Tag: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential election to her bitter rival Donald Trump Wednesday morning, telling supporters gathered at The New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan that the Constitution “enshrines a peaceful transition of power” and offering to work with her opponent on behalf of uniting the country. Just before noon Clinton emerged publicly for the first time since her election night defeat had become official. She was wearing a black pantsuit with purple lapels—perhaps her own way of demanding that a deeply fractured America of red and blue states come together.
With the vitriolic presidential election careening toward a welcomed end, Long Island Muslims interviewed over the course of the final weeks of the race say they’re motivated, perhaps more than ever, to flock to the polls.
Long Island voters will cast their ballots Tuesday picking not only the next president of the United States, but also their Congressional and New York State legislative representatives. The races up for grabs include New York's U.S. Senate seat, all five members of the U.S. House of Representatives for LI, plus the nine state Senators and 22 members of the state Assembly that represent the region in Albany.
Video of a bizarre Hillary Clinton-themed “haunted house” in Bellmore went viral this week, although viewers’ reactions depended upon whether they backed the Democratic presidential nominee or her Republican rival, Donald Trump.
A lot has changed in less than a month. The former senator from New York and U.S. Secretary of State has built a seemingly commanding lead. Remarkably, she has made historically “red” states like Arizona and Utah competitive. Even Trump's lead in the GOP stalwart state of Texas, which Republican Mitt Romney won by nearly 16 points in 2012, has been shaved to only six points.
The third presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, moderated by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, will no doubt top the previous two showdowns in its amount of mudslinging, accusations, character assassinations, conspiracy assertions and down-and-out reality TV one-liners that have absolutely nothing to do with actual policy or future administration objectives.
When the presidential candidates vowed on Sunday to eliminate the “carried-interest” loophole, they left out some important context. The only thing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seemed to agree upon in last Sunday's debate—indeed, one of the few substantive policy exchanges they had—was the need to eliminate a tax benefit that collectively saves private equity, real estate, and venture capital partners billions of dollars each year. But their exchange might have left viewers confused about the issue, not least because it included several misleading insinuations, particularly on the part of Trump.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has ordered Donald Trump’s charity foundation to cease fundraising here after it failed to obtain the proper registration to solicit donations—a violation of state law. The “Notice of Violation” was sent to the Donald J. Trump Foundation on Friday. It explicitly orders Trump to “immediately” cease solicitations or engaging in fundraising efforts, and gives the foundation up to 15 days to hand over the requisite documents.
Media watchers had expected record-breaking ratings for the first contest between two nominees who provoke wideranging emotions from a deeply polarized electorate. Despite the strong performance, the 84-million viewership fell significantly short of last February’s Super Bowl—the most viewed television event ever with 118.5 million viewers.