US Elections

  • Dog files to run for mayor of US city February 20, 2014

    Every dog has his day! A dog filed to run for mayor of a US city but the campaign was cut short as the canine's paper work was not in order. Dylan Westie, a West Highland White Terrier, filed to run for mayor of Irving, Texas, saying in a prepared statement...
  • 50 years later, thousands converge to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'dream' speech August 26, 2013

    Tens of thousands of marchers converged on Washington on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence. "We believe in a new America. It's time to march for a new...
  • Ami Bera: 3rd Indian-American to make it to US Congress November 16, 2012

    Washington: Indian-American physician Ami Bera has won the Congressional election from California in a tight race, becoming only the third from the community to make it to the US House of Representatives. Nearly 60 years after Dalip Singh Saund scripted history by becoming the first Indian-American to be elected to...
  • US: Bera creates history, wins Congressional elections November 16, 2012

    Washington: Ami Bera on Thursday won the Congressional election from California, creating history by becoming only the third Indian American ever to have been elected for the US House of Representatives. While the counting of votes is still going on, local daily Sacramento Bee said that Bera has defeated incumbent...
  • Democrats in the US Senate increase their voting edge November 14, 2012

    Washington: Democrats in the US Senate increased their voting edge to 10 with a newly elected independent saying on Wednesday he will align with them. Senator-elect Angus King says he has decided to caucus with Democrats, ending months of speculation about which party he would vote with. The former Maine governor...
  • US: Woman runs over husband for not voting November 14, 2012

    Gilbert: Police in Arizona say a Mesa woman injured her husband by running over him with an SUV because he didn't vote in last week's US presidential election. Authorities say Holly Solomon opposed President Barack Obama and was upset her husband didn't go to the polls. The husband told investigators Solomon...
  • US: Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally November 10, 2012

    St Petersburg, Florida: Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 per cent of the vote...
  • Obama insists on tax hike for rich as part of fiscal deal November 10, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Friday he was prepared to compromise with Republicans to avert a looming US fiscal calamity, but insisted a tax increase for the rich must be part of any bargain. Obama, who was re-elected on Tuesday, reminded Republicans that his approach to avoiding steep tax...
  • What do developments in Washington & Beijing mean for India? November 9, 2012

    On World View this week, Obama gets 4 more years: What to expect of Obama's second-term and new Chinese leadership. ...
  • You've been a wonderful partner: Obama to Manmohan Singh November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday called up US President Barack Obama to congratulate him on his re-election and said this had given the opportunity to the two countries to carry forward and build on the "enormous successes" achieved in bilateral ties in the last few years. While...
  • Watch: After being re-elected Obama cries again November 9, 2012

    In a new video released by his campaign, US President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he thanks members of his campaign staff and volunteers. Obama's campaign released a five-minute video of the President's address on Wednesday to members of his staff at his Chicago headquarters. The short speech came...
  • US: Obama wipes away tears while speaking to staff November 9, 2012

    Washington: In a new video released by his campaign, US President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he thanks members of his campaign staff and volunteers. Obama's campaign released a five-minute video of the President's address on Wednesday to members of his staff at his Chicago headquarters. The short speech...
  • Indian Americans rejoice at Obama re-election November 9, 2012

    Washington: The Indian Americans have welcomed the re-election of the US President Barack Obama, who in his first term appointed a record number of community members to high administration post. Elated at his "historic victory", the Indian Americans, who voted overwhelmingly for him, hope that his second term would further strengthen...
  • Change coming to Obama's team, just not right away November 9, 2012

    Washington: Big changes are coming to President Barack Obama's administration - just not right away. The White House is making the nation's high-stakes fiscal crisis its top priority coming out of the election, underscoring the vital importance of averting severe year-end tax increases and spending cuts, not just for the economy...
  • Obama calls dozen world leaders, including Manmohan November 9, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has called more than a dozen key world leaders including the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to thank them on their congratulatory messages on his re-election and assured them of addressing the serious challenges being faced by the world today. "Since Tuesday evening, the President has...
  • How Barack Obama outmaneuvered Mitt Romney November 9, 2012

    Chicago: On the day after the 2010 midterm election that swept Republicans into control of the House of Representatives and decreased Democrats' majority in the Senate, senior White House adviser David Axelrod had a message for President Barack Obama. "I think they just planted the seeds of your re-election," he...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad ridicules expense of US vote November 9, 2012

