midterm elections

Al Sharpton to be the host of ‘Politics Nation’


August 24th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reverend Al Sharpton has been named as the host of the new MSNBC show "Politics Nation." The announcement was made by the CEO of the network, ... Read more...

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Midterm polls only solution to Pakistan’s problems: Imran Khan


June 27th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Midterm elections are the only way to resolve the problems plaguing Pakistan without bloodshed, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said."Midterm elections are the only solution to ... Read more...

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Only 31 percent Latinos, Asians voted in 2010 US midterm elections: Report


April 27th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27(ANI): A record 14.7 million Latino voters sat out the 2010 U.S. midterm elections, a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center has said.According to the report on minority voting, ... Read more...

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Obama’s approval ratings hit an all-time low


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama’s approval ratings continue to fluctuate with every decision that he makes. The latest figures show that the President’s approval rating has hit all ... Read more...

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Sting operation shows NPR executive calling tea party ’seriously racist’, Americans ‘uneducated’


March 9th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A sting operation conducted by James O'Keefev has shown NPR executive Ron Schiller calling the tea party racist and the GOP anti-intellectual.Schiller had made the comments to a ... Read more...

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Sindh Home Minister warns PML-N against anti-PPP move


February 21st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 21(ANI): Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza has warned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of "consequences" if the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is expelled from the Punjab government.Mirza also said ... Read more...

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Rep Julia Hurley attributes her success to hooters


February 10th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US lawmaker has credited “Hooters” for her success.Rep. Julia Hurley believes that her experience as a “Hooters’ Girl” was very instrumental in her winning the ... Read more...

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Nawaz warns PPP-led Pak govt to implement ten-point agenda or pack up


January 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 27(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has categorically stated that either the federal government should implement his ten-point agenda or be ready to pack up and go home.Earlier, ... Read more...

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Innovate to face India, China challenge: Obama


January 26th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Citing once again the growing challenge from emerging powers like India and China, US President Barack Obama asked Americans to unleash their creative spirits and ... Read more...

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Nancy Pelosi asks for branding advice from Steven Spielberg


December 24th, 2010 - 1:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nancy Pelosi’s term as the speaker of the House is set to end after the Republicans assume their majority position of the House.There were reports ... Read more...

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‘I am deeply pained to learn of Karunakaran’s demise’, says Krishna


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Condoling the death of former Kerala Chief Minister K. Karunakaran, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Thursday said that he is deeply pained to learn of ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari condoles death of former Kerala CM Karunakaran


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has condoled the death of veteran Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister K. Karunakaran, who passed away in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday."I ... Read more...

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Former Kerala CM Karunakaran dies after prolonged illness


December 23rd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (ANI): Veteran Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister K Karunakaran breathed his last on Thursday after suffering a stroke and acute breathing problems at a hospital here.He was ... Read more...

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Obama boasts ‘lame duck session’ has been ’season of progress for American people’


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23(ANI): United States President Barack Obama has hailed the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress, which came to an end on Wednesday, as the "most productive post-election period in ... Read more...

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Austerity: 2010’s most searched for term


December 21st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): 'Austerity' was the most-searched for term in 2010, and has been named Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year.Also making the top ten list was the word 'doppelganger'. Other ... Read more...

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‘The Doors’ Vocalist, Jim Morrison, Granted Pardon Posthumously For Vulgar Exposure; His Wife Decries It


December 10th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Patricia Kennealy is the widow of the departed vocalist of ‘The Doors’, Jim Morrison. Morrison, the enigmatic singer, was found guilty in 1969 of vulgar ... Read more...

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Bush’s job approval rating as President higher than Obama’s: Poll


December 7th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): George W. Bush's job approval rating as President has spiked to 47 percent, a point higher than that of Barack Obama, according to the latest Gallup poll. ... Read more...

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Christine O’Donnell seals book deal


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 03 (ANI): Christine O'Donnell has signed a deal to tell the story of her 2010 run, which drew national tea party support and the backing of the former Alaska ... Read more...

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Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys ‘Apple’ and ‘Cider’


November 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has pardoned Thanksgiving turkeys 'Apple' and 'Cider', but the two won't be making the traditional trip to Disney Land."Now, for the record, let ... Read more...

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GM revival touted by Obama as bailout success


November 24th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is touting the revival of a bailed-out auto company as a vindication of his administration's controversial decision to bail out the ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin Found Engaged In Talks On White House Bid


November 18th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems likely that the predictions and speculations of Sarah Palin running for the post of the US president will gain momentum again. A new story ... Read more...

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Lisa Murkowski wins over Joe Miller


November 18th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Republican Lisa Murkowski has won the seat in Alaska. She did beat her nearest contender, Tea Party movement’s Joe Miller.The seat was the last to be decided ... Read more...

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Lisa Murkowski Has Incredibly Won A Senatorial Election From Alaska


November 18th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): AP has voiced that the Alaskan Republican, Lisa Murkowski, has managed to become the first American candidate after 56 years to triumph in a senatorial ... Read more...

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Kal Penn returns to White House


November 17th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian-American actor Kal Penn, who is best known for his role in the "Harold and Kumar" movies, has returned to the White House after a ... Read more...

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Obama heading for political trench warfare between 2010 and 2012


November 14th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.14 (ANI): President Barack Obama's reelection campaign appears likely to resemble the political trench warfare that marked the 2000 and 2004 presidential races.Last week's midterm elections saw the trio of ... Read more...

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Over four in 10 American disenchanted even after midterms: CBS poll


November 12th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.12 (ANI): Over four in 10 Americans continue to remain disenchanted even after the midterm elections that were held earlier this month.A new CBS News poll found that 47 percent ... Read more...

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Obama’s Midterm Approval Rating Remains Low Despite Reports


November 11th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports were released today showing that American President Barack Obama’s approval rate had climbed 4% after the midterm elections in which his Democratic Party lost control ... Read more...

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Obama’s favourability finally gets boost following midterm election “shellacking”: Poll


November 10th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): In the wake of what he described as a Democratic "shellacking" in last week's midterm elections, US President Barack Obama's favourability rating is experiencing a slight increase, ... Read more...

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Republicans aim for the health care bill


November 8th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama’s health care plan may not be repealed but Republicans are sure going to frustrate the plan. In a lead up to the 2010 ... Read more...

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US media sees Obama trip as wooing of corporate America


November 7th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The US media is looking at President Barack Obama's trip to India as a courtship with corporate America after the rout of his Democratic ... Read more...

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John Boehner expects “whale of a fight” with Obama, his Democratic allies over taxes


November 5th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): John Boehner, who as House Republican leader is in line to take over as speaker next year, has said that he expects a "whale of a fight" with ... Read more...

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John Boehner Talks Cooperation With Democrats, Plans To Axe Their Policies


November 4th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) John Boehner who is going to replace Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker in the House in near future is visibly basking in the glory of the ... Read more...

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Busy Bristol Palin forgets to vote in midterm elections


November 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 4 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol did not vote in the midterm elections, as she was apparently too busy with her 'Dancing With the Stars' ... Read more...

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Jay-Z wants to be US President


November 4th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Rapper Jay-Z is harbouring political ambitions. He wants to run for the White House in 2018."Give me a chance. Maybe in eight years, I'll be the president," ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi-American wins in US polls


November 4th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 4 (IANS) Hansen Hashem Clarke, a Democrat, has become the first Bangladeshi-American to win a congressional seat to the US House of Representatives, it was reported here.Clarke, a member of ... Read more...

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