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“Black Americans have endured generations of systemic racism and discrimination for too long, and this has been painfully evident in their treatment by law enforcement,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash, who chairs the moderate New Democrat Coalition.(AP)

House OKs George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid 'defund' clash

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:50 AM IST
Approved 220-212 late Wednesday, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is named for the man whose killing by police in Minnesota last Memorial Day sparked demonstrations nationwide.
The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who framed legalization as a necessary step to end the disparate treatment of people of colour under current marijuana laws. (AP)
The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who framed legalization as a necessary step to end the disparate treatment of people of colour under current marijuana laws. (AP)

Virginia votes to legalize marijuana, end disparate treatment of people of color

AP | , Richmond
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:29 AM IST
With a compromise bill clearing the House and Senate, Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia.
House members walk through Statuary Hall to the Senate for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.(AP)
House members walk through Statuary Hall to the Senate for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.(AP)

Democrats attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:08 PM IST
The panel met Tuesday to craft its portion of a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package that tracks with Biden's plan for battling the pandemic and reviving a still staggering economy.
Vice President Mike Pence met with Trump Monday night and the two agreed to work together through the end of their term, according to an official.(Reuters)
Vice President Mike Pence met with Trump Monday night and the two agreed to work together through the end of their term, according to an official.(Reuters)

House set to give Mike Pence ultimatum before moving to impeach Donald Trump

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:27 PM IST
The resolution being pushed through the House by the majority Democrats on Tuesday calls on Pence to invoke the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.
Democrats introduced a resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution and remove Trump from the White House.(AP)
Democrats introduced a resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution and remove Trump from the White House.(AP)

Democrats in US Congress begin second push to impeach Donald Trump

Reuters | By Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:29 PM IST
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to take up the matter as early as Wednesday. Passage would make Trump, a Republican, the only president in US history to be impeached twice.
Nancy Pelosi stated in the letter that lawmakers have taken an oath of office to defend democracy(REUTERS)
Nancy Pelosi stated in the letter that lawmakers have taken an oath of office to defend democracy(REUTERS)

Nancy Pelosi urges Democrats to return to DC amid Trump's impeachment calls

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:27 PM IST
In a "Dear Colleague" letter sent to Democratic members on Saturday, Pelosi wrote: "We will be proceeding with meetings with Members and Constitutional experts and others. I continue to welcome your comments. I urge you to be prepared to return to Washington this week."
The articles, if passed by the House, could then be transmitted to the Senate for a trial, with senators acting as jurors who would ultimately vote on whether to acquit or convict Trump.(Reuters file photo)
The articles, if passed by the House, could then be transmitted to the Senate for a trial, with senators acting as jurors who would ultimately vote on whether to acquit or convict Trump.(Reuters file photo)

Top Republican says Trump committed 'impeachable offenses'

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 10:16 AM IST
Lawmakers plan to formally introduce the proposal on Monday in the House, where articles of impeachment must originate.
Campaign ads for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are seen on a wall near the John Lewis mural the day after the US Senate runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, US.(REUTERS)
Campaign ads for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are seen on a wall near the John Lewis mural the day after the US Senate runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, US.(REUTERS)

Explainer: How Democrats won Georgia’s two Senate runoffs

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:33 AM IST
The two victories will give Democrats control of the Senate for the next two years.
Democrat Raphael Warnock won the first of two critical runoff elections in Georgia that will decide control of the US Senate at the outset of Joe Biden's presidency.(AFP file)
Democrat Raphael Warnock won the first of two critical runoff elections in Georgia that will decide control of the US Senate at the outset of Joe Biden's presidency.(AFP file)

Democrats win one Georgia runoff election, poised to pick the second

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:14 PM IST
If Democrats secure victories in the two seats, they will wrest control of the Senate from Republicans and complete a trifecta, with the House of Representatives and the White House already in the bag, starting January 20.
Guests watch news coverage of the run-off election for Georgia’s two Senate seats, featuring incumbent Republican U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, at the GA GOP election night event in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Guests watch news coverage of the run-off election for Georgia’s two Senate seats, featuring incumbent Republican U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, at the GA GOP election night event in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Georgia Senate runoffs: Democrats take early leads

Atlanta | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:54 AM IST
Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of President-elect Joe Biden’s party are challenging incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler of President Donald Trump’s Republican party.
On Saturday, the GOP senators called on the US Congress in a joint statement, to appoint an Electoral Commission to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in disputed states.(AP)
On Saturday, the GOP senators called on the US Congress in a joint statement, to appoint an Electoral Commission to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in disputed states.(AP)

