2016 United States presidential election - the best personalized free web-based Email en en 2016 United States presidential election Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former FBI director has a broad mandate that could encompass any qu... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:50:00 GMT 2017-05-18T12:50:00Z Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation comes as questions grow over President Donald Trump's firing of Mueller's successor, James Comey. Comey was fired last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russia to ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:09:00 GMT 2017-05-18T07:09:00Z Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader called on Wednesday for a high turnout in this week's presidential election, urging voters to head to the polls and send a message to the United States — but stopped short of saying which candidate he prefers of the four remaining in the race. In a televised speech, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the U... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:24:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:24:00Z Democrats take first steps of 50-state strategy ATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats are taking the first, modest steps toward their promised 50-state strategy, lending help to state and local parties as they try to harness opposition to President Donald Trump and the Republican monopoly in Washington. Dubbing the effort "Resistance Summer," the Democratic National Committee plans to distribute about $1 m... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:28:00 GMT 2017-05-16T18:28:00Z South Carolina voters face widening GOP breach Tuesday COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's Republican runoff for the House seat Rep. Mick Mulvaney vacated to join the Trump administration has exposed a breach in the party that's so wide, some GOP voters are threatening to stay home. The two candidates are alike in many ways, but one is backed by business groups with mainstream appeal, while the other gets support... Tue, 16 May 2017 14:27:00 GMT 2017-05-16T14:27:00Z Speaker Ryan urges Georgia Republicans to resist upset bid DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly competitive House race to the California liberal who leads the rival party in the House. "The left and Nancy Pelosi ... are trying to hit you with an avalanche of television," Ry... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:40:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:40:00Z Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — The last time Harriet Zoller volunteered for a political campaign, she was too young to vote for the Massachusetts Democrat running for president. "I was a Kennedy girl," she says, smiling back to 1960. Veronica Savoy's previous campaign experience was volunteering multiple times for Republican Sen. Bob Corker ... Sun, 14 May 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-05-14T14:40:00Z Pence rides horse around Montana coal mine, leads GOP rally HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence rallied fellow Republicans in Montana Friday night in support of God, guns and Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate vying for the state's only seat in the U.S. House. During a rally to draw voters to the polls for a May 25 special election, Pence avoided any deep policy pronouncements or any mention of the tumul... Sat, 13 May 2017 03:15:00 GMT 2017-05-13T03:15:00Z Key Moments Leading up to Comey's Firing A timeline of events that led up to President Donald Trump abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey in the midst of the agency's investigation into whether... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:42:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:42:00Z Comey Firing Firestorm Continues to Dominate DC Setting an ominous tone Friday, President Donald Trump declared that fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no "tapes" of their private... Fri, 12 May 2017 20:45:00 GMT 2017-05-12T20:45:00Z Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. The White House said the president's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" would examine allegat... Fri, 12 May 2017 03:05:00 GMT 2017-05-12T03:05:00Z WH Wants FBI to Complete Russian Probe The White House wants the FBI to complete its investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the... Wed, 10 May 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-05-10T19:35:00Z Key Moments Leading up to Comey's Firing A timeline of events that led up to President Donald Trump abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey in the midst of the agency's investigation into whether... Wed, 10 May 2017 17:31:00 GMT 2017-05-10T17:31:00Z Russian FM Lavrov Speaks After White House Visit Vladimir Putin's top diplomat, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, spoke to reporters following his visit to the White House Wednesday morning to... Wed, 10 May 2017 16:32:00 GMT 2017-05-10T16:32:00Z FBI chief known for judgment calls is done in by turmoil WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when doing the right thing seemed pretty simple to James Comey, the FBI director whom President Donald Trump fired. "There's right, and there's wrong and it ain't hard to tell the difference," he once said flatly. That was before Comey lobbed a stink bomb into the 2016 presidential race just before the... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:53:00 GMT 2017-05-10T08:53:00Z Key moments that led up to FBI Director Comey's firing WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey as director of the FBI in the midst of the law enforcement agency's investigation into whether Trump's presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election. In a letter to Comey, Trump said the dismissal was necessary to restore the public's trust and confidence. Often ... