Washington, June 22 : Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has narrowed down her choices for a running mate, officials said.
Clinton has not yet conducted formal interviews, but has devoted hours studying the records and backgrounds of several Democrats on a list that includes Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro of Texas, the party officials told CNN on Tuesday.
The list also includes Labour Secretary Tom Perez, Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Xavier Beccera of California.
Washington, June 16 : Hillary Clinton has maintained a 6-points lead over opponent Donald Trump after becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee last week, according to a latest national poll.
The new poll conducted by CBS News, finds Clinton with a 6-point lead over Trump among registered voters, coming in at 43 per cent and 37 per cent respectively.
Her margin in last month's poll was the same, but Clinton led Trump 47 to 41 per cent in that survey, Politico reported.
According to the poll, 51 per cent of those surveyed said they expected Clinton to secure the presidency in November, compared with 35 per cent who predict Trump will win the election.
More Democrats and independents expect Clinton to win, while Republicans predict more American voters will side with Trump.
Washington, June 15 : Hillary Clinton won the final Democratic primary on Tuesday night as voters in Washington, D.C., delivered a resounding win to the party's presumptive nominee, one week after she clinched the nomination.
The contest marked the close of one of the longest primary fights in American history, Politico reported.
Clinton's rival Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders contested the final primary, even while acknowledging the reality of the delegates maths.
However, Sanders is yet to officially concede, and on Sunday he said he would take his campaign to the Democratic convention in July.
He reiterated at a news conference Tuesday the need to change the Democratic Party, and said he would take "that fight" to the convention in Philadelphia.
Washington, June 15 : The US Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has won the primary of the District of Columbia by a comfortable margin.
Despite having secured the nomination last week after her win in Puerto Rico and subsequent victories in New Jersey, California, New Mexico and South Dakota, Clinton on Tuesday still had to face the scrutiny of the District of Columbia, a caucus that is favorable towards her due to Washington's socioeconomic composition, EFE news reported.
The District of Columbia has a large population of black and Hispanic minorities who are particularly in favour of the former Secretary of State, and is a place of residence of many members of the Democratic Party's "establishment".
Washington, June 15 : Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is projected to win the final presidential primary in Washington, D.C. ahead of her private meeting with rival Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Early results on Tuesday night with 41 per cent of votes counted showed Clinton notched up an easy win, leading Sanders by 57 percentage points, Xinhua news agency reported.
Last week, Clinton hit the 2,383-delegate threshold to clinch the nomination before the contest on Tuesday.
The result came moments ahead of a private meeting between Clinton and Sanders.
Despite his mathematical elimination from the race, it still remained unknown when and how Sanders would exit the race.
Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton today slammed her Republican rival Donald Trump's "shameful" comments that allegedly suggested that President Barack Obama is siding with terrorists.
"What Donald Trump is saying is shameful. It is disrespectful to the people who were killed and wounded, and their families. And it is yet more evidence that he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be Commander- in-Chief," Clinton told her supporters in Pittsburgh.
In an interview on Fox News, Trump had said, "People cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can't even mention the words 'radical Islamic terrorism'".
In her hard-hitting speech, Clinton urged the Republican leadership to rebuke this "dangerous rhetoric".
Washington: White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has postponed her first joint campaign event with President Barack Obama, in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in US history.
Clinton had been scheduled to appear with Obama in Wisconsin on Wednesday, after he endorsed her as the Democratic candidate for November's presidential election, but this has been pushed back, her campaign said yesterday.
The White House also confirmed the delay, announcing: "In light of the attack in Orlando, the President's travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed."
Washington, June 10 : US President Barack Obama has formally endorsed Hillary Clinton and called her the most qualified candidate to seek the White House, imploring Democrats to come together to elect her, the media reported.
In a video posted on Clinton's Facebook page on Thursday, Obama said: "I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office," The New York Times reported.
"I'm with her. I'm fired up and I cannot wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary," Xinhua news agency quoted Obama as saying.
Obama's endorsement came just moments after his meeting with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton's rival in the nomination race, in the White House.
Washington D. C., June 10 : Following President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden formally endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Bernie Sanders affirmed to work with Hillary to beat Donald Trump in the U. S. polls.
According to CNN, Sanders' decision to continue his White House bid even after Clinton became the party's presumptive presidential nominee has had Democrats on high alert as they seek to quickly change gears and take on Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Emerging from the White House after a meeting with Obama, Sanders warned that Trump as President would be a "disaster" and that he would "work as hard as I can to make sure that Donald Trump does not become president of the United States."
Washington D. C., June 10 : United States President Barack Obama officially endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and said that never has there ever been someone so qualified to hold the office.
According to CNN, Obama made the declaration in a video saying, "I want those of you who have been with me since the beginning of this incredible journey to be the first to know that I'm with her. I am fired up. And I can't wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary."
Obama will campaign with Clinton next week in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Clinton thanked Obama for his endorsement in a tweet saying, "Honored to have you with me, @POTUS. I'm fired up and ready to go!"
Washington: "Delete your account." Hillary Clinton's snarky tweet to her White House rival Donald Trump was among the funniest of the campaign. Almost as funny as it was awkward.
The message by the 68-year-old secretary of state -- actually penned by a young staffer, a Clinton aide told AFP -- was in response to the latest broadside by Trump, who had commented on how "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary" yesterday.
Social media ate it up, and within 90 minutes the message was retweeted 145,000 times, making it "now the most retweeted tweet of the campaign!" according to Clinton's social media director Alex Wall.
With "Delete your account," Clinton, who has struggled to connect with young voters, embraced the quick-witted dry humor of America's millennials.
Washington, June 9 : Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she would consider "the most qualified people" for the vice president's position -- which would include women.
Now that she has clinched the party's presidential nod, Clinton on Wednesday told CNN that she was turning her attention to selecting a running-mate ahead of the party's convention in Philadelphia on July 25.
"I'm looking at the most qualified people, and that includes women, of course, because I want to be sure that whoever I pick could be president immediately if something were to happen -- that's the most important qualification," Clinton said.
New York, June 8 : Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday won the primaries held in New Jersey, according to projections by several US media networks.
The data was released one hour after the close of polling stations in New Jersey, one of the six primaries scheduled for Tuesday, a key date to determine the final race for the White House, Efe news reported.
The partial results released so far, with 22 percent of the votes cast, show Clinton garnered 59 percent and her rival Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders 41 percent.
On the Republican side, the victory in New Jersey of real-estate magnate Donald Trump, the only remaining candidate in the race for US presidential November elections, is confirmed.
Washington, June 7 : Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Monday, and is set to become the first woman in the America's 240-year history to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.
A strong showing in Puerto Rico's Democratic primary on Sunday and additional support from superdelegates put Clinton, 68, over the top to become the presumptive nominee.
She has secured 1,812 pledged delegates and 572 superdelegates for a total of 2,384 delegates -- one more than needed for the nomination, CNN reported.
Clinton's delegate count will grow on Tuesday when six states, including delegate-rich California and New Jersey, hold contests.
New York, June 7 : Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has won the majority of delegates needed to seal the Democratic nomination, becoming the first woman presidential nominee of the party.
According to a U. S. news agency, Clinton reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic nominee with a decisive weekend victory in Puerto Rico and a last-minute support from super-delegates.
As per reports, she has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. The former first US lady also has the support of 571 super-delegates
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