Even as Broadwell and Petraeus were redefining the meanings of terms like exclusive access and embedding, it appears these clandestine operations weren’t quite limited to them. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
About 12 months back, the re-election of Barack Obama appeared a lost cause simply because the president appeared lost in a policy vacuum, buffeted by high unemployment numbers and low approval, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya
In April last year, less than a month before general elections in Canada, the country’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper campaigned in the Toronto suburb of Brampton with an unusual figure: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar. The Prime Minister’s wife Laureen Harper also briefly danced with the actor.
Welcome to the brave new media world of elections, where hashtags are used to harangue opponents, the first election in the world where Twitter is a player. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Romney flashed his teeth to the audience, and took some large bites off the president’s aura. Obama, meanwhile, once again bolstered his conservation credentials by recycling promises that were used by him in 2008, Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Obama has been so busy countering the domestic threat posed by his Republican opponent Mitt Romney that he’s attended less than half of his daily intelligence briefings. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
A divided American electorate two months before the Presidential election: There’s one vision on the right, another on the left, and those in the middle looking for a balanced perspective are on the horns of a dilemma, Anirudh Bhattacharyya
The republican national convention heads to Tampa next week with a wary eye on Hurricane Isaac, but there’s an unnatural disaster in the eye of the storm. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Revolution’s in the air, 9 mm in my hand. No, those aren’t quite John Lennon’s peace-in lyrics. They belong to Wade Michael Page, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Even as the London Olympics commence, we have already been informed that the United States will emerge with the maximum gold medals from the competition. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
The United Nations (UN) headquarters is the only office building in New York City where it’s legal to smoke, since it’s not considered American territory. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Television viewers in India are fortunate in that they are spared scary attack ads every election cycle. That does have a drawback though - it leaves unemployed thousands of voiceover artists with scary baritones, the sort of person that can make a grocery list sound like a Lashkar-e-Taiba threat.
As US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent time this week schmoozing with Indian external affairs minister SM Krishna at the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington, the Obama administration was engaged in a strategic dialogue with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The gist of that conversation could well have been: "Shut up, please."
Since his team was ousted from the NBA post-season, Metta World Peace, the hoopster formerly known as Ron Artest, probably used the leisure afforded to him to sleep in. On Monday, he tweeted, “Happy labour day… Enjoy it.”