us constitution

Official cites terror threat to justify targeting Americans


March 6th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS/EFE) Attorney General Eric Holder cited the threat from Al Qaeda Monday as he offered the Obama administration's first detailed public defense of its claim that the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Constitution Day Quiz


September 16th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States will mark the Constitution Day on the 17th of September. The day is set aside to create awareness to the US Constitution which is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New York town ordered to scrap English-only ordinance


May 20th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 20 (IANS/EFE) New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has ordered the upstate town of Jackson to "immediately" overturn a local ordinance that made English the town's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Palin supports Trump’s ‘birther’ debate on Obama


April 11th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.11 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has said she appreciates Trump using his resources and paying researchers to confirm President Barack Obama's birthplace.Palin approved of Donald Trump's efforts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bradley Manning treatment called ‘illegal and unconstitutional’


April 11th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Over 250 of America's leading legal scholars have described the treatment of American soldier Bradley Manning, who has been accused of leaking classified cables to WikiLeaks, as illegal, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

White House criticizes Trump’s ‘birther’ comments on Obama


April 11th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.10 (ANI): A White House adviser, David Plouffe, has criticized businessman Donald Trump's comments questioning President Barack Obama's place of birth, saying it will not sway American public opinion."I hope ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Biden’s daughter slams ‘birther’ Donald Trump over Obama comments


April 9th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.9 (ANI): United States Vice President Joe Bidden's daughter Ashley has slammed billionaire businessman Donald Trump for questioning President Barack Obama on his place of birth.Ashley posted some choice words ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One in four Americans doubt Obama was born in US: Fox News poll


April 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.8 (ANI): Nearly one in four Americans believe that President Barack Obama was not born in the US.Only "natural born citizens" are eligible to be president under the US Constitution.A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US military action in Libya ‘unconstitutional’: Law expert


March 26th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.26 (ANI): Michael Dorf, a constitutional law expert and a professor of law at Cornell University, has said that US President Barack Obama's decision to take military action in Libya ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bill for Illegal Pak immigrants’ protection tabled in US Congress


January 16th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16(ANI): The Temporary Protection Status (TPS) Bill for illegal Pakistani immigrants in the United States has been tabled in Congress.L. Green, the Democratic Party congressman hailing from Texas, presented the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India, US can learn from constitutional experience: Moily


October 27th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Indian constitution is flexible and vulnerable to Supreme Court action, union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily said, adding that India and the US can ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sikhs twitter Obama to visit Amritsar


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) With the White House stressing that President Barack Obama's India visit schedule is not "finalised", Sikh American groups are using new age tools like e-mail, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Supreme Court Appears Sympathetic To Snyder Family In Case Against Westboro Baptist Church


October 7th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar The Supreme Court is agonized over the Snyder Family for its loss of a son in the case against the Westboro Baptist Church. The justices were deeply sympathetic towards ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US envoy discusses terror, tolerance with Chidambaram


September 10th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) US ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Friday met Home Minister P. Chidambaram and discussed with him ways to expand counter-terror cooperation between the two countries. The meeting ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Angelina Jolie opposes American pastor’s plan to burn Quran on 9/11


September 9th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 9(ANI): Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, who is on a visit to flood affected regions in Pakistan as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, has condemned plans of an American church pastor to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Prop 8 Stay Ending, So Gay Couples Can Marry In California!


August 13th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri California, Aug 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The historic verdict of Vaughn Walker the much talked about US District Judge which paved the way for the demolition of the controversial Proposition 8 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics, World News |

Gay marriages can resume in California


August 13th, 2010 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 13 (DPA) Same-sex marriages can resume in California after a federal judge Thursday lifted a temporary stay he put in place after overturning the state's ban on gay marriage ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

California allows same sex marriage


August 5th, 2010 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Same sex couples in California have a right to be married, said a ruling issued Wednesday in a federal court in San Francisco that overturned a ban on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Feds challenge Arizona’s immigration law


July 7th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arizona, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Illegal immigrants in Arizona may be able to heave a sigh of relief, as the federal government is suing the state for its controversial anti ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chicago To Get National Guards?


April 28th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Chicago, Apr 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) To tackle the menace of the rising gang violence of Chicago the National Guard troops may soon be sent to the city, as it seems. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US Supreme Court could declare individual right to own guns


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (DPA) The US Supreme Court appeared to be leaning toward granting all Americans the right to own firearms, in the latest landmark case Tuesday involving gun rights in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Politics |

White House crashers Salahis invoke Fifth Amendment; refuse to testify in Congress


January 21st, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.21 (ANI): Tareq Salahi and his wife Michaele, the couple who gate-crashed a White House state banquet for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November last year, invoked the Fifth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New Zealand army to take biblical references off guns


January 21st, 2010 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 21 (DPA) The New Zealand Defence Force will remove abbreviated references to Bible verses from US-made gun sights used by its forces in Afghanistan, saying they were "inappropriate" and could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Population increases in US, new American born every 14 seconds


December 30th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite the recession, US experienced an increase in its population by about 1 percent. An increase in births pushed the U.S. population up about 1 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Petition against Kerry-Lugar Bill filed in SHC


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct. 3 (ANI): A petition challenging the Kerry-Lugar Bill has been filed in Sindh High Court pleading that the bill as it seemed serious threat for sovereignty and constitution of Pakistan.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ashleigh Kenny And The “T-Shirt” Controversy


August 23rd, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez The name of a relatively unknown Ashleigh Kenny is suddenly drawn in to the public notice as this Georgia College student kicks off a "T-Shirt" controversy (which is quite a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US Supreme Court upholds ban on profanity on TV


April 28th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (DPA) The US Supreme Court Tuesday ruled the government has the right to fine broadcasters for profanity on television. But the 5-4 decision left open whether a ban on expletives ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US talk show host Oprah Winfrey was considered for Obama’’s vacant Senate seat


January 27th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago (Illinois,US), Jan.27 (ANI): Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has told ABC''s Good Morning America that he considered offering the Illinois senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama to talk show host ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Barack Hussein Obama takes oath as 44th President of United States of America


January 21st, 2009 - 1:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.20. (ANI): Barack Hussein Obama on Tuesday took oath of office and sworn-in as the United States of America''s 44th President and country''s first African-American leader. Hundreds of thousands of people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama first president to use Lincoln’s Bible


January 20th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Barack Obama Tuesday became the first US president to swear on the Bible that Abraham Lincoln used for his inauguration 147 years ago. US presidents are not constitutionally ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bush clears legal hurdle for Hillary to become Secretary of State


December 20th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): President George W Bush has cleared the legal hurdle confronting Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton becoming the next Secretary of State by signing a reduction in the jobs ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clinton ”to earn 4,700 dollars less” than Rice as Secretary of State


December 12th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.12 (ANI): Hillary Rodham Clinton will earn 4,700 dollars less if confirmed as secretary of state than Condoleezza Rice, her predecessor, due to an obscure rule on compensation for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The US Constitution may obstruct Hillary Clintons confirmation as Obama’’s top diplomat


December 4th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.4 (ANI): The biggest obstacle facing Hillary Clinton''s Senate confirmation as the next Secretary of State may not be husband Bill''s wheeling and dealing abroad for his foundation, but the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US agrees to three changes in security pact with Iraq


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 3 (DPA) The US has agreed to three of the five amendments that Iraq made to a long-term security pact between the two countries, the semi-official Iraqi al-Sabah newspaper reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe