WASHINGTON - The US Senate has voted 59-41 in favour of blocking President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. The move, coupled with a vote by the House of Representatives, dealt a blow to Trump's bid to build a border wall and is expected to force Trump to exercise veto powers for the first time since becoming US President, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump announced the time and date for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam. Addressing the Congress and the nation in his much awaited State of the Union on Tuesday, Trump said: "Our hostages have come home, nuclear testing has stopped, and there has not been a missile launch in 15 months. If I had not been elected...
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has announced that it will deploy 3,750 additional US forces at the country's border with Mexico for 90 days to provide support to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. The Department of Defence said in a statement on Sunday that the additional forces will raise the total number of active duty troops supporting the CBP at the border to about 4,350, reports NBC News.
NEW YORK - An undocumented worker fired from US President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf resort will attend the State of the Union address on February 5 after being invited by a Democratic Congresswoman. Victorina Morales, a Guatemalan native, worked for years at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, before describing herself as an undocumented worker in a New York Times article in December, CNN reported.
WASHINGTON, D.C - Indian-American Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna has been appointed to several key Congressional committees, reflecting his growing stature within his party and the Congress. In the current 116th Congress, Mr Khanna has joined three influential committees -- Oversight and Reform, Armed Services and Budget. The 42-year-old Congressman, who represents Silicon Valley, has also joined the House Armed Services subcommittees on Intelligence and Emerging Threats,
NEW YORK - Kamala Harris, a Senator of Indian descent, announced on Monday that she is running for President in the 2020 elections branding herself a "fighter" for the American people. As the daughter of an Indian mother and an African-Jamaican father, she claims both heritages and chose to declare her candidacy on the day that is observed as Martin Luther King Day, honouring the slain African-American civil rights leader who was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's message of 'satyagraha'.
NEW YORK - Indian-American business leader Indra Nooyi, who headed the multinational PepsiCo, is under consideration for heading the World Bank, according to multiple media reports. If she is nominated by US President Donald Trump to be the Bank's president, she will succeed Jim Yong Kim, a Korean immigrant who unexpectedly announced at the beginning of the year that he is quitting. By tradition, the US president names the head of the global financial institution and the nomination is rubber-stamped...
WASHINGTON - Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna has asked President Donald Trump to end the ongoing government shutdown and denounced hiss plans to declare a national emergency to build a border wall. As the partial government shutdown entered 19th day on Wednesday, making it the second-longest in the US history, the California Democrat, in a series of tweets, talked about the implications of the shutdown and how it is affecting Americans, reports The American Bazaar.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Dec 18 named Rohini Kosoglu, as her next chief of staff, as longtime aide Nathan Barankin departs. Kosoglu previously served as Harris’ deputy chief of staff, and has worked in the U.S. Senate for more than a decade advancing legislation and enacting policy in particular around health care and families.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump's administration has barred American aid groups from travelling to North Korea as it pressures Pyongyang to dismantle the countrys nuclear weapons programme. Sanctions imposed by the UN last year have already forced aid groups to severely limit some activities, such as shipping farming equipment into the country, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.