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US President Donald Trump gives a pen to US Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who has announced her support for impeachment, at the White House in Washington, DC.(File / AFP)

Trump impeachment 2.0: List of Republicans who will join Democrats in House vote

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Liz Cheney, the third-highest-ranking Republican leader in the House, said that the US president summoned and assembled the mob and “lit the flame" of the attack on the Capitol.
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Flags at the US Capitol fly at half-mast to honour US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 8.(AFP)
Flags at the US Capitol fly at half-mast to honour US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 8.(AFP)

Murder probe opens after US police officer dies in Capitol mob attack

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Sicknick was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher on Wednesday while struggling with the rioters who swarmed through the halls of Congress.
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally on Januar 6.(AP file)
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally on Januar 6.(AP file)

Faced with removal and prosecution, Trump owns up defeat, slams Capitol raiders

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:29 AM IST
Five people died in the hours-long assault on the seat of US democracy that had forced Vice-President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the certification process, his family, who were also there, and lawmakers to take shelter wherever they could behind furniture and under desks.
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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

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
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.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi waves a gavel during the first session of the 117th Congress in the House Chamber at the US Capitol on January 3.(AFP)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi waves a gavel during the first session of the 117th Congress in the House Chamber at the US Capitol on January 3.(AFP)

Pelosi narrowly re-elected speaker, faces difficult two years

By HT Correspondent , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:42 AM IST
It was a narrow victory in a House that Democrats re-took with a vastly reduced majority.
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Luke Letlow speaks after qualifying for the Louisiana 5th Congressional District race in Monroe, Louisiana, on July 22.(Reuters file)
Luke Letlow speaks after qualifying for the Louisiana 5th Congressional District race in Monroe, Louisiana, on July 22.(Reuters file)

Covid claims life of US lawmaker days before he was to take office

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Luke Letlow, is the first American lawmaker to die in the pandemic that is witnessing a new surge amid concerns, as conveyed by President-elect Joe Biden, about the availability of vaccines.
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U.S. President Donald Trump at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.(REUTERS/FILE)
U.S. President Donald Trump at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.(REUTERS/FILE)

Donald Trump ends days of drama, signs pandemic relief bill into law

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 08:35 PM IST
The US president reversed his stance as inexplicably as he had announced his objections to the bill’s terms earlier last week
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US President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, departs from the White House for holiday travel to his home in Florida, in Washington, on December 23.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, departs from the White House for holiday travel to his home in Florida, in Washington, on December 23.(Reuters)

14 million Americans are without jobless benefits as Trump refuses to budge on bill

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Congressional leaders have signalled they will try one more time Monday to put together a package for the president to sign.
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US President Donald Trump arrives for the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC on December 8.(AFP file)
US President Donald Trump arrives for the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC on December 8.(AFP file)

US top court rejects outright GOP suit to overturn poll outcome in 4 states

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:52 AM IST
The case was not even allowed to be filed, let alone be admitted and argued. It was rejected outright by the US Supreme Court.
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Joe Biden points a finger at an election rally after news media announced that he has won the 2020 US presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7.(Reuters file)
Joe Biden points a finger at an election rally after news media announced that he has won the 2020 US presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7.(Reuters file)

Biden names Asian-American Tai as top trade negotiator

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan TImes, Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The Taiwanese-American, who will be the first Asian-origin person to head the federal agency, currently serves as the chief lawyer on trade for the powerful Ways and Means Committee of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
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The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)
The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)

US Senate passes bill to raise country cap on Green Cards, Indians may benefit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:25 PM IST
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act was passed on Wednesday by unanimous consent. The House of Representatives had passed its own version of the legislation in 2019.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nancy Pelosi likely to be nominated for 2 more years as Speaker

