WASHINGTON - Indian American Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, appointed by former President Barack Obama, stepped down after he was asked to resign by the Trump administration as part of a move to appoint new leaders in key posts. He was replaced temporarily by Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to serve as Surgeon General. She has a doctoral degree in philosophy and a master of science in nursing and...
WASHINGTON - Indian-American entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai will challenge liberal icon and Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren in the 2018 US Senate race from the state of Massachusetts. The Indian-American, who claims that he invented the email, first announced his candidacy last month to "defend the American dream", the American Bazaar Online reported on Thursday. On his campaign website, Ayyadurai stated:
WASHINGTON - Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, has met Senator Bernie Sanders and discussed bilateral ties between the two countries. A tweet by the Indian Embassy in the US on Wednesday said: "Ambassador Navtej Sarna warmly received by Sen. Bernie Sanders; enjoyed discussing positive outlook for Indian economy, strong #IndiaUSbonds & shared regional perspectives." According to the embassy,
SAN FRANCISCO - Kamala Harris, first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, remains unknown to many residents of her own state California despite maintaining a high profile in Washington, according to a new poll. Forty-six per cent of Californians approve of the job Harris is doing, while 23 per cent disapprove, according to a poll released late Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. But 30 per cent of Californians --
WASHINGTON - Fired US Attorney Preet Bharara was investigating a key member of President Donald Trumps cabinet, a new report has revealed. Bharara was looking into allegations that Tom Price, the Health and Human Services Secretary and the administration's point man on efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, improperly traded healthcare stocks while he was a member of the House of Representatives,
WASHINGTON - Indian-American Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, on Friday said the Trump administration is taking a new, tougher approach towards China in an effort to deter North Korean aggression. Haley was speaking to Fox News Channel on Friday as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his first trip to the Asia region. She said the US has taken a "soft" stance towards China,
WASHINGTON,D.C.-President Donald Trump renominated Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Mar 8, extending Pai’s role into a second five-year term. Trump appointed Pai to the position in January, during Pai’s grace period. Pai was first appointed under President Barack Obama in 2012. Commissioners are permitted to stay in the agency for a year after their term is over, meaning that Pai can transition directly into...
NEW YORK,NY - Federal prosecutor Preet Bharara got a resounding farewell from his staff and colleagues here as he left his office after being fired by the Trump administration. Staff and colleagues lined up on the stairs outside the Southern District of New York office in lower Manhattan to bid farewell to Bharara. A video posted by CNBC on Twitter on March 13, shows the SDNY staff cheering and applauding as Bharara walks out of the building...
WASHINGTON - A prominent Indian-American woman attorney is in the running for leading the civil rights division of the US Department of Justice, a media report said. Harmeet Dhillon is a successful trial lawyer in California and the first woman and Indian-American to represent her state in the Republican Party. The post will be heavily scrutinized, given the Trump administration's positions on issues such as voting rights,
WASHINGTON,D.C.-A new bipartisan bill to “reform and reduce fraud and abuse” in H-1B and L1 visa was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Mar 2. Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents California’s 17th district in the San Francisco Bay Area’s tech heartland, is one of the cosponsors of the bill, which was introduced by New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell. The other co-sponsors are Rep. Dave Brat (R-Virginia)