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Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday.(Reuters File Photo)

Joe Biden surge, Bernie Sanders slump, Elizabeth Warren exit and India

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Senator Warren, whose son-in-law is from India, expressed “concern” over Kashmir in October, backed Indian America congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in her spat with external affair minister S Jaishankar, and just this past week tweeted about religious freedom and freedom of expression in relation to recent protests in India.
Democratic US presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses supporters at his Super Tuesday night rally in Los Angeles, California, March 3, 2020.(REUTERS)
Democratic US presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses supporters at his Super Tuesday night rally in Los Angeles, California, March 3, 2020.(REUTERS)

Trump hails rival Joe Biden’s ‘incredible comeback’ after Super Tuesday polls

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Joe Biden is running as a moderate, in contrast to his leftist rival Bernie Sanders, but Trump insisted that some of the former vice president’s “handlers are further left than Bernie
Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Super Tuesday event in Los Angeles on March 3, 2020.(AFP)
Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Super Tuesday event in Los Angeles on March 3, 2020.(AFP)

Former US vice-president Biden rides ‘Joementum’ to win 8 of 14 Super Tuesday contests

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 07:30 PM IST
Senator Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner before the Super Tuesday contests picked up, or projected to, three states, including the biggest catch of the night California in terms of delegates, who will elect the nominee at the party’s presidential convention in Milwaukee in Wisconsin state.
Democratic US presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses supporters at his Super Tuesday night rally in Los Angeles, California, US(REUTERS)
Democratic US presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses supporters at his Super Tuesday night rally in Los Angeles, California, US(REUTERS)

After securing early wins, Joe Biden having ‘good night’, he sees getting ‘even better’

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Joe Biden built a lead as 14 states voted to pick the Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump, with seven projected wins against three for Sanders.
US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden(REUTERS)
US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden(REUTERS)

Joe Biden wins four early states in solid super Tuesday start

Bloomberg | By Joe Sobczyk and Justin Sink
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Television networks declared Biden the winner in the three southern states shortly after polls closed, an indication that his victories there were decisive and could net him a large portion of the total available delegates.
Pete Buttigieg’s withdrawal is being seen as part of a larger attempt to consolidate the Democratic party’s moderates to stop Senator Bernie Sanders(REUTERS)
Pete Buttigieg’s withdrawal is being seen as part of a larger attempt to consolidate the Democratic party’s moderates to stop Senator Bernie Sanders(REUTERS)

Pete Buttigieg Drops Out of the US Democratic presidential race

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Pete Buttigieg, the two-term mayor of Indiana’s South Bend city, became the second Democrat running for the party’s presidential nomination to drop out of the race after a blow-out performance from former Vice-President Joe Biden in the South Carolina on Saturday with an emphatic win that’s overhauling the race.
The South Carolina primary was the first major test of the candidates’ appeal among black voters
The South Carolina primary was the first major test of the candidates’ appeal among black voters

Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary, ends Bernie Sanders’ winning streak

Columbia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Biden hopes the South Carolina victory will be enough to establish him as the clear alternative to Sanders as the race moves into a new phase.
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders had criticized the restrictions imposed in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, and demanded they be lifted.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders had criticized the restrictions imposed in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, and demanded they be lifted.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Bernie Sanders slams Trump for not pressing India on anti-CAA protests

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 09:45 PM IST
The senator had earlier criticized the $3 billion defence deal announced by India and the United States during Trump’s visit, saying the two countries should instead work together to combat climate change.
Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.(REUTERS)
Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.(REUTERS)

‘Failure of leadership’: Bernie Sanders on Trump’s statement on Delhi clashes

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Sanders is the second Democratic presidential nominee after Senator Elizabeth Warren to speak against the violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act in New Delhi.
In Photo: United States Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.(REUTERS)
In Photo: United States Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.(REUTERS)

Democrat Bernie Sanders slams Donald Trump for ‘selling weapons’ to India

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 01:08 PM IST
Sanders, who has won the Nevada and New Hampshire primaries and tied in Iowa, made the comments after Trump, who is on a two-day visit to India, on Monday announced that the US will sign defence trade deals worth USD 3 billion with India.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has been surging in polls based on an estimated $400 million he has spent on ads, is waiting to make an impact. He has skipped all other nominating contests until then, as part of an unorthodox poll strategy, and focussed on the Super Tuesday states.(REUTERS)
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has been surging in polls based on an estimated $400 million he has spent on ads, is waiting to make an impact. He has skipped all other nominating contests until then, as part of an unorthodox poll strategy, and focussed on the Super Tuesday states.(REUTERS)