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:44:00 GMT 2017-05-10T08:44:00Z Five key moments in career of James Comey WASHINGTON (AP) — Key moments in the career of James Comey, the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump: HOSPITAL STANDOFF Comey was at the center of a dramatic confrontation in 2004 when he rushed to the bedside of then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in a darkened hospital room. Comey, serving as acting attorney general while Ashcroft was hospitalized, went there to bl... Wed, 10 May 2017 01:41:00 GMT 2017-05-10T01:41:00Z Pepe croaks: Cartoonist kills off frog turned hate symbol The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol. A Pepe cartoon released Saturday in comic book stores shows Matt Furie's creation in an open casket. Furie didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment Monday. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 08:18:00 GMT 2017-05-09T08:18:00Z Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans landed a top-tier candidate in West Virginia but have struggled to recruit well-known GOP challengers in several states where President Donald Trump romped and Democratic incumbents warily face re-election. Two-term Rep. Evan Jenkins on Monday announced his bid against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia's... Tue, 09 May 2017 07:31:00 GMT 2017-05-09T07:31:00Z Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation's federal courts. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that among the candidates are individuals previously named on Trump's list of 21 possibl... Tue, 09 May 2017 01:37:00 GMT 2017-05-09T01:37:00Z Pepe cartoonist kills off character that became hate symbol The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol. A Pepe cartoon released Saturday in comic book stores shows Matt Furie's creation in an open casket. Furie didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment Monday. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 23:30:00 GMT 2017-05-08T23:30:00Z GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins to challenge Democratic Sen. Manchin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican congressman Evan Jenkins announced Monday that he will challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in next year's midterm election. Jenkins' candidacy ensures the West Virginia race will be one of the top Senate contests of 2018 as Manchin tries to hang onto his seat in a deeply red state. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:11:00Z Dems want Omaha win, but anti-abortion candidate riles some OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrats desperate for fresh faces cast 37-year-old Heath Mello as a pragmatic, next-generation leader who could win in the Nebraska heartland. Yet his anti-abortion stance has become a flashpoint for the national party. If Mello prevails on Tuesday in his bid for Omaha mayor, it's a promising sign, he says, for a candidate "with a pro... Mon, 08 May 2017 17:45:00 GMT 2017-05-08T17:45:00Z Montana congressional race draws cash from outside state HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Democrats have increased their investment in this month's Montana special congressional election, but whether it will make a difference remains to be seen as Republicans have poured in surprisingly large amounts of money to protect a seat their party has held for two decades. Earlier this week, the Democratic Congressional Ca... Fri, 05 May 2017 20:37:00 GMT 2017-05-05T20:37:00Z California lawmakers vote for earlier primary elections SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may hold its presidential primary elections three months earlier after lawmakers passed bills Thursday to increase the influence of the nation's most populous and diverse state. Supporters of the bills say the state's June primary doesn't give California voters enough say in who becomes president because it occurs so l... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-05-04T22:41:00Z Trump criticizes former Obama security adviser WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is criticizing former President Barack Obama's national security adviser for declining to testify at a Senate hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump tweeted Thursday that it is "not good" that Susan Rice is choosing not to attend. Rice's attorney has written to say Rice will not appear before a... Thu, 04 May 2017 13:01:00 GMT 2017-05-04T13:01:00Z Urged on by Trump, Barletta eyes US Senate run against Casey HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is encouraging Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a prominent crusader against illegal immigration, to challenge Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in next year's election, a Barletta campaign consultant said Wednesday. Trump spoke to Barletta about running during a conversation earlier this week, c... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:03:00 GMT 2017-05-03T21:03:00Z With Obama, Clinton gone, GOP revives Pelosi as boogeyman ATLANTA (AP) — Move over Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Republicans have a new campaign boogeyman. Well, sort of new. It's more of an encore for Nancy Pelosi, the 77-year-old House Democratic leader who spent four years as the nation's first female speaker, lost her majority in 2010 and now wants the gavel again. In that quest, the California lawmaker and fundraiser extra... Mon, 01 May 2017 14:32:00 GMT 2017-05-01T14:32:00Z Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan — but with his own twist. "I support President Trump's agenda of making America great again. But I submit to you th... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:35:00 GMT 2017-04-30T13:35:00Z At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change' HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media that he says is misleading Americans. Declaring his "only allegiance is to you, our wonderful citizens," Trump signed executive orders toughening the nat... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:57:00 GMT 2017-04-30T03:57:00Z