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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

Unemployment rate in US ​lowest since 1969, Donald Trump hails report

Republicans are hoping the strong economy will help them hold off a potential "blue wave" of Democratic victories in next month`s midterm elections. 
 

Oct 06, 2018, 11:14 AM IST

Ad featuring Lord Ganesha offends Hindus in US, Republican party apologises

The elephant is the party symbol of the Republicans while Democrats have donkey as their party's symbol.

Sep 21, 2018, 10:56 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

Explosive memo released as Trump escalates fight over Russia probe

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress on Friday escalated a campaign against U.S. law enforcement agencies over their probe of Trump`s ties to Russia, releasing a disputed memo that the FBI warned was misleading and inaccurate.

Feb 03, 2018, 06:07 AM IST

Train carrying US Republican lawmakers hits truck; minor injuries: Source

A train traveling from Washington to West Virginia carrying Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday collided with a garbage truck but only minor injuries were sustained on the train, according to a source on the train.

Feb 01, 2018, 00:46 AM 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

Donald Trump as US President: Key highlights of first year of his presidency

Out of the blue, one week after taking office, Trump decreed a 90-day ban on arrivals of people from seven Muslim majority countries and a 120-day ban on all refugee arrivals.

Jan 15, 2018, 08:40 AM IST

Republican lawmaker commits suicide after denying allegation of molesting girl

A Republican lawmaker has committed suicide after denying accusations of sexually molesting a teenage girl, police said.

Dec 14, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Republican quits US Congress after explosive new claims: Report

Republican lawmaker Trent Franks abruptly resigned from Congress today as he faced an ethics probe over sexual misconduct, with US media reporting that female subordinates worried he wanted to have sex with them.

Dec 09, 2017, 07:29 AM IST

US Senate tax bill accomplishes major Obamacare repeal goal

Removing it while keeping the rest of Obama`s Affordable Care Act intact is expected to cause insurance premiums to rise and lead to millions of people losing coverage, policy experts say.

Dec 02, 2017, 13:06 PM IST

Sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore troubling: Donald Trump

US Senate candidate Roy Moore should leave the race if sexual misconduct allegations are true, the White House said.

Nov 17, 2017, 09:33 AM IST

Donald Trump's one year anniversary as US President: Republicans suffer triple defeat

US President Donald Trump suffered a triple defeat as Democrats won high-profile state and mayoral elections to underscore his unpopularity on Wednesday's first anniversary of his dramatic election

Nov 08, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

Fifth woman accuses former US president George HW Bush of groping

Amanda Staples, a former Republican candidate for Maine`s state Senate has accused former US president George H.W. Bush of groping her years ago.Bush is already gripped amid controversy, after he received allegations from women of touching them inappropriately, and the new woman is fifth in the row to put similar claims.

Oct 29, 2017, 07:50 AM IST

US lawmaker to retire after mistress abortion scandal: media

A US congressman who sponsored legislation criminalizing late-term abortion announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year, after a report revealed he urged his mistress to have an abortion.

Oct 05, 2017, 09:20 AM IST

US House votes to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to ban nearly all late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, advancing a priority held by President Donald Trump's party.

Oct 04, 2017, 10:38 AM IST

Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

Republican Karen Handel won a fierce, closely-watched special congressional election on Wednesday in Georgia, US media projected, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative territory where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency.

Jun 21, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

US says Iran complies with nuke deal but orders review on lifting sanctions

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States` national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with a deal to rein in its nuclear programme.

Apr 19, 2017, 11:28 AM IST

Man dragged from United flight launches legal action

A man dragged off an "overbooked" United Airlines flight in an incident which shocked the world has launched legal action against the passenger carrier.

Apr 13, 2017, 16:17 PM IST