Tim Reid
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
In campaign speech, Trump calls illegal immigrants 'animals'
The Republican presidential candidate warned that violence and chaos would consume America if he did not win the Nov. 5 election.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks before a meeting at the White House on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 7, 2024
Biden and Trump woo Haley voters — the 2024 election's new prize
Political strategists believe a significant number of Haley voters were Democrats who crossed over to vote to try to deliver a blow to Trump.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump greets attendees at a campaign rally in Indianola, Iowa, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 15, 2024
The Trump voters in swing states who are returning to the fold
To try to understand his enduring appeal, reporters spoke to five Trump supporters in five general election battleground states.
Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.
Aug 14, 2023
Trump heading for Republican 'coronation' as 2024 rivals struggle
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the rest of the field have so far been at a loss over how to narrow the gap.
Former U.S. President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump arrives to speak at an event in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 15.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 2, 2023
Indictment could push Trump closer to 2024 Republican nomination
The former U.S. president has made the indictments a central plank of his campaign platform, portraying himself as the target of a biased justice system.
Japan Times
May 11, 2023
Trump jokes about sexual abuse verdict, repeats election falsehoods
An unrepentant Donald Trump held firm to past grievances at the first televised town hall of the 2024 U.S. presidential election.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2023
Trump’s legacy: Republicans torn by infighting and revolts as 2024 looms
As the 2024 presidential race kicks into gear, local Republican party organizations in many parts of the United States are consumed by rebellions and infighting.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2022
Democrats look to curb losses to Republicans in U.S. Congress
With many of the most competitive races uncalled, it was left unclear whether Republicans would crack Democrats' tenuous hold on power.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2022
Despite U.S. inflation, Democratic voters remain energized for midterms, poll shows
The data points to a potentially close contest in November's elections.
Japan Times
May 16, 2022
'Copycat' mass shootings becoming deadlier, experts warn after New York attack
One way to try and combat the rise in such hate crimes is for the media to avoid publishing details of the shooters' personal lives, one expert says
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2021
Anti-Trump Republicans face major challenge in launching third party
The resistance to a third party among some of Trump's toughest Republican critics underscores the extreme difficulty of such a political revolt.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 11, 2021
Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party
Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 29, 2015
For many black Americans, Confederate flag debate merely a distraction
As calls grow to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces across America's South, Vanessa White says she questions whether that would mark real progress for black Americans like her.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2014
Detroit rolls dice on casino-led comeback
Detroit's reliance on casino cash to help fund a recovery from the city's historic bankruptcy is a high-risk bet on an increasingly shaky source of income.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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