Senate Democrats slam Republicans for opposing Electoral College results

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:34 AM IST
A number of Democrats said that the group was undermining the electoral process by voting against the results, which confirmed the victory of President-elect Joe Biden over incumbent President Donald Trump.
US Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.(REUTERS)
US Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.(REUTERS)

Mitch McConnell rebuffs Trump, Democrats by blocking $2,000 aid checks

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:58 AM IST
McConnell objected to a motion by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to approve by unanimous consent a stimulus-checks bill that passed the House on Monday.
Roughly 75,000 people in Georgia have also registered to vote ahead of the runoff, with less than half of those self-identifying as white.(REUTERS)
Roughly 75,000 people in Georgia have also registered to vote ahead of the runoff, with less than half of those self-identifying as white.(REUTERS)

Democrats face a turnout test in Georgia’s Senate runoffs

Atlanta | By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 11:05 AM IST
For Democrats to win control of the Senate, Georgia’s Black communities, as well as the state’s smaller Hispanic and Asian communities, likely need to vote in the January 5 runoff election by history-making margins.
The path forward for their proposals — and for Covid-19 aid more generally — remains unclear, though Cornyn said the bipartisan plan has lots of “good stuff” for any year end agreement.(AP)
The path forward for their proposals — and for Covid-19 aid more generally — remains unclear, though Cornyn said the bipartisan plan has lots of “good stuff” for any year end agreement.(AP)

Democrats squeezed as Covid-19 relief bill talks continue

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Pelosi has insisted for months that state and local aid would be in any final bill, but as time is running out, Democrats appear unwilling to hold the rest of the package hostage over the demand.
Lilly Singh shows what’s common between Kamala Harris and The Lion King(Instagram@lilly/YouTube@TLKEmmet)
Lilly Singh shows what’s common between Kamala Harris and The Lion King(Instagram@lilly/YouTube@TLKEmmet)

Know what’s common between Kamala Harris and The Lion King? Lilly Singh reveals in this viral ‘victory song’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:29 AM IST
Even before the first woman Vice President of the US gave her victory speech, sensational Youtuber and talk show host Lilly Singh spilled the beans on what’s common between Kamala Harris and The Lion King and it is the best thing on the Internet today | Watch
Record number of women to serve in the next US Congress(Twitter/monaeltahawy)
Record number of women to serve in the next US Congress(Twitter/monaeltahawy)

Who won the world? America witnesses spike in women’s political participation with at least 131 to serve the US Congress

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 05:27 PM IST
‘Who won the world? Girls!’ This has been especially true in the latest US elections where recent figures show a jump in women’s political participation as at least 100 Democrats and 31 Republicans gear up to serve in the 117th Congress.
Although Democrats picked up seats in Colorado and Arizona, they fell short everywhere else.(Bloomberg Photo)
Although Democrats picked up seats in Colorado and Arizona, they fell short everywhere else.(Bloomberg Photo)

US Election 2020: GOP shreds Democrats’ Senate hopes by holding key states

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Democrats still have a narrow, long-shot path to avoiding disaster. If they don’t notch come-from-behind victories to claim GOP-held seats in North Carolina or Alaska, they’d have to flip both Georgia Senate seats in what would be an epic January runoff for control of the chamber.
A President Donald Trump supporter watches as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on a television at a Republican election night watch party.(AP photo)
A President Donald Trump supporter watches as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on a television at a Republican election night watch party.(AP photo)

Republicans on track to dash Democratic hopes of US Senate majority

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Democrats, who had been favored to win the Senate majority heading into Tuesday’s election, had a net gain of only one seat to show by Wednesday afternoon as their options for further increases dwindled, despite a huge Democratic money advantage going into the final weeks of the campaign.
Joe Biden, candidate for US President(File photo)
Joe Biden, candidate for US President(File photo)

Democrats’ hope of a Blue Wave didn’t pan out as they expected

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 06:14 AM IST
President Donald Trump was not hit by a “Blue Wave”, a potential groundswell of Democratic opposition that had been expected to help them win the White House and the US Senate, in addition to the House of Representatives already in their control.
By retaining House control, Democrats would mark only the second time in a quarter century that they’ve led the chamber for two consecutive two-year Congresses.(Bloomberg Photo)
By retaining House control, Democrats would mark only the second time in a quarter century that they’ve led the chamber for two consecutive two-year Congresses.(Bloomberg Photo)

