Republican Party

  • Snapshot: Rakhi Sawant looks grim in a stiff blue kurta; inaugurates Republican Party of India's new office July 8, 2014

    Last month, Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant joined the Republican Party of India (RPI), after her own party 'Rashtriya Aam Party' failed to generate any interest among voters. Sawant, who hopes to contest the ensuing state assembly elections against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, looked grim and serious in an...
  • RPI asks Asharam to apologise for Gautam Buddha remark August 30, 2013

    The Republican Party of India (RPI), on Friday, said that it would not allow self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is an accused in a sexual assault case, to enter Maharashtra if he does not tender an apology on the statement he made on Gautam Buddha. "He should tender an apology. Otherwise,...
  • Republicans to field 10 Indian-Americans in 2014 elections July 30, 2013

    As part of its effort to change the face of the party, diversify its base and gain the support of this cash rich community, the Republican Party is working to field 10 Indian-Americans in the 2014 Congressional elections. Around half a dozen Indian-Americans - from various field and States - have...
  • Will work with Republicans to solve America's problems: Obama November 7, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama is sounding a conciliatory tone after his re-election victory, saying he has learned from those who supported him and those who opposed him. And he says he returns to Washington "more determined" and "more inspired." He said he's hoping to work with Republicans to solve the nation's...
  • Obama says he's more inspired than ever November 7, 2012

    Washington: 1:05 pm: India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Barack Obama for being re-elected as the President of the United States. "We look forward to working with you," the Prime Minister said. 12:25 pm: Stressing on his determination to improve the economy, Obama said, "I return to the White House more...
  • This happened because of you, thank you: Barack Obama November 7, 2012

    New York: A sigh of relief and happiness - this was what a picture tweeted by Barack Obama depicted after he was re-elected as the President of the United States on Tuesday. Obama tweeted a picture of him hugging his wife Michelle Obama and added 'four more years' to the...
  • US elections: Barack Obama wins Pennsylvania November 7, 2012

    Washington: Pennsylvania has turned out to be safe for the Democrats after all. The state's 20 electoral votes are going to President Barack Obama. Pennsylvania had been considered to be in Obama's column for much of the campaign. But in recent days, as polls appeared to narrow, Mitt Romney's campaign saw...
  • Quotes from the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012

    Washington: Americans went to the polls to vote for their next president on Tuesday after a tightly contested race between incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Below are some comments made by the candidates and voters: Obama, speaking to WJLA TV in Washington: "We've laid out the choice very clearly...
  • US: Election day in Boston, voters and their issues November 7, 2012

    Following the elections from Boston, Massachusetts: what are the voters looking for in their leader, what are the major issues? ...
  • US elections: First results out from New Hampshire November 6, 2012

    Washington: The first results of the US Presidential elections, by tradition, were tallied in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, New Hampshire, shortly after midnight on Monday. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney each received five votes in Dixville Notch. In Hart's Location, Obama got 23 votes to 9...
  • US: Obama's campaign ends where it all began November 6, 2012

    Iowa: For President Barack Obama, it ended where it all began. Obama closed his 2012 campaign with a nighttime rally on Monday in Iowa, where his 2008 caucus victory jumpstarted his road to the White House. In an event steeped in nostalgia, the president urged voters in the swing state...
  • US: Obama, Romney camps eye magical '270' figure November 6, 2012

    Washington: Owing to the unique nature of American political system, both the camps in fray for the presidential polls will be eying the magical figure of '270', which is the minimum number of Electoral College votes a candidate needs to bag to be declared as the next President. Presidential elections...
  • US: Romney to continue campaigning on poll day November 6, 2012

    Washington: Republican Mitt Romney will continue with his election campaigning even on the poll day on Tuesday as he plans to woo the voters in key battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. According to campaign officials, Romney will travel to Ohio and Pennsylvania, which political experts said is part of...
  • Poll gives Obama an edge as US begins voting November 6, 2012

    New York: The United States has begun early voting in what can be called one of the closest and tightest races to the White House. 538 votes will decide the election between President Barack Obama and his republican challenger Mitt Romney. CNN's poll finds Obama barely leading Romney 49 per...
  • US: Race for White House enters last lap November 5, 2012

    New York: The race to the White House has entered its final lap in the United States. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have one last chance to woo voters on the last day of campaigning. This after the two nominees faced each other in three rounds of...
  • US Presidential election: Efforts on to woo the undecided states November 2, 2012

