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Clinton leads Trump by 12 points: Poll

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points, according to a new national poll, up 8 points from a similar survey conducted last month. The Monmouth University poll released on Monday put Clinton ahead of Trump, 50 per cent to 38 per cent, Politico news magazine reported.

Michelle Obama slams Trump over his comments on women

Washington: US first lady Michelle Obama has urged all Americans to say “enough is enough” to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “intolerable” treatment of women, as “this is not normal and cannot be ignored”. “This wasn’t just locker room banter, this was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behaviour,” Obama said

My administration will focus on defeating ISIS: Trump

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that if elected to power, his administration “will stop the reckless interventions” and instead focus on “defeating and totally destroying ISIS”. “Trump administration will stop the reckless interventions and instead focus on defeating and totally destroying ISIS. “We’re also going to build up our cyber defenses,” Trump

Trump caught in 2005 tape making lewd remarks about women

Washington: Donald Trump’s White Housecampaign has been jolted with a 2005 video of him surfacing in which he is making lewd remarks about women, prompting a rare apology from the controversial Republican presidential candidate. The video, obtained by the Washington Post, captures Trump having an extremely lewd conversation about women. “I just start kissing them…Just kiss.

Trump admits benefiting from ‘unfair’ tax laws

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has admitted greatly benefiting from “unfair” US tax laws, saying that he used them “brilliantly” to his advantage, but promising to change them if he becomes the President.”The unfairness of the tax laws is unbelievable, it’s something I’ve been talking about for a long time, despite frankly being a

‘Trump may have avoided paying taxes for almost 2 decades’

Washington: Old tax returns of Republican nominee Donald Trump showed that he could have avoided paying federal income taxes for the last 18 years. The New York Times obtained these records which were sent to them anonymously with a return address of Trump Tower and published them on Saturday night. The records showed that Trump

Trump attacks ‘disgusting’ Miss Universe in tweets

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once again attacked “disgusting” former Miss Universe Alicia Machado in a series of early morning tweets, and urged his followers to “check out (her) sex tape and past”. The New York billionaire also targeted Democrat Hillary Clinton, saying that she used the former Miss Universe in the October 9

Clinton leading Trump by 3 points: Poll

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican rival Donald Trump by 3 points nationwide, according to a latest poll. In a four-way matchup, Clinton bests Trump, 43 per cent to 40 per cent, the Fox News poll released on Friday said. The poll represents a slight increase in support for the Democratic nominee,

Trump blames Clinton for unrest following fatal police shootings

Washington:  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested that rival Hillary Clinton was responsible for unrest after police shootings of African-Americans, saying she “supported with a nod” the idea “that cops are a racist force to our society”. Clinton “shares directly in with the responsibility for the unrest that is afflicting our country,” Trump told a

‘Sleep well Hillary’, says Trump ahead of debate

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has teased his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to “sleep well” ahead of the first presidential debate next week which is likely to attract a record number of viewership. Clinton appeared at no public events yesterday with less than two months before the election, and 70-year-old Trump promptly ridiculed her

Clinton slams Trump’s ‘demagogic’ rhetoric on terror

Washington: Hillary Clinton cast herself as the only presidential candidate who has fought terrorism and slammed Donald Trump’s response to the incidents in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota over the weekend as “demagogic.” In a news conference on the tarmac of Westchester County Airport on Monday, the Democratic presidential nominee said she has been

Would label China as currency manipulator: Trump

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said, if elected, he would label China as currency manipulator and apply countervailing duties until the country ceases its illegal trade activities. “If China does not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets and intellectual properties, I will apply countervailing duties until China ceases

Melania Trump releases letter from immigration attorney

Washington: Melania Trump has released a letter from her immigration attorney aimed at settling questions about whether she properly followed immigration law when she came to the US in 1996.”I am pleased to enclose a letter from my immigration attorney which states that, with 100 per cent certainty, I correctly went through the legal process

Trump questions Obama’s decision to campaign for Clinton

Washington: Republican presidential nomineeDonald Trump today questioned President Barack Obama’s move to hold election rallies in support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton instead of focusing on resolving pressing issues facing the nation. “Why isn’t President Obama working instead of campaigning for Hillary Clinton?” Trump asked in a tweet, a day after the US President went

Trump surges among independent voters

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is gaining ground on Hillary Clinton, a new poll revealed on Tuesday. The NBC News/Survey Monkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll found Democratic presidential nominee Clinton with a mere four-point lead on Trump, 48 per cent to 44 per cent. The same poll last week found Clinton with a bigger

Facebook co-founder donates $20 mn to defeat Trump

New York: A co-founder of social media giant Facebook, Dustin Moskovitz said he was donating $20 million to help ensure the defeat of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential elections. “If Donald Trump wins, the country will fall backward, and become more isolated from the global community,” the American internet entrepreneur said in

Indian-Americans kick off foot campaign for Trump

Washington: Indian-American supporters of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have launched the traditional door-to-door campaign, arguing that this mode of campaigning is still an effective tool to win people’s heart ahead of the November 8 general elections. Volunteers of Indian-Americans for Trump 2016 started old-fashioned campaigning to sell Trump and his agenda for American

White House officials meet Trump, Clinton teams

Washington: Top White House officials met representatives of the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns to “ensure a smooth transition to the next administration” which will take office on January 20, 2017. This is the first time that the President Barack Obama government has held a meeting with members of both campaigns to discuss the

Brexit backer tells Trump to ‘get campaigning’

Washington: Outgoing UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader and Brexit backer Nigel Farage has urged Republicans to “get your walking boots on” and drum up support for presidential nominee Donald Trump. Farage, joined Trump on stage at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday night to draw similarities between the UK’s vote to leave the European

Trump makes direct appeal to African-American voters

Washington: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a direct appeal to African-American voters, saying “What do you have to lose?” Speaking on Friday night in Dimondale, Michigan — a predominantly white suburb — Trump lamented the collapse of American manufacturing and criticised free trade deals as he laced into rival Hillary Clinton and the