Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Thursday that he is alright with transgender individuals using whatever restroom or changing room they feel is appropriate and criticized North Carolina's recently passed transgender bathroom law.
During a town hall-style event in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center hosted by NBC's "Today" show, the billionaire real estate mogul was asked about his position on transgender bathroom rights and the recently passed North Carolina law that prohibits local governments from forcing businesses to open women's bathrooms to men who identify as female.
"Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they're going through with all the business that's leaving, all of the strife — and this is on both sides. Leave it the way it is," Trump argued. more >>
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories in nominating contests in their home state of New York, and immediately cited them in arguing they are all but unstoppable as their respective parties' presidential nominees.
Trump's crushing defeat of Ted Cruz in Tuesday's primary election tilted the energy in the Republican race back to the front-runner, just as Republican National Committee members begin meeting in Florida on Wednesday to discuss their July convention, where the nominee will be chosen.
For the Democratic favourite, Clinton's more narrow victory over Bernie Sanders snapped a string of victories by the 74-year-old democratic socialist and gave her a much-needed lift with more tough fights ahead. more >>
While campaigning for her mother in New York on Sunday, Chelsea Clinton told a room full of potential voters that the woman's right to abort her child is "at the core of our human rights."
The 36-year-old daughter of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton spoke to a room of a about 100 people in Poughkeepsie, New York just hours before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in the town.
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that Clinton initially took shots her mother's Democratic challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but then switched the topic to discuss what she believes to be one of the most pivotal human rights — abortion. more >>
NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont got a rock star's greeting at Al Sharpton's National Action Network's convention in New York City Thursday and he responded in kind by stepping briefly outside his security bubble for a moment to mingle with his fans.
Sanders' arrival inside the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton Times Square on Thursday afternoon set off a wave of screams and chants of "Bernie! Bernie!" until Sharpton settled things down and told the crowd how much the senator wanted to be there.
"Senator Sanders had agreed to come on tomorrow, expected on Friday and after his agreement they called him and changed and agreed to the debate tonight. I want you to know that the advice thrown was 'you have to prep for the debate so you cannot go to the National Action Network.' He said 'no, I'm going to the National Action Network,'" Sharpton said to more cheers. "He's not in the hotel prepping." more >>
It seems Lindsay Lohan is sending fans in a frenzy as she wore a massive emerald sparkler on Wednesday while she was out in New York.
According to Mirror U.K., the actress was snapped in the Big Apple on Wednesday with her father and rumored fiancé, Egor Tarabasov. She reportedly looked happy as she smiled while walking around.
The report follows a day after Lohan's rep, Hunter Frederick, told People that the engagement story is not true at all. "The story is untrue and holds no merit," Frederick said. Another longtime friend of the "Mean Girls" star also confirmed that the initial reports aren't true despite Lohan's sparkler. more >>
Donald Trump surrogate, Rev. Omarosa Manigault, who shot to reality stardom for her villainous turn on "The Apprentice" said Wednesday that anyone who eventually becomes president after the election season will be ordained by God.
Preaching a mini sermon from Romans 13 at Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention in New York City, Manigault, vice chairwoman of the national diversity coalition for the Republican presidential frontrunner's campaign, also said the most important name to her is the name of Jesus Christ.
"Romans 13 tells us that there is no authority but that that God ordains. And so now no matter what side of the aisle that you're on whether you're Republican or Democrat, independent. Whether you're with Bernie or with Sandy, it doesn't matter. What matters is that no matter who goes in office every knee shall bow and every tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen?" said Manigault with religious fervor. more >>