Hillary Clinton has branded Donald Trump’s speech to the UN “dark and dangerous” after the President threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Mr Trump gave his first ever address to the body on Tuesday in a strident performance that crystallised his “America First” stance, while taking tough lines on the governments of North Korea, Iran and Venezuela. He told delegates in New York: “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man [Kim Jong-un] is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. “The United States is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about. That’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.” Ms Clinton, the vanquished Democratic nominee for President in 2016 and former … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton describes Donald Trump’s UN speech as ‘dark and dangerous’
Hillary Clinton was ahead by a margin as voters prepared to head to the polls in the tightest US Presidential race in history. Almost every major poll showed the Democrat leading her Republican rival Donald Trump by about two to four percentage points as the race for the White House reached its finale. Holding onto a slight lead, Mrs Clinton is ahead of Mr Trump in the polling average by 2.5 percentage points, according to data compiled by RealClearPolitics. Mrs Clinton achieved 46 per cent support from likely voters in the most recent poll for Bloomberg Politics, while Mr Trump had 43 per cent. A poll for Washington Post/ABC News also found Mrs Clinton in the lead with 47 per cent support to Trump’s 43 per cent. But a national poll for Gravis had the property tycoon ahead by five percentage points, while another for the LA Times/USC Tracking had the candidates at a tie. The gap between the candidates narrowed significantly as the bitter and deeply divisive Presidential contest … [Read more...] about US election polls 2016: Who will win, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
Sculptors at Madame Tussauds are eagerly awaiting the US election result as candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head in wax. Staff at the London waxworks have spent six months making the two clay sculptures of both candidates, but only one will become a wax figure. The west London attraction's sculptors are preparing ahead of election day tomorrow before knowing which clay sculpture to use for the final waxwork of the 45th president. They will set to work on the wax figure as soon as the results are in. The styling team are already practising hard to create Trump’s famous hairstyle. 2016 is the first time in Madame Tussauds’ history that both candidates have already had wax figures made of them – with Clinton’s in 2006 and Trump’s in 1997 on show in the US. Edward Fuller, general manager of Madame Tussauds London. said: "Anyone and everyone is discussing the race to The White House right now; it’s the most scrutinised US election … [Read more...] about US Election 2016: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head to head at Madame Tussauds to see who will become waxwork
Hillary Clinton was boosted by a four-point lead over Donald Trump as the US Presidential race reached its finale. In the final NBC/Wall Street Journal poll before Tuesday's election, the Democrat led her Republican rival by four points. Mrs Clinton enjoyed the support of 44 per cent of likely voters, compared to Mr Trump's 40 per cent. The poll will come as a boost to Mrs Clinton's campaign, which has been rocked by the FBI's shock decision to reopen its investigation into her emails in the days ahead of the election. However, it represents a narrowing of the gap between Mrs Clinton and Mr Trump. The Democrat had enjoyed an 11 per cent lead over property tycoon Mr Trump in mid-October. The poll, released on Sunday, comes after Mr Trump was rushed off stage by his security detail at a packed rally in Reno in the swing state of Nevada. Panic swept through the hall after a member of the crowd reportedly shouted "he's got a gun" about a protester who was searched and found not to be in … [Read more...] about US Election poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in last NBC/WSJ poll before voting day
This could be the closest presidential election result since George W Bush vs Al Gore in 2000 - when it came down to one state and a few hundred votes - and certainly the nastiest campaign since John Quincy Adams vs Andrew Jackson in 1828. Back then Jackson's wife was accused of adultery and died before her husband was inaugerated. Jackson blamed his opponent for her untimely death. According to latest polls, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck and neck in the race for the White House - the former's lead slashed in recent days by fresh allegations around keeping emails on a private server by the FBI. Every election the so-called swing states are seen as the make-or-break of White House aspirations and 2016 will be no different. Mrs Clinton has been campaigning in the key battleground states of Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Mr Trump has been targeting Democrat leaning states like Wisconsin and New Hampshire in an attempt to win over undecided voters. But what are the … [Read more...] about US election swing states explained: where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to win?
