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‘Tax the rich’: Democrats try to popularise the idea, but plan may fall short

Experts argue that while some rich people in the United States may see their taxes go up, the very wealthiest will experience less impact than advertised because the bill fails to levy taxes on the increase in value of assets such as real estate and stocks.
In this file photo taken on September 13, 2021, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Aurora James attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Artin New York City. - A proposal making its way through Congress and even adorning the dress of one of its most prominent lawmakers, "tax the rich" has become a rallying cry for Democrats as they seek to remake the United States' social safety net. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on September 13, 2021, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Aurora James attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Artin New York City. - A proposal making its way through Congress and even adorning the dress of one of its most prominent lawmakers, "tax the rich" has become a rallying cry for Democrats as they seek to remake the United States' social safety net. (AFP)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 07:48 AM IST
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US: Democrats find fresh support for Biden's politics in small-city America

Biden carried roughly 60 counties President Donald Trump won in 2016, many were places anchored by a mid-sized or small city that is trending Democratic.
In this March 8, 2021, photo, Jaci Jageson talks with her husband Larry Lageson on the porch of their home in Mankato, Minn. The retired couple's precinct is one of several in the small, Midwestern city where heavy support for Joe Biden last year helped the Democrat carry Blue Earth County, where Republican Donald Trump won in 2016. (AP Photo/Tom Beaumont)
In this March 8, 2021, photo, Jaci Jageson talks with her husband Larry Lageson on the porch of their home in Mankato, Minn. The retired couple's precinct is one of several in the small, Midwestern city where heavy support for Joe Biden last year helped the Democrat carry Blue Earth County, where Republican Donald Trump won in 2016. (AP Photo/Tom Beaumont)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 11:20 AM IST
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Silicon Valley is in for a rough ride

The days of regulators prioritising innovation over compliance may be over. The traditionally warm relationship between the Democratic Party and Big Tech is becoming contentious
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US, October 23, 2019(REUTERS)
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US, October 23, 2019(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 04, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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All party meet for DDC polls: Parties accuse EC of kowtowing to BJP

Dissatisfied over arrangements and alleging favouritism, the Panthers Party staged a walk out
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Updated on Nov 12, 2020 01:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu

Democrats clinch thin majority in House but lead likely to shrink more

The Democratic party has now nailed down at least 218 seats, according to The Associated Press, and could win a few others when more votes are counted.
The Democrats will control the chamber for four consecutive years for only the second time since 1995.(Reuters)
The Democrats will control the chamber for four consecutive years for only the second time since 1995.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 01:25 PM IST
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Jxto hold mega-tractor rally against new land, farm laws on November 9

Venue of the proposed rally has been fixed between Miran Sahib and RS Pura
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Updated on Nov 05, 2020 12:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu

Kamala Harris urges voters to vote in large numbers; bring change at White House

The Democratic Party under the leadership of Joe Biden, she asserted, is a plan to fight coronavirus, and is committed to not raising taxes ever on anyone making less than USD 400,000 a year, and is also committed in investing in working people in America.
Kamala Harris said the country is undergoing a major health crisis, with the death of more than 220,000 Americans due to coronavirus pandemic and blamed President Donald Trump for the situation.(AP)
Kamala Harris said the country is undergoing a major health crisis, with the death of more than 220,000 Americans due to coronavirus pandemic and blamed President Donald Trump for the situation.(AP)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 06:10 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Indian-Americans are with Democrats | Analysis

An overwhelming segment of the Indian diaspora supports Biden. Delhi should take note
Many in India seem convinced that an inexorable migration of Indian-Americans toward the Republican Party is taking place. The reality is starkly different(AP)
Many in India seem convinced that an inexorable migration of Indian-Americans toward the Republican Party is taking place. The reality is starkly different(AP)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 10:50 AM IST
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By Sumitra Badrinathan, Devesh Kapur and Milan Vaishnav

Will be a president who will stand with allies and friends: Joe Biden

Joe Biden, 77, officially accepted the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party on the last day of the four-day virtual Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.
As a US senator for several decades and the vice president for eight years under former president Barack Obama, Biden played a key role in shaping the foreign policy of the United States.(AP)
As a US senator for several decades and the vice president for eight years under former president Barack Obama, Biden played a key role in shaping the foreign policy of the United States.(AP)
Published on Aug 21, 2020 12:33 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Joe Biden accepts Democratic nomination, vows to end ‘season of darkness’

