Washington: Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump has secured a big lead among party voters nationwide, according to a latest US opinion poll.
The real estate tycoon has support of 39 per cent of Republican voters, his highest total so far, and is followed by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 per cent, who is almost locked in a tie with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 18 per cent, said the Quinnipiac University National Poll.
Ohio Governor John Kasich has six per cent with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at four per cent each. Nine per cent are undecided, the university said releasing the details of the poll.
Washington - US President Barack Obama has started a meeting with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries, looking to deepen what he called a "strong and enduring partnership", the media reported on Tuesday.
During the opening session of the summit in Rancho Mirage, in Sunnylands, California, on Monday, Obama stressed his "personal commitment" to build a "strong and long-lasting" alliance in the region.
Leaders of the 10 -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam -- Asean countries are attending the sumit, the first summit between the US and Asean held on the American soilEFE news reported.
The US is now the largest investor in Asean and its fourth largest trading partner.
Washington - Nine years after he announced his decision to run for the highest office in the country, US President Barack Obama today said that the politics of the country has become worse, but he is still hopeful.
"I will be the first to admit that the tone of our politics hasn't gotten better, but worse," Obama said in his weekly radio and web address to the nation from Illinois State Senate where he had announced his presidential bid nine years ago with the message of hope.
"Too many people feel like the system is rigged, and their voices don't matter. And when good people are pushed away from participating in our public life, more powerful and extreme voices will fill the void," he said.
Boston - Taking a jibe at the Modi government, former minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said policies like 'Make in India' and hatred cannot go together as he asserted that "outrageous" statements against minorities by ruling party members only undermine the country's soft power.
To attract foreign direct investment, which is key to the construction and modernisation of the infrastructure sector and manufacturing, the Congress MP stressed on the need to maintain the pluralistic character of the country.
Before India tries to leverage its soft power to increase its standing in the world, Tharoor said first there is need to fix the problem at the domestic front.
Race for White House: Senator Ted Cruz trumps Donald Trump in Iowa; Hillary Clinton posts razor-thin victorySubmitted by Jamie Williamson on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:24
Washington - In a stunning upset, Senator Ted Cruz beat controversial Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in the crucial Iowa caucuses while Democrat Hillary Clinton eked out a victory over Bernie Sanders as the race for the White House began on Tuesday.
As the results of the Iowa Caucuses poured in throughout the night, 45-year-old Texas Senator Cruz bagged 28 percent of the total votes with a lead of over 6,000 votes against Trump's 24 percent.
With almost all the votes counted, Marco Rubio stood at the third position with 23 per cent.
Among the Democrats, it was razor-thin contest between Clinton and Sanders till the last votes, with the former Secretary of State bagging 50 per cent votes and edging out her rival who secured 49 per cent votes.
Washington : Heading into the crucial Iowa caucuses that will officially kick off the race for the White House tomorrow, controversial Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have leads over their respective opponents after days of political bickering.
The Iowa caucuses loom tomorrow the first votes after 1,500 candidate rallies, 60,000 TV ads and a nail-biting tightening of the polls here.
The state's voters are poised to play a significant role ever in both parties' nominating contests.
Washington : Leading Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump is in "excellent" health and would undoubtedly be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" if he wins in 2016, his personal physician said Tuesday.
"If elected, Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," Dr Harold N Bornstein, his personal physician said after Trump underwent his medical test.
"I am proud to share this report, written by the highly respected Dr Jacob Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital, stating that I am in excellent health," the 69-year-old real estate mogul said in an accompanying statement.
Washington DC, Nov. 10 : Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) is heading towards a landslide victory in Parliamentary polls based on strong early results.
According to The Washington Post, Suu Kyi has been revered at home and worldwide since she emerged as an advocate for democracy in 1988 and suffered years under house arrest.
The NLD won 49 out of the 54 seats for the lower house of parliament for which the election commission had final results. For the second night in a row, party supporters gathered on Monday in front of the NLD headquarters, clapping, singing, chanting and waving red balloons to celebrate vote totals.
Washington : US Vice President Joe Biden would soon announce whether he will contest the 2016 presidential election, the White House said today without indicating what his decision would be.
"Law of physics requires that Biden would be making announcement about his decision pretty 'soon'," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
"He (Biden) has been considering this for some time, and I'm confident that once he has made a decision that he'll announce it, but he'll do so on his timeframe," Earnest said when pressed about it.
Washington D.C., Oct. 11 - United States President Barack Obama has a very funny nickname for Kanye West who is running for 2020 presidential elections and some great political advice too.
The President, while giving a speech at a fundraiser in San Francisco where Kanye was set to perform, said that if the rapper was elected as President then he would become 'The Peezy,' TMZ reports.
Obama also said that Kim's hubby would have to learn to deal with strange characters who behave like they are on a reality TV show.
Last month, the 'stronger' rapper said that although he hated politics, he would still go for the run as American government needs someone creative, who could bring a change in a creative manner. (ANI)
Washington D.C., Oct 5 - United States Vice President Joe Biden has confirmed that he is grappling with the decision on whether he should enter the 2016 presidential race.
"If he does (enter the presidential race), just how much would he endanger Hillary Rodham Clinton's faltering prospects for the Democratic nomination?", The Washington Post said.
Biden has repeatedly pushed back the timeline for a decision date as he struggles with indecisiveness, especially after his eldest son Beau passed away in May and said before his death that his dream was to see his father run for President one more time.
Meanwhile, the question of whether Biden could win the race is a difficult one to answer.
Washington : The US State Department has released on 6,300 additional pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails, covering a period when US forces killed Osama bin Laden and the Arab Spring rocked American diplomacy.
The release is the latest in the agency's rolling production of emails chronicling Clinton's tenure as secretary of state and canvasses the major US foreign policy upheavals of 2011.
All of the messages were written by Clinton or sent by others to the private email account she used as America's top diplomat, a months-old revelation that continues to hamper her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Thirty-seven percent of Clinton's 30,000 work-related emails are now public. The State Department plans to release them all by January.
Washington : The upcoming Bihar Assembly election this month will be the biggest electoral test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi this far, scholars from a top American think-tank have said, noting that the ramifications of its results will be felt far away from the state's borders.
"No matter what the voters of Bihar decide, the ramifications will be felt far beyond the state's borders," scholars Milan Vaishnav and Saksham Khosla from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a top US think tank, wrote in an op-ed yesterday.
The Bihar election, which begins on October 12 and concludes on November 8, will be the "biggest electoral test" for the Modi-led BJP government thus far, they wrote.
New York, Sept. 25 - Though India put paid to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's plans of coming to New York and meeting with Pakistani leaders on the sidelines of the UNGA and OIC Summit by impounding his passport, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to meet with Kashmiri separatist leaders in New York.
Geo TV reports that a meeting has been planned between Prime Minister Sharif and the Kashmiris here before his address to the UNGA which will certainly feature a strong statement on Kashmir and a warning not to include India in an expanded UN Security Council.
Washington D.C., Sept. 22 - United States Vice-President Joe Biden has said their goal is to become India's best friend and both the nations should work together as strategic partners to bring about a safer and prosperous world.
"Our goal is to become India's best friend. The President and I, and the entire administration believe that the India-US relationship will be a relationship that will go a long way in defining the findings of the 21st century," said Biden, while speaking at the 40th leadership Summit of US-India Business Council (USIBC).
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