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US House panel holds attorney general in contempt


June 21st, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A US House of Representatives panel Wednesday voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over failure to hand over documents related ... Read more...

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U.S. Congresswoman Giffords to resign and focus on recovery


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by BNO News
TUCSON, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona on Sunday announced she will resign from U.S. Congress to focus on her recovery, more than a year after being shot ... Read more...

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Republicans cave in, hand Obama big victory


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Bowing to intense pressure from his own party, John Boehner, speaker of the Republican controlled House, agreed to a deal to extend payroll tax cuts ... Read more...

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Americans face tax hike amid Congressional impasse


December 21st, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Some 160 million Americans face a payroll tax increase of an average $1,000 in the new year amid a tense standoff between President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Obama signs trade pacts into law


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Friday signed into law free-trade pacts with Colombia, South Korea and Panama, ending a long-stalled process aimed at boosting US exports.On hand ... Read more...

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ESPN fires Hank Williams from ‘Monday Night Football’


October 6th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hank Williams has been fired from ESPN’s "Monday Night Football" following his comments on President Barack Obama on FOX recently. Williams has been with ESPN for the ... Read more...

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U.S. Capitol Police investigates fake news reports from The Onion


September 30th, 2011 - 2:09 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A series of tweets and a fake news story from The Onion reporting a shooting and hostage situation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Thursday ... Read more...

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Republicans reject tax breaks cut for wealthy


September 13th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) President Barack Obama has suggested what he calls a "common-sense approach" of limiting tax deductions for the wealthy to pay most of the cost of ... Read more...

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Obama offers $447 billion jobs plan to jolt economy


September 9th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Facing low approval ratings amid a stalled economy, President Barack Obama has put forward a $447 billion jobs package, challenging Congress to shut down the ... 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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Obama blames Republican ‘rigidity’ for US woes


August 17th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) President Barack Obama has blamed his Republican opponents for the political logjam in Washington, saying their "ideological rigidity" is standing in the way of compromises ... Read more...

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Obama blames partisan bickering for US woes


August 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Blaming the political fighting in Congress for America's economic woes, President Barack Obama has asked lawmakers "put country ahead of party".Speaking from an advanced battery ... Read more...

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FAA shutdown to continue as Congress leaves


August 4th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Federal Aviation Authority in the United States has been left in the dark because US lawmakers failed to approve temporary extension of funding. For more ... Read more...

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Boehner & Reid working on debt plans


July 26th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There have been rival plans from Democrat and Republican lawmakers regarding how the US debt crisis should be handled. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader ... Read more...

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Obama birth controversy row, a debasing low in US political life: NYT


April 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.28 (ANI): The demand that President Barack Obama prove he is an American citizen by birth and was, therefore, a rightful occupant of the White House, must be seen as ... Read more...

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Obama asks Congress to abolish tax breaks for oil companies


April 27th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Tuesday proposed to Congress the abolition of tax breaks enjoyed by the petroleum sector and using that money to develop clean sources ... Read more...

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US House Speaker holds “frank, productive” discussions with Gilani, Kayani


April 19th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19(ANI): US House Speaker John Boehner has called for "mutual interests and mutual respect" between Islamabad and Washington during what he termed as "frank and productive" discussions with Pakistani leaders. ... Read more...

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US government shutdown averted with last minute deal


April 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
*Washington, April 9 (IANS) US House Speaker John Boehner Friday night announced Republicans has reached a last minute spending deal with the White House and Congressional Democrats, averting an ... Read more...

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Facebook event plans to dump trash on John Boehner’s door


April 9th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Facebook event is urging people to support an idea to dump trash on the door steps of House Speaker, John Boehner, if indeed the government ... Read more...

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38 percent of 1,000 US citizens fail basic citizenship test!


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 22(ANI): The New York-based Newsweek magazine recently had 1,000 US citizens take the official citizenship test - and 38 percent of them failed.The magazine said that 73 percent ... Read more...

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Ties with India important for US: Republican leader


March 12th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner has described the relationship with India as one of the important relationships for the US, including for Congress.Boehner expressed the ... Read more...

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Donald Trump’s approval ratings top Romney and Pawlenty


March 7th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.7 (ANI): American businessman Donald Trump has higher approval ratings than the Republican political figure Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, says Wall Street Journal poll.The poll tested the three candidates of ... Read more...

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Republican House hands Obama big victory over new warplane


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has scored a big post election victory with the opposition Republican controlled house voting to cancel $450 million for an alternative ... Read more...

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Speaker John Boehner sees no harm in smoking and crying


February 1st, 2011 - 3:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Speaker of the House, John Boehner seems content with the fact that he cannot stop smoking and crying.During an interview on FOX News Sunday, Boehner ... Read more...

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US Speaker Boehner wants to play golf with Obama


January 31st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31(ANI): Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, John Boehner, has said that he would take President Barack Obama up on his offer to play golf while talking ... Read more...

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Minnesota’s Bachmann posing a challenge to Palin, other GOP leaders


January 27th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.27 (ANI): Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann is emerging as the standard-bearer for the conservative movement, and is posing a challenge to expected GOP leaders such as Paul Ryan and former ... Read more...

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Obama’s three State of the Union decent jokes


January 26th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.26 (ANI): In a mostly serious State of the Union speech, US President Barack Obama managed to make three pretty funny jokes. Here they are, in order:On new technology: ... Read more...

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Obama’s State of the Union Full Text


January 26th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The following is the full text of United States President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address given last night in Washington, DC.Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, ... Read more...

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Keep off Tibet, Taiwan, says Hu as US presses rights issues


January 21st, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao has sought to assuage concerns about his country's rising economic and military power but made clear status of Tibet and Taiwan was ... Read more...

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Chinese President Hu urges U.S. Congress to facilitate bilateral relations


January 21st, 2011 - 4:59 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday urged the U.S. Congress to further facilitate bilateral relations, the state-run Xinhua news agency.President Hu met with U.S. Senate Majority Leader ... Read more...

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Unlike Manmohan, Chinese president gets cold reception in US


January 20th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) After the pomp and glitter of a state dinner at the White House, Chinese President Hu Jintao headed for a chilly reception in the US ... Read more...

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Latest Health Care Law Repeal Bill Passes House, Likely To Be Thwarted In Senate


January 20th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yesterday the GOP led House of Representatives passed a bill that seeks to demolish the much touted health care reform promoted by Barack Obama, the president ... Read more...

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Arizona survivor blames Palin’s ‘crosshair’ posting for shooting mayhem


January 15th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Eric Fuller, a 63-year-old veteran who survived the Arizona shootings after being shot in the knee and the back, has blamed US potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin, ... Read more...

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U. S. President Barack Obama, Other Politicians Criticize Arizona Shooting


January 9th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Tuscon, Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was in a meeting with her supporters on Saturday morning when an assailant opened fire and shot her in his head ... Read more...

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