Joe Biden had waited 32 years for this moment, having first run for the party nomination in 1987.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden hugs his wife Jill Biden after his speech during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.(AP Photo)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden hugs his wife Jill Biden after his speech during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 10:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Joe Biden says would implement Covid-19 plan on ‘Day 1’ if elected

“If I’m your president, on Day 1 we’ll implement the national strategy I’ve been laying out since March,” he said, adding that President Donald Trump’s failure to protect more Americans from the deadly virus was “unforgivable.”
Joe Biden said Thursday while accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president that he would implement a national plan to battle the coronavirus pandemic(AP)
Joe Biden said Thursday while accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president that he would implement a national plan to battle the coronavirus pandemic(AP)
Published on Aug 21, 2020 09:01 AM IST
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Wilmington | By Agence France-Presse

Joe Biden accepts Democratic Party nomination for US president

The former vice president’s address capped the final night of the Democratic National Convention, made virtual because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Joe Biden’s speech -- the most important of his nearly half-century in politics -- set the tone for a bruising general election battle against Trump.(REUTERS)
Joe Biden’s speech -- the most important of his nearly half-century in politics -- set the tone for a bruising general election battle against Trump.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 08:54 AM IST
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Indian-Americans describe Kamala Harris’ nomination as quantum leap forward for the community

Eminent Indian-American and Democratic fundraiser Frank Islam said that Kamala Harris is not only a great choice from an electoral standpoint but also a morally sound choice.
Several prominent Indian-Americans have applauded Kamala Harris formally becoming the Democratic Party nominee to be the US vice-president(REUTERS)
Several prominent Indian-Americans have applauded Kamala Harris formally becoming the Democratic Party nominee to be the US vice-president(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 20, 2020 01:09 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

Biden, Harris offer condolence to President Trump after his brother’s death

Robert Trump, 71, died Saturday at a New York hospital, Donald Trump announced in a statement.
Biden and Harris will challenge Trump and Mike Pence from the Republican Party in the November 3 US presidenial election.(AP Photo)
Biden and Harris will challenge Trump and Mike Pence from the Republican Party in the November 3 US presidenial election.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 06:33 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Left believes in ‘tearing down the system’, says US attorney general Barr

William Barr also told a Fox News TV host he was worried that an increase in mail-in voting could lead to a contested presidential election in November, sounding in on an issue often raised by US President Donald Trump.
US Attorney General William Barr .(Reuters)
US Attorney General William Barr .(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 09:26 AM IST
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Indian-American lawyer Seema Nanda to step down as CEO of Democratic party

Seema Nanda, whose parents are dentists, grew up in Connecticut. She went to the Brown University and Boston College Law School.
Seema Nanda became the first Indian-American to be(File Photo / Twitter)
Seema Nanda became the first Indian-American to be(File Photo / Twitter)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 02:57 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

Joe Biden sweeps 3 states in Tuesday primaries, gets closer to securing Democratic nomination

With Joe Biden sweeping three states on Tuesday primaries, Senator Bernie Sanders’s path to the securing Democratic Party nomination is nearly closed now and is expected to come under increasing pressure to end his campaign.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 11th Democratic candidates debate of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, held in CNN's Washington studios, March 15, 2020.(REUTERS)
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 11th Democratic candidates debate of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, held in CNN's Washington studios, March 15, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 18, 2020 10:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

What a small caucus says about the divide in the US

The Samosa Caucus, as the five Indian American members of United States Congress are sometimes called, is unevenly divided on the two leading contenders for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
India should not pick sides now in the primaries or in the elections further down the road. But forced to choose, it will, and should, go for now with Joe Biden, who supported the game-changing nuclear deal, set indulgently lofty targets for India-US trade ties and, more importantly for the Narendra Modi government, desisted from inserting himself into the Kashmir and Citizenship (Amendment) Act controversies(REUTERS)
India should not pick sides now in the primaries or in the elections further down the road. But forced to choose, it will, and should, go for now with Joe Biden, who supported the game-changing nuclear deal, set indulgently lofty targets for India-US trade ties and, more importantly for the Narendra Modi government, desisted from inserting himself into the Kashmir and Citizenship (Amendment) Act controversies(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 13, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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The Democrats veer towards the centre

For a winning platform, Biden would do well to study the Democratic left
Biden and Sanders represent two different strands within the party. One is a pragmatic centrist, closely associated with Washington; the other is an avowed socialist, calling for the dismembering of the United States political and corporate establishment(AFP)
Biden and Sanders represent two different strands within the party. One is a pragmatic centrist, closely associated with Washington; the other is an avowed socialist, calling for the dismembering of the United States political and corporate establishment(AFP)
Published on Mar 12, 2020 08:07 PM IST
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A new experiment in Kashmir | HT Editorial

