President Barack Obama finishes his remarks at a campaign event for the Ohio Democratic Party and for the Senate bid for former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

For Republicans Abandoning Donald Trump, Obama Has a Message: ‘Too Late’

President Obama on Sunday savaged Representative Joe Heck, Republican of Nevada, for failing to reject Donald J. Trump earlier in the presidential race, seeking to tarnish Mr. Heck and other Republican candidates across the country by association with a standard-bearer he called indecent and unfit for the presidency. Speaking at a high school here as he began a three-day campaigning […]


North Korea lashes out at threat of more sanctions

North Korean officials lashed out Monday at efforts in the United Nations to strengthen sanctions following the North’s latest missile launches and nuclear test in September. The officials told an Associated Press Television crew in Pyongyang that sanctions targeting the nuclear and missile tests are “criminal documents” and accused the United States of orchestrating the condemnation. The United Nations has […]


Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking

When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names and other personally identifiable information Google has […]


Black Democrats to Hillary Clinton: Send Money to Take Congress

She holds a commanding lead in the presidential race and has $150 million in her campaign treasury, but some leading Democrats are urging Hillary Clinton to use more of that money to win control of Congress, publicly revealing a crack in party unity with racial overtones that could have lasting consequences if she is elected. In interviews, two senior African-American […]


Trump claims Democrats are making up polls

Donald Trump claimed Monday that Democrats are making up poll numbers to suppress his candidacy. Though it is not clear what polls the GOP presidential nominee is referring to, a number of recent surveys show Hillary Clinton leading by 1 to 12 points. “Major story that the Dems are making up phony polls in order to suppress the the Trump. […]

MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 29: Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner at the Radisson Hotel November 29, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The dinner is held annually by the New Hampshire Democratic Party. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

How mega-donors helped raise $1 billion for Hillary Clinton

It was a few weeks before Hillary Clinton would announce her 2016 presidential bid, and she was already worried about money. “Can we discuss the fundraising plans for first quarter?” her top aide Huma Abedin wrote to other senior staffers in March 2015, noting that Clinton was concerned. “Is the issue that she’s doing too much? Too little?” asked campaign […]

Iraq's elite counterterrorism force soldiers raise an Iraqi flag in front of the main church in Bartella, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. By Thursday, the Iraqi forces had advanced as far as Bartella, a historically Christian town some nine miles (15 kilometers) from Mosul's outskirts. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of ‘war crimes’ in Iraq

The Russian defence ministry on Saturday accused the US-led coalition fighting jihadists in Iraq of committing war cries, a day after an air raid killed 15 women at a shrine near the city of Kirkuk. “We have observed several times that these deadly strikes… which have all the hallmarks of war crimes, have practically become a daily routine by the […]


Did trolls cost Twitter $3.5bn and its sale?

Twitter might have finally found some motivation to deal with its troll problem. Three and a half billion motivations, really. The company has spent the past few months courting potential buyouts from companies including Google, Disney, and enterprise software firm Salesforce. That last suitor came closest of them all to actually making an offer, apparently driven by the potential of […]


Republicans, it’s time to stop asking ‘What would Reagan do?’

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. Whether Donald Trump loses the presidency by a little or a lot, or pulls off the greatest upset in American electoral politics and wins, the Republican Party that nominated him must change. That […]


Donald Trump jokes that it’s okay for his supporters to commit voter fraud

As Donald Trump once again warned his supporters on Saturday that voter fraud is rampant and could cost him the election, he wondered aloud if he’s receiving any of the fraudulent votes. “Maybe they’ll vote for Trump, I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t be saying that,” Trump said at a Saturday night rally in a convention center near the airport here. “I may […]