Anti-Trump protests across US: Thousands on street chanting 'Not my president!'
New Delhi: In New York, thousands of protesters filled street as they made their way to Trump Tower while hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted "Not my president." The raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump's election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful. From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, demonstrators carried flags and anti-Trump signs, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refused to accept Tru...Read More
Donald Trump Has Defeated Hillary Clinton in a Stunning End to the Presidential Race
New York: Trump's election was the surprising culmination of an unpredictable and unprecedented campaign Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman turned reality TV star who repeatedly defied political norms and conventional wisdom on his way to a hostile takeover of the Republican Party before mounting a combative and acidic general election campaign, was elected the 45th President of the United States on Tuesday, defeating Hillary Clinton to cap a historic rise to highest office in the land. Trump's election was the surprising culmination of a campaign that was unpredictable and unprecedented from...Read More
Hillary Clinton gets boost from FBI as tight White House race hits final day
New York: Reuters | Nov 7, 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton heads into the final day of a tight White House race against Republican Donald Trump on Monday with new momentum after the FBI's announcement that no criminal charges were forthcoming in the probe of her email practices. Both Clinton and Trump will spend the day racing across a handful of key battleground states that could swing Tuesday's election, which polls show is extremely close but tilting toward Clinton. FBI Director James Comey sent shockwaves through the race by telling Congress on Sunday that investigators had worked "around the c...Read More
US President Barack Obama celebrates Diwali, lights first-ever diya in Oval Office
WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has a large fan following in the Indian-American community greeted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains across the world on the occasion of Diwali. US President Barack Obama has celebrated Diwali by lighting the first-ever diya in the Oval Office of the White House and hoped that his successors would continue the tradition. Obama, who was the first president to celebrate Diwali personally at the White House in 2009, talked about this momentous occasion in a Facebook post soon after he kindled the diya in his Oval Office with some Indian-A...Read More
The other U.S. vote battle: could Senate tilt to Democrats?
WASHINGTON: Republicans enjoy a strong 59-seat majority in the 435-member House, and it will not be easy for Democrats to flip the 30 seats needed to retake control, most analysts say. As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump duke it out for the White House, a heated political battle is also on for the U.S. Congress, with the Senate on the verge of shifting into Democratic hands. Who runs the two chambers — and the legislation introduced there — is crucial, as bills can easily get stuck, particularly if the leadership does not belong to the same party as the president. Both the Senate and the House of Re...Read More