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With Trump hinting afterward at a possible political future, even as other Republicans said it was time to move on, the stark divide facing the party was on full view.(AP)

Republican voters’ post-riot departure helps Trump loyalists cement grip

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:44 PM IST
  • The remaining Republicans are likely to be those most loyal to Trump -- which could help Trump-backed candidates get elected in primaries that often are decided by just a few votes.
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Former President Donald Trump(AP)
Former President Donald Trump(AP)

Trump eyeing return to spotlight with address to conservative meeting

Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 05:42 AM IST
Trump plans to speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 28, the last day of their meeting, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
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The goal of the political action committee is to say, “Let’s take a look at the last four years, how far we have come in a bad way,” Kinzinger said.(Reuters)
The goal of the political action committee is to say, “Let’s take a look at the last four years, how far we have come in a bad way,” Kinzinger said.(Reuters)

GOP's Adam Kinzinger starts PAC to resist party’s Trump embrace

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 12:38 AM IST
The “Country 1st” political action committee, unveiled in a six-minute video released Sunday, will challenge the current direction of a GOP that Kinzinger says has wrongly become a “Trump-first party” to the detriment of the nation.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)

Lawmakers face fire for role in riot

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:39 AM IST
Democrats have alleged that rioters were given advance tours of the US Capitol ahead of the attack by some Republicans. How else, they have argued, could the rioters know their way around, reaching office rooms deep inside the building.
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Sal Gonzalez places flowers at a memorial to honor slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2021. REUTERS/Allison Shelley(REUTERS)
Sal Gonzalez places flowers at a memorial to honor slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2021. REUTERS/Allison Shelley(REUTERS)

Republicans face growing corporate backlash after Capitol assault

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:12 AM IST
Some corporate donors, which typically spread their money widely around Capitol Hill, are re-assessing their strategy after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol last week in an effort to prevent Congress from formalizing Biden's victory.
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Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the halls of the Capitol in Washington.(AP)
Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the halls of the Capitol in Washington.(AP)

White House officials, advisers believe Capitol attack taints Trump’s political future

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:11 PM IST
The Republican president has dangled the possibility of running for president in 2024, and political operatives had expected him to exert influence over the Republican Party for years to come.
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US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)

Trump didn’t ask for election interference: Michigan leader Lee Chatfield

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Michigan
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:06 AM IST
House Speaker Lee Chatfield was among seven GOP legislators who met with Trump for about an hour on Friday, amid his longshot efforts to block Biden’s win.
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US President-elect Joe Biden yells to the audience after speaking during an election event in Wilmington, Delaware.(Bloomberg photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden yells to the audience after speaking during an election event in Wilmington, Delaware.(Bloomberg photo)

President-elect Biden’s hopes for Democratic agenda hang on Georgia runoffs

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Democrats fell short of their goal of taking a Senate majority and actually lost seats in the House of Representatives, making Republicans well positioned to block major Biden legislative initiatives.
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On the positive side, Mr Trump will also hold Mr Biden to a harder line against China than the President-elect may prefer to take(AFP)
On the positive side, Mr Trump will also hold Mr Biden to a harder line against China than the President-elect may prefer to take(AFP)

The world’s most powerful man | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 06:39 AM IST
United States President Biden will, however, have to contend with Trump’s shadow
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One element of the Republican Party strategy envisaged a legal attempt to disqualify ballots counted after Election Day. Mr Trump has decided to go ahead with this unethical, unconstitutional, and legally dubious path(AFP)
One element of the Republican Party strategy envisaged a legal attempt to disqualify ballots counted after Election Day. Mr Trump has decided to go ahead with this unethical, unconstitutional, and legally dubious path(AFP)

A legitimacy crisis in the US | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 05:44 AM IST
This bitterly contested and deeply divisive election may result in a weaker US
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A political science graduate, Antani, at the age of 23, was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2014, becoming one of the youngest state lawmakers in the US(Twitter)
A political science graduate, Antani, at the age of 23, was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2014, becoming one of the youngest state lawmakers in the US(Twitter)

US Election 2020: Republican Niraj Antani becomes first Indian-American to be elected to Ohio state Senate

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Ohio
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 01:01 PM IST
Antani, currently the State Representative, defeated Mark Fogel of the Democratic Party on Tuesday and was elected as the state Senator for the Ohio Senate’s 6th District
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The many anti-Trump Republican groups, like the Lincoln Project, and so many traditional conservatives have endorsed Biden(AFP)
The many anti-Trump Republican groups, like the Lincoln Project, and so many traditional conservatives have endorsed Biden(AFP)