Democrats head toward House control, but lose incumbents to GOP

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 02:54 PM IST
By 3 a.m. EST, Democrats’ only gains were two North Carolina seats vacated by GOP incumbents after a court-ordered re-mapping made the districts more Democratic. Though they seemed likely to retain House control, the results were developing into a disappointment for the party, which hoped to make modest gains of perhaps 15 seats.
Over a dozen incumbents of both parties from safe districts have been easily re-elected as polls are beginning to close in some eastern and Midwestern states(Bloomberg)
Over a dozen incumbents of both parties from safe districts have been easily re-elected as polls are beginning to close in some eastern and Midwestern states(Bloomberg)

US Election 2020: Democrat Deborah Ross wins open House seat in North Carolina

North Carolina | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 10:21 AM IST
Ross is the second Democrat to win an open House seat after a court order required North Carolina to redraw its congressional map ahead of the 2020 election. The seat is currently held by Republican Party’s George Holding.
Should Democrat Joe Biden defeat Trump and Democrats win the Senate majority, the party would fully control the White House and Congress for only the second time since 1995.(AP Photo)
Should Democrat Joe Biden defeat Trump and Democrats win the Senate majority, the party would fully control the White House and Congress for only the second time since 1995.(AP Photo)

Democrats push to extend control of House for two more years

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Republicans were hoping to oust some of the 29 Democrats in districts Trump won in 2016, mostly freshmen, in places like Iowa, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, rural New Mexico, upstate New York and Virginia.
Barrett is a former law clerk to the late right-wing beacon Justice Antonin Scalia(Reuters Photo)
Barrett is a former law clerk to the late right-wing beacon Justice Antonin Scalia(Reuters Photo)

Democrats to boycott Senate Judiciary vote on Judge Barrett’s nomination

Washington | By Asian News International| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 08:50 AM IST
According to a joint statement by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and the Democrats on the committee, the push to confirm Barrett was a “sham process” from the beginning
US Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett pauses while testifying on the third day of her US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on October 14, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett pauses while testifying on the third day of her US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on October 14, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

GOP pushes Amy Coney Barrett toward court as Democrats decry ‘sham’

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Republicans eager to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg countered that Trump is well within bounds to fill the vacancy, and they have the votes to do it.
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Voter Mobilization Event campaign stop at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio, US on October 12., 2020.(Reuters Photo)
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Voter Mobilization Event campaign stop at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio, US on October 12., 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Joe Biden and Democrats raised record $383 million in September for White House bid

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The haul outstripped the $365 million that Democrats raised in August, which was itself a monthly record for any US presidential campaign.
Democratic Senate candidates are mounting a push in Republican states that few would have thought possible just a few months ago(Bloomberg)
Democratic Senate candidates are mounting a push in Republican states that few would have thought possible just a few months ago(Bloomberg)

Senate Democrats’ fundraising success puts GOP on defensive

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The windfall speaks to the energy coursing through a restive Democratic base that hopes not only to oust President Donald Trump, but also to flip control of the Senate, where Republicans have a 53-47 majority.
Signs supporting US President Donald Trump stand in the front yard of a home in Bainbridge, Ohio, US on September 30, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Signs supporting US President Donald Trump stand in the front yard of a home in Bainbridge, Ohio, US on September 30, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Cellphones in hand, ‘Army for Trump’ readies poll watching operation

Philadelphia | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Poll watching by partisan observers is a normal feature in US elections that dates back to the 18th century and is subject to various state laws and local rules.
But Ginsburg’s death brought new impetus to the campaign, particularly after Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., both pledged to move forward with finding a new justice.(Reuters file photo)
But Ginsburg’s death brought new impetus to the campaign, particularly after Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., both pledged to move forward with finding a new justice.(Reuters file photo)

Ginsburg’s death draws big surge of donations to Democrats

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:48 PM IST
The 2020 campaign, which will decide control of the White House and the Senate, had already delivered record-shattering fundraising totals for the Democrats, a sign of the motivation within the party to rebuke President Donald Trump on Election Day.
Trump said on Friday that House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was only interested in bailing out states run by Democrats.(Reuters)
Trump said on Friday that House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was only interested in bailing out states run by Democrats.(Reuters)

‘Pelosi wants bailout money only for states run by Democrats,’ says Donald Trump

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:43 AM IST
“My impression is she wants to give no stimulus, all she wants is bailout for badly run Democrat states,” the President said when asked about talks between Pelosi and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows over another stimulus package.
US President Donald Trump sought to portray Biden as weak on China, immigration, foreign policy and a “Trojan horse” for the radical left wing of the Democratic party.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump sought to portray Biden as weak on China, immigration, foreign policy and a “Trojan horse” for the radical left wing of the Democratic party.(AFP)

Trump accepts nomination, calls Biden ‘destroyer of American greatness’

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Trump framed the November 3 elections as a choice between “two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas”
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