Sanders wins Nevada, consolidates position at top of Democratic White House race

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Next up is South Carolina, a state that is predominantly African American, and which has been nursed by Biden as his firewall.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with his wife Jane, attends a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)(AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with his wife Jane, attends a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)(AP)

Some Democrats worry after Bernie Sander’s big win in Nevada

Las Vegas | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 09:55 PM IST
The 78-year-old senator was leading the Democratic pack with 46 percent of the vote, followed far behind by former vice president Joe Biden at 19.6 percent and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, at 15.3 percent.
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders pumps his fist as he speaks to supporters about being declared the winner of the Nevada Democratic Caucus during a campaign rally in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar(Reuters photo)
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders pumps his fist as he speaks to supporters about being declared the winner of the Nevada Democratic Caucus during a campaign rally in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., February 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar(Reuters photo)

Bernie Sanders wins big in Nevada, stretching lead in Democratic race

Las Vegas | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 11:17 AM IST
His win is a substantial accomplishment in a state seen as an important bellwether because it is the first diverse electorate to weigh in on the 2020 presidential race.
Bernie Sanders led Nevada’s presidential caucuses based on early returns(AP)
Bernie Sanders led Nevada’s presidential caucuses based on early returns(AP)

Bernie Sanders takes the lead in Nevada Democratic caucuses

Las Vegas | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Sanders has emerged as the front-runner in the party’s national race, even as establishment-minded Democrats raise concerns about the self-described democratic socialist’s ability to defeat President Donald Trump this fall.
A late entry to the race, Bloomberg, 78, has risen in public opinion polls as he pours money from his estimated $60 billion personal fortune into a national campaign, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on television ads.(REUTERS)
A late entry to the race, Bloomberg, 78, has risen in public opinion polls as he pours money from his estimated $60 billion personal fortune into a national campaign, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on television ads.(REUTERS)

Democrat Michael Bloomberg makes it to the debate, rivals raring to rattle him

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 05:31 PM IST
The debate on Wednesday will be the ninth in the contest for who will challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.
Biden’s attack during an interview came as he fights to rescue his struggling presidential bid.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Biden’s attack during an interview came as he fights to rescue his struggling presidential bid.(Bloomberg File Photo)

‘I’d disown them’, says Joe Biden on Bernie Sanders’ aggressive supporters

Las Vegas | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 07:54 AM IST
Former Vice President Joe Biden seized on reports that Sanders’ supporters insulted and made online threats against leaders of an influential union that declined to endorse any of the eight candidates still in the Democratic race.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is accompanied by his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders and other relatives as he speaks at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, N.H., U.S., February 11, 2020.(REUTERS)
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is accompanied by his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders and other relatives as he speaks at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, N.H., U.S., February 11, 2020.(REUTERS)

Bernie Sanders wins North Hampshire Democratic primary

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:55 PM IST
After winning the NH primary, Sanders told his supporters that the ‘victory here is the beginning of end for Donald Trump’.
The results of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary have consolidated Bernie Sanders as the front-runner for the left-wing of the party(REUTERS)
The results of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary have consolidated Bernie Sanders as the front-runner for the left-wing of the party(REUTERS)

The Democratic quest to find a challenger to Trump | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2020 07:06 PM IST
The Left is behind Sanders, while Buttigieg is the centrist favourite
The White House has yet to confirm Trump’s expected visit this month, although preparations have begun in earnest. The US is seeking to conclude a modest bilateral deal with India that will bring an end to almost three years of trade hostilities(REUTERS)
The White House has yet to confirm Trump’s expected visit this month, although preparations have begun in earnest. The US is seeking to conclude a modest bilateral deal with India that will bring an end to almost three years of trade hostilities(REUTERS)

The political context of Donald Trump’s India visit

By Dhruva Jaishankar
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Ahead of polls, he will seek to leverage the trip for political ends. India should stay focused on the wider agenda
Pete Buttigieg in a speech on Tuesday made a rare, though implicit, reference to his sexuality(Pete Buttigieg/Twitter)
Pete Buttigieg in a speech on Tuesday made a rare, though implicit, reference to his sexuality(Pete Buttigieg/Twitter)

