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Mitch McConnell: Trump 'provoked' Capitol siege, mob was fed lies

20 Jan 2021

Mitch McConnell: Trump 'provoked' Capitol siege, mob was fed lies

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed US President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was fed lies and Trump and others "provoked" those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden's election.

Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

20 Jan 2021

Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

A week after Silicon Valley oligarchs collectively banded together to eliminate the fastest growing social media platform Parler, it is back online in limited capacity.

In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden

20 Jan 2021

In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden

On Tuesday, the White House released United States President Donald Trump's pre-recorded farewell message, wherein he wished the best to the next administration but fell short of mentioning his successor Joe Biden's name.

BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

16 Jan 2021

BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

Brian Littrell, one part of the most popular pop boy band of the '90s, Backstreet Boys, has earned himself a controversy.

Pence congratulates Harris, offers full cooperation in transition of power

16 Jan 2021

Pence congratulates Harris, offers full cooperation in transition of power

Outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris on Thursday to congratulate her and offer his full cooperation in the transition of power, according to multiple media reports.

Trump becomes first president in US to be impeached twice

14 Jan 2021

Trump becomes first president in US to be impeached twice

Donald Trump has become the first United States President to be impeached twice, this time for "incitement of insurrection" at Capitol last week.

US House convenes to impeach President Trump for second time

13 Jan 2021

US House convenes to impeach President Trump for second time

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday opened debate on legislation to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the violence at the US Capitol by his supporters last week that left five dead.

FBI opens 160+ investigation cases against Capitol Hill rioters

13 Jan 2021

FBI opens 160+ investigation cases against Capitol Hill rioters

The FBI has opened more than 160 investigation cases against the January 6 Capitol Hill rioters, officials in Washington said.

Facebook to remove content containing 'stop the steal' phrase

12 Jan 2021

Facebook to remove content containing 'stop the steal' phrase

Facebook has announced that it would remove all the content from its platform containing the phrase "stop the steal," which is being used by outgoing US President Donald Trump's supporters to allege election fraud.

Priyanka Chopra celebrates Vice President Kamala Harris's Vogue cover

11 Jan 2021

Priyanka Chopra celebrates Vice President Kamala Harris's Vogue cover

The February 2021 issue of Vogue magazine will have Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on its cover.

Capitol Hill violence result of Trump's 'contempt for democracy': Biden

08 Jan 2021

Capitol Hill violence result of Trump's 'contempt for democracy': Biden

Describing the attack on Capitol Hill by US President Donald Trump's supporters as one of the darkest days in US history, President-elect Joe Biden said the violence was the result of the President's "contempt for democracy."

The Capitol violence: Hollywood celebrities lash out at Trump administration

07 Jan 2021

The Capitol violence: Hollywood celebrities lash out at Trump administration

Many top faces of Hollywood lashed out at US President Donald Trump and his sympathizers for the shocking Capitol riot that happened on Wednesday.

Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy

02 Jun 2020

Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy

The chief of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eliot Engel, spoke on the underway tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), commenting on Monday that the aggression of the Chinese is a matter of concern.

What sexual-assault charges does White House hopeful Joe Biden face?

01 May 2020

What sexual-assault charges does White House hopeful Joe Biden face?

Joe Biden, the former Vice-President of the US and Democratic Presidential candidate, will for the first time address the sexual allegations leveled against him by Tara Reade, a woman staffer from the 90s.

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as SC judge, Trump registers big-win

07 Oct 2018

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as SC judge, Trump registers big-win

On Saturday, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Supreme Court judge of the US, giving President Donald Trump a chance to paint the country's political institutions in 'right' color.

Are Silicon Valley giants facing a new political reality?

05 Sep 2018

Are Silicon Valley giants facing a new political reality?

In a development that possibly chalks out a new political reality for Silicon Valley hotshots, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are both set for back-to-back House and Senate hearings on Wednesday.