Angie Drobnic Holan has had her work cut out during the US presidential election. As the editor of PolitiFact, the US’s most prominent independent fact-checking website, she has found her calling in verifying the veracity of the Democratic and Republican nominees. Hillary Clinton, who will surely be fielding queries about her email server unto the grave, doesn’t exactly ace the site’s Truth-o-Meter test. Some 24 per cent of her statements count as “true”, with 27 per cent as “mostly true” and 23 per cent as “half-true” (which means there’s some degree of falsehood in the remaining 26 per cent). “Hillary Clinton has offered all sorts of explanations about her email system that we’ve had to fact-check,” says Holan. “She said there wasn’t classified information on there, and there was. She said the FBI director said she’d done everything all right, and that’s not what he said. But when … [Read more...] about US Election 2016: the online warriors exposing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s lies
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on abortion rights as they kicked off their final US Presidential debate. In contrast to the fiery personal attacks of the first two debates, the candidates had a sharp but issues-based exchange on abortion, gun rights and immigration to start the 90-minute showdown. Mrs Clinton promised to appoint justices who would uphold a woman's right to abortion laid out in the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision, while Mr Trump promised to appoint what he called "pro-life" justices who would overturn the decision. Mr Trump said: “If you go with what Hillary is saying, you can take the baby, in the ninth month, and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother. It’s not OK with me.” Mrs Clinton replied: “That is not what happens in these cases, and using this kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate. “You should meet some of the women who have been affected.” The two stepped onto the stage in Las Vegas from opposite … [Read more...] about US Presidential debate: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clash on abortion rights as final TV showdown begins
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing to go head-to-head once again for a final live debate in the lead up to the Presidential election. The last heated debate saw Mr Trump labelling his rival a “devil” with “hate in her heart” whilst Mrs Clinton accused him of being racist and having “no respect for women”. With less than three weeks to go until Americans go to the polls, this is the final chance for Mr Trump and Mrs Clinton to make their case for presidency and is expected to be another explosive confrontation. So here is everything you need to know to watch the debate: When is it? The live debate will take place at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In the UK it will begin at 2am on Thursday October 20. How can I watch it in the UK? American news outlets including NBC, PBS, Fox and CNN will all be live streaming the debate on YouTube. ABC will also stream it on its Facebook page. The Evening Standard will be covering the debate and Sky … [Read more...] about US Presidential Election 2016: Everything you need to know about the final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are set to meet in one final, explosive debate before the US goes to the polls. Nicknamed “Fight Night” due to its Las Vegas location, the 90-minute event promises to be another bitter clash between the fierce presidential rivals. A record-breaking 83 million people tuned into the first presidential debate, while the second conjured up a poignant moment when both candidates were asked to pay each other a compliment for the first time. Mr Trump is expected to come out fighting again in Las Vegas, having dropped behind in the ratings after the first two debates. He also lost ground after tape recordings of him making lewd comments about women back in 2005 were released. What time and where is the third debate? The live debate will take place at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, at 9pm ET. In the UK it will begin at 2am (Thursday 20 October). How can I watch it in the UK? American news outlets including NBC, PBS, Fox and CNN will all be live … [Read more...] about When is the third US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and how can I watch it in the UK?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set to go head-to-head in the second of three live TV debates ahead of the US presidential election. The US Presidential election candidates had their first duel last week in a debate watched by a record breaking 83 million people. With just one month to go until the US elects its new president in November, the two candidates will field tough questions from undecided voters in the next 90-minute debate live from St Louis, Missouri. The debate is sure to be fiery after a video leaked on Friday showing Trump making lewd remarks about women sparked controversy. What time is the first debate? The live debate is being aired live from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri at 9pm US time on October 9 - or 2am here in the UK (October 10). How can I watch in the UK? The 90-minute debate will be live streamed on Twitter by clicking the link debates.twitter.com. On YouTube, American news outlets including NBC, PBS, Fox and CNN will all be live streaming … [Read more...] about What time is the second US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and how can I watch it in the UK?
