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November 13, 2016 7:00 AM Hillary Clinton puts FBI in frame for blame

An admittedly heartbroken Hillary Clinton hinted in a conference call to her campaign’s top-dollar donors that it was FBI Director James B. Comey’s letters to Congress about his agency’s investigation into her emails that ultimately sank her bid for the White House. “There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,” Clinton said during 6

November 13, 2016 5:07 AM Trying to make sense of the Trump win

From start to finish, the 2016 campaign broke just about every rule of politics. Even as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump triumphed on Tuesday night with the strong support of a largely white male proletariat, the poll-etariat tried to grapple with how much it had misread the American public. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank slammed Nate Silver 29

November 12, 2016 7:49 PM Clinton blames FBI's Comey for her defeat in call with donors

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton blamed FBI director James Comey for her stunning defeat in Tuesday's presidential election in a conference call with her top campaign funders on Saturday, according to two participants on the call. Clinton was projected by nearly every national public opinion poll as the heavy favorite going into Tuesday's race. Instead 5

November 12, 2016 6:13 PM Analysis: No one has a clue what kind of president Donald Trump will be

One big question ahead is which Donald Trump will emerge after Inauguration Day. Will it be the bombastic Trump of the campaign, the one who insulted his rivals and offended one group of people after another? Or will it be the more temperate, subdued and inclusive-sounding Trump who has been on display since the electoral college vote turned stunningly 13

November 12, 2016 1:04 PM Trump’s victory is a massive warning for South Africa

We don’t know what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for South Africa. But what South Africans should know is that America has just elected its most dangerous president ever because it has not dealt with two problems the country has also ducked: inequality and race. Whatever Trump does in office, the stark reality is that America has elected a bigot 12

November 12, 2016 8:01 AM Donald Trump and the Dangers of Expectation

As the unexpected US president-elect took to the stage, the crowds erupted in jubilation, basking in the historic moment of populist revolution, certain that reform and change had finally come. This describes Jimmy Carter’s election night win. And Barack Obama’s. As well as many more. Not just Donald Trump’s. America has been here countless times. Each time, the people 25

November 12, 2016 4:51 AM Trump seen pulling back on health law, other vows

He now says he'd retain parts of Obamacare, and is saying little about banning Muslims. President-elect Donald Trump and key advisers in recent days have backed away from some of the most sweeping pledges the Republican candidate made on the campaign trail, suggesting that his administration may not deliver on promises that were important to his most fervent 33 1

November 12, 2016 2:20 AM What does a black conservative do after a Trump win? Leave the GOP

I thought there was going to be a revolution in the party. I was wrong. When I arrived in Tampa for my first-ever Republican National Convention in 2012, I was enchanted. I met Jeb Bush and attended a panel on education and school choice. Kevin Johnson, the Democratic mayor of Sacramento, spoke alongside Bush, who talked about how his educational policies 10

November 11, 2016 12:59 PM Riots in Portland on Third Night of Protests

Trump returns to Twitter to complain about "unfair" protests "incited" by media. Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA/NewscomThere were more protests around the country against the election of Donald Trump last night, with police in Portland declaring the protest there a riot due to deteriorating conditions. Rioters there threw objects at cops, attacked newspaper 27

November 11, 2016 3:15 AM The Latest: Protesters demonstrate at Chicago's Trump Tower

Demonstrators gathered for a second day outside Chicago's Trump Tower to protest the election of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president. Madeline Lopes, left, and Cassidy Irwin, both of Oakland, march with other protesters in downtown Oakland, Calif., early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump¿s victory set off multiple protests 15