Us Elections

  • Dog files to run for mayor of US city 20-02-2014 04:59 PM

    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...
  • 50 years later, thousands converge to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'dream' speech 26-08-2013 09:22 AM

    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...
  • Ami Bera: 3rd Indian-American to make it to US Congress 16-11-2012 04:03 PM

    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 16-11-2012 08:14 AM

    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 14-11-2012 10:42 PM

    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...
  • US: Woman runs over husband for not voting 14-11-2012 08:52 PM

    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...
  • US: Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally 10-11-2012 11:27 PM

    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...
  • Obama insists on tax hike for rich as part of fiscal deal 10-11-2012 06:52 AM

    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...
  • You've been a wonderful partner: Obama to Manmohan Singh 09-11-2012 10:39 AM

    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...
  • US: Obama wipes away tears while speaking to staff 09-11-2012 08:01 AM

    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 09-11-2012 05:40 AM

    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...
  • Change coming to Obama's team, just not right away 09-11-2012 05:10 AM

    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...
  • Obama calls dozen world leaders, including Manmohan 09-11-2012 04:13 AM

    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...
  • How Barack Obama outmaneuvered Mitt Romney 09-11-2012 03:30 AM

    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 09-11-2012 12:20 AM

    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...
  • US lawmaker who advocated visa for Modi lost in polls 08-11-2012 10:58 PM

    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 08-11-2012 12:46 PM

    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...
  • Michelle Obama picks Kors dress for election night 08-11-2012 11:08 AM

    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...
  • Indian markets follow Wall St fall after US elections 08-11-2012 10:00 AM

    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 08-11-2012 08:54 AM

    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 08-11-2012 08:29 AM

    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 08-11-2012 07:56 AM

    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 08-11-2012 07:09 AM

    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 08-11-2012 07:02 AM

    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....
  • Obama vs the Super PACs: How the incumbent prevailed 08-11-2012 06:44 AM

    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 08-11-2012 05:30 AM

    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...
  • US: Gay-marriage backers end losing streak 08-11-2012 05:04 AM

    New York: For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by gay marriage supporters " a historic tipping point likely to influence other states...
  • How Obama victory could affect areas of US economy 08-11-2012 03:40 AM

    Washington: Upper-income Americans may face a tax increase. Auto fuel economy standards might be raised. Stocks of construction and engineering companies could benefit. America's decision to re-elect President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney will affect all that and other elements of the U.S. economy and financial system - from the...
  • Obama victory an opportunity for Syria: Britain 08-11-2012 03:07 AM

    Beirut: Britain called on the US and other allies Wednesday to do more to shape the Syrian opposition into a coherent force, saying the re-election of President Barack Obama is an opportunity for the world to take stronger action to end the deadlocked civil war. Also on Wednesday, Turkey said...