Donald Trump and the future of the Republican Party | Opinion

By Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 06:13 PM IST
If Trump returns, the Republican Party will be fully redrawn as a caricature — protectionist, isolationist, anti-immigrant, blue collar and deeply racist
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A woman takes a selfie with the Fearless Girl statue in Manhattan, New York City, after a jabot collar was placed on it in honour of late judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A woman takes a selfie with the Fearless Girl statue in Manhattan, New York City, after a jabot collar was placed on it in honour of late judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Trump to name RBG’s replacement by Saturday, Biden slams his haste

By Agencies | Washington, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:08 AM IST
The sudden vacancy is reshaping the presidential race, which to this point has been largely a referendum on how Trump had managed the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The US is among the lowest case fatality rates of any major country anywhere in the world, Trump said.(Bloomberg Photo)
The US is among the lowest case fatality rates of any major country anywhere in the world, Trump said.(Bloomberg Photo)

Donald Trump says India 2nd largest country to conduct Covid-19 tests after US

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:52 AM IST
Donald Trump, in his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention which re-nominated him as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate, said that the US has conducted 40 million more tests than the next closest nation which is India.
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U.S. President Donald Trump talks at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, US(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump talks at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, US(REUTERS)

Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination for second term

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:06 AM IST
Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party nomination for reelection Thursday before a large crowd at the White House
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US President Donald Trump has been turning up pressure on the outsourcing industry — centered around H-1B non-immigrant short-term work visas — from practically the first quarter of his presidency.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
US President Donald Trump has been turning up pressure on the outsourcing industry — centered around H-1B non-immigrant short-term work visas — from practically the first quarter of his presidency.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Trump vows to ‘prohibit’ US firms from replacing local workers with low-cost foreigners in 2nd term

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 11:22 PM IST
The agenda was released on the eve of the four-day Republican Party convention that nominated Trump on Monday morning as its nominee for the November 3 election, with Vice-President Mike Pence as his running mate. They are up against Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, and his running mate, Kamala Harris.
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Democrats were trying to show that their party tolerates differences in ways that the Republican Party led by President Donald Trump does not.(REUTERS)
Democrats were trying to show that their party tolerates differences in ways that the Republican Party led by President Donald Trump does not.(REUTERS)

Five key takeaways from night 2 of Democratic convention

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 07:52 AM IST
On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, party leaders tried to blend its past with its future.
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US President Donald Trump(Reuters photo)
US President Donald Trump(Reuters photo)

Donald Trump, Biden to accept their nominations remotely due to Covid-19

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 10:05 PM IST
President Donald Trump and his presumptive Democratic challenger for the White House, Joe Biden, will accept their respective party nominations in speeches delivered remotely, in a major break from tradition as 2020 campaigns and candidates seek new ways to get around the Covid-19 epidemic.
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The recent tally is the hard evidence confirming many Republicans’ fears about Trump’s tweeting about mail-in voting.(REUTERS)
The recent tally is the hard evidence confirming many Republicans’ fears about Trump’s tweeting about mail-in voting.(REUTERS)

Here’s how Trump’s opposition to mail voting hurts the GOP

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | TALLAHASSEE
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Trump has called mail ballots “corrupt” and “substantially fraudulent,” even though the five states that now send ballots to all voters have had no signs of substantial fraud.
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After winning Tuesday’s Florida and Illinois primaries, President Donald Trump has become the undisputed Republican nominee.(REUTERS)
After winning Tuesday’s Florida and Illinois primaries, President Donald Trump has become the undisputed Republican nominee.(REUTERS)

President Trump clinches Republican Party nomination with Tuesday primary wins

By Associated Press | Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 06:22 AM IST
Donald Trump had 1,141 delegates going into Tuesday’s Florida and Illinois primaries (Arizona was not holding a Republican primary) and he needed 135 more to win. The wins in Florida and Illinois were big because their primaries awarded all delegates to the winner.
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US President Donald Trump during his ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
US President Donald Trump during his ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Trump says stock markets will crash if he loses election

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The President’s quick trip may not though see any trade pact, but Trump said there will be a $3 billion dollar defence deal with India.
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Benny Gantz is trying to unseat current PM Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2 vote — Israel’s third consecutive parliamentary vote after two polls in 2019 failed to yield a conclusive result(AP)
Benny Gantz is trying to unseat current PM Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2 vote — Israel’s third consecutive parliamentary vote after two polls in 2019 failed to yield a conclusive result(AP)

