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White House threatens veto as Republican House defies Obama


December 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The Republican controlled House of Representatives defied President Barack Obama and passed a plan to extend the payroll tax cut linking it to approval of ... Read more...

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US is global economy parasite, says Putin


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Seliger (Russia), Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US spends beyond its means and "lives like a parasite off the global economy", Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday.US President ... Read more...

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Midnight tax-cut vote makes Obama ‘new Comeback Kid’


December 18th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) In a major political victory for President Barack Obama, the US Congress approved a $858 billion deal brokered by the White House and supported by ... Read more...

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US Congress clears tax cut deal to hand Obama a big win


December 17th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) In a major victory for US President Barack Obama, the US Congress has approved a $858 billion deal brokered by the White House and opposition ... Read more...

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Nikki Haley wins Republican nomination for governor of South Carolina


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Indian-origin woman Nikki Haley has won the Republican nomination for governor of South Carolina, a commanding victory that places her within one step of being elected this ... Read more...

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Democratic Representative Maxine Waters Faces Ethics Violation Charges


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Aug 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Democratic Representative Maxine Waters proclaimed her innocence after a House ethics panel charged the 10-term lawmaker from California of violating unspecified ethics rule. Representative Maxine ... Read more...

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14 states challenge Obama’s historic healthcare reforms


March 24th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Minutes after President Barack Obama signed sweeping health care reform legislation into law, 14 opposition Republican states went to court as the party vowed to do everything ... Read more...

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Vicki Kennedy Journeys To Ted Kennedy’s Cemetery Backing The Reform Of Health Care


March 23rd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): As the time passed with respect to the House deliberation over the divisive health care law on Sunday, Vicki Kennedy traveled to the Arlington National ... Read more...

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Democrats unveil US health reform bill


March 19th, 2010 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) US Democratic leaders Thursday unveiled a final version of the health insurance reform bill, setting the stage for a vote this weekend in the House of Representatives, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Patrick Kennedy Announces Retirement


February 14th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Feb 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rhode Island Democrat Patrick Kennedy has announced his retirement and has declared that he would not be seeking re-election this year. The Democratic politician made ... Read more...

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Health care, jobs, top Obama’s 2010 agenda


January 15th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Chris Cermak Washington, Jan 15 (DPA) President Barack Obama hopes to start off his second year in office with a bang - a major health care reform bill that has eluded ... Read more...

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Obama ratings take hard hit in tough first year


December 30th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 30 (ANI): President Barack Obama's ratings have dropped dramatically in the face of rising unemployment, a slipping legislative agenda and painful decisions on health care, the economy and the ... Read more...

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US health reforms face biggest test yet in Senate


November 21st, 2009 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (DPA) Another month, another milestone: US President Barack Obama's long struggle to enact far-reaching health reforms faces another hurdle Saturday in the US Senate. It is perhaps the most ... Read more...

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Health Bill to have a public option


October 28th, 2009 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Tuesday welcomed the top Senate Democrat's inclusion of government-sponsored insurance in the controversial Senate health care bill. He said ... Read more...

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Key senate panel clears Obama’s health care reforms


October 14th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) President Barack Obama's plans for universal health care coverage got a boost with an $829 billion plan projected to extend coverage to an additional 29 ... Read more...

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Obama pushes health care reform amid opposition ’scare tactics’


August 12th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) President Obama has accused the opposition of scare tactics against a proposed health care overhaul, saying failing to fix problems in the current system would be the scariest ... Read more...

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US lawmakers scrap plans to buy fancy jets


August 11th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.11 (ANI): House Democratic leaders have said they will not force the Pentagon to buy four new passenger jets for ferrying senior government officials after the reported 330 million dollar move ... Read more...

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Obama’s health care overhaul has a tough road ahead: NYT


July 26th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): In the wake of the US Senate Democratic leaders deciding to devote more time in winning Republican support for a health care overhaul, President Barack Obama must ... Read more...

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Obama sells healthcare reforms as central to rebuilding economy


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama has sought to sell his proposed healthcare reform as central to rebuilding the recession hit economy though he could not guarantee it ... Read more...

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Jindal slams Obama, but says America will overcome (Lead)


February 25th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American governor Bobby Jindal, who may challenge President Barack Obama in 2012, has expressed doubts that the new Democratic president can rescue Americans from the economic ... Read more...

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Jindal to criticise Obama’s stimulus plan


February 25th, 2009 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to offer a spirited criticism of the Democrats' stimulus plan while stressing on the need to forge bipartisanship in Washington ... 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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Obama calls for ‘urgent’ action on $825-billion-stimulus


January 17th, 2009 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (DPA) US president-elect Barack Obama Friday called for urgent action to stem the country's economic decline, lending his backing to a $825-billion stimulus package introduced by lawmakers a day ... Read more...

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Burris set to replace Obama in Senate


January 13th, 2009 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) Democratic leaders in the US Senate have accepted Roland Burris as the successor to president-elect Barack Obama, ending a two-week stalemate over the controversial appointment.Burris was expected to ... Read more...

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Obama, Democrats should rebuild trust in government


November 19th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.19 (ANI): Before tackling any of their partys broad, long-term legislative priorities, President-elect Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress should focus on rebuilding Americans basic trust in government, according to ... Read more...

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With bail out approved, economy still top issue for McCain, Obama


October 4th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.4 (ANI): The economy continues to remain the number one issue on the presidential campaign trail, with both John McCain and Barack Obama saying that the race will be won ... Read more...

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Fuming Democrats nail McCain for backing out of Wall Street bail out talks


September 26th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.26 (ANI): Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his party colleagues have blasted Republican rival John McCain for backing out of talks aimed at finding a solution to the current ... 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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42 percent pledged Clinton delegates to vote for her at Democrat convention


August 25th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Forty two percent of delegates pledged to Senator Hillary Clinton have said that they will for her at convention despite calls from Democratic leaders for party unit.A ... Read more...

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Bush renews call for offshore drilling


July 31st, 2008 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 31 (DPA) US President George W. Bush Wednesday renewed his call for lifting of a federal ban on oil drilling off the US coast and placed the blame for high ... Read more...

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Beware of China, rights group warns Nepal


June 20th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) As Nepal began its harshest ever crackdown on Tibetan refugees, arresting three leaders of the community and starting a hunt for nine more, a Tibet rights ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton thinks Hillary should be Obama’s VP


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 23 (ANI): New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton maybe determined to remain in the race to be named the Democratic Party's nominee for President, but her husband and ... Read more...

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Democratic leaders ask Hillary to accept defeat for party


March 29th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Democratic leaders are moving to end the acrimonious battle for the White House nomination, reducing Hillary Clinton's chances of overcoming Barack Obama by shutting down the contest ... Read more...

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