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Clinton never set foot in Wisconsin — then she lost it, and it helped cost her the presidency

That turned out to be a mistake.<p>No recent Wisconsin polls showed the Republican presidential nominee ahead of his Democratic counterpart in the Badger State. The RealClearPolitics polling average, which took into account four recent Wisconsin polls, put Clinton ahead by 6.5 percentage points.<p>But in …

Government

People in tech are freaking out about Donald Trump being given control of the NSA

Trump overcame all odds on Wednesday when he became the 45th president-elect of the United States. As a result, he's about to gain control of the US intelligence agencies, including the NSA (National Security Agency).<p>Tech workers and security campaigners have been quick to express concerns about …

Donald Trump

Global markets are plummeting as investors fear Donald Trump could win the US presidential election

Republican candidate Donald Trump appears close to defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election. His pledges to add huge tariffs to Chinese imports and renegotiate long-standing trade deals have made him deeply unpopular with investors and economists worldwide, and the poll …

Investing

Trump's win in tweets: The happiest and saddest US election reactions

Believe it or not, it’s official: Donald Trump is now the president-elect of the United States of America.<p>The victorious Republican candidate trumped Hillary Clinton by a huge margin, clinching the presidential spot with over 275 electoral votes across states and denying the Democrat a historic …

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Donald Trump's campaign chief: Calls from Obama, Clinton were 'warm' and 'thorough'

Donald Trump enjoyed "warm" and "thorough" conversations with Hillary Clinton and President Obama on election night, Kellyanne Conway, the president-elect's campaign manager, said Wednesday on TODAY.<p>"They resolved to work together, which is exactly what this country needs ... to help unify and heal …

Donald Trump

Riding A Wave Of Change, Donald Trump Wins Presidential Election

Jonah Goldberg of the <i>National Review</i> and <i>GOP</i> pollster John Feehery discuss Trump's win. NPR's Scott Detrow reports on rural voters, and NPR's John Ydstie has more on financial market uncertainty.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>This country has had 44 presidents. Every single one of them had either …

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Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election: victory speech, full transcript

Against all odds, polls, and projections, Donald Trump claimed victory in the presidential election Tuesday, delivering a speech at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on Tuesday to a cheering crowd of supporters.<p>It was an unexpected outcome for the Republican candidate, who beat out not only a …

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Trump aide says no decision on Clinton prosecutor, now focused on unity | Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager on Wednesday said there has been no discussion of an appointment of a prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s past practices while serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, a threat Trump …

Donald Trump

White rage against the machine: President-elect Donald Trump is a historical shock — unless you study American history

Those in shock over the outcome grievously underestimated the power of the hateful forces underlying Trumpism<p>Republican Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election by defeating his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, though the exact margins of his electoral victory are still being …

Political Science

How Hillary Clinton lost

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton just couldn't hold onto the Obama coalition. And that proved to be a large part of her undoing.<p>African-American, Latino and younger voters failed to show up at the polls in sufficient numbers Tuesday to propel Clinton into the White House.<p>Clinton conceded the race after 2 …

Government

Donald Trump wins the presidential election

WHEN Barack Obama proffered this election-day olive branch to a divided country on November 8th, it sounded rather trite: “No matter what happens, …

Government

Trump to derail Obamacare and tighten abortion laws. He also believes vaccines cause autism

Vice president elect Mike Pence says money should not be given to LGBT groups.<p>Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. The race …

Analysis: Trump election puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s election as president raises the prospect the United States will pull out of the nuclear pact it signed last year with Iran, alienating Washington from its allies and potentially freeing Iran to act on its ambitions.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump greets his …

South Asia

The Age of Trump Begins

His victory shocked the world and reordered the American political landscape.<p>NEW YORK—The end of the campaign came for Donald Trump early Wednesday morning, but it was not the ending almost anyone foresaw.<p>It was victory.<p>He emerged at nearly 3 a.m. on a balcony overlooking the hotel ballroom where …

