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Aneesh Chopra, Obama’s Indian American IT head, quits


January 28th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Aneesh Chopra, President Barack Obama's information technology honcho, who was the highest ranking Indian American in the Obama administration, is leaving the White House, apparently ... Read more...

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Indian American to head US think-tank


October 26th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Neera Tanden, an Indian-American veteran of the Obama and Clinton administrations, will be taking over as president of the Centre for American Progress, a major ... Read more...

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Obama’s insular White House worries his allies


December 25th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 25 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's executive style relies heavily on a cordon of advisors who were with him at earlier points in his career, but now there are ... Read more...

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I know what people want: governor elect Nikki Haley


November 4th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Nikki Haley, who created history by becoming the first woman to win the governor's race in South Carolina state and the first Indian American woman in the ... Read more...

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Aquino headed for landslide victory in the Philippines


May 12th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 12 (DPA) Philippine Senator Benigno Aquino III Wednesday headed for a landslide victory in the presidential race as the incumbent prepared to turn over the government to him. The 50-year-old bachelor ... Read more...

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Indian American named advisor to Virginia governor-elect


January 25th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Virginia's Republican Governor-elect Bob McDonnell has appointed his close friend and long-time fundraiser Dr Kamlesh Dave to his transition team for economic development. Dave, a cardiologist practicing in Chester, ... Read more...

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The rise of the Indian American (Flashback 2009)


December 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) If Indian Americans had helped transform India-US ties into a "strategic relationship" in the Bush era, 2009 was a year of consolidation as Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Indian American to be Obama administration’s infotech czar


March 5th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is slated to appoint Vivek Kundra, a 34-year-old Indian American, as federal chief information officer to help the government leverage communication technology. Kundra, who is ... Read more...

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Obama transition team told not to include Kashmir,India in Holbrookes mandate


January 27th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.27 (ANI): A high-level delegation from India is reported to have warned American foreign policy experts, including three officials who were part of the formal Obama transition team -- that ... Read more...

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Indian-American businessman heard Obama seat price talks: Report


January 25th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) As Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, accused of trying to auction President Barack Obama's senate seat, faces the start of his impeachment trial Monday, an Indian-American businessman is said ... Read more...

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Hispanics greet Barack Obama’s presidency with optimism


January 21st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Jan 21 (IANS) The Hispanic community has greeted with hope and optimism the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, EFE reported.In Chicago, dozens of Hispanics ... Read more...

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Pelosi pushes Obama on repeal of tax breaks


January 19th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.19 (ANI): House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing incoming US President Barack Obama to repeal tax breaks for high earners and to investigate possible wrongdoing in the Bush ... Read more...

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Releasing Gitmo detainees pose a danger to US: Bush


January 16th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.16 (ANI): President George W. Bush said Thursday that closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is "not as easy as it sounds," sending a warning to President-elect Barack ... Read more...

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Did Obama skip Bushs farewell speech?


January 16th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.16 (ANI): As President George W. Bush delivered his final goodbyes to America on national television, his would be successor Barack Obama and his wife Michelle dined at the DC ... Read more...

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Obama to overturn military’’s ”Don”t Ask, Don”t Tell” policy on gays


January 15th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.15 (ANI): US President-elect Barack Obama has said that he will allow gays to serve openly in the military by overturning the controversial "don''t ask, don''t tell" policy. According to incoming ... Read more...

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Obama climate czar has socialist ties


January 12th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.12 (ANI): Carol M. Browner, US President-elect Barack Obama''s global warming czar-designate, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group''s Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which ... Read more...

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Obama’s first foreign visit to be Canada after inauguration


January 11th, 2009 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Jan 11 (Xinhua) Barack Obama will make Canada his first official visit to a foreign country after he becomes the US president, officials here said."We can confirm that the president-elect has ... Read more...

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USINPAC recommends Nooyi for US Commerce Secretary’’s post


January 10th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.10 (ANI): USINPAC, a group representing the interests of Indian Americans in the United States, has recommended the name of Pepsico Chairperson Indra Nooyi as its candidate for the job ... Read more...

