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Samosa caucus members point finger at MAGA Republicans


Washington: “In today’s extreme MAGA Republican Party, there are no moderates. They’re pushing for a nationwide abortion ban while taking our country to the brink of default. Earlier this year, Republicans drove our country to the brink of default. Last weekend, they nearly shut down the government. Now, they don’t have a Speaker," Rep. Pramila...

McCarthy’s ouster leaves the House adrift


Washington: The stunning removal of Kevin McCarthy as speaker has left the House adrift as Republicans struggle to bring order to their fractured majority and begin the difficult and potentially prolonged process of uniting around a new leader. The House convened briefly Wednesday and then went into recess, with North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry, the caretaker speaker...

GOP’s Boebert wanted to impeach Biden


Washington: A surprise effort by hard-right House Republicans to impeach President Joe Biden has been sidelined for now, but the ability of GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert to force the issue to a House vote demonstrates the ever-escalating challenge Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces in controlling his Republican majority. The impeachment resolution, which charges Biden with “high crimes and misdemeanors” over...

US debt ceiling deal clears first procedural hurdle


Washington: A hard-line Republican revolt could not prevent legislation to raise the US debt ceiling from clearing its first procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives. The two parties finally reached a deal late Tuesday evening after a showdown lasting months, then weeks of painstaking negotiations, reports the BBC. Now the two leaders -- Democratic President...

Biden declares ‘America will not default’


Washington: An optimistic President Joe Biden declared Wednesday he is confident the U.S. will avoid an unprecedented and potentially catastrophic debt default, saying talks with congressional Republicans have been productive. He left for a G-7 summit in Japan but planned to return by the weekend in hopes of approving a solid agreement. Biden’s upbeat remarks came as a select...

Is US heading for monetary crisis that could rattle global markets?


Washington: As Democrats worry if any default on interest payments by the US government on its securities would lead to a global monetary crisis plus a internal constitutional monetary crisis, the best financial brains of the White House and the legal department are at work to ensure it does not as they feel they...

China renews warnings as Taiwan’s Tsai stops over in US


New York: As Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen began a stopover in the United States on her way to Central America, China said it was closely watching developments and would “resolutely safeguard our sovereignty and territorial integrity.” Taiwan carefully calibrated President Tsai Ing-wen’s stops in the United States, and as always forgoing any official meetings with senior U.S....

Countdown in the offing for political fight over debt


Washington: The countdown toward a possible U.S. government default is in the offing — with frictions between President Joe Biden and House Republicans raising alarms about whether the U.S. can sidestep a potential economic crisis. The Treasury Department projects that the federal government will on Thursday reach its legal borrowing capacity of $38.381 trillion, an artificially imposed cap that...

Vaccinated Americans forced to wear mask over Indian study: Republican leader


The ruling Democrats are forcing the vaccinated Americans to wear masks because of a study in India on a vaccine that has not even been approved in the US, according to a top Republican leader. Every time the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a new guidance, not only does it contradict the...