Bernie Sanders

The Latest: Biden sees no change in US-Israel relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. election. (All times EST):<p>11 p.m.<p>Vice President Joe Biden says Donald Trump's election victory should have little effect on U.S.-Israel relations.<p>Biden was receiving an award from the World Jewish Congress at New York's Pierre Hotel on Wednesday night.<p>He …

Donald Trump

Trump claims mandate; Clinton says give him 'chance to lead'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened Republicans claimed a mandate Wednesday for President-elect Donald Trump after his astonishing election triumph, and an emotional Hillary Clinton told crestfallen supporters the GOP victor deserved a "chance to lead." President Barack Obama pledged a smooth transition …

Donald Trump

Good morning, America

Roughly half of you are waking up jubilant on Wednesday morning. You have changed the country. You have shown those bastards in DC who's really in charge. You have elected Donald Trump as US president.<p>Congratulations to you all. Few "experts" thought you could do it.<p>The other half of America is …

Sean Hannity

Obama to make statement on Wednesday, meet with Trump on Thursday

Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, confirmed on MSNBC that Trump looked forward to meeting with the president.<p>Earnest said Obama would make a statement on Wednesday at the White House to discuss the results of the election and "what steps we can take as a country to come together after …

Donald Trump

No one knows anything

For weeks, despite volatile polling data, the conventional wisdom held that once Americans went to polling places they would choose what most pundits identified as the rational option: Play it safe and vote for Hillary Clinton.<p>On Tuesday, US voters handed conventional wisdom a dose of reality about …

Donald Trump

America is not, it turns out, better than this

In 2010, President Barack Obama installed a new rug in the Oval Office, featuring five quotations along its perimeter. Four are from past presidents, the fifth a paraphrase by Martin Luther King Jr. of the 19th-century abolitionist Theodore Parker: “The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It …

Barack Obama

In bid for history, Clinton fails to reach the mountaintop | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton came closer than any other woman to winning the White House on Tuesday but fell short for a second time, a bitter disappointment for a pioneering but polarizing American political figure.<p>Microphones stand at the podium after U.S. Democratic presidential …

Government

Donald Trump is moving to the White House, and liberals put him there

Hillary Clinton was exactly the wrong candidate: a technocrat who offered fine-tuning when the country wanted to take a sledgehammer to the machine<p>Donald Trump heads to the White House – live updates Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>A month ago I tried to write a column proposing …

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Hillary Clinton Destroyed Her Own Campaign

Despite all the odds being in her favor, Clinton managed to sabotage her quest for the White House.<p>In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a woman …

Election Results Point To Vast Changes In U.S. Economic Policies & Big Increase In The Deficit

The combination of a Donald Trump presidency and a Republican House and Senate means that many, and perhaps all, of the brakes that have limited economic policymaking in Washington the past 8 years will be removed in the next Congress.<p>GOP control of the White House and Congress means that the …

Economics

Top 5 promises Donald Trump's voters expect him to deliver on

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's pledge to "Make America Great Again" was itself built on a host of lofty promises that galvanized his supporters and helped him clinch a stunning victory.<p>Below are some of Trump's signature proposals supporters expect him to deliver on when he takes office in January.<p>The …

Donald Trump

How Donald Trump Shocked the World

The polls said it wouldn’t happen this way. The forecasts said it wouldn’t happen this way. Even the betting markets said it wouldn’t happen this way.<p>…

Barack Obama

Now It's Trump Who Can Recast the Supreme Court

Election results end hopes for Obama’s long-languishing pick Merrick Garland<p>Senate Republicans held a Supreme Court seat vacant for the next …

Mitch McConnell

Hillary Clinton loses election in monumental upset

At just after 2:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, the Associated Press declared Republican nominee Donald Trump the winner of the presidential election, surpassing the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to secure the presidency.<p>The former secretary of state lost Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and …

Government
Donald Trump

Clinton Quiet as Trump Makes History

NEW YORK -- In the end, history was indeed made here. Just not the way she, her backers, and most everyone who studies the complexities of our …