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Pranab is UPA’s choice for president (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential nominee, Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced Friday and appealed to all political parties ... Read more...

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Congress hopeful Mamata, Mulayam can be persuaded


June 14th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Despite the quickly unfolding events over the presidential poll taking the party by surprise, there was optimism in the Congress headquarters Thursday that Trinamool ... Read more...

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Mulayam keeps Congress guessing on presidential race (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said his party will decide who to back in the presidential race only after knowing the candidates ... Read more...

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SP view on presidential poll on candidates’ merit: Mulayam


June 11th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said his party will decide its stance on the presidential polls after the Congress officially declares ... Read more...

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Support Pranab as president, Congress urges Mamata


June 10th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The Congress Sunday appealed to Trinamool Congress - its ally both at in the central and West Bengal government - to support its veteran ... Read more...

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Congress top brass meets, presidential nominee likely next week


June 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Amid indications that Congress could declare its presidential candidate next week, the party's top leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and chief Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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CWC meet begins, economic situation on agenda


June 4th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the apex decision-making body of the ruling party, began here Monday with the country's economic situation ... Read more...

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CWC to meet Monday to bolster party’s fortunes


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The ruling Congress' apex decision making body, the CWC, will meet Monday to deliberate challenges before it, as the UPA government led by it ... Read more...

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Presidential candidate should reflect people’s view, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Has the coming presidential election also to do with choice of citizens or is it a matter to be left to the "high commands" ... Read more...

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Romney creates history in clinching Republican nomination (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) Mitt Romney created history as he finally clinched the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in the November presidential, becoming the first Mormon nominee ... Read more...

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CWC likely to ask Sonia to choose presidential nominee (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has been called June 4 to discuss the current political situation, with the party's highest decision-making ... Read more...

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Will bring together non-Congress parties on presidential candidate: BJP


May 24th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Keeping mum about its preferences for a presidential nominee, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said it will seek to create a consensus among non-Congress ... Read more...

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Mulayam keeps option open on presidential nominee


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
NewDelhi,May22(IANS)SamajwadiPartychiefMulayamSinghYadavTuesdaykepthisoptionsopenonthenamesdoingtheroundsaspossiblenomineesoftheCongressbutindicatedhewouldbecomfortablewithcandidatureofVicePresidentHamidAnsariashebelongstoUttarPradesh.InaninformalinteractionwithmediapersonsatthedinnerhostedbyPrimeMinisterManmohanSinghtomarkthirdanniversaryofUnitedProgressiveAlliance-IIgovernment,MulayamSinghrepeatedhisdemandthatthepostofpresidentshouldgotoapolitician.AskedifheconsideredAnsaritobeapolitician,hesaidthathe(Ansari)belongedtohis"favourite"districtofUttarPradesh.Ansari'sfamilybelongstoGhazipurdistrictineasternpartsofthestate."Peoplefromhisfamilyarepolitical,"theSamajwadiPartychiefsaid.later,askedbyIANSabouthisstanceonFinanceMinisterPranabMukherji,whoistheothernamedoingroundsasprobablepresidentialcandidateofCongress,MulayamSinghgaveacrypticreply."Whattosay.Justguessit,"hesaid.TheprimeministerandCongresspresidentSoniaGandhi,however,didnotansweranyquestionrelatedtopresidentialpolls."Can'tsayanythingnow,"GandhisaidtoaqueryifMukherjeecouldbesparedofhisresponsibilitesinthegovernment.ManmohanSinghtoopariedaquestiononpresidentialpolls.NationalistCongresschiefSharadPawar,however,saidUPAseemedinchingclosetothenumbersinthepresidentialrace."Iheardit(numbers)isnotproblem.Ibelievethem,"hesaid.PawarsaidhehadsuggestedtoGandhithatnamescouldbediscussedaftertheUPAmustersnumbers.HesaidhehadnotdiscussednameswithGandhisofar.AskedabouthisreactiontopossibilityofpartyleaderP.A.Sangmacontestingpresidentialelection,PawarsaidNCPwoulddecideabouthiscontinuanceifhefilesnominations.PawarsaidSangma'sdemandforsupporttoatribalcandidatewillbedecidedbytheparty.--Indo-AsianNewsService ps/vd Read more...

