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Former US Vice President Joe Biden enters 2020 Democratic presidential race, becomes instant front-runner

Biden, 76, a longtime US senator who served two terms as then-President Barack Obama`s No. 2, announced his bid in a video describing the high stakes of the race to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next year`s election.

Apr 26, 2019, 05:30 AM IST

Kamala Harris, first black woman in US Senate, jumps into 2020 White House race

The Republican National Committee criticized Harris as "the least vetted" of the Democratic candidates, calling her unqualified and out of touch.

Jan 22, 2019, 09:31 AM IST

US government heads for shutdown after lawmakers fail to make deal

Trump said the impending shutdown of key parts of the federal government could last "a very long time," and he sought to blame Democrats. 

Dec 22, 2018, 06:38 AM IST

Hindu lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard planning to run for US presidency in 2020: Sources

Gabbard, a Democrat, is highly popular among Indian-Americans in the US. 

Nov 12, 2018, 16:32 PM IST

UN gender agency hails record-breaking number of women in new US Congress

The first Muslim women, Rashida Tlaib, Democrat and Ilhan Omar, Democrat, hailing from Michigan and Minnesota, respectively, also made history and celebrated victory on Tuesday night.

Nov 09, 2018, 14:06 PM IST

US midterm polls: Contests between Democrats and Republicans remain tight

As Americans voted in this year`s crucial midterm elections, Democrats were making progress in their bid to take the House of Representatives, but Republicans were looking well-positioned to keep the Senate with key races still tight.

Nov 07, 2018, 08:28 AM IST

Democrats beat vote quirk to challenge Republicans in California

Control of the House would likely stall much of Republican President Donald Trump`s policy agenda while ushering a new era of committee oversight and investigation into the administration.

Jun 06, 2018, 14:23 PM IST

Stay and work to end shutdowns, or get arrested: US Senator's suggestion to politicians

Senator Michael Bennet's suggestions are also part of a bipartisan accountability law he has tried to push.

Jan 20, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

Indian-American Congresswoman features in Politico Power list

Washington Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a fast-rising Democratic star, has featured in the Politico magazine`s "Power List for the year 2018" for having assumed the mantle of a House "leader of the resistance".

Dec 05, 2017, 15:35 PM IST

'Ashamed' Franken says he won''t quit U.S. Senate over groping accusations

U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed" by his behavior toward women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them.

Nov 27, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

Donald Trump boasts about his presidency: 'Done more than any 10 month President'

Trump`s tweet comes in the backdrop of special counsel Robert Mueller`s investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 US election

Nov 27, 2017, 07:26 AM IST

US Congressman John Conyers steps down amid sexual harassment probe

United States Democratic congressman John Conyers has stepped down as ranking member of House Judiciary Committee while sexual harassment and workplace abuse allegations are investigated.

Nov 27, 2017, 06:39 AM IST

Woman accuses US Senator Al Franken of groping, forcibly kissing her

The Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders called on the Ethics Committee to review the allegations and Franken said he would cooperate.

Nov 17, 2017, 09:47 AM IST

Donald Trump accused of disrespecting family of slain US soldier

US President Donald Trump was snarled in fresh controversy Wednesday after he was accused of being disrespectful to a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger, as well as showing insensitivity to the grieving family.

Oct 19, 2017, 06:04 AM IST

Declare Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism: US lawmaker

Poe alleged that since 1990, Pakistan has been supporting terrorist groups in Kashmir like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in its proxy war with India.
 

Jun 27, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Top Senate Democrat promises to block Trump's Supreme court pick

The top U.S. Senate Democrat on Thursday pledged to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Republican President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight.

Mar 23, 2017, 23:40 PM IST

Donald Trump to spare US 'dreamer' immigrants from crackdown

President Donald Trump`s administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as "dreamers" who entered the United States illegally as children, according to official guidelines released on Tuesday.

Feb 22, 2017, 08:39 AM IST

Clinton blames FBI director Comey for loss: Reports

Hillary Clinton has blamed FBI director James Comey for her loss in the US presidential race, claiming that re-opening the probe into her email use broke the momentum towards victory.

Nov 13, 2016, 04:39 AM IST

Barack Obama to host Donald Trump at White House

President Barack Obama will host Donald Trump in the Oval Office Thursday, hoping to ease a smooth transition of power and steady nerves after an election that has shocked the world.

Nov 10, 2016, 07:43 AM IST

S&P affirms US investment-grade ratings after presidential election

Ratings agency Standard & Poor`s affirmed the United States` investment-grade `AA+/A-1+` rating on Wednesday, a day after the presidential election, while maintaining its stable outlook.

Nov 10, 2016, 07:36 AM IST