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Anti-piracy bills shelved by US Congress


January 21st, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Congress has indefinitely postponed debate on two disputed anti-piracy bills, two days after protest blackouts by hundreds of websites including online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.Senate ... Read more...

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Senate passes Tax Cut Bill


December 24th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US lawmakers once again left it late too avert a major economic uncertainty. With just eight days to the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts, the fate ... Read more...

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Republicans cave in, hand Obama big victory


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Bowing to intense pressure from his own party, John Boehner, speaker of the Republican controlled House, agreed to a deal to extend payroll tax cuts ... Read more...

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Americans face tax hike amid Congressional impasse


December 21st, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Some 160 million Americans face a payroll tax increase of an average $1,000 in the new year amid a tense standoff between President Barack Obama ... 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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No holiday break for Obama, Senate without tax-cut extension


December 8th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) There will be no Christmas vacation for senators or for President Barack Obama until Congress agrees to extend the payroll-tax cut that is set to ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal’s support base grows


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Louisiana's Republican Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal's support has grown with even some of the biggest Democratic trial lawyers contributing to his re-election war chest, according ... Read more...

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Obama to address joint session of the Congress


September 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress on the 7th of September. The president will address the lawmakers on the current US economic situation. ... Read more...

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Puerto Rico senator resigns over nude photos


August 30th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) The leader of the governing PNP in the Puerto Rican Senate, Roberto Arango, resigned amid a scandal over nude photos that appeared on an iPhone ... 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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Boehner & Reid working on debt plans


July 26th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There have been rival plans from Democrat and Republican lawmakers regarding how the US debt crisis should be handled. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader ... Read more...

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Growing support in US to cut Pakistan funding (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Support to cut off some American aid to Islamabad as leaders there turn a blind eye to terrorists is growing in US Congress, said a ... Read more...

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Support to cut Pakistan funding growing in US


May 18th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Support for cutting off some US aid to Pakistan because leaders there turn a blind eye to terrorists who go after US targets is growing ... Read more...

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Senator Harry Reid dislocates his shoulder after a fall


May 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has dislocated his shoulder following a fall. A spokesperson for the lawmaker confirmed that the incident happened on Wednesday. Reid also ... Read more...

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Democratic favouritism outlines Trump political donation history


April 27th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): US business tycoon Donald J. Trump, who is also a preferred potential presidential candidate among tea party activists, reportedly has a history of financially supporting prospective democratic ... Read more...

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Harry Reid wants to ban brothels in Nevada


February 23rd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nevada, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lawmakers in Nevada would be considering whether to ban brothels in the state.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated that he would want the brothels to be ... Read more...

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Hu Jintao shrugs off Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s “dictator” claims


January 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has shruged off down claims that he is a "dictator" and that his country is a "gangster regime that murders their own people."The senate ... Read more...

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Keep off Tibet, Taiwan, says Hu as US presses rights issues


January 21st, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao has sought to assuage concerns about his country's rising economic and military power but made clear status of Tibet and Taiwan was ... Read more...

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Chinese President Hu urges U.S. Congress to facilitate bilateral relations


January 21st, 2011 - 4:59 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday urged the U.S. Congress to further facilitate bilateral relations, the state-run Xinhua news agency.President Hu met with U.S. Senate Majority Leader ... 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, Hu differ on issues, but make $45 bn business deals


January 20th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao continued to disagree on issues ranging from economics to human rights but pledged cooperation to stabilise ... Read more...

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Gay soldiers: US Congress votes to overturn military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell policy’


December 16th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 16 (ANI): The fate of gays in the American armed forces has become more uncertain with the House of Representatives in the US Congress voting to overturn the military's "don't ... Read more...

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Democrats Of Washington Mourns Elizabeth Edwards’ Death


December 8th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US Senator John Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth Edwards breathed her last on Tuesday. The best selling author was surrounded by her friends and family members ... Read more...

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9/11 terrorists didn’t come from Canada, US told


October 20th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Canada has once again rebutted the charges by American politicians that 9/11 hijackers entered the US from its northern neighbour.The rebuttal came after US Republican Senate candidate Sharron ... Read more...

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Dream Act 2010 Fails To Get Majority


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by GD
By Meera Kar Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Dream Act 2010 was not passed by the senate. The Republicans lawmakers on Tuesday stalled the bill by going for a procedural voting process. Had ... Read more...

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Nevada Faith-Based Initiatives Summit opened & closed with ancient Sanskrit prayers


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 22 (ANI): Nevada Faith-Based Initiatives Summit in Reno (Nevada, USA) opened and closed with mantras from ancient Sanskrit scriptures on September 21.Hindu statesman Rajan Zed read from Rig-Veda, oldest ... 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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Nancy Pelosi Endorses The Scrutiny Of The Opponents Of The Controversial ‘Ground Zero’ Mosque


August 18th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 18, 2010 (Just Flashed): There is a disruptive debate in America currently that is related to the proposed erection of a mosque and a Mohammedan community center in New ... Read more...

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President Obama Spends 49th Birthday Home Alone


August 4th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The President of the United States, Barack Obama, spent his birthday at home, all alone, as his wife and kids were out of town today.(Wednesday). He ... Read more...

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Kenny Guinn - The Former Governor Of Nevada Dies At 73


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn died yesterday after he fell from his roof at his home in Las Vegas. The reports say that the former ... Read more...

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US Senate postpones climate action for lack of support


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (DPA) The US Senate has postponed action on overhauling climate and energy policy, the chamber's top Democrat said Thursday, proposing a much scaled-back version in its place. Senate Majority ... Read more...

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Palin calls Obama ‘backasswards’ on Twitter, slams him for supporting Harry Reid


July 12th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Former US Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin used her Twitter account to call President Obama 'backasswards' for comments he made at a Nevada fundraiser for Senate Majority ... Read more...

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Congress approves home tax credit extension


July 1st, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jul 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A bill has been approved by the Congress, which will allow homebuyers to extend the closing deadline, in order to make use of the tax credit. ... Read more...

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Home Tax Credits: Date For Closing Extended


July 1st, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Congress has approved a bill on Wednesday that will extend the closing deadlines for home-buyers who have been trying to take advantage of the ... Read more...

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Harry Reid’s Son, Rory Avoids Using Dad’s Name in Governor Bid


June 28th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The son of one of America’s most powerful politicians is running for Governor of Nevada, yet his campaign tactics include avoiding his father’s name. Rory Reid, son of ... Read more...

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