    With just four days to go for the Presidential election in the US, both Democrats and Republicans are going all out to woo the voters. The 'undecided' states have become crucially important in deciding the fate of the candidates. ...
  • Obama to vote on Friday for US presidential election October 25, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama would cast his ballot on Friday for the November 6 US presidential elections, thus becoming the first US President to vote early in the country's electoral history. Obama, 51, will stop in Chicago during his 48-hour tour of several key battle ground states of Colorado, Ohio,...
  • US: Republican sparks row after 'pregnancy from rape' remark October 25, 2012

    A Republican politician in the US has invited harsh comments after he said that pregnancy caused by rape was God's will. Richard Mourdock is a candidate for the US Senate from the state of Indiana. Mourdock later apologised for that comment which was made while defending his opposition to abortion...
  • Bigg Boss: Evict Aseem Trivedi says political party October 25, 2012

    Lonavala: Angry Dalits from different parts of the state marched Thursday morning to the ‘Bigg Boss’ home demanding eviction of one of its inmates, cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, a Republican Party of India (RPI) member said. About 5,000 marchers, led by RPI chief Ramdas Athavale, have gathered here from Mumbai, Thane, Pune,...
  • Obama attacks Romney aggressively on foreign policy October 23, 2012

    Florida: President Barack Obama aggressively attacked Republican challenger Mitt Romney on foreign policy on Monday in their third and final debate in an effort to blunt his opponent's surge in the polls with two weeks left until Election Day. The high-stakes debate strayed repeatedly into domestic policy, with Romney seeking...
  • US: Obama accuses Romney of favouring the rich October 17, 2012

    New York: An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of peddling a "sketchy deal" to fix the U.S. economy and playing politics with the deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before the election. Romney pushed back hard,...
  • 'Victory is in sight' after first debate: Romney October 5, 2012

    Denver: Buoyed by a powerful debate showing, Mitt Romney said on Thursday he offers "prosperity that comes through freedom" to a country struggling to shed a weak economy. President Barack Obama accused the former Massachusetts governor of running from his own record in pursuit of political power. Both men unleashed new...
  • In debate style, body language, Romney trumps Obama October 4, 2012

    Denver: Republican Mitt Romney came across as aggressive and polished, while Democrat Barack Obama appeared laid back and unassertive in a presidential debate on Wednesday that showcased their differences in style as much as substance. Known for his eloquence, the Democratic president stammered and paused during many answers, looking down...
  • Analysis: Romney's aggressive debate cheers GOP October 4, 2012

    Washington: Challenger Mitt Romney used Wednesday's debate to put President Barack Obama on the defensive on healthcare, jobs and other issues. The president's reluctance to fire back harshly gave new hope to Republican partisans. Romney managed to highlight his top campaign themes - calling for lower tax rates, less regulation,...
  • Watch: Mitt Romney performing 'Gangnam Style' October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Mitt Romney, the nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2012 election, surprised the audiences when he performed the famous 'Gangnam Style' dance steps during his campaign. Romney has served as the Governor of Massachusetts from 2002 to 2006. ...
  • Excitement high ahead of Romney's address at Florida convention August 31, 2012

    This will be Mitt Romney's first speech after officially being announced as the Republican Party's Presidential nominee. ...
  • Mitt Romney is Republican nominee for President August 29, 2012

    Mitt Romney is now officially the Republican nominee for US President, as the Republican Party convention began in Tampa, Florida. ...
  • Jeb Bush: Republican statesman or 2016 candidate? June 23, 2012

    Miami: He's the non-candidate they never stop talking about. Ever since Jeb Bush left the Florida governor's mansion in 2007 with favourable ratings after two terms, speculation has swirled about his political future. The chatter has only gotten louder this year amid the Republican Party's "veepstakes" - despite Bush's repeated insistence that...
  • What's this? Obama longs for GOP rival like McCain June 4, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama seems to think that the world of politics would be better if someone like John McCain were running for the White House. The Democratic incumbent and his re-election advisers are waxing nostalgic about the Republican senator from Arizona who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential race....
  • US: Barack Obama defends his Iran policy December 9, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his policy on Iran amid criticism from the Republican party, saying Tehran is more isolated than ever. Obama said Iran is more isolated than ever and international community is more unified than ever in imposing toughest sanctions on it. Obama said at a White...