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US Congress wants to keep Myanmar import ban


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The US Congress Thursday voted to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar by one year despite recent easing of other sanctions against the country.The ... Read more...

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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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Obama cuts a debt deal with Congress (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have reached an eleventh hour agreement to raise the $14.3 trillion federal debt limit in two stages by as ... Read more...

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Senator Jon Kyl to retire


February 11th, 2011 - 2:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arizona, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Arizona Republican Jon Kyl announced during a press conference on Thursday that he would not be seeking reelection upon the expiry of his current term in 2012.Kyl ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin To Miss CPAC This Year Too


February 4th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Firebrand GOP member and former mayor of Alaska, Sarah Palin always manages to stay in the headlines and the reasons are not always related to her ... Read more...

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State of the Union: Republicans say Obama not doing enough to reduce deficits


January 26th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.26 (ANI): The Republicans have rebutted US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, during which a request was made for another round of federal spending.Representative Paul Ryan, who ... 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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Obama administration to continue terrorism trials in civilian court despite criticism


November 19th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): The Obama administration remains committed to trying terrorism suspects in civilian courts, even though a federal jury acquitted a Tanzanian of all but one charge in the 1998 ... Read more...

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Republicans Aim To Repeal Health Care Policies


November 8th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has specified with full conviction that the first aim of the Republican would be to oppose and amend the health care ... Read more...

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Mitch McConnell Targets President Barack Obama


November 5th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Republican Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made his intentions clear and some Democrats might not like the way he puts it. The political leader ... Read more...

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John Boehner Gets Congratulatory Call From President Barack Obama


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) John Boehner the GOP Rep of Ohio is a happy man these days. He is going to be the Speaker of the House in near future ... Read more...

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GOP speaks in defense of their ‘Pledge to America’ campaign


September 27th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Pledge to America campaign was the subject of a high level defense by Republican politicians after their opponents claimed that it was nothing new and just ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga Protests Against ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Policy On Video


September 19th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The controversial singer, Lady Gaga made news once again when she turned up in a dress made up of uncooked meat for the VMA. ... Read more...

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Republican voters want leadership change


September 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 18 (ANI): A majority of Republican voters have said that they would prefer to have a new party leadership after the November 2, Congressional polls.According to a report ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga slams John McCain over ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy


September 18th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): It seems pop sensation Lady Gaga is in all support of the homosexuals as she has taken to YouTube to get "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repealed.The latest effort ... Read more...

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Senate Republicans propose to keep Bush era tax cuts


September 14th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.14 (ANI): The Senate Republican leader proposed legislation on Monday to continue all of the Bush-era tax cuts indefinitely, testing the willingness of Democrats to allow a tax increase on the ... Read more...

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Obama launches $50 billion infrastructure plan


September 7th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama kicked off his embattled Democratic party's election campaign by announcing a $50 billion plan to create jobs and boost economic growth ... Read more...

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Republican leader says Obama is a Christian not Muslim


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): As US President Barack Obama continues to combat rumours that he is secretly a Muslim, a leading Republican weighed in on the controversy in his favour saying, ... Read more...

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White House Is Opposed To The Termination Of Birthright Residency


August 15th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 14, 2010 (Just Flashed): The Obama administration has declared that it is forcefully against the endeavor to alter the constitutional amendment that submits mechanical citizenship to the tots procreated ... Read more...

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Andy Griffith Comes Into Sight In A New Ad To Endorse The Controversial Law Of Healthcare Restructuring Of Barack Obama


August 1st, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): 84-year-old Andy Griffith happens to be a renowned American actor, who is extensively recognized for his enactment of characters in several television programs such ... Read more...

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Bipartisan Senators condemn repression in Burma on the 20th anniversary of its last election


May 28th, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – A bipartisan group of Senators condemned the continuing repression in Burma on Thursday, marking the country’s 20th anniversary of its last election.The group, including Senate Republican Leader ... Read more...

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Rand Paul Calls President Barack Obama’s Attitude “Un-American”


May 23rd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, May 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Republican Senate nominee from Kentucky Rand Paul feels that the attitude of the American President towards the Gulf oil spill is "Un-American". Reportedly, the senate ... Read more...

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Financial Reform Bill Falters In The American Senate


April 27th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The most all-encompassing refurbishment of the American banking system since the Great Depression faltered in the Senate on Monday as the right-wing Republicans amalgamated to ... Read more...

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Financial Reform Bill Faces The First Jolt


April 27th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Apr 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday, the Senate Democrats were unable to gather the minimum number of votes that would have begun the debate on the financial reform bill. ... Read more...

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US senators seek tighter sanctions against Myanmar ahead of elections


March 31st, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.31 (ANI): Nine American senators have cut across their established political affiliations to demand tighter sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar ahead of elections to be held in that ... Read more...

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GOP Plans To Retaliate In Senate On Healthcare Bill


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Democrats managed to get the debated Healthcare bill passed in the House amidst stiff resistance from the Republicans but their worries are not over, as ... Read more...

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Intelligence chiefs warn of more Qaeda terror plots against US


February 4th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.4 (ANI): Intelligence chiefs have warned that al Qaeda is likely to attack the U.S. within six months.They said Nigerian terror suspect Abdulmutallab has identified his handlers in Yemen, including the ... Read more...

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Universal health coverage close to reality: Obama


December 24th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) As the Senate passed a historic $871 billion health care reform bill Thursday, President Barack Obama said the vote, seen as a Christmas Eve victory ... Read more...

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Obama scores first victory in healthcare reforms push (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) President Barack Obama won a major victory in his push for healthcare reform as the Senate voted early Monday morning to end debate on a ... Read more...

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US health reform clears first Senate hurdle (Lead)


December 21st, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (DPA) US health insurance reform, the top domestic priority of President Barack Obama, cleared a major procedural hurdle in the US Senate early Monday, ending months of work ... Read more...

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Obama may get health-care reform vote by Christmas


December 20th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) With the last Democratic holdout on health care throwing his support behind a reform bill, hopes were raised for final passage by Christmas of President ... Read more...

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Senate Voting Approves “Cash For Clunkers” Bill


August 7th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by GD
Finally there is good news for all car owners. The Senate has voted to pass the immensely popular cash for clunkers program on Thursday. The move almost triples the $1 billion fund ... Read more...

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Sotomayor makes history as first Hispanic top judge in US


August 7th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first nominee to the nation's apex court, made history as the Senate confirmed her to become America's first Hispanic Supreme ... Read more...

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GOP crafting their own version of Bill Clinton’s phrase to regain power


March 29th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Republicans appear to be crafting their own version of Bill Clinton's legendary campaign phrase in an effort to recapture both chambers in Congress next year.According to FOX ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal to give Republican response to Obama address


February 25th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been given the crucial role of delivering the Republican Party's official response to President Barack Obama's address to the Congress, catapulting the 37-year-old ... Read more...

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