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‘Sonia on the job to finalise presidential candidate’


May 5th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, May 5 (IANS) Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Saturday said Congress President Sonia Gandhi was "on the job" to finalise the presidential candidate even as the party continued ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Priority to evolve consensus, says Congress


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress Thursday said it was a priority to evolve consensus within the United Progressive Alliance and with supporting parties on the next presidential ... Read more...

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BJP rules out backing Mukherjee in presidential polls


April 30th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) With Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee emerging as probable Congress choices for the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday ... Read more...

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Nikki Haley says no to Veep


August 19th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) South Carolina's Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley has dismissed any suggestion that she should serve as the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2012 election.Born Nimrata ... Read more...

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Former US senator indicted


June 4th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards was indicted Friday on charges that money donated to his failed campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination was used ... Read more...

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Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in HBO film


March 10th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Julianne Moore has been cast to play former US Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin in HBO's new flick 'Game Change'.Based on the best-selling book of the same ... Read more...

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Palin would be a ‘great’ President: Romney


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.3 (ANI): Former Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has said that Sarah Palin would make a great president of the United States.Mitt Romney claims he isn't sure if he'll ... Read more...

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Palin aide rejects media report that she dropped words retreat, reloading from her speech


February 1st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Reno (California, US), Feb.1 (ANI): A key aide of former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has confirmed that the latter did use two controversial phrases - "Don't ... Read more...

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Romney wins New Hampshire Republican Party Committee Straw Poll


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has won the first presidential straw poll of New Hampshire Republican State Committee members sponsored by ABC News and WMUR and sanctioned ... Read more...

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Republican Dick Cheney Voices That He Offered To Quit The U.S. Vice Presidency On Three Occasions


January 18th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 18, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Dick Cheney, the American Vice President during the preceding Presidency of George W. Bush, has asserted to Jamie Gangel in NBC’s ‘Today’ that he had ... Read more...

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Oprah’s Comments To ‘Parade’ Construed As U.S. Is Too Smart To Be Seduced By Sarah Palin’s Presidency


December 24th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Oprah Winfrey, the American Empress of daytime television, has provided her views on the possible presidential bid in 2012 from the conservative Republican sweetheart, ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Edwards succumbs to breast cancer at 61


December 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of former senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, has succumbed to breast cancer that she had been fighting for many years.According ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin blasts Michelle Obama, Barbara Bush


November 26th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Sarah Palin has slammed Michelle Obama for her campaign against childhood obesity and dismissed Barbara Bush as one of the "blue bloods" trying to fix the political ... Read more...

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Palin attacks Obama’s gaffes in Thanksgiving message


November 26th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 26 (ANI): Sarah Palin, who was lambasted in sections of the media after she mistakenly called North Korea an ally of the US, has pointed out a number of ... Read more...

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Obama doesn’t think about Sarah Palin


November 25th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 25 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, who was asked whether he thought he could beat Sarah Palin in the 2012 election, said he isn't thinking about the Tea ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin outrages US animal rights group by clubbing fish to death


November 24th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 24 (ANI): Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has come under fire after she was filmed clubbing a fish to death, then holding its still-beating heart in her hands for ... Read more...

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Barbara Bush Expresses Hope That Sarah Palin Stays In Alaska


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Nov 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With former Alaska governor Sarah Palin being quite vocal about her ambitions to run for the 2012 United States presidential nomination, it seems that one ... Read more...

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Palin Engaged In Talks With Family Over A White House Bid In 2012


November 18th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A story reported in the New York Times Magazine lately has sent speculations about a Palin bid for the presidency skyrocketing.Sarah Palin, who had ... Read more...

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Palin says she can beat Obama in 2012 Prez polls


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov. 18 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has said that she is seriously considering a run for the White House, and believes she ... Read more...

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Watch Out For Willow Palin In ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’!


November 16th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The first ever female vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party of the US, Sarah Palin’s new reality show ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ started its journey on this ... Read more...

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Now, ‘mama grizzly’ Palin wants to nail “corrupt bastards” in media


November 1st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has claimed she has video evidence, which shows that "corrupt" reporters for a CBS affiliate in Alaska conspired to project Joe Miller, ... Read more...

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67 percent Americans doubt Palin’s presidential qualifications, finds poll


October 31st, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31(ANI): A new poll has found that most voters in the United States continue to hold negative views of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and doubt that she has ... Read more...

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