Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's U.S. presidential nomination on Tuesday, coming back from a stinging 2008 defeat in her first White House run and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton should be selected as the party's nominee at the dramatic climax of a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," Sanders told thousands of delegates in the Wells Fargo Center, which erupted in cheers. Capping nearly a quarter century in public life as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state, Clinton will become the party's standard-bearer against Republican nominee Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election when she … [Read more...] about Clinton makes history with Democratic nomination for president
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The release came in the middle of the DNC. WikiLeaks released files on Wednesday of what it said were audio recordings pulled from the emails of the Democratic National Committee that were obtained by hacking its servers. The latest release, which came in the middle of the Democratic National Convention where Hillary Clinton was officially named the party's presidential nominee, is the second batch in a series that has deeply rattled the party and prompted the organization's chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to step down. Embarrassing emails While private cyber experts and the government were aware of the political party's hacking months ago, embarrassing emails were leaked last weekend by the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group just as the Democratic Party prepared to anoint Hillary Clinton as its presidential candidate for the Nov. 8 election. DNC chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, resigned after the leaked emails showed party leaders favoring Clinton over her rival in the … [Read more...] about WikiLeaks releases hacked Democratic National Committee audio files
At times, the speech was drowned out by the cheering crowds in the arena of the Republican National Convention. Social media crowned a new political star. Some Republicans said they were seeing the U.S. president they longed for. It was Ivanka Trump’s night. The eldest daughter of New York businessman-turned-presidential nominee Donald Trump almost stole the show on Thursday night with a speech about her father that roused a packed Cleveland convention hall, broadcast to millions. On Google, there were more searches for Ivanka Trump than for her father. The 34-year old businesswoman and former model talked about her father's yearning to improve America, childcare, equal pay for women and other issues close to her heart, with a poise some found befitting of the White House. "Okay, why isn't @IvankaTrump running for President?" television actor Anson Mount said in a Twitter post. "One of the best speeches - if not the best speech - tonight," said Chris Herrod, a 50-year-old … [Read more...] about A divided Republican party: Donald or Ivanka for president?
Donald Trump announces he is running for US President 2016. Photo: dailymail.co.uk (VOVworld) - New York billionaire and real-estate developer Donald Trump said Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. He announced his bid at the Trump Tower in New York, adding that among his priorities are restoring the economy and criticizing China’s behaviours. With a total net worth of approximately 9 billion USD, the 69-year-old billionaire is President and CEO of Trump Organization, New York’s leading real estate developer and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts with many resorts all over the world. So far, 4 Democrats have announced their bids for the presidency with Hillary Clinton considered the most prominent candidate. … [Read more...] about US: Billionaire Donald Trump runs for president 2016
She says her economic plan would do more for the middle-class in the U.S. U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a speech at a Michigan factory on Thursday that her jobs and tax plans would better help middle-class Americans than the plans released earlier this week by Republican rival Donald Trump. Democratic nominee Clinton ran through many of the policies she has outlined over the last year to contrast herself with Trump, who has given far fewer details about his plans, as the presidential campaign heads toward the Nov. 8 election. Trump delivered an economic speech in Detroit on Monday. He publicly named his economic advisers last week. "He's offered no credible plans to address what working families are up against today," Clinton said, shortly after touring Futuramic, a hangar-like, high-tech factory in Warren, Michigan, that makes parts for the aerospace industry. Workers' anxiety over trade deals has become a central theme in the 2016 election, and Clinton … [Read more...] about Clinton promised unequivocally to not support TPP even as president