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Ballot 2024: What do Indian-American voters want


By Meenakshi Iyer A robust economy, safety and security of citizens, fixing the southern border crisis, and thriving relations with India are some of the demands put forth by the nearly four-million-strong Indian-American community as the US rolls up its sleeves for Ballot 2024. Surprising many political voters, the community emerged as the most coveted bloc...

Biden takes Manhattan with 3 fundraisers in 4 hours


New York: President Joe Biden zipped through a trio of tony fundraisers in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon, raising cash, confounding traffic and framing the 2024 election as “not about me” but rather stopping GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Blocks of interlocking bicycle racks cleared the roads for Biden’s motorcade in solidly Democratic New York as he...

Biden calls Trump a ‘loser’ in Florida


Jupiter, Fla.: Donald Trump’s private jet, emblazoned with his last name in bold white letters, was parked nearby when Air Force One landed in Florida, where President Joe Biden labeled his predecessor and potential opponent in this year’s campaign as a “loser” while raising money Tuesday for his reelection. It was a typical jab from Biden, but it came...

VP Harris says she’s ‘scared as heck’ that Donald Trump could win


Washington: Vice President Kamala Harris said she’s “scared as heck” that Donald Trump could win another term as president as she pledged an aggressive campaign to make sure that doesn’t happen. She made the comments Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” in response to a question from Joy Behar, one of the show’s hosts. Behar cited reports that other top...

US economy ends on high as Democrats go into festive season


Washington: The US economy ends on a high note with inflation down, job market up, consumer buying spirited, expectations of good news on housing, and Feds dropping interest rates in the new year, as the democrats end 2023 on a cheerful note. They enter the election year with high hopes of retaining power for another...

Senate passes defense policy bill with 5.2% pay raise for troops


Washington: The Senate passed a defense policy bill Wednesday that authorizes the biggest pay raise for troops in more than two decades, but also leaves behind many of the policy priorities that social conservatives were clamoring for, making for an unusually divisive debate over what is traditionally a strongly bipartisan effort. Lawmakers have been negotiating...

House approves impeachment inquiry into President Biden


Washington: The House on Wednesday authorized the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, with every Republican rallying behind the politically charged process despite lingering concerns among some in the party that the investigation has yet to produce evidence of misconduct by the president. The 221-212 party-line vote put the entire House Republican conference on record in support of an impeachment...

Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo announces retirement


Washington: Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat representing parts of California’s Silicon Valley, announced Tuesday that she will not run for reelection next year, marking the end of her more than three decades in Congress. “I’m choosing this beautiful season of Thanksgiving to announce that I will not be seeking reelection,” Eshoo said in a video posted on X,...

Republicans form Congressional Hindu Caucus


Washington: US Republicans on Wednesday launched a Congressional Hindu Caucus to advocate the concerns and issues of the Hindu American community. This came after Democrat Shrinivas Thanedar launched a Congressional Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain American Caucus in September. A congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress that meet to...