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Obama requests $1.2 trillion rise in borrowing limit


January 13th, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama requested Congress Thursday to raise the federal government's borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion, as the government is facing mounting budgetary pressure.It ... Read more...

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Obama trails in swing states: Opinion poll


December 14th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) In a dozen key swing states across the United States, Democratic President Barack Obama is trailing his two leading Republican rivals hoping to challenge him ... Read more...

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Biden presses Congress to pass Obama’s jobs bill


November 5th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden Saturday urged Congress to pass President Barack Obama's jobs bill "to strengthen the US economy and create jobs".In a weekly ... Read more...

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US consumer confidence at three-decade low


August 13th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) US consumers' confidence in the progress of the nation's economy and of their own financial situation plunged in August to its lowest point since May ... Read more...

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Americans give thumbs down to Washington


August 11th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Barely one in four Americans feels confident that the Obama government can fix America's economic problems with a large majority agreeing that the policymaking process ... Read more...

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Obama, congressional leaders announce deal to raise debt ceiling, cut spending


August 1st, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on late Sunday evening announced a bipartisan deal to cut federal deficits by trillions of dollars while raising the debt ... Read more...

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Apple has more cash than US government today


July 29th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 29 (IANS) As of today, Apple boss Steve Jobs is richer than Uncle Sam.While the world's most powerful government has just $73.76 billion in its reserves, the ... Read more...

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India hopes Fai’s arrest exposes more ISI-funded lobbyists


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India Saturday said it was in touch with the US over the arrest of Kashmiri American Ghulam Nabi Fai, a suspected Pakistani agent involved in ... Read more...

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‘Kashmir group in US released ISI statements verbatim’ (With ISI agent held in US for illegal lobbying on Kashmir)


July 20th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The Washington-based Kashmir group, whose head was arrested for allegedly being a Pakistani agent involved in illegal lobbying, used to issue verbatim the statements relayed by ... Read more...

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For Obama, economic challenges remain after Osama’s killing


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A political science professor at the American University, Professor James Thurber, has said jobs and the performance of the economy will be the primary factors influencing the 2012 ... Read more...

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Mood among Americans lowest in two years: NYT-CBS poll


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr. 22 (ANI): Americans are more pessimistic about the nation's economic outlook and overall direction than they have been at any time since President Obama's first two months in office ... Read more...

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US Congress strikes budget deal to avert govt. shutdown


April 9th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): US Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have struck a deal to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, averting a threatened shutdown.The deal ... Read more...

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Trump accused of discrediting Republicans by saying ‘Obama may be a Muslim’


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): American businessman Donald Trump has been accused of discrediting the entire Republican Party, as he speculates that US President Barack Obama's birth certificate may say he is ... Read more...

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US Senator wants brakes on nuke power plants until Japan tsunami ramification is known


March 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman has said that the Obama administration must put brakes, if not stops, on nuclear power plants in the country till they understand ... Read more...

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Obama’s second year approval ratings most partisan and polarized since 1955: Poll


February 5th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5(ANI): A new poll has found that United States President Barack Obama's approval ratings during his second year in office were the most partisan and polarized they have ever ... Read more...

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India is key actor on world stage, extraordinarily important to US: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): Visiting US President Barack Obama on Monday described India as a key actor on the world stage, and a country that has already emerged as ... Read more...

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Racist anti Barack Obama billboard taken down


October 18th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in the United States have taken down a billboard that depicts the country's president as gay, terrorist, gangster and a Mexican bandit in Western Colorado.The ... Read more...

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Former “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis to run for governor of NY


September 10th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 10 (ANI): Former "Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis has revealed that she is running for governor of New York as a minor-party candidate.Davis, 35, is hoping to push her causes ... Read more...

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US expert says elections make defense spending cuts more difficult


September 5th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): An expert at UAB's Department of Sociology and Social Work, Casey Borch, has said that elections make defense spending cuts more difficult.Borch's conclusions are reportedly based on ... Read more...

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Is Kristin Davis going to run for the New York Governor elections?


August 25th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kristin Davis, the former ‘madam’ who gave Elliot Splitzer his supply of prostitutes when he was in office as both the Attorney General and New York ... Read more...

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Backing Muslims’ right to build centre not an endorsement: Obama


August 16th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has clarified that his defence of Muslims' right to build an Islamic complex near New York's Ground Zero site of 9/11 attack was ... Read more...

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Americans fed up with Washington, Obama, Republicans and Democrats: Poll


May 26th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26(ANI): A new poll has revealed that Americans are frustrated with nearly everyone in Washington, including President Barack Obama, Congress, and the Democratic and Republican parties, and have become ... Read more...

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Male Under Arrest For Issuing Death Threats To Republican Eric Cantor


March 30th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The American powers that be have put in detention and indicted a male for intending to liquidate a highly powerful Republican in the House of ... Read more...

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57 percent Americans say health care fight about politics, not policy


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23(ANI): A new poll has found that most Americans believe both Republicans and Democrats were fighting over health care reform for political reasons and not for the policy.According ... Read more...

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India ranks sixth in image rating by Americans


February 19th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) India ranked sixth among 20 nations favourably viewed by Americans that figured prominently in the news or US foreign policy in the first year of the ... Read more...

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American politicians fail to impress their constituents: Poll


December 20th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20(ANI): A recent poll has found that only 16 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed felt that politicians set a good example for their constituents in terms of public ... Read more...

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Obama faces tough sell on Afghan strategy


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Mike McCarthy Washington, Dec 3 (DPA) US President Barack Obama's effort to pitch his new strategy for Afghanistan began Wednesday with top officials appearing in Congress to explain the plan ... Read more...

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Rude Nation? America ponders loss of public civility


September 17th, 2009 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By Andy Goldberg Los Angeles, Sep 17 (DPA) Americans have often had a reputation in much of the world as brash and rude. Now a torrent of expletives, vitriol and name-calling has ... Read more...

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Statement from U.S. Senator John McCain on the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy


August 26th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Senator John McCain released the following statement on Wednesday regarding the passing of Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy. "My friend, Ted Kennedy, was famous before he ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin eyeing bigger game than Alaska Gov run in 2010?


June 24th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Amid growing speculation that Sarah Palin will not seek re-election as Alaska Governor in 2010, many Republicans and Democrats across the state have begun eyeing running for ... Read more...

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US-China climate change deal in the works: report


May 19th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A US-China deal on climate change could be reached in autumn this year after secret back-channel meetings in the closing months of the Bush administration, a newspaper reported ... Read more...

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Obamas midweek cocktail party signals departure from Bush era


January 29th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): The Obamas have shown the sign of a departure from the George W. Bush era by organising an after-sunset, midweek cocktail party. The First Familys party is ... Read more...

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Talks to save US auto industry collapse


December 12th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.12 (ANI): Efforts to salvage a proposed 14 billion dollar rescue plan for the American auto industry collapsed on Thursday as both Republicans and Democrats failed to agree on the ... Read more...

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GOP is finding little to criticise in Obamas team


December 3rd, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Republicans spent much of the year portraying President elect Barack Obama as a socialist and an appeaser who would kowtow to Americas enemies, but have started heaping ... Read more...

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McCain pledges to work with Obama to boost economy


November 26th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 26 (ANI): John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate who lost to Barack Obama in the Nov 4 poll, has said that he would work in tandem with the ... Read more...

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