Hillary Clinton hit out at Donald Trump’s “racist behaviour” in a fiery first TV debate between the pair which took in everything from Isis to tax returns. Clinton, who appeared better prepared for the first of three live head-to-heads, told the audience Trump had a “long record” of engaging in “racist behaviour” and accused him of living in his “own reality”. During a frenetic, wide-ranging debate, each accused the other of distortions and falsehoods and urged viewers to check their campaign websites for the facts. Chairman Lester Holt struggled to rein in the candidates, with both talking over each other at points. Discussions about trade policy suddenly shifting to the fight against Islamic State as Trump accused Clinton of giving away information to the enemy by revealing on her website how she planned to defeat the group. Clinton pushed the Republican on his repeated claim that President Obama was born abroad and asked him … [Read more...] about US Presidential debate: Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of ‘racist behaviour’ in fiery first TV debate
Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of living in his “own reality” as the pair clashed in their first TV debate. The pair began with smiles and a handshake in front of an audience that had been asked to remain silent, rather than clapping or cheering. Clinton initially told her rival: “Donald, it’s good to be with you.” But as the pair clashed on trade deals, she told him “you live in your own reality”, accused him of spouting “crazy things” and failing to pay people for their work. She later challenged him to release his tax returns, something Trump said he would do if she published the "33,000 emails that have been deleted", to wild applause Clinton, a former secretary of state and the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major US political party, said Trump's tax policies were akin to "Trumped-up trickle-down" economics. She said: "The kind of plan that Donald has put forth would be trickle-down economics all over … [Read more...] about US Presidential debate: Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of ‘living in own reality’ as pair clash on economy
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will tonight go head-to-head in the first of three live TV debates ahead of the US presidential election. With just six weeks to go until the US elects its new president in November, tonight’s showdown is expected to be watched by a record 100million people. The two candidates have been on the campaign trail for months but tonight is the first time they will take direct aim at each other in the 90-minute debate live from New York. Aides of Hillary Clinton say she has been preparing for the debate for weeks and practicing mock debates with a Donald Trump stand-in, ABC News reported. Mr Trump, who told Fox News he is going to be “respectful” of his opponent - was in meetings all day on Friday in preparation for tonight’s debate. Here is everything you need to know about the debate and how to watch it in the UK. What time is the first debate? The live debate is being aired live from Hofstra University in New York at 9pm US time - … [Read more...] about What time is the US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and how can I watch it in the UK?
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are just hours away from a TV debate ahead of one of the most highly-anticipated political showdowns for years, with polls putting the pair almost neck and neck. Tonight will see the first of three live debates between the pair, kicking off at 2am UK time, with an audience of 100million people expected to tune in. The Republican and Democrat candidates will go head-to-head at Hofstrat University in New York with just six weeks to go before the election. Latest polling by Bloomberg showed Trump had a 2 per cent lead over Clinton when third-party candidates are included. However, others still show Clinton clinging on to a narrow lead, with an poll of polls by CNN putting her ahead on 44 per cent to Trump’s 42. The 90-minute debate is expected to challenge the record of 80 million Americans who watched a 1980s encounter between Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Republican Ronald Reagan. InsideGov | Graphiq Unlike the single-party debates … [Read more...] about US Presidential debate: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare for TV showdown as new poll puts Republican ahead
Drew Angerer/Getty Images Ladies and gentlemen, Decision 2016 is almost coming to an end. After millions and millions of Americans cast their vote, many were eagerly waiting to see if their candidate came out on top Tuesday evening. But before every vote was counted and a winner was officially declared, plenty of moments grabbed the attention of pop culture and political fans alike. From Saturday Night Live sketches to eye catching outfits, this election had its share of twist and turns. But with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this close to becoming president, it's time to look back at the best pop culture memories from the past several months. Take a peek at just a few of the unforgettable moments that we may be talking about for quite some time. 1. Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon's TransformationsRegardless of what happened in the debates or on the campaign trail, these Saturday Night Live stars were able to provide a whole lot of laughs to viewers as Donald and Hillary. When … [Read more...] about 16 Pop Culture Moments From Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Presidential Election We’ll Never Forget
