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Tulsi Gabbard set to become first Hindu in US Congress


August 13th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard has a great chance to become the first Hindu member of the US House of Representatives in 2013 with her ... Read more...

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Mail containing suspicious powder sent to US Congress


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Two officials of the US Congress have received letters that contained a "suspicious powdery substance", following which officials sent out a warning cautioning other staffers to ... Read more...

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Obama’s budget goes to the Congress


February 14th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington., Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Another political battle is looming in Washington as President Barack Obama sends his budget to Congress. The budget will increase taxes on the rich and cut government ... Read more...

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Anti-piracy bills shelved by US Congress


January 21st, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Congress has indefinitely postponed debate on two disputed anti-piracy bills, two days after protest blackouts by hundreds of websites including online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.Senate ... Read more...

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Former astronaut runs for US Congress


October 12th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Former astronaut Jose Hernandez said Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination to represent California's just-created 10th District in the US Congress.Hernandez, who grew up working ... Read more...

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Obama avoids showdown on speech to Congress


September 1st, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama has agreed to move his much awaited speech on fixing the economy by a day to avoid a political showdown with a ... Read more...

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Obama to address joint session of the Congress


September 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress on the 7th of September. The president will address the lawmakers on the current US economic situation. ... Read more...

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US President gives a 36-hr ‘debt deficit’ deadline to the US Congress


July 18th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama issued a 36-hour deadline to the US Congress to come up with a deal that will prevent the country from defaulting on its ... Read more...

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Bill for Illegal Pak immigrants’ protection tabled in US Congress


January 16th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16(ANI): The Temporary Protection Status (TPS) Bill for illegal Pakistani immigrants in the United States has been tabled in Congress.L. Green, the Democratic Party congressman hailing from Texas, presented the ... Read more...

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Only 13 percent of Americans polled approve of Congress


December 16th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 16 (ANI): America's satisfaction with Congress has hit an all-time low in a Gallup Poll released Wednesday.Just 13 percent said they approve of the job Congress is doing, ... Read more...

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Biden says Democrats won’t lose control of Congress


July 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden has admitted that the Democrats will lose seats in Congress, but added, "It won't be that bad.""I think we're going to shock ... Read more...

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‘The Real World’ star Sean Duffy is running for Congress


June 29th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Real World star - Sean Duffy is running for the seat of the retiring David R. Obey. It ought to be mentioned that David R. ... Read more...

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General Petraeus collapses in US Congress


June 16th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (DPA) General David Petraeus, head of US military operations from the Arabian Gulf to Central Asia, collapsed Tuesday during a Senate hearing into growing problems for NATO troops in ... Read more...

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Hillary to report on reprocessing deal to US Congress


May 5th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has authorised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to inform the US Congress about the conclusion of the nuclear fuel reprocessing arrangements under the ... Read more...

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Hillary gets authority to report on n-deal to Congress


April 29th, 2010 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) The India-US civil nuclear deal moved a step closer to implementation with President Barack Obama delegating his functions and authority to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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Reprocessing deal may sail through US Congress


April 23rd, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The recently concluded agreement on reprocessing of spent US origin nuclear fuel by India is expected to have a smooth sail through US Congress as it does ... Read more...

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White House crashers Salahis invoke Fifth Amendment; refuse to testify in Congress


January 21st, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.21 (ANI): Tareq Salahi and his wife Michaele, the couple who gate-crashed a White House state banquet for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November last year, invoked the Fifth ... Read more...

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New US bill on immigration introduced in Congress


December 16th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (DPA) A new law introduced into the US House of Representatives would open a path to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants, the New York Times reported. The ... Read more...

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Complete prepared remarks of President Obama’s speech to Congress


September 10th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The following are President Obama's prepared from his major speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. "Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, ... Read more...

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Obama sends report on India n-deal to Congress


July 21st, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Hours after India and the US reached agreement over End Use Monitoring of sensitive technology, President Barack Obama Tuesday sent US Congress his first report on the ... Read more...

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Indian American legislator to run for US Congress


July 14th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) An Indian American Democratic legislator in Kansas state, Raj Goyle, will run for the US House of Representatives next year. If elected, he would be the third Indian ... Read more...

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Democrats letter claims CIA misled Congress


July 9th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A letter released late Wednesday by six Democratic House members claims that Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta testified that "top CIA officials have concealed significant actions... and ... Read more...

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Cuban regime ‘ending’, Clinton tells Congress


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (EFE) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Cuba's current communist regime "is ending" and that the US must prepare to deal with a new reality ... Read more...

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Over 52 million watched Obama’s speech to Congress


February 26th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.26 (ANI): Over 52 million people watched President Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress in prime time on Tuesday, according to Nielsen Media Research. The TV audience, pegged at ... Read more...

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Obama warns of “catastrophe” as stimulus debate stalls in Congress


February 5th, 2009 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (DPA) US President Barack Obama warned of an economic "catastrophe" if lawmakers were unable to pass an unprecedented economic stimulus package and slammed Republicans for failing to recognise the ... Read more...

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USINPAC, coalition partners meet over 60 US Members of Congress


January 28th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.28 (ANI): The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) and its coalition partners converged on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet US lawmakers and urge them to adopt a tougher ... Read more...

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US carmakers take bail-out plea before Congress


December 5th, 2008 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (DPA) The heads of the three ailing US carmakers appeared before the Congress Thursday for the second time in less than a month to ask for a $34-billion bail-out ... Read more...

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Obama may position Biden in `Good Cop” role in Congress


November 11th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.11 (ANI): Harnessing U.S. Vice President-elect Joe Bidens considerable foreign policy talents and containing his flaws will be a huge challenge for President elect Barack Obama. The Politico quotes Democratic ... Read more...

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Republicans scrambling to save seats in Congress


November 3rd, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.3 (ANI): Congressional Republicans have spent this past weekend scrambling to save their seats in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate ahead of the final vote on ... Read more...

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Voter ire threatens Republican seats in Congress


October 16th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.16 (ANI): A fast-growing anti-Republican wave threatens to significantly shrink the party''s ranks in Congress.According to the Washington Times, nearly a dozen Senate Republicans are locked in tight races with ... Read more...

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Economic upheaval threatening G.O.P. chances in Congress


October 9th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.9 (ANI): The economic upheaval in the United States is threatening to topple Republican Congressional candidates, putting more Senate and House seats within Democratic reach less than a month before ... Read more...

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Wall Street bail out fate unclear as Bush meets presidential candidates, Congress


September 26th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.26 (ANI): The fate of the Bush administration''s 700 billion dollar bailout package is still in suspense, even after the president met presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, and ... Read more...

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India to play a crucial role in US relationship with Asia for McCain campaign


September 18th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): India will play a crucial role in Americas relations with Asia under Republican presidential candidate John McCain if he gets elected as the next US President, said ... Read more...

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US nearly ready to present India n-deal to Congress


September 11th, 2008 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Wednesday pushed hard to present the India-US civil nuclear deal approval package to Congress by the end of the day as she kept ... Read more...

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”Indo-US deal should be immediately brought to vote in American Congress”


September 10th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): The Indo-US nuclear should not be unnecessarily delayed and brought to a final vote immediately in American Congress because if this historic deal is finalised, it will ... Read more...

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