If Donald Trump were to challenge the outcome of next month's presidential election, as he has hinted he might, he would face a difficult and expensive fight, according to election attorneys and a review of voting laws in key battleground states. Trump has said he is worried the Nov. 8 election might be rigged in favor of his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and in Wednesday's debate he refused to say he would accept the outcome. But before any court challenge, Trump probably would have to ask for a...
Watch Trump and Clinton trade barbs at the Al Smith Dinner
The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, named for former New York Governor Al Smith, the first Catholic presidential candidate, is a white tie affair that raises money for Catholic charities that help needy children. The speeches are typically kept light, but GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw a few elbows on Thursday night. Trump began his time at the dais by comparing himself to the son of God, saying he was just another...
Third-party candidates Stein, Johnson and Castle providing options for voters
It seems elections bring out extremes and #TeamClinton and #TeamTrump supporters can get whipped up into quite a frenzy, but independent candidates have been getting more and more attention since the days of Ross Perot’s unsuccessful 1992 independent run. As long as you’re a natural-born citizen and are 35 and over, you are eligible to run for the office of U.S. president, according to the U.S. Constitution. All you have to do is file a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election...
Trump, Clinton tension seeps into jokes at annual charity dinner
U.S. presidential campaign tensions seeped into a high-profile charity dinner on Thursday as Donald Trump joked about sending Hillary Clinton to prison and she alluded to Trump’s statements about women by estimating how he might rate the Statue of Liberty's attractiveness a four, maybe a five.
Donald Trump says he will accept election results — if he wins
At a rally in Delaware, Ohio, Thursday, Donald Trump promised to accept the results of the looming election — on his terms. "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election —if I win," Trump said. When questioned last night by debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News if he would accept the election results, Trump said he would look at...
Bad hombres, puppets and nasty women: Check out the best memes from last night's debate
Last night's debate was supposed to touch on serious and sensitive issues: the Supreme Court, immigration, relations with Russia and the economy. It did, briefly, but it also spawned a slew of online jokes, from Trump's "bad hombres" to crying Putin. Bad Hombres. Trump reintroduced his infamous wall (which, according to his campaign strategist in August, the candidate was wavering on) in Wednesday's debate, and explained how strong borders will curb drug trade. "We have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out," Trump said, botching the pronunciation for the Spanish word for "man." And just like that, a meme was born:
Clinton and Trump spar on issues, emails and Putin in final debate
Americans who were expecting a rumble in the desert might have been initially disappointed with the calm that possessed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night. The third and final debate of the 2016 presidential election got off to a chilly start as both candidates forewent a handshake, walking behind their respective podiums. That calm lasted about 30 minutes. As of press time, four topics were discussed in the debate: The Supreme Court, guns, abortion and immigration, the topic...
Who won the final presidential debate?
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head for their third and final presidental debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After both candidates delivered their final remarks, we want you to weigh in on who you think won. Take our poll below and let us know what influenced your decision by leaving us a comment. Visit our social media dashboard to see what people are talking about surrounding the debate.
Debate live stream: third and final presidential debate of 2016
The third presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will take place today in Las Vegas. The live stream will begin at 9 p.m. ET. RELATED: Clinton vs. Trump: What to look for in the final presidential debate Visit our social media dashboard to find out what people are talking about during the debate in real time.
Trump reveals his secret weapon for final presidential debate
Tonight, the two presidential candidates will square off in their final matchup before Election Day. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's designated talking points include the Supreme Court, the economy and immigration, but if the last two debates are any indication of what's to come, plenty of personal attacks will also ensue. Trump's campaign announced their guest of honor last night, and it's a doozy: Malik Obama, President Barack Obama's half-brother and noted critic of his sibling's tenure...