US Elections 2016

Billionaires, companies powered Trump's record inaugural haul

Powered by billionaires and corporations, President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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Misogyny 'played role' in election loss: Clinton

2017-04-07 08:28

Hillary Clinton says misogyny "certainly" played a role in her bruising defeat to Donald Trump in last year's US presidential election, giving her first public interview since the shock loss.

Top Trump aide Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

2017-03-28 06:21

Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner will appear before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the US election, the White House says.

FBI director confirms probe of possible Russia links to Trump team

2017-03-20 17:21

FBI Director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the agency is investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election and notably Moscow's possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.

 

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Intel chair: No wiretap on Trump Tower

2017-03-20 16:41

The House intelligence committee chair says there is no physical wiretap on Trump Tower, but it's possible that "other surveillance activities" were used against President Donald Trump and his associates.

'No evidence of collusion' between Russia, Trump campaign

2017-03-19 16:43

The chair of a US congressional committee on intelligence says he has seen "no evidence" that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the run-up to the 2016 elections.

Feeling the heat, Trump seems to waiver on Russia deal

2017-03-04 12:03

Facing a new wave of questions about his ties to Russia, President Donald Trump is telling advisers and allies he may shelve - at least temporarily - his plan to pursue a deal with Moscow on ISIS and other national security matters.

Crafty Trump ever more difficult to understand

2017-02-20 10:27

Trump’s presidency is so bizarre that the American media are trying out all theories on why he limps from one disastrous decision to another, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Trump takes to Twitter about protests

2017-01-22 17:07

President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to criticise the millions of people across the US who marched in protests against him - including the celebrities who took part.

FACT CHECK: Trump's address echoed familiar, dubious themes

2017-01-21 14:30

If Donald Trump's inaugural address sounds familiar, that may be because it contained dubious assertions from his campaign.

Melania Trump stuns in first lady fashion stakes

2017-01-21 11:03

First Lady Melania Trump has stunned fashion watchers by donning a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit to dance with President Donald Trump at the inaugural balls.

Promises, subdued pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

2017-01-20 22:06

Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington.

Full text of Donald Trump's inaugural address

2017-01-20 20:27

The complete text of Donald Trump's inaugural address delivered after he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

Clinton at inauguration to 'honour our democracy'

2017-01-20 19:30

Hillary Clinton, beaten to the presidency by Donald Trump, has said she is attending his inauguration "honour our democracy".

Meet the Trumps: America's new first family

2017-01-16 15:33

The new first family is a tight-knit celebrity clan, wealthy beyond the wildest dreams of most Americans and well used to the public eye.

French far-right leader Le Pen seen at Trump Tower

2017-01-13 08:18

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was spotted at Donald Trump's New York headquarters building but aides to the US president-elect said no meetings were planned.

Trump names son-in-law senior White House advisor

2017-01-10 06:25

Donald Trump has named son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior White House advisor, rewarding the man widely credited as the brains behind his election but courting serious legal and ethical concerns.

Clinton will never run for office again: confidante

2017-01-09 08:03

Hillary Clinton will never run for office again after losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump in November after the most divisive campaign in memory, a confidante of the Democrat said.

Trump: Only 'stupid' people oppose better Russia ties

2017-01-08 13:34

President-elect Donald Trump says "only 'stupid' people or fools" would dismiss closer ties with Russia..

Trump says hacking had 'no effect' on his election

2017-01-07 14:12

Donald Trump has asserted that hacking did not sway the US election, after an intelligence report blamed Russia for a cyber campaign to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.

Obama gets intel report on poll hacking - official

2017-01-05 22:46

US intelligence officials have delivered the classified report on Russian and other foreign meddling in American elections to the White House.

Pot luck: Advocates to hand out joints at Trump inauguration

2017-01-04 21:36

A group of marijuana legalisation advocates plan to hand out thousands of joints during US president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Trump objects after GOP votes to gut ethics office

2017-01-03 19:35

US president-elect Donald Trump is objecting to the move by House Republicans to eviscerate the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.

Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

2017-03-20 15:47

President Donald Trump has shot down as "fake news" allegations that he worked with Russia, which US intelligence says tried to tilt the US election in Trump's favour.

Amid political storm, FBI chief says he's going nowhere

2017-03-08 22:26

FBI Director James Comey says he plans to hold his job until 2023, amid a political storm that has made him a target of both US political parties.

Trump condemns Democrats for 'total witch hunt' over AG

2017-03-03 10:12

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Democrats over their demands for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, calling their actions a "total witch hunt".

Crafty Trump ever more difficult to understand

2017-02-20 08:34

Trump’s presidency is already so bizarre that the American media are trying out all theories to explain how he manages to limp from one disastrous decision to another, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Trump does about-face over protests

2017-01-22 19:14

President Donald Trump has done a quick about-face about the protests against him that have swept through Washington and around the world.

Rocky start for Trump's White House on day one

2017-01-22 15:23

Donald Trump's White House has come under fire for falsely accusing media of misreporting inaugural crowd numbers, after millions took to the streets in protest against the new president.

Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies

2017-01-21 11:52

US President Donald Trump has signalled a sharp break on energy and the environment policy, announcing plans to undo climate policies and promote domestic energy development as part of his "America First" agenda.

Women descend on DC a day after anarchists create chaos

2017-01-21 10:42

A day after protesters created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency.

President Trump takes charge

2017-01-21 06:47

President Donald Trump, eager to demonstrate his readiness to take action, has gone directly to the Oval Office and signed his first executive order as president - on "Obamacare".

Sporadic violence at Washington anti-Trump protest

2017-01-20 21:47

Washington police have fired pepper spray and made arrests after black-clad anarchists emerged from protests to smash windows ahead of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

President Trump: Change starts right now

2017-01-20 19:51

President Donald Trump, who has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, says change starts "right here and right now".

Melania Trump channels Jackie-O in Ralph Lauren

2017-01-20 19:11

America's incoming first lady, Melania Trump, has worn an elegant powder blue suit made by iconic US fashion designer Ralph Lauren to her husband's inauguration, channelling Jacqueline Kennedy.

Trump promises health care 'for everybody'

2017-01-16 11:39

President-elect Donald Trump wants health "insurance for everybody," he told The Washington Post, no small feat in a country where millions are uninsured.

The Trump-Russia dossier: What we know

2017-01-12 12:22

An explosive but unsubstantiated political research dossier on Donald Trump's links to Russia alleges that his aides colluded with the Kremlin ahead of the US election, and that Russia has compromising information of a sexual nature about Trump.

Swedish minister hopes Trump backs UN chief on averting wars

2017-01-10 12:29

Sweden's foreign minister says she hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will support a strong UN and new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' focus on preventing potential conflicts from turning into costly wars.

Assange hits back after hack report

2017-01-09 20:29

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange insists the leaked Democratic Party material they published before the US presidential election did not come from the Russian government.

Obama admits underestimating impact of Russian hacking

2017-01-08 18:33

President Barack Obama has admitted that he "underestimated" the impact misinformation and hacking could have on democracies.

Trump wants Coats as intelligence chief

2017-01-07 20:48

President-elect Donald Trump says he'll nominate former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats as national intelligence director.

Michelle Obama issues emotive parting message

2017-01-07 10:49

Michelle Obama has urged young Americans not to fear the future but fight for it, delivering an emotive farewell speech in which she said being first lady was the greatest honour of her life.

Trump calls top Democrat a 'clown' as Obamacare battle looms

2017-01-05 22:10

President-elect Donald Trump has described America's leading Democrat as a "clown" who behaves like a typical politician, but urged him to work with Republicans.

Backtracking after Trump tweet, GOP won't gut ethics office

2017-01-04 06:59

House Republicans have done an abrupt U-turn under pressure from president-elect Donald Trump and dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.

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