Getty Images Millions of eyeballs will be trained on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tonight as the presidential candidates debate each other for the first time. Experts are predicting massive TV ratings and we're guessing that, if Twitter doesn't spontaneously combust this evening, then nothing will ever really break the Internet. But while people can't wait to hear what the contenders have to say, also under the microscope is debate moderator Lester Holt as he gears up to navigate what may turn out to be one of the bumpiest trips yet on what has been a long road to Election Day 2016. The NBC Nightly News anchor is only expected to strike just the right balance of neutrality, fairness, journalistic integrity, timing and—yes—humor as he presses Trump and Clinton for 90 minutes (and no commercials) on pre-announced topics that include "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity" and "Securing America." No pressure. So here's a little bit more about the man who's been dealt … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Know About Lester Holt Before He Moderates the First Presidential Debate Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
It wouldn't be a star-studded event without a spoof on the 2016 election! The 2016 Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, featured a hilarious spoof starring Glenn Close as Hillary Clinton in A Clinton Line and Andrew Rannells as Donald Trump in The Book of Moron. Corden, who announced that the new shows would be opening in the fall, made sure that there was "something for everyone." Appearing with Trump's signature comb-over hairstyle and red tie, Rannells walked onto the stage to sing a quick bit from The Book of Moron. "My name is Donald Trump, and I would like to build a wall that goes straight through your house," he sang triumphantly from the Beacon Theatre stage. Close, who is a three-time Tony Award winner, played the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. She, too, came on to the stage to spoof the politician, but somehow her phenomenal vocals might have stolen the show. "I really need this job. Oh, God, I need this job," she belted on the stage while wearing a Clinton … [Read more...] about Glenn Close and Andrew Rannells Spoof Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump During Tony Awards 2016
EXCLUSIVE! by Judy Kurtz | Pop & Politics contributor Judy Kurtz is the "In the Know" columnist for The Hill______________________________________ Despite their eagerness to tell you differently, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do have something in common. Both presidential candidates have a daughter who's currently pregnant. So while the road to the White House isn't exactly marked with diaper changes and late-night feedings for the front-runners, should we be expecting more stories about babysitting and family values on the campaign trail? Political experts say the pregnancies of Chelsea Clinton, who revealed last month that she's expecting her second child with husband Marc Mezvinsky this summer, and Ivanka Trump, whose third child with Jared Kushner is due in the spring, could indeed influence their respective parents' campaigns—and very well be a boon for Clinton and Trump as the primaries get underway. "For Hillary, her big challenge has been to seem like … [Read more...] about How Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump’s Pregnancies Play Into Their Parents’ Presidential Campaigns
It looks like Hillary Clinton is getting pretty comfortable with her campaign style. The Democratic presidential hopeful joined Jimmy Fallon on another episode of The Tonight Show Thursday evening, the same day as the ninth Republican debate. The last time the 68-year-old politician visited Fallon, it was the night of the second Republican debate. The host is starting to notice a trend. "I think you're dodging watching these debates," Fallon teased. The former Secretary of State couldn't hide the truth of the matter. "I think you nailed that," she admitted. A frequent focus of Republican discourse, Clinton contemplated Fallon's idea of playing a drinking game while viewing the debates, though she worries it may pose a serious threat to her health. "I don't think I'd make it past the first half hour," she joked. Instead, Clinton took her mind off her opponents with a hysterical photo shoot with Fallon on her Snapchat account. Smize, Hillary! One of her least favorite opponents, … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton Talks Donald Trump Intimidation and Reveals One of Granddaughter Charlotte’s Surprising First Words
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set to take the stage for the first presidential debate of the general election at Hofstra University on September 26. Solving America's energy problems, like reducing dependence on foreign oil and moving the country to a lower-carbon economy, will be a major election issue and a top priority for the next president. The two candidates — one the first woman to ever run on a major party's ticket and the other a brash billionaire and reality-television star — offer competing visions for the future direction of the country. At the core, the candidate's energy plans are mostly representative of their campaigns as a whole. Clinton's plan is thoughtful and detailed, to the level of addressing funding sources. Her campaign has placed a priority on investing in and incentivizing renewable-energy technology to help create jobs and transition the US to a lower-carbon economy. Trump's plan, on the other hand, is short on specific details … [Read more...] about Here’s where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on energy issues