political campaigns

Anna’s decision to break off shocking, says Kejriwal

September 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal Thursday described as "shocking, unbelievable and sad" Anna Hazare's decision to break with his former Team Anna members and ... Read more...

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‘Bad to invest in firms with political ties’

July 23rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 23 (IANS) Politically connected companies with excess cash holdings may be placing political interests before profitability, a study says.The company may pay to invest, but it might be ... Read more...

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Mexicans send 74 tonnes of campaign material to the dump

February 29th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican capital's city government said it has hauled away more than 74 tonnes of electoral campaign material after a civic group mobilized hundreds of ... Read more...

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The spy who used ISI ‘Brylcreem’ to sway US (Washington Newsletter)

December 11th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) The exposure of yet another spy from Pakistan who used lots of "Brylcreem" (money) from "the library in Islamabad" (an ISI office) to peddle the Kashmiri ... Read more...

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Obama gains popularity among young American voters: Poll

April 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1(ANI): United States President Barack Obama's approval ratings among young American adults have increased, a new poll suggests.In a national survey of Americans ages 18 to 29 conducted by ... Read more...

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How laughter keeps Michelle Obama’s love life alive

February 14th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Ever wondered how US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle keep their relationship fresh even after 19 years of marriage? Here's the simple answer- they keep ... Read more...

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Former U. S. Representative Tom DeLay Faces Three Years Prison Sentence

January 11th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Austin, Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday, former U.S. House of Representative member Tom DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison on conspiracy charges for laundering corporate money during ... Read more...

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Che’s granddaughter, Guzman’s son invited to Maoist do

December 7th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 7 (IANS) Though he never came to Nepal, slain Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara remains one of the best-known foreign faces in the Himalayan republic that nursed ... Read more...

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Former Congressman Tom DeLay Found Guilty Of Money Laundering

November 25th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday, former US House of Representative member Tom DeLay was convicted in Texas court of laundering money and conspiracy related to a 1903 Texas law ... Read more...

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MSNBC Suspends Keith Olbermann For Making Campaign Contributions

November 6th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Liberal talk show host Keith Olbermann was suspended by MSNBC after it came to light that the television presenter had made campaign contributions to three Democratic ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Write-In Candidate Lisa Murkowski, A Frontrunner To Win Alaska Senate Race

November 1st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Anchorage, Nov 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It would come as a surprise if write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski is indeed successful in pulling off a political miracle. With a latest polling survey ... Read more...

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Times Square’s Naked Cowboy running for president

October 4th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 4 (ANI): The Naked Cowboy, Times Square's brief-wearing busker, is going to be a competitor for Barack Obama in the next presidential elections-as he is running for America's ... Read more...

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Prosecutors Pledge Retrial As Rod Blagojevich Is Convicted Of 1 Of 24 Counts Against Him

August 18th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Rod Blagojevich happens to be a member of the Democratic Party of America and was also the Governor of the state of Illinois from ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

More Indian Americans contesting polls this year

July 6th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 6 (IANS) With the rise of 'desi power', as people of Indian origin call themselves, a record number of Indian Americans are running for public office this ... Read more...

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Karenna Gore Separates From Hubby

June 10th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
The Gore family members seem to be in the mood of breaking marriages. A few days back, there was a report of the former US vice president Al Gore separating with his ... Read more...

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Did Sarkozy fund ‘95 Presidential campaign with Pak submarine deal kickbacks?

June 3rd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jun.3 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy finds himself amidst a multi-million pound scandal with the Luxembourg police naming him as the owner of a company that handled the accounts of the ... Read more...

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Not just aesthetics, fashion more meaningful now

June 2nd, 2010 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Design and fashion are being reinvented as potent tools of communication to intervene in social sectors. They are coming closer to the roots, unlike a ... 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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Negative mood generates warm glow about the familiar

February 10th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A sick or sad child might cling to mom's leg. But that same child - fed, rested and generally content - will happily toddle off to explore every ... Read more...

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Happiness makes novelty attractive

February 10th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Ever observed that when you're happy, you decide to check out the new restaurant across town but when sad, you just turn to comfort foods? Well, these scenarios ... Read more...

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US Supreme Court strikes down campaign finance laws

January 22nd, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) The US Supreme Court Thursday struck down decades-old restrictions on corporate spending in political campaigns, potentially opening the floodgates for a wave of company-backed advertisements in the next ... Read more...

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Nawaz calls PPP a ‘national asset’, vows to fight conspiracy against democracy

January 7th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 7(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif while calling the PPP a 'national asset' has said that his party would be the first to fight any conspiracy ... Read more...

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Minaret vote weakens Switzerland’s human rights stance: UN

December 1st, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 1 (DPA) The Swiss referendum approving a ban on construction of minarets puts the country on "a collision course with its international human rights obligations," a UN official warned Tuesday. Sunday's ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi took to boxing as a stress buster

May 26th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) To keep himself fit during his rigorous political campaigns, Gandhi family scion and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi took to boxing as a stress buster. The 38-year-old ... Read more...

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Andrea Tantaros reaches new heights of effective Journalism

April 16th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by GD
Andrea Tantaros has been one of the key forces that has redefined the profession of journalism. It is truly amazing how Andrea Tantaros has gained so much of respect through her hard ... Read more...

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Outgoing Israeli PM Olmert likely to face corruption charges

March 2nd, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Mar.2 (ANI): Israels Attorney General announced Sunday that he intends to indict departing prime minister Ehud Olmert in a corruption case involving a Long Island businessman, Morris Talansky. According to ... Read more...

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Obama, McCain campaigns use new technology to the max

November 4th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) From advertising in video games and specialised iPhone applets to extensive on-line supporter networks and Youtube videos, the unprecedented use of new media and technology in the ... Read more...

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McCain says that he is American middle class’’s guardian

October 20th, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Toleda (Ohio, US), Oct.20 (ANI): Seeking to project himself as the defender of the American middle class, Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Sunday said that he wouldn''t raise taxes on ... Read more...

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Late registrants votes hold key to next White House incumbent, claims expert

September 28th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): An assistant professor at the University at Buffalo (UB) suggests that all political parties in the U.S. better concentrate on registering new voters at the moment because ... Read more...

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Presidential debates are mostly positive and emphasize policy: Researcher

September 25th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.25 (ANI): William Benoit, one of the nation''s leading experts on political campaigns at the University of Missouri, says presidential debates have become an important part of presidential campaigns since ... Read more...

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Timing of political messages influence voters” decisions

August 15th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): In political campaigns, what candidates say to the voters is undoubtedly important. Now, a research team, including an Indian-origin scientist, has shown that the timing when they ... Read more...

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Edwards admits to lying about affair

August 9th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted that he lied by denying an affair with a former aide while his chief fundraiser conceded that he had ... Read more...

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Indian American is Obama campaign senior spokesman

June 17th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
By Parveen Chopra New York, June 16 (IANS) An Indian-American attorney, Hari Sevugan, has been functioning as Barack Obama presidential campaign's senior spokesman. He has been taken on to augment the massive media ... Read more...

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NHRC expresses concern over poor security, rights violations in Nepal

March 25th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar 25 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member Ram Nagina Singh has expressed concern over poor security, lack of voters education and violations of poll-related human rights in Nepal. ... Read more...

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Olympic torch plans unaffected by Tibet riots: China

March 15th, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, March 15 (DPA) Organizers of the Beijing Olympics Saturday said plans were progressing "smoothly" for a torch relay leg in the Tibet Autonomous Region, despite escalating pro-independence protests by Tibetans and ... Read more...

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