphia Increase Security for Political Conventions- Text + Audio - 11 July 2016
"The two main political parties in the U.S. will officially nominate their presidential candidates at national political conventions later this month.
The Republican Party is holding its national convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The Democrats will hold their convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."
Clinton Could Be First US Woman President- Text + Audio - 15 June 2016
"Hillary Clinton is making history. She now has enough delegates to win the Democratic Party nomination for president.
That’s the first time in America’s history that a major party is nominating a woman for president, though other women have run.
Why has it taken so long?"
Obama Officially Endorses Clinton for President - Text + Audio + Video - 9 June 2016
"U.S. President Barack Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, for president.
He gave his endorsement in a video published online.
“I want to congratulate Hillary Clinton on making history as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president of the United States."
Clinton Has Delegates to Win Nomination - Text + Audio - 7 June 2016
"The AP news service is reporting that Hillary Clinton has enough delegates to be the Democratic Party presidential candidate.
That would make Clinton the first woman to be a major party nominee in U.S. history."
Trump: Comments About Judge Were 'Misconstrued'- Text + Audio - 7 June 2016
"Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is receiving bipartisan criticism for comments about the judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University. Trump has said he believes U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel cannot rule fairly because of his “Mexican heritage.”
Trump University LLC(formerly the Trump Wealth Institute; later named Trump Entrepreneur Initiative LLC)
"was an American for-profit education company that ran a real estate training program from 2005 until at least 2010.
After multiple lawsuits, it is now defunct. It was founded by Donald Trump and his associates, Michael Sexton and Jonathan Spitalny, in 2004.
The company offered courses in real estate, asset management, entrepreneurship, and wealth creation,
charging fees ranging from $1,500 to $35,000 per course...."
The new Republican center of gravity
"From 'vehemently oppose' to 'all in': explore the universe of positions on Donald Trump.
See which politicians have been sucked into orbit by the gas giant and which ones are resisting the pull."
US Candidates Plan to Stop Trump from Winning Nomination- Text + Audio- 25 April 2016
"Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich say it would be “a disaster” for the Republican Party if the businessman becomes its presidential nominee.
On Sunday, Cruz and Kasich announced their plan to stop Trump from winning enough delegates to win the nomination."
From left, Republican presidential candidates
businessman Donald Trump; Texas Senator Ted Cruz; Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Trump, Clinton Win in New York, Move Closer to Nominations- Text + Audio - 20 April 2016
"Businessman Donald Trump and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won big victories Tuesday in New York State’s primary election.
Clinton now has nearly 80 percent of the nominating delegates she needs to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for president..."
US Election 2016: Top UN official condemns Trump- 15 April 2016
"The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned the policies of US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump,
equating them to bigotry...
He singled out the businessman's support of torture and his policies towards Muslims...
The commissioner also criticised a plan by rival candidate Ted Cruz to conduct surveillance on Muslim neighbourhoods...
During the campaign, Mr Trump has said that "torture works" and promised to bring back "a lot worse than waterboarding"."
Cruz's Victory Slows Trump's Path - Text + Audio - 6 April 2016
"With a victory in the state of Wisconsin, Texas Senator Ted Cruz slowed Donald Trump’s push to capture the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
The Wisconsin defeat is one of several setbacks for the Trump campaign in the past few days."
US election 2016: Who's funding Trump, Sanders and the rest?- 17 March 2016
"The role of money has become an issue all its own in this election cycle.
Bernie Sanders has called for an end to big money in politics while billionaire Donald Trump is using his own wealth to fund part of his campaign."
Trump-Sanders GIF Goes Viral- Article + Videos - 15 March 2016
"A YouTube user who goes by the name of MisterOwlMan decided to have some fun with recent Sanders vs. Trump exchanges."
US election 2016 What makes Super Tuesday so super? - Article + Photos + Video - 29 February 2016
"After Donald Trump's resounding win in Nevada, the candidates are already shifting their focus to 1 March or Super Tuesday
- a flood of primaries squeezed into a single day. Super Tuesday can be a day of reckoning for campaigns - exposing candidates who can't complete on the national stage and instantly catapulting others to the nomination."