Indian-American youths offer to fund Trump's wall for green cards

15 Jun 2018

Indian-American youths offer to fund Trump's wall for green cards

Hundreds of Indian-origin teenagers and young adults rallied in front of Capitol Hill to protest against more attention being given to illegal immigrants.

Testimony day 2: Zuckerberg's own data getting breached and more

12 Apr 2018

Testimony day 2: Zuckerberg's own data getting breached and more

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg definitely faced more grilling questions in his second day of hearing before the US Congress.

Facebook will maintain integrity of elections in India: Mark Zuckerberg

11 Apr 2018

Facebook will maintain integrity of elections in India: Mark Zuckerberg

In his first ever appearance before the US Congress on Tuesday, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took personal responsibility for the Cambridge Analytica data-breach scandal.

US lawmakers to probe Zuckerberg over Facebook data-privacy controversy

09 Apr 2018

US lawmakers to probe Zuckerberg over Facebook data-privacy controversy

Mark Zuckerberg will be grilled by a US senate panel on Tuesday and the House of Representatives lawmakers on Wednesday over the data-breach scandal as pressure mounts for stricter regulations for social media platforms.

19th US shutdown ends in two days: Who won?

23 Jan 2018

19th US shutdown ends in two days: Who won?

The US shutdown has been called off as Democrats and Republicans agreed to a short-term funding bill.

Why a top US-senator considers President Trump "utterly untruthful"

25 Oct 2017

Why a top US-senator considers President Trump "utterly untruthful"

Senior Republican Senator Bob Corker has attacked US President Donald Trump, calling him "utterly untruthful."

Trump's controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon exits White House

19 Aug 2017

Trump's controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon exits White House

The Trump administration has lost yet another top aide.

John McCain's revolt leads to Obamacare repeal bill failure

28 Jul 2017

John McCain's revolt leads to Obamacare repeal bill failure

The latest attempt by the Republican-controlled US Senate to repeal the Obamacare healthcare program has failed.

Trump denies making any tapes of conversations with Comey

23 Jun 2017

Trump denies making any tapes of conversations with Comey

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he hasn't made any secret recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey.

Ex-prosecutor Preet Bharara fired for not taking Trump's call

12 Jun 2017

Ex-prosecutor Preet Bharara fired for not taking Trump's call

Preet Bharara, the Indian-origin former New York district attorney, said he was fired by President Donald Trump after he refused to take a third phone call from him.

Betting odds: 63% chance of Trump's impeachment/resignation

12 Jun 2017

Betting odds: 63% chance of Trump's impeachment/resignation

Former FBI director James Comey's explosive testimony to the US Congress last week has seen a surge in people betting money on President Donald Trump failing to complete his four-year term, either due to impeachment or his resignation.

Trump "100%" willing to speak under oath on Comey

10 Jun 2017

Trump "100%" willing to speak under oath on Comey

On June 10, Trump said he's "100%" willing to speak under oath regarding his conversations with former FBI director James Comey.

Ex-FBI director testifies about Trump pressure, Russia investigation

09 Jun 2017

Ex-FBI director testifies about Trump pressure, Russia investigation

Former FBI director James Comey testified before a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, revealing the circumstances leading to his controversial dismissal by US President Donald Trump.

100 Days of Trump: A look at his presidency

29 Apr 2017

100 Days of Trump: A look at his presidency

US President Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office on April 29 by holding a rally in Pennsylvania.

Women to sport 'pussy hats' a day after Trump's inauguration

21 Jan 2017

Women to sport 'pussy hats' a day after Trump's inauguration

A day after US President Trump's inauguration, 200,000 people would march in Washington DC to advocate for gender equality.

Hillary Clinton looking to turn Texas 'blue'

11 Sep 2016

Hillary Clinton looking to turn Texas 'blue'

Democrats have long dreamed of turning the deep 'red' Texas state 'blue'; they believe the Lone Star state's politics are shifting in their favor.