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:26 PM IST
However, if elected, Pelosi, the first female speaker of the US House of Representatives, will lead a smaller Democratic majority over the Republicans, with the two sides divided along ideological lines.
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In the eyes of his electoral base, Trump delivered on his promises, such as on stemming immigration, cutting taxes, and nominating conservative Supreme Court justices.(Bloomberg)
In the eyes of his electoral base, Trump delivered on his promises, such as on stemming immigration, cutting taxes, and nominating conservative Supreme Court justices.(Bloomberg)

Trump may go, but Trumpism is here to stay, writes Dhruva Jaishankar

By Dhruva Jaishankar
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 10:13 PM IST
A wariness of international trading agreements, overseas military commitments, and immigration regimes will persist in US positions
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill in a Wednesday, July 29, 2020,file photo, in Washington (File Photo: AP/PTI)
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill in a Wednesday, July 29, 2020,file photo, in Washington (File Photo: AP/PTI)

US Election 2020: Pramila Jayapal wins Congressional seat for third consecutive term

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 01:01 PM IST
The Chennai-born Jayapal emerged victorious over Republican Craig Keller by a massive 70 percentage points in the Seventh Congressional District of Washington State.
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Voters stand at voting booths during early voting at the Oklahoma Election Board in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US.(REUTERS)
Voters stand at voting booths during early voting at the Oklahoma Election Board in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US.(REUTERS)

US elections: Swing states, Samosa Caucus, electoral college and other things you should know

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Here are the main things you should know about the US elections, which are closing on November 3, from the key issues and the process to all its quirks
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger)

US speaker Pelosi ‘optimistic’ on Covid-19 relief before November 3 elections, says spokesman

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:24 AM IST
Several Senators from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party have resisted legislation of a scope that Nancy Pelosi and and Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin have discussed, totaling around $2 trillion.
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Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 2.13-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.16-to-1 ratio favored advancers.(AP)
Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 2.13-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.16-to-1 ratio favored advancers.(AP)

Wall Street shares close higher on stimulus hopes

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New York
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 02:59 AM IST
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 113.37 points, or 0.4%, to 28,308.79, the S&P 500 ended 16.2 points higher, or 0.47%, to 3,443.12 and the Nasdaq Composite closed 37.51 points higher, or 0.33%, to 11,516.49.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden(left) has been consistently ahead of US President Donald Trump in opinion polls.(AFP)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden(left) has been consistently ahead of US President Donald Trump in opinion polls.(AFP)

Biden leads Trump in polls; respondents say prez could’ve avoided infection

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Most Americans believe President Donald Trump could have avoided Covid-19 infection if he had handled the pandemic better, and there is no indication yet of an outpouring of support for him, according to a new poll by Reuters/Ipsos released on Sunday.
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Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington (Picture: twitter.com/IndianEmbassyUS
Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington (Picture: twitter.com/IndianEmbassyUS

US House pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151 birth anniversary

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 08:45 AM IST
“Gandhi taught us that the best fight for justice was a fight wage with principles of non-violence,” Congressman Rohit Khanna’s message said.
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File photo of US President Donald Trump with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci as Fauci answers a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 17, 2020.(Reuters File)
File photo of US President Donald Trump with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci as Fauci answers a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 17, 2020.(Reuters File)

White House blocks Anthony Fauci from testifying to Congress on coronavirus response

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Anthony Fauci’s testimony was being sought for a May 6 hearing by a House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees health programs, said spokesman Evan Hollander.
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US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Lenin Moreno, Ecuador's president, not pictured, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Lenin Moreno, Ecuador's president, not pictured, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

Donald Trump to stop officials from listening in calls with foreign leaders

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Democrat-led House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against Trump last September based on concerns raised by a whistleblower who had reported being concerned about what the person had heard about the president’s call with Ukrainian president.
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An Indian-American woman, who raised her voice against alleged discrimination in admission of Asians in IV League schools, has announced that she will run for US House of Representative(Manga Anantatmula/Twitter)
An Indian-American woman, who raised her voice against alleged discrimination in admission of Asians in IV League schools, has announced that she will run for US House of Representative(Manga Anantatmula/Twitter)

Indian-American woman to run for US Congress from Virginia

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Asian Americans, including Indian-Americans normally support Democratic party candidates, but she hopes to turn the tide in the November Congressional elections by defeating six-term incumbent Congressman Gerry Connolly.
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US officials have cited presidential privilege in withholding details of 24 emails related to President Donald Trump’s hold on military assistance to Ukraine(Bloomberg)
US officials have cited presidential privilege in withholding details of 24 emails related to President Donald Trump’s hold on military assistance to Ukraine(Bloomberg)

Block placed on email details about Donald Trump hold on Ukraine aid: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 09:45 AM IST
Trump was impeached by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives for abuse of power related to his withholding of $391 million in congressionally-approved security aid to Ukraine.
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US President Donald Trump is only the fourth of 45 American presidents to face the possibility of being ousted by impeachment.(Reuters Image)
US President Donald Trump is only the fourth of 45 American presidents to face the possibility of being ousted by impeachment.(Reuters Image)

Trump lawyers call for immediate acquittal in legal, political defense

By Reuters | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2020 12:29 PM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a 116-page Trial Memorandum, which offers a legal and political case against his removal.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said the entire impeachment process is a witchhunt.(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump said the entire impeachment process is a witchhunt.(REUTERS)

Congressional watchdog says Trump administration violated law over Ukraine aid

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 03:05 AM IST
Trump denies wrongdoing and has called the impeachment process a sham.
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation authorizing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to be transmitted to the Senate(REUTERS)
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation authorizing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to be transmitted to the Senate(REUTERS)

US House sends Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

By Agence-France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The momentous trial, expected to begin Tuesday in the Republican-controlled Senate and last several weeks, will be only the third ever of an American president, and will decide whether Trump is forced from office.
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Bolton’s offer may not find any takers in the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, who are standing with the president.(AP PHOTO.)
Bolton’s offer may not find any takers in the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, who are standing with the president.(AP PHOTO.)

Former NSA Bolton ready to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 11:53 PM IST
As NSA, Bolton was privy to the president’s efforts to force Ukraine to investigate his political rivals by withholding military aid and a White House meeting.
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Jayapal has been a strong ally of India, Indians and Indian Americans, and demonstrably(AP)
Jayapal has been a strong ally of India, Indians and Indian Americans, and demonstrably(AP)

Opinion| Jayapal is an opportunity for India, not a challenge

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Jayapal has been a strong ally of India, Indians and Indian Americans, and demonstrably. She never fails to invoke her heritage, and proudly calls herself the first Indian-American woman ever elected to US congress
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was scheduled to meet the Congressional leaders on Wednesday afternoon after the completion of the 2+2 meeting that he and defence minister Rajnath Singh had with their American counterparts, Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper.(AP PHOTO.)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was scheduled to meet the Congressional leaders on Wednesday afternoon after the completion of the 2+2 meeting that he and defence minister Rajnath Singh had with their American counterparts, Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper.(AP PHOTO.)

India blames US Congressional panel for cancelled meeting with Jaishankar

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 08:39 AM IST
Jayapal, who was born in Chennai, has been extremely and publicly critical of the restrictions in Kashmir since the August 5 abrogation of Article 370 and rights of religious minorities in India generally.
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US President Donald Trump is confident of sailing through the Senate trial, which will decide the fate of his presidency after his impeachment by the House of Representatives.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
US President Donald Trump is confident of sailing through the Senate trial, which will decide the fate of his presidency after his impeachment by the House of Representatives.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Why Donald Trump is looking forward to the Senate trial

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Speaker Pelosi has to formally send over the articles of impeachment that were approved by the House in a late evening vote on Wednesday to the Senate for its Republican leadership to set up the trial to either remove Trump from office or acquit him and let him continue.
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