Candidates Mimic Animals on Campaign Trail- Text + Audio+ Video- 19 February 2016
"Presidential candidates are making animal sounds in their speeches. Hillary Clinton barked. So did Jeb Bush and Bernie Sanders. Donald Trump growled. Alex Lee is a video producer from CNN. He used the social media app called Vine to put together a series of clips showing all the candidates."
Parliament to Debate Banning Trump from UK - Text + Audio - 10 January 2016
"British lawmakers have scheduled a debate about whether to ban U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from Britain.
The lawmakers responded to a petition signed by more than a half-million people that called for banning Trump."
Republican Presidential Candidates Discuss Terrorism, National Security- Text + Audio + Video - 16 December 2015
"Final debate of the year took place less than two months before people in Iowa decide which candidate they support.
The frontrunner, businessman Donald Trump, defended his plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., even American Muslims.
Bush criticized Trump’s approach to politics."
Rise in Immigrant Population Affecting US Elections - Text + Audio - 10 December 2015
"The influx of immigrants into the United States during the 1990s is having an impact on the 2016 U.S. presidential race.
Children born to immigrants in the 1990s are now 18 or will soon be 18 – the age when Americans are eligible to vote."
Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims coming to US - Article + Video - 8 December 2015
"Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings." (BBC)
Donald Trump wants 'total' halt to Muslims coming to US - VIDEO - 8 December 2015 "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a temporary but total ban on Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the fatal California shootings.
At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he said recent polls showed many Muslims nursed a "hatred" towards America.
''Where this hatred comes from and why, we will have to determine,'' he said."
Trump leads Republican ‘bandwagon’ against Syrian refugees- 20 November 2015
"Billionaire Donald Trump continues to dominate the polls and drive the debate in the Republican presidential nomination, staying a step ahead of his competitors on the issues of immigration, border security and the Syrian refugee crisis."
Ben Carson: inside the worldview of a political conundrum- Article + Photos + Audio + Video - 7 November 2015
"He’s a brilliant brain surgeon who has saved countless lives, yet believes the Egyptian pyramids were built to store grain.
Now running for president, he finds himself in first place for the Republican nomination – but does he belong there?"
Who Is Donald Trump?
"We answer the question "Who Is Donald Trump?" - the 2016 Republican Party presidential candidate.
Donald John Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York. He’s been wealthy his entire life.
His father, Fred Trump built a very successful real estate development business in the New York area..." Sources: Wikipedia + nytimes
Biden Decides Against Running for President - Text + Audio + Video - 21 October 2015
"Vice President Joe Biden ended months of speculation on his political future.
The Vice President concluded that the grieving process for his family prevented him from starting a presidential campaign"
US Congressman Drops Out of Race for House Speaker- Text + Audio+ Video - 8 October 2015
"California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race for one of the most powerful positions in the United States.
He was expected to become the next Speaker of the House. The position is third in line to the presidency.
The speaker would become president if something happened to both."
Powerful U.S. Congressman Boehner Resigns- Text + Audio - 25 September 2015
"Congressman John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, resigned Friday, September 25.
Boehner cited turmoil in the Republican Party as a reason why he is leaving Congress."
Scott Walker: 'I'm helping to clear the field' - VIDEO - 22 September 2015
"Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination to be US President.
His decision comes amid dwindling contributions and plummeting poll numbers.
He topped polls in the beginning of 2015 but lost popularity as Donald Trump began to dominate the race."
US presidential campaign stirs up plenty of controversy - VIDEO - 21 September 2015
"With more than a year to go until the US presidential election, and already the campaign is stirring up plenty of controversy.
On Sunday, Republican contender Ben Carson said he would not advocate a Muslim in the White House - a comment that has been criticised by many other candidates, and even led to some calls for him to get out of the race.
The BBC's North America Editor Jon Sopel reports."
Donald Trump comes under attack in 2016 debate- 17 September 2015
"Republican contenders for the US presidency have been taking part in their second live TV debate.
Going into the debate, the outspoken billionaire Donald Trump was still ahead in the polls, but he came under attack from all sides.
Laura Bicker reports from Washington."
'Arrogant' Donald Trump Leads Republican Pack - 29 August 2015
"Immigration continues to top the list of subjects being debated in the Republicans’ race for the White House.
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is gaining attention, and popularity, by making comments about immigration.
New numbers show Mr. Trump pulling far ahead of former front-runner Jeb Bush."