    Bali: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday ridiculed the expense of the US election a day after voters kept President Barack Obama for another four years, mocking the American process as a "battleground for capitalists" while speaking at a democracy forum. Ahmadinejad, whose government has been criticised for human rights abuses...
  • US lawmaker who advocated visa for Modi lost in polls November 8, 2012

    Washington: The only US lawmaker to have publicly advocated revocation of visa ban on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi lost the Congressional election to a Democrat. Joe Walsh, a far-right Tea Party member, was defeated resoundingly by Democrat Tammy Duckworth in the Eighth Congressional District of Illinois by nearly 10...
  • Obama victory infuriates Pakistani drone victims November 8, 2012

    Islamabad: The roars celebrating the re-election of US President Barack Obama on television give Mohammad Rehman Khan a searing headache, as years of grief and anger come rushing back. The 28-year-old Pakistani accuses the president of robbing him of his father, three brothers and a nephew, all killed in a...
  • Can President Barack Obama save the US economy? November 8, 2012

    The Republicans have offered newly re-elected US President Barack Obama a short-term fix to the so called fiscal cliff, but insisted they would not cave in to tax increases to boost revenues. ...
  • Michelle Obama picks Kors dress for election night November 8, 2012

    New York: As Michelle Obama stepped on stage with her husband in Chicago today, she accepted her role not only as first lady but fashion tastemaker for four more years this time, wearing a Michael Kors magenta silk chine pin-tucked dress. As Mrs Obama joined President Barack Obama, she sported a...
  • Watch: 5 old challenges that Barack Obama faces as US President November 8, 2012

    As US President Barack Obama returns to Washington, he has little time to savour his re-election to the White House. The fiscal cliff is among some of the biggest challenges ahead for the re-elected President. Here is a look at the five old challenges that Obama faces as the US...
  • Indian markets follow Wall St fall after US elections November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian markets tumbled on on Thursday as Wall Street worried about the fiscal crisis and the European economy's further deterioration, underpinning the safe-haven dollar and yen as well as US Treasuries on safety bids. US Congress must avert the fiscal cliff of nearly $600 billion worth of spending...
  • US: Nate Silver gets 49 states results right, Florida awaited November 8, 2012

    New York: So much for gut feeling. After correctly predicting the results in 49 of the 50 states that have been called in the US election (Florida remains too close to call), Nate Silver, the statistician behind the popular FiveThirtyEight blog, woke on Wednesday to find himself the poster child...
  • US: Indian American physicist Ami Bera leads November 8, 2012

    Washington: The electoral fate of Indian American physician Dr Ami Bera, who has a slender lead of 184 votes over his Republican rival in the Congressional election from California, now depends on counting of tens and thousands of provisional and absentee ballots, which might take days or even weeks. Republican...
  • US: Election of Tulsi a milestone for Hindu Americans November 8, 2012

    Washington: Terming the election of Tulsi Gabbard to House of Representatives as a "milestone" for the community in the US, the Hindu Americans have said that the victory of this Democrat from Hawaii is a testament to the greatest ideals of American pluralism. "Gabbard is an incredibly inspiring leader whose...
  • US: Obama heads back to a divided government November 8, 2012

    Washington: One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged on Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending cuts and tax increases that threaten to plunge the economy back into recession. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev said "Of...
  • Protest at US university against Obama's re-election November 8, 2012

    Jackson: A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into a crowd of about 400 students which shouted racial slurs as rumours of a riot spread on social media. Two arrests were reported. University officials say there were no injuries or property damage. A university...
  • Obama vs the Super PACs: How the incumbent prevailed November 8, 2012

    Washington: Millions of dollars were raised and spent, swing states reeled from endless political ads, and now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, the soul searching begins. What happened to the powerful Republican "Super PACs" and advocacy groups that staked all in a failed attempt to ensure the Democrat's...
  • India IT hopes for easing of Obama's anti-outsourcing stance November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: India's outsourcing chiefs crossed their fingers that Barack Obama would take a less hawkish stance on the industry during his second term, as they cheered his re-election as a possible boost to the US economy. Obama sharpened his rhetoric against industries that move jobs out of America during his...