Clinton to press Trump to spell out policy plans in presidential debate
By Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton will press Republican Donald Trump to provide more specifics on his policies in their presidential debate on Monday, two top Clinton campaign aides said ahead of a face-off that could set U.S. television audience records. On the eve of the debate at Hofstra University in suburban New York, aides to Clinton have sought to cast Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV host, as lacking the temperament and experience to serve as president. Trump's aides for their part have sought to reinforce voter doubts about Clinton's trustworthiness.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:30:47 -0400
For some Democrats, it's voting for Clinton - and keeping it quiet
By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - One would expect voters from the heavily Democratic Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill to pick presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 general election. It's a stark contrast to the 2012 and 2008 campaigns, when President Barack Obama whipped up a frenzy of support from Democrats and his signature "Hope" and "Forward" signs were ubiquitous. The scarcity of lawn and window signs is an indication of the Democratic nominee's struggle to generate enthusiasm among left-leaning voters, a challenge that's borne out in polling data, and could potentially haunt her if voters fail to turn out on election day.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:41:06 -0400
Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
By Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in U.S. policy on the issue. During the meeting that lasted more than an hour at Trump Tower in New York, Trump told Netanyahu that under his administration, the United States would "recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel." While Israel calls Jerusalem its capital, few other countries accept that, including the United States.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:48:33 -0400
Kerry's ceaseless diplomacy faces sternest test on Syria
By Lesley Wroughton NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Kerry had heard enough. After last week's bombing of a U.N.aid convoy in Syria dealt a deathblow toa ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia,the U.S. Secretary of State tossedaside a page of notes and looked at Russian Foreign Minister SergeiLavrov across the horseshoe-shaped table in the U.N.Security Council. "I listened to my colleague from Russia, and I sort of felt a little bit like they're sort of in a parallel universe here," said a visibly angry Kerry, effectively calling Lavrov a liar for blaming the United States for spoiling the ceasefire.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:04:54 -0400
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:09 -0400
Spate of police officers fatally shot is very chilling
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. The numbers are very chilling, said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:15 -0400
Aleppo Airstrikes Kill 12 Members of Same Family, Observer Group Says
Even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has renewed his plea for government and opposition forces to stop fighting in Syria, the country's city of Aleppo was pounded overnight and Friday morning by intense bombing. Among the victims were 12 members of the same family, including six children, who were killed by airstrikes in the village of Bashkateen in Aleppo's western countryside today, said the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which attributed the strikes to Syrian government forces. In east Aleppo, at least 27 people, including two children from one family, were killed by Russian and government airstrikes, according to the observatory.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:20:00 -0400
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