Top Republican Presidential Candidates Debate - Text + Audio - 8 August 2015
"Event marks the launch of the 2016 presidential campaign.
As expected, billionaire businessman Donald Trump was the center of attention during the debate.
The candidates strongly criticized President Obama’s immigration policies, the Iran nuclear agreement and Hillary Clinton."
Highlights from the Republican debate- VIDEO - 7 August 2015
"Donald Trump wants to build a fence, Ted Cruz is not afraid to say 'violent Islamic extremism', Jeb Bush wouldn't have invaded Iraq
- knowing what he knows now, and Rand Paul thinks Trump is already hedging his bets for the next President."
First US Presidential Debate: What Will They Say Next? - Text + Audio - 7 August 2015
"On August 6, the 10 candidates with the most public support will argue issues and politics in front of a live audience.
The event will be broadcast on television as it happens. It will be the first of 11 debates planned through next March.
Experts say most people will watch to see Donald Trump."
US election 2016: How have early frontrunners fared?- VIDEO - 5 August 2015
"Thursday's Republican debate marks the first contest of the 2016 presidential campaign season - and the field is certainly crowded.
But both parties have their frontrunners, with Donald Trump on top for the Republicans and Hillary Clinton leading the Democrats.
However, history shows that those leading the polls 15 months before the election don't always stay on top.
So what's happened to those early leaders in the past?"
A fun guide to the 10 Republicans who made the debate- 4 August 2015
"Welcome to the first US presidential primary debate - the first round in the longest electoral game show in the world.
Ten lucky Republican candidates have managed to squeeze in enough name-recognition to win a spot on stage."
Rick Perry calls for more guns in cinemas following Lafayette shooting - 27 July 2015
"US Republican hopeful for 2016 presidential race says ‘gun-free zones’ are a ‘bad idea’
and citizens should be allowed to carry weapons while watching movies."..
He said: “If we believe in the second amendment, we believe in people’s right to protect themselves and defend themselves and their families.”
Presidential candidate and democrat Bernie Sander said:
“Nobody should have a gun who has a criminal background or was involved in domestic abuse situations.”
Donald Trump: In his own colourful words - 22 July 2015
"Republicans have a field of 16 candidates to choose from as their nominee for next year's presidential race
- a list of names that may increase even more over the next few weeks.
The front-runner, for now, appears to be Donald Trump, who is heading the polls and receiving plenty of media coverage - not all of it positive.
Here's a selection of Mr Trump's many, many colourful quotes..."
Jeb Bush Enters US Presidential Campaign - Text + Audio - 15 June 2015
"The son of a former US president and the brother of another launched his campaign for the presidency Monday.
Jeb Bush announced his candidacy to a cheering crowd in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Bush is seeking to win the Republican Party’s presidential nomination."
More Republicans Join 2016 Presidential Race- Text + Audio - 8 May 2015
"This week one woman and two men announced they would campaign for the Republican party's nomination for president.
Only one of them has held political office. They join three United States senators who have already announced their candidacies."
"From left, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee
have announced their campaigns for the Republican nomination for president."
Guide to 2016 Campaign: Money and Super PAC - Text + Audio
"Raising money is an important part of any election in America. Candidates for the 2016 race for the White House and Congress are busy
lining up dollars to fund their elections. VOA Learning English helps explain how the campaign finance systems work in the U.S."
Baltimore Police End Investigation of Freddie Gray’s Death - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
"Prosecutors will now decide whether to charge six police officers involved in Mr. Gray’s arrest.
Also in the news, Pakistan sentences 10 men for attack on Malala;
Nigeria says 150 more freed from Boko Haram; Bernie Sanders enters 2016 U.S. presidential race;
Boy rescued five days after Nepal quake."
Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Campaign for President- Text + Audio - 14 April 2015
“I’m running for president." Hillary Clinton kicks off her anticipated campaign for the presidency with a video posted on YouTube.
With her second run for the White House, the former first lady and Secretary of State is hoping to become the first female president of the United States."
Guide to the US Presidential Campaign, Part One - 12 April 2015
"Every four years Americans go to the polls in November to pick a president.
Americans will elect the next president in November of 2016.
Although the election is still more than a year away, candidates have been announcing they are running.
The candidates will compete in caucuses and primaries."