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Will Anna Wintour leave Vogue magazine to be Obama’’s ambassador to France?


January 10th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, January 10 (ANI): While rumours are rife that Anna Wintour going to give up Vogue magazine to become Barack Obama''s ambassador to France, responses negating this suggestion have now ... Read more...

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Obamas inauguration to mark ”Neighbourhood Ball” for classless US society


January 10th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): If U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has his way, his inauguration on January 20 will mark a night when America will be classless society, as he wants it ... Read more...

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Obama might establish channel of communication with Hamas


January 9th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Sources close to US President-elect Barrack Obamas transition team have said that he is likely to establish a channel for communicating with the Islamist organization Hamas in ... Read more...

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Obama likely to revise Bushs counter-terrorism efforts


January 8th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.8 (ANI): US President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to scrap the way President Bush oversaw domestic security in the White House and name a former Central Intelligence Agency official to ... Read more...

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Indian origin doctor offered surgeon general post by Obama


January 7th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): President-elect Barack Obama has offered the job of surgeon general to Indian origin doctor Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and correspondent for CNN and CBS, sources have said. ... Read more...

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Obamas to make move to Washington this weekend


December 31st, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): US President-elect Barack Obama and his family will move to Washington immediately after he ends his Hawaiian vacation, revealed his transition team.The would-be resident of White House ... Read more...

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Indian American groups to brief lawmakers on Pakistan


December 31st, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Major Indian American organisations have formed a nationwide task force aimed at raising the awareness and implication of continuing terrorist activity emanating out of Pakistan among members of ... Read more...

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Obama monitoring Gaza conflict from Hawaii


December 28th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): President-elect Barack Obama is keeping an eye from Hawaii on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict.President-elect Obama is closely monitoring global events, including the situation in Gaza, but there ... Read more...

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Bill Clintons charity to help reduce Hillarys campaign debt


December 25th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Former President Bill Clintons charitable foundation has come to the aid of Senator Hillary Clintons debt-ridden presidential campaign.The William J. Clinton Foundation became the latest group to ... Read more...

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Obamas team had no contact with Blagojevich over vacant Senate seat


December 24th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): An internal review from Barack Obamas transition team has proved that there was no inappropriate discussions with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich about his alleged attempts to sell ... Read more...

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Obama Administration wants Bush war team to stick around for smooth transition


December 23rd, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who has been named to the same Cabinet post by the incoming President-elect Barack Obamas Administration, has asked experienced members of the ... Read more...

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Biden breaks his silence


December 21st, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Barack Obamas transition team has kept Joe Biden under wraps longer than any vice-president going back at least 20 years longer even than Dan Quayle, Politico.com has ... Read more...

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Secretary who testified on Clintons sexcapades now working for Obama


December 17th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.17 (ANI): Betty Curie was a key part of former US President Bill Clintons White House staff. As his personal secretary, she used to answer the phones, and she also ... Read more...

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Spousal ties with lobbyists will test Obamas ethics code


December 15th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 15 (ANI): The ethics code that President elect Barack Obama has imposed on his transition team, especially the hard line against lobbyists will be tested when his new ... Read more...

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Medvedev hopes ties with US under Obama will improve


December 13th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 13 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said he hoped the incoming US administration of Barack Obama would help to carry forward the Russian-American dialogue. "Russian-US ties are definitely ... Read more...

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Sonal Shah rejects ties to VHP America


December 11th, 2008 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Sonal Shah, an Indian American member of US president-elect Barack Obama's transition team, has renounced her former controversial connection to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), accused of fomenting ... Read more...

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Call for special polls as Illinois Governor nailed in corruption probe


December 10th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Springfield (Illinois0, Dec.10 (ANI): Illinois Senator Dick Durbing has called on the State Legislature to call for a special election in the wake of the criminal complaint against Governor Rod Blagojevich ... Read more...

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