The Apni Party must be the voice of Kashmiris, rather than of the Indian State
Former PDP leader, Syed Altaf Bukhari, has set up the J&K Apni Party, with the stated goal of bringing relief to the residents of the UT, and building confidence with Delhi(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Former PDP leader, Syed Altaf Bukhari, has set up the J&K Apni Party, with the stated goal of bringing relief to the residents of the UT, and building confidence with Delhi(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 06:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

US lawmaker Ami Bera expresses concern over CAA, Kashmir

Bera described the protests against the CAA as “democracy in action”. The tools of democracy in India “remain vibrant” and the country has an independent judiciary “which seems to be ruling on the constitutionality of some of these issues”, he said.
Influential Indian-American lawmaker Ami Bera said it is important for India to retain its standing as a secular democracy that sets it apart from other countries in the region.(Ami Bera/Twitter)
Influential Indian-American lawmaker Ami Bera said it is important for India to retain its standing as a secular democracy that sets it apart from other countries in the region.(Ami Bera/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

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

The Left is behind Sanders, while Buttigieg is the centrist favourite
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)
Published on Feb 12, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

The interplay between impeachment and polls

Both Republicans and Democrats are likely to retain their respective base
The impeachment process had no material impact on either Mr Trump’s popularity, which continues to hover at about 42%, or the Democratic Party’s own support(REUTERS)
The impeachment process had no material impact on either Mr Trump’s popularity, which continues to hover at about 42%, or the Democratic Party’s own support(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 06, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Indian-American entrepreneur Aparna Madireddi announces bid for California town mayor

TheIndian-American entrepreneur had made an unsuccessful bid for a seat on the San Ramon city council, the India West newspaper said in a report on Thursday.
Aparna Madireddi is a businesswoman who founded Arvasoft, Inc. with her husband Venki in 1998. She is also active with the local Democratic Party.(Photo Courtesy: Aparna Madireddi / Facebook)
Aparna Madireddi is a businesswoman who founded Arvasoft, Inc. with her husband Venki in 1998. She is also active with the local Democratic Party.(Photo Courtesy: Aparna Madireddi / Facebook)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 12:33 PM IST
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Los Angeles | By Indo Asian News Service

Michael Bloomberg takes next step towards White House run, files paperwork

All candidates must register with the commission if they want to raise or spend campaign funds of more than $5,000, but registration itself does not confirm that a candidate is running.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has prepared the groundwork for a possible bid for the Democratic nomination in recent weeks, including registering as a candidate in the states of Alabama, Arkansas and Texas.(Reuters File Photo)
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has prepared the groundwork for a possible bid for the Democratic nomination in recent weeks, including registering as a candidate in the states of Alabama, Arkansas and Texas.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

White House denounces ‘smear campaign’ against Donald Trump

The White House rejected damning testimony Tuesday from a US diplomat in Donald Trump’s impeachment probe as part of a “smear campaign” from the far left of the Democratic Party.
President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House.(Photo: AP)
President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House.(Photo: AP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 06:10 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

‘Namaste... and sorry’: Tulsi Gabbard’s message to PM Modi ahead of Houston event

While warmly welcoming the prime minister, Gabbard apologised for not being able to attend the event due to prior commitments related to her presidential campaigns in Iowa.
Gabbard, a member of the Democratic Party of the United States(Bloomberg file photo)
Gabbard, a member of the Democratic Party of the United States(Bloomberg file photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 10:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New York | By HT Correspondent

Kathua rape case verdict: A commendable job by police, judiciary

he Kathua case should be a template for these cases: solid investigation and the delivery of justice within a specific time-frame are critical; it is equally important for political parties to desist from politicising such cases.
People demand justice for the eight-year-old Kathua rape case victim, Srinagar, April 14, 2018(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
People demand justice for the eight-year-old Kathua rape case victim, Srinagar, April 14, 2018(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 08:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

NC, BJP grab 3 seats each; People’s Democratic Party faces rout

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which had won all three Kashmir seats in 2014, drew a blank with party chief Mehbooba Mufti losing from Anantnag.
BJP workers burst crackers and dance while celebrating the party's win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Srinagar on Thursday.(ANI PHOTO)
BJP workers burst crackers and dance while celebrating the party's win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Srinagar on Thursday.(ANI PHOTO)
Updated on May 23, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Baramulla constituency in Jammu and Kashmir set for a multi-cornered contest

Jammu and Kashmir will go to polls in five phases from April 11 to May 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 07:25 AM IST
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