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US early voting breaks records amid Facebook’s warnings of post-poll unrest

Trump and his Democratic challenger Biden will campaign in Wisconsin and Minnesota, both battleground states. Biden will also be in Iowa, which he is hoping to flip, while Trump will visit Michigan, which he won in 2016.
US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump leave after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally in Raymond James Stadium's parking lot October 29 in Tampa, Florida.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump leave after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally in Raymond James Stadium's parking lot October 29 in Tampa, Florida.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Joe Biden says hopes to win election by undeniable margin

There are 26 days until the election and 67 days until the Electoral College meets.
Joe Biden wants to win the presidential election by a margin that Trump supporters can’t deny, he said Thursday.(AP)
Joe Biden wants to win the presidential election by a margin that Trump supporters can’t deny, he said Thursday.(AP)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 06:11 AM IST
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Kamala Harris does ‘Bhangra’ in TikTok WAP challenge? Lilly Singh’s ‘proof’ will wake up the Punjabi in you

As WAP challenge trends on TikTok, Sketchy Times host Lilly Singh left fans in splits as she gave them a video ‘proof’ of US Senator Kamala Harris doing Bhangra dance | Watch
Lilly Singh shares proof of Kamala Harris’ Bhangra version of TikTok WAP challenge(Instagram/lilly)
Lilly Singh shares proof of Kamala Harris’ Bhangra version of TikTok WAP challenge(Instagram/lilly)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Trump slams Harris for doubting vaccine, says she’ll never be president

The Indian-origin senator had said she would not trust any vaccine announced by Trump without credible and reliable information.
A file photo of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris speaking at an event in San Francisco.(AP)
A file photo of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris speaking at an event in San Francisco.(AP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

‘Donald Trump a toxic presence in our nation for 4 years’: Joe Biden

Joe Biden attacked Trump’s central re-election thesis that the Democratic challenger supports the violent protests, benefits from it and will unleash more of it on the country if elected.
Joe Biden also sought to clarify his own stand on the protests, which Trump and his surrogates have sought to wrongly characterise as sympathetic to “thugs” and the “radical left”.(REUTERS)
Joe Biden also sought to clarify his own stand on the protests, which Trump and his surrogates have sought to wrongly characterise as sympathetic to “thugs” and the “radical left”.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

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

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.
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
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 06:41 AM IST
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On eve of expected acquittal, Donald Trump ignores Nancy Pelosi’s handshake gesture, assails Democrats

Seeing Pelosi, the U.S. House of Representatives speaker, for the first time since she stormed out of a White House meeting four months ago, he declined to shake her outstretched hand as he gave her a copy of his speech.
President Donald Trump turns away as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reaches out to shake his hand as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump turns away as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reaches out to shake his hand as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 09:02 AM IST
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Donald Trump has already defeated Dems in campaign funds

Bulk of the funds came from small donors— “low dollar” or contributions of less than 200 — in a reflection of the president’s “immense grassroots support,” the campaign said.
Fund-raising is an important yardstick for measuring the viability of a political campaign in the US.(REUTERS)
Fund-raising is an important yardstick for measuring the viability of a political campaign in the US.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 16, 2019 04:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashvant Raj

Ex-lawmaker says Biden inappropriately touched her in 2014

Joe Biden’s behavior is receiving renewed attention in the #MeToo era, when the movement against sexual assault has led to the downfall of dozens of politicians, entertainment figures and businessmen.
At a Democratic Party dinner in Delaware this month, Joe Biden acknowledged how his physical style has raised questions.(REUTERS)
At a Democratic Party dinner in Delaware this month, Joe Biden acknowledged how his physical style has raised questions.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 09:18 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

US Senate confirms Indian-American Neomi Rao for powerful federal judgeship

The Republicans enjoy majority in the 100-member US Senate. After being sworn in, she would be the second Indian-American on this court, which is considered only next to the US Supreme Court.
Rao was confirmed by 53-46 votes in the US Senate, which was basically on party lines.(REUTERS)
Rao was confirmed by 53-46 votes in the US Senate, which was basically on party lines.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 08:40 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

2 Indian-American women oppose nomination of Neomi Rao

Now considered as among the leading Democratic lawmakers, Jayapal was recently re-elected for her second consecutive term to the US House of Representatives.
Two leading Indian-American women have led the Democratic party’s move to oppose the nomination of fellow community legal luminary Neomi Rao for the prestigious.(Neomi Rao/ Twitter Photo)
Two leading Indian-American women have led the Democratic party’s move to oppose the nomination of fellow community legal luminary Neomi Rao for the prestigious.(Neomi Rao/ Twitter Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 10:39 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Sikhs in US offer funds, food to federal workers affected by US shutdown

The partial government shutdown continues as President Donald Trump demands $5.7 billion for a wall along the US-Mexico border and Democratic lawmakers decline to approve it. Roughly 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or are working without pay since then.
Sikhs feeding US federal workers at a Gurudwara in Texas.(Photo: Twitter/@HardeepSPuri)
Sikhs feeding US federal workers at a Gurudwara in Texas.(Photo: Twitter/@HardeepSPuri)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 06:13 PM IST
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US president grounds speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Afghan trip in shutdown tit-for-tat

As commander in chief Trump has the authority to cancel the trip, some people have argued.
U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference January 17, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(AFP)
U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference January 17, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 08:19 AM IST
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ByYashwant Raj

Talks go nowhere as partial government shutdown in United States enters 13th day

In one big shift, the new Congress convenes Thursday with Democrats taking majority control of the House, and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said they’d quickly pass legislation to re-open the government — without funds for Trump’s border wall.
Partial government shutdown persisted in United States.(REUTERS)
Partial government shutdown persisted in United States.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 08:02 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

‘I am all alone (poor me) in White House waiting…’: Donald Trump’s Christmas tweet

In a joint statement Monday, the Democratic leaders, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, said as long as Trump keeps listening to the Freedom Caucus and others on the right flank, there is no easy resolution to the impasse.
United States president Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues.(REUTERS)
United States president Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 09:44 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Donald Trump rows with US Supreme Court chief of courts bias claim

The row came one day after Trump criticized a federal judge who temporarily blocked the administration from its decision to deny the right to political asylum applications for people who enter the country illegally.
US President Donald Trump has said that “a vast number” of cases concerning his controversial priorities, had been overturned by the Supreme Court CJI.(HT File Photo)
US President Donald Trump has said that “a vast number” of cases concerning his controversial priorities, had been overturned by the Supreme Court CJI.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 22, 2018 08:05 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Legislation moved to prevent Trump admin from killing H-4 for H-1B spouses

Called the H-4 Employment Protection Act, the legislation has no chance of passing in the current Republican-dominated House of Representatives and, subsequently, the senate.
Two Democratic lawmakers introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives Friday to prevent the Trump administration from revoking an Obama-era measure allowing work authorization to spouses of H-1B visa holders, most of whom are from India, waiting for their Green Card.(AFP File Photo)
Two Democratic lawmakers introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives Friday to prevent the Trump administration from revoking an Obama-era measure allowing work authorization to spouses of H-1B visa holders, most of whom are from India, waiting for their Green Card.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 10:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByHT Correspondent

On her way out, Nikki Haley takes a last jab at Donald Trump

On a serious note, Nikki Haley delivered a sharp rebuke of Donald Trump’s divisive politics, saying opponents are not evil.
Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is introduced as she attends the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday in New York.(AP Photo)
Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is introduced as she attends the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday in New York.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 01:32 AM IST
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Washington, Hindustan Times | ByYashwant Raj
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