Tag: United States Senate

Senate work on infrastructure plan slides into Saturday

WASHINGTON — Senators are returning to the Capitol for a rare Saturday session as they try to make further progress on a roughly $1 trillion...

Manchin says he’ll vote against Democratic elections bill, defends stance on filibuster

Washington — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who holds the key Democratic vote in the evenly divided Senate, said Sunday he will oppose a sweeping...

US House backs decriminalizing cannabis in historic vote

Washington: US House legislators voted for the first time Friday to decriminalize cannabis, a key step towards bringing federal laws in line with states and...

View: How Will Biden Deal With Republican Sabotage?

When Joe Biden is inaugurated, he will immediately be confronted with an unprecedented challenge — and I don’t mean the pandemic, although COVID-19 will almost...

View: The change of guard in the US is an opportunity to enforce true accountability over the internet industry​​​​​

By Dipayan Ghosh In recent days, we have witnessed an historic presidential election in the United States — one that will entirely reorient America’s approach...

Overcoming domestic challenges key to restoring US global leadership, says Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: Acknowledging that they would inherit a series of unprecedented challenges upon walking into the White House, United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said overcoming...

Everything Trump doing now is bad for American democracy: Biden’s Chief of Staff

President-elect Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff Ronald Klain on Sunday launched a scathing attack on President Donald Trump, saying American voters have rejected his leadership...

Wall Street: Wall Street Week Ahead: Gap between vaccine hopes and pandemic reality poses market hazard

By April Joyner NEW YORK: As winter approaches, U.S. equity investors are weighing brightening prospects for a Covid-19 vaccine against a resurgence of the pandemic...

US Senate unveils $1.4 trillion spending bill amid post-election turmoil

WASHINGTON: Republicans controlling the Senate unveiled a government-wide, $1.4 trillion spending bill on Tuesday, a largely bipartisan measure that faces uncertain odds during this period...

President Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper, throws administration into chaos

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, further unsettling a government facing uncertainty over the US president’s refusal to concede election defeat...

View: Uncertainty grips presidential transition process

By invite Arun Singh I had the occasion to closely witness the transition of presidential power in the US in 2008 (from George W Bush...

Not just Kamala, Biden too has Indian link | India News

CHENNAI: “I may have relatives in India,” US President-elect Joseph Biden had declared on his maiden visit to Mumbai in 2013, when VP-elect Kamala Harris’s...

View: It’s the victory of centrism in US elections, for the time being

Donald Trump’s unexpectedly victory in the 2016 US presidential election was widely called part of a global swing away from conventional centrism to populist extremism....

Early Diwali on Dalal Street! But will it sustain till the real event?

The domestic equity market showed exuberance during the week gone by with wide gap-up moves mirroring US markets. The bounce came in as a surprise...

Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

WASHINGTON: The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for...

US elections 2020: No winner yet, Trump’s court threat

Democrats are driving toward extending their control of the House for two more years but with a potentially shrunken majority. They have lost six incumbents...

Republican Mitch McConnell wins re-election, but control of US Senate still at stake

WASHINGTON: Republicans fought to keep control of the Senate on Tuesday in a razor-close contest against a surge of Democrats challenging President Donald Trump’s allies...

US elections have never delivered a result on the night of, and they shouldn’t be expected to

by Maggie Astor For weeks, President Donald Trump and his allies have been laying groundwork to challenge the results of the election if he loses....

A cutting-edge 2020 tactic to get out the vote: Handwritten letters

By Shay Castle The hand-addressed envelope stood out to Bria East, next to the sleek flyers featuring smiling politicians promising criminal justice reform or tax...

section 230: What’s in the US law protecting internet companies – and can it be changed?

The chief executives of Twitter Inc , Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday...

View: It looks like the Biden administration is headed for the White House

Let me throw caution to the winds and declare that Joe Biden will thrash Donald Trump in the US elections on November 3. Let me...

American voters prefer Biden over Trump on almost all major issues, according to a poll

Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin Joe Biden holds a 9-point lead over President Donald Trump amid widespread public alarm about the trajectory of the coronavirus...

Despite past Democratic wins, Trump making a play for Nevada

LAS VEGAS: Democrats have kept Nevada in their column in every presidential election since 2004. In the 2018 midterm election, Democrats delivered a “blue wave,”...

White House rejects President Putin’s response to United States’ arms control offer

WASHINGTON: The US and Russia on Friday rejected each other’s proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President...

Slamming Donald Trump, GOP Senator warns of a ‘Republican bloodbath’

By Nicholas Fandos Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., castigated President Donald Trump in a telephone town hall with constituents on Wednesday, accusing the president of bungling...