Sanctions regime would collapse if Congress 'kills' Iran deal: White House

The sanctions regime against Iran would collapse if the Republican-majority Congress were to "kill" the historic nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, as countries such as India, Japan and South Korea would no longer support any such move, the White House has warned.

US Prez elections: Scott Walker to enter Republican race, needs to show appeal beyond Iowa
US Prez elections: Scott Walker to enter Republican race, needs to show appeal beyond Iowa

Scott Walker jumps into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa.

Bobby Jindal launches US presidential bid, says it's time for a doer
Bobby Jindal launches US presidential bid, says it's time for a doer

Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Wednesday projected himself as a "doer" among "talkers" as he entered the crowded 2016 presidential race, vowing to repeal President Barack Obama's signature healthcare plan and destroying the "evil" of radical Islam.

Two Indian-Americans appointed to key Republican positions
Two Indian-Americans appointed to key Republican positions

Two Indian-Americans have been appointed to key positions in the Republican party with the mandate to involve community leaders within the party fold.

Bobby Jindal moves closer to announcing US presidential bid

 Setting his sights on the White House, Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has formed an exploratory committee to look into the possibility of mounting a credible challenge as a Republican nominee for the 2016 US presidential bid.

Jeb Bush says ''knowing what we know now,'' he would not have invaded Iraq

Republican Jeb Bush reversed field on Thursday after a week of criticism and said that based on information known now, he would not have launched the Iraq war carried out by his brother, former President George W Bush.

Jeb Bush says he would have authorized Iraq invasion

Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Sunday that he would have authorized the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, though he acknowledged mistakes made after Saddam Hussein`s downfall.

Bill Clinton defends his foundation, says no wrongdoings

Former US President Bill Clinton on Monday defended his not-for-profit charity foundation, arguing that it has not done anything "knowingly inappropriate" by taking money to influence any American government policy.

Jeb Bush to visit Germany, Poland, Estonia in June

 US Republican Jeb Bush will travel to Germany, Poland and Estonia in early June, his office announced Monday, a sign he could be solidifying plans to enter the 2016 presidential race.

Republican Rubio makes leap into 2016 White House race

US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported.

Former White House aide Emanuel re-elected Chicago`s mayor

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won re-election Tuesday as Chicago`s mayor in the city`s first runoff vote, news reports said.

Lay special emphasis on India: Top senators to US Defence Secretary

Two top American Senators have appealed to US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter to place special emphasis on India as a "critical ally" so that the two countries could pursue their broad array of strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

US Congress panel asks Hillary Clinton to hand over e-mail server

A Republican-led US congressional panel has formally asked Hillary Clinton to hand over her private computer server, ramping up scrutiny over her use of a personal e-mail address while secretary of state.

Barack Obama ignores Iran expansion to get deal: Republicans

Republicans hammering the Obama administration about nuclear talks with Iran have stepped up their criticism on a second front: accusing President Barack Obama of being so keen to strike a deal that he's ignored Iranian moves to expand its influence across the Middle East.

Eye on 2016, Republicans barnstorm early-voting New Hampshire

 Several Republican presidential hopefuls crowded into New Hampshire including Jeb Bush, who launched his 2016 debut in the early-primary state Friday to court some of America`s most influential voters.

Obama mocks US Republicans' letter to Iran, Biden blasts it as 'dangerous'
Obama mocks US Republicans' letter to Iran, Biden blasts it as 'dangerous'

Making light of a threatening letter to Iran sent by Republican Senators, President Barack Obama has derided the opponents and said that it was “ironic” to see some Congress members forming an “unusual coalition” with Iranian hardliners.

US Democrats set early presidential convention date

US Democrats will convene the week of July 25, 2016 for their national convention to nominate the person they hope will succeed Barack Obama as president, a party leader said Friday.

Indian-American appointed minority floor leader in Michigan

Indian-American Sam Singh, a two-term legislature, has been appointed as the Democratic Floor Leader in the Michigan State Assembly in the US.

John Boehner re-elected US House speaker

 Republican John Boehner was re-elected and sworn in on Tuesday as speaker of the US House of Representatives, overcoming a surprisingly robust attempt to oust him by two dozen hardcore conservatives.

Hillary Clinton trumps Jeb Bush in 2016 matchup: poll

Presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton would comfortably defeat Jeb Bush for president if the two members of their famous US political clans went head to head in 2016, poll results showed Monday.