Israeli opposition chief pledges to mend ties with Democrats

By Associated Press | Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 08:18 PM IST
The former army chief of staff accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of neglecting bipartisan ties in favour of exclusive support from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party.
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Union Minister Ramdas Athawale and his party workers gather for support of CAA outside the collecter office, Bandra in Mumbai December 29, 2019.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale and his party workers gather for support of CAA outside the collecter office, Bandra in Mumbai December 29, 2019.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Shiv Sena is Athawale’s prime target over CAA, NRC. Then rebuts his govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 01:58 PM IST
The rally organised by the Republican Party of India (RPI-A) on Sunday was part of the exercise to build a campaign in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
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Yadav,(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
Yadav,(Arvind Yadav/HT File)

‘Nationalism, development issues supplement each other,’ Bhupender Yadav, BJP general secretary incharge of Maharashtra

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 03:50 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) general secretary incharge for the Maharashtra assembly polls, Bhupender Yadav, spoke to Smriti Kak Ramachandran about the seat-sharing talks with the Shiv Sena, the party’s focus on national issues versus regional concerns, and the impact of Maratha reservation.
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Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday began talks for the Assembly polls with smaller allies.(HT FILE)
Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday began talks for the Assembly polls with smaller allies.(HT FILE)

Seat-sharing sealed, Congress-NCP starts talks with small allies

By Surendra P Gangan | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 05:01 PM IST
The Congress-NCP expects around 15 smaller parties and outfits to join the Democratic Front alliance, and their collective demand may be far more than what has been offered.
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Despite parleys being held between state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, state water resources minister Girish Mahajan and Sena’s Subhash Desai from last month, the talks haven’t led to any agreement, admitted a senior BJP leader.(PTI image)
Despite parleys being held between state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, state water resources minister Girish Mahajan and Sena’s Subhash Desai from last month, the talks haven’t led to any agreement, admitted a senior BJP leader.(PTI image)

No seat-sharing formula for Sena-BJP yet

By Ketaki Ghoge | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 03:25 AM IST
Talks are stuck as BJP is unwilling to concede equal number of seats and Sena has refused so far to accept anything less than that
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The Congress wanted an alliance with the VBA for Lok Sabha elections but, as usual, Ambedkar had been very impractical, demanding 22 of the 48 seats from the Congress.(HT File)
The Congress wanted an alliance with the VBA for Lok Sabha elections but, as usual, Ambedkar had been very impractical, demanding 22 of the 48 seats from the Congress.(HT File)

High ambition in times of extreme polarisation

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 12:24 AM IST
Based on the last Assembly results, Prakash Ambedkar is likely to discover that Muslim candidates, even on Congress tickets, do far better than Dalit candidates, more so because in the last few years the biases of Hindu society have only been reinforced rather than obliterated the way Sharad Pawar was hoping
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The Maharashtra Congress expects at least 24 Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena leaders to switch loyalties and join them a few days ahead of filing of nominations for the state polls.Photo by Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times
The Maharashtra Congress expects at least 24 Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena leaders to switch loyalties and join them a few days ahead of filing of nominations for the state polls.Photo by Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times

40 BJP, Sena leaders in touch with us: Maharashtra Congress

By Surendra P Gangan | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 01:10 AM IST
The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders claim at least 40 aspirants from the two ruling parties are in touch with them and it may delay the final list of candidates.
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According to the complainant, the accused, on Thursday, allegedly morphed Athawale’s face onto a shirtless body. They also called him a drunkard and a transgender. The image was widely circulated on social media platforms- Facebook and WhatsApp.(HT FILE)
According to the complainant, the accused, on Thursday, allegedly morphed Athawale’s face onto a shirtless body. They also called him a drunkard and a transgender. The image was widely circulated on social media platforms- Facebook and WhatsApp.(HT FILE)

Four booked in PCMC for circulating Ramdas Athawale’s morphed picture

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 04:10 PM IST
According to the complainant, the accused, on Thursday, allegedly morphed Athawale’s face onto a shirtless body.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, and the crowd responded with "send her back", at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S.(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, and the crowd responded with "send her back", at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump distances himself for ‘send her back’ chant

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 09:05 PM IST
The US President is facing a strong pushback from within the Republican Party for his tweets and the events that occurred at the re-election rally in Greenville, North Carolina.
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