A who's who of 2016 US presidential contenders

2015-11-06 11:42

Americans troop to the polls to elect the successor to President Barack Obama one year from Sunday. Lets take a look at the hopeful contenders.

Clinton's debate showing may spell trouble for Biden

2015-10-14 19:26

US Vice President Joe Biden faces an altered political dynamic after Hillary Clinton reasserted her command of the Democratic Party presidential race during a debate that may have left little room for him to run.

Clinton lashes out at US Benghazi committee

2015-10-06 05:30

Hillary Clinton has lashed out at the special US House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling it a partisan political exercise designed to "exploit" the deaths of four Americans.

Clinton gets endorsement of largest labour union

2015-10-03 22:33

US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has been vying with challenger Bernie Sanders for the support of organised labour, has scored a win with an endorsement from the National Education Association, a huge teachers union.

Trump wants to lower taxes, except for very rich

2015-09-28 21:00

Leading Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump says he will eliminate taxes for millions of lower-income Americans, reduce middle class tax burdens and end beneficial deductions for the wealthy.

Republican Carson: Muslims unfit to be US president

2015-09-20 18:33

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Muslims are unfit to be president of the United States, arguing their faith was inconsistent with American principles.

Trump steps into hornet’s nest at debate

2015-09-17 15:24

Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump stepped into a hornet's nest in the party’s candidates’ debate as his rivals turned their sights on the billionaire.

Donald Trump's German grandfather 'came from village of show-offs'

2015-09-15 21:04

Donald Trump's grandparents came from a German town known locally for the boastfulness of its villagers. It's a characteristic not infrequently linked with the US property billionaire.

Be nice to the press, Hillary Clinton reminded

2015-09-13 21:04

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton got a piece of advice from her former pastor when she marked the bicentennial of her Methodist church: Be nice to the press.

11 Republicans to share stage in next presidential debate

2015-09-11 14:35

Eleven Republican presidential candidates have qualified for next week's primetime debate, according to an announcement.


Clinton, Trump extend leads in presidential race

2015-10-20 18:41

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton has extended her lead over fellow White House hopeful Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic nomination race.

Clinton tacks to the left ahead of Democratic debate

2015-10-13 22:05

Hillary Clinton has veered hard to the left ahead of the first Democratic presidential debate, hoping to inoculate herself from criticism by rival Bernie Sanders and woo liberal activists who have been slow to embrace her.

Bernie Sanders to pit his bulldog debate style against Clinton

2015-10-05 14:44

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton's biggest rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a novice to the bright lights of prime-time television, but politicians who have sparred with him in the past predict he will be a tenacious brawler in their party's debate on October 13.

Clinton to organise Latino voters

2015-10-01 21:29

Clinton aims to build upon standing with Hispanics by organising a push ahead of the primaries.

Pope tells Congress US should reject hostility to immigrants

2015-09-24 17:08

Pope Francis has told Congress that the US should reject hostility to immigrants and treat them humanely, directly addressing a thorny subject that is dividing the country and stirring debate in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump says not 'morally obligated' to defend Obama

2015-09-19 22:22

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said he was not morally obligated to defend US President Barack Obama after he let pass unchallenged a questioner's assertion that the US leader is a Muslim.

Gloves off as Republicans go after Trump

2015-09-17 07:22

The 10 Republicans candidates facing off against frontrunner Donald Trump in the centre-right party's second debate have accused him of being a childish entertainer without the temperament to serve as president of the US.

Trump: US a dumping ground for the rest of the world

2015-09-15 07:02

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has renewed his focus on illegal immigration, calling the United States "a dumping ground for the rest of the world".

Perry first to quit Republican presidential run

2015-09-12 13:07

Former Texas governor Rick Perry has become the first casualty of the overcrowded field of candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, suspending his campaign.

Clinton personally paid staffer to maintain private server

2015-09-05 20:27

Hillary Clinton used personal funds to pay a state department staffer to maintain an email server she used for both personal and government matters when she was US secretary of state, a report says.

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