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US politician promises similar weapon as used in Florida shooting as raffle prize

A US congressional candidate in the Midwestern state of Kansas held firm that he plans to give away the same type of weapon used in the Florida school shooting as a campaign raffle prize. Republican Tyler Tannahill's campaign promised to hand out a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle in the free raffle, organised prior to yesterday's shooting.

Feb 16, 2018, 09:47 AM IST

Modi should not be divider, but moderniser: US politician

Newt Gingrich, an influential US politician and a former speaker of the House of Representatives, has advised Narendra Modi, the man opinion polls say could become India`s next prime minister, to tone down his image as a Hindu hardliner and said he "should not be seen (by the world) as a great divider" but "as a great moderniser".

Apr 25, 2014, 12:28 PM IST

US politician takes on group for criticizing wife

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell lambasted a liberal group for criticizing the Asian heritage of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, calling its Twitter messages "racial slurs" and "the ultimate outrage."

Mar 03, 2013, 11:45 AM IST

Palin received death threats after 2008 nomination

The state of Alaska has released copies of some of former governor Sarah Palin`s e-mails.

Jun 11, 2011, 11:31 AM IST

US politician apologises to Indian American

A Republican politician had called a Democratic Indian American campaign tracker "macaca".

Jun 04, 2011, 10:24 AM IST

US politician dabbled in witchcraft, tape reveals

Christine had confessed that she hung around people practicing witchcraft.

Sep 20, 2010, 16:06 PM IST