Woman wanted vote changed after learning this US presidential hopeful is gay

Des Moines (United States) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:03 AM IST
The exchange was caught on a video that quickly went viral online on Tuesday as Buttigieg took a shock lead in the caucuses, according to partial delayed results.
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.(Bloomberg)
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.(Bloomberg)

Democrats kick off nominating contest for 2020 presidential election

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:35 PM IST
Despite being a small and mostly white state, Iowa caucuses are critical to the race. Democrats who won the Iowa caucuses in recent decades went on to also win the party nomination — Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Gabbard resigned as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 after accusing the party leadership of favouring Clinton.(Reuters File Photo)
Gabbard resigned as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 after accusing the party leadership of favouring Clinton.(Reuters File Photo)

Tulsi Gabbard files $50 million defamation suit against Hillary Clinton

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu-American elected to Congress, has had long-standing differences with Clinton going back to the 2016 Democratic primaries when she backed Senator Bernie Sanders for the party’s nomination.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center in Ohio on January 9.(AP Photo)
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center in Ohio on January 9.(AP Photo)

Donald Trump takes Sanders’ side in tiff with Warren over prospect of female US president

Milwaukee | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Tensions between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders , two progressive US senators who are running for the Democratic nomination, have risen after a report that Sanders told Warren in 2018 that he did not believe a woman could beat Trump.
Senator Kamala Harris has bowed out of 2020 US presidential race, saying she doesn’t have the financial resources to fund her campaign.(Reuters File)
Senator Kamala Harris has bowed out of 2020 US presidential race, saying she doesn’t have the financial resources to fund her campaign.(Reuters File)

‘Not a billionaire’: Kamala Harris quits 2020 White House race due to cash-crunch

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 08:40 AM IST
Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American woman to run for the White House, told her supporters in an email she was suspending her campaign because of lack of funds. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life,” she wrote.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a retweet commented that his party has already done in Delhi all the work that’s being promised by American political parties to their people.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a retweet commented that his party has already done in Delhi all the work that’s being promised by American political parties to their people.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘Done that’: Arvind Kejriwal on Bernie Sanders’ promise of total healthcare

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 08:59 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal retweeted American presidential candidate Bernie Sanders saying all the work the Democratic party senator is guaranteeing his electorate has already been done in Delhi in five years under his party’s rule.
Dickinson review: Hailee Steinfeld shines in Apple TV+’s punk rock period comedy.(Apple)
Dickinson review: Hailee Steinfeld shines in Apple TV+’s punk rock period comedy.(Apple)

Dickinson review: Hailee Steinfeld’s punk rock period comedy is worth Apple TV subscription (if only for 7 days)

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 06:51 PM IST
Dickinson review: Perhaps the most on-brand show in Apple TV+’s slate of original content, the punk rock period comedy, starring Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld, is infused with millennial wisdom.
Senator Elizabeth Warren does an interview in the Spin Room after the fourth Democratic US 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio .(Photo: Reuters)
Senator Elizabeth Warren does an interview in the Spin Room after the fourth Democratic US 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio .(Photo: Reuters)

Elizabeth Warren pummeled in debate as new front-runner

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 08:39 PM IST
Warren got the front-runner treatment for the first time in these debates replacing Biden, who had been the key target in the previous rounds because of his lead in polls.
US Senator Mark Warner has expressed concern over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.(TWITTER.)
US Senator Mark Warner has expressed concern over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.(TWITTER.)

US Senator who heads India caucus calls for removing curbs on Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 06:23 AM IST
Warner’s remarks are important as he is the co-chair of the Senate India caucus and a staunch supporter of close US-India ties, who has moved many critical legislations promoting relations and petitioned the administration for crucial relief and help when needed.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attends the Islamic Society of North America's Convention in Houston, Texas, US.(Reuters)
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attends the Islamic Society of North America's Convention in Houston, Texas, US.(Reuters)

Bernie Sanders to take a break from campaigning to rest his voice

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 06:51 AM IST
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will return home following his appearance on Sunday at the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit” series.
Democratic presidential hopefuls Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (R) and Former Vice President Joe Biden (R) participate during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston.(AFP)
Democratic presidential hopefuls Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (R) and Former Vice President Joe Biden (R) participate during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston.(AFP)

Bernie Sanders accuses Joe Biden of distorting ‘Medicare for All’ plan

Carson City | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Campaigning in the early caucus state of Nevada, the 78-year-old Vermont senator said one of the things that “disturbed” him about Thursday’s debate was that he was hoping “to have a serious discussion about the health care crisis in America.”
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