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US lawmakers celebrate Diwali with 'diyas' on the Hill

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 30 2013, 8:17am CDT | by IANS

US lawmakers celebrate Diwali with 'diyas' on the Hill
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) US lawmakers joined Indian-Americans for the first ever Diwali celebrations on Capitol Hill after the US Congress passed resolutions honouring the Indian festival of lights and celebrating the strong relationship between the US and India.
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Karl Rove's PAC Trying to Win Arkansas, North Carolina by Running Left of Pryor, Hagan

Aug 30 2014 12:32pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Karl Rove and his Crossroads GPS PAC are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the senate -- by campaigning to the left of incumbents Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan on behalf of Republican challengers Tom Cotton and Thom Tills. So blatant is this attempt in the latest round of TV ads that the Washington Post teased Rove with a headline that taunted him as a "bleeding heart liberal." Reporter/blogger Greg Sargent said in the story that the ...
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Obama: GOP Captive To Ideologically Rigid Group

Aug 30 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all p ...
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Geneva, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Violence carried out by militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation in Iraq, including murders, executions, abduction, sexual violence and torture, amount to crimes against humanity, the UN said Monday. | by IANS
 
Iran vows to free Al-Aqsa mosque from Israel
Tehran, Sep 1 (IANS) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Monday vowed to liberate the Al-Aqsa mosque in the old city of Jerusalem from the Israeli forces and spare no efforts to help the Palestinian people, state-owned Press TV reported. | by IANS
 
200,000 Indians granted Saudi visas in one month
Riyadh, Sep 1 (IANS) More than 200,000 Indians, mostly domestic helpers and labourers, were granted visas by Saudi authorities in one month, an official said Monday. | by IANS
 
 

Conservatives Wish David Cameron Were President, Because He 'Sounds' Like A Real Leader

Aug 29 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a forceful speech on Friday, talking about the need to address the mounting threat his nation faces from the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS or ISIL. A day after President Barack Obama spoke about the extremists in a White House press conference -- and attracted criticism for saying "We don't have a strategy yet" for a broader military operation -- Cameron vowed to take on radical Islam "at h ...
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Obama Interrupts Weekend Trip To Return To D.C.

Aug 29 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House. The White House says Obama has changed his plans for Friday and will return to Washington late in the evening after fundraisers in Rhode Island and New York. He had planned to spend the night in New York. Presidential aides say the change in plans was not related to any current events and was the president's p ...
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No, Kirsten Gillibrand Shouldn’t Have To Name Her Harassers

Aug 28 2014 3:14pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Just a few hours after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) went public with accounts of sexual harassment from her fellow lawmakers, a cadre of mostly male reporters took to the airwaves and Internet to question her credibility. Politico’s senior congressional reporter, John Bresnahan, posted “I challenge this story. I don’t believe it” on Twitter in response to Gillibrand’s interview. Bresnehan later deleted the tweet and called it “moronic.” Other reporters ...
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Hillary to Headline Event with Obama

Aug 27 2014 6:08pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Politico reports that Barack Obama will take time out from golfing to join Hillary Clinton and Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington on Sept. 18-19.  The welcome reception will be hosted by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of the Vice President. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem will also attend, along with speakers including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Center for American Progress President Neera Tan ...
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Engineers Don't Make Jobs, Jobs Make Engineers: Politicians Got it Wrong Again

Aug 25 2014 4:34pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Our politicians have been saying if we just get better grades in math, America will always be a leader in innovation even though all the things we invent are made in factories in China. But now we're told that the inventors who got straight As want to be in China where all the factories that make the nifty gadgets are. This shouldn't be a surprise. Anyone with first hand knowledge of what it takes to make things knows that innovation is tied to the factory floor, and ...
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Appeals Court Questions Controversial Proof-Of-Citizenship Rules

Aug 25 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals panel in Denver on Monday suggested that a partisan stalemate in Congress may mean that Republicans in Kansas and Arizona will be unable to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on voter registration forms. Those two states sued the Elections Assistance Commission after the agency refused to adjust the federal voting registration forms it distributed in Kansas and Arizona to reflect those states' re ...
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