Donald Trump short lists his vice president pick to less than half a dozen

Donald Trump short lists his vice president pick to less than half a dozen

Washington: A week after becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump on Tuesday shortlisted his vice presidential pick to less than half a dozen candidates, media reports said today even as the list of those saying no to being his running mate grew longer.

Trump himself has not indicated any potential names, except for saying that it has been shortlisted to 5-6 candidates.

However various media outlets predicted that the list includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senators Joni Ernst from Iowa and Jeff Sessions from Alabama, and Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Among other potential candidates in this list include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Florida Governor Rick Scott.


US will never default on debt because you print money: Trump

US will never default on debt because you print money: Trump

Washington, May 10 : In an attempt to clarify his stance regarding potential default on national debt payments, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that, in the US, "you never have to default because you print the money".

Responding to questions over recent comments indicating that as president, he would renegotiate US national debt rather than pay creditors in full - which could spur a global financial shock - Trump, according to CNN, said the notion that he would default on national debt is "crazy."

"People said I want to go and buy debt and default on debt, and I mean, these people are crazy. This is the US government," Trump told CNN on Monday "First of all, you never have to default because you print the money, I hate to tell you, OK?"


London mayor Sadiq Khan could be 'exception' to Muslim ban in US: Trump

London mayor Sadiq Khan could be 'exception' to Muslim ban in US: Trump

New York, May 10 : GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who proposed temporary bar on Muslims entering the United States, suggested that he would make an exception for London's newly elected Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan.

"There will always be exceptions," the New York Times quoted Trump as saying when asked in an interview on Monday how his proposed ban would affect London's mayor.

On Khan's election, he said, "I was happy to see that. I think it's a very good thing, and I hope he does a very good job because frankly that would be very, very good."

The New York billionaire drew flak for his proposed ban on Muslims soon after the terrorist attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people.


US Presidential Elections: Donald Trump's economic policies are 'reckless', 'most risky', says Hillary Clinton

US Presidential Elections: Donald Trump's economic policies are 'reckless', 'mos

Washington: The economic policies of Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump are "reckless" and "most risky", Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's campaign has said.

"This is the most risky, reckless and regressive tax proposal ever put forward by a major presidential candidate, and there is not even much disagreement on these basic numbers," former director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling said.

"If you look at the Tax Policy Center's analysis, they find that the top one per cent would get 40 per cent of the tax cut," Sperling said yesterday as he was responding to questions on Trump's statements on his economic policies. The conference call was organised by the Clinton Campaign.


Twitter bars US Govt. from using analytics service

Twitter bars US Govt. from using analytics service

New York, May 9 : Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly barred US intelligence agencies from using Dataminr, a service that analyses tweets from across the globe to inform users about news events.

Twitter said in a statement that its data is largely public and the US authorities can review public accounts on its own, the Verge quoted the Wall Street Journal as stating.

The social network has a policy of banning third-party companies such as Dataminr from selling information to the government bodies for surveillance purposes.


Now you can speak to Amazon's Alexa through your iPhone

Now you can speak to Amazon's Alexa through your iPhone

New York, May 8 : Now you can speak to Amazon's Alexa through your iPhone. Yes, the company's voice assistance can connect to iOS 9.0 devices through an app named 'Lexi'.

Lexi gives users the access to most of Alexa's useful functions, including smart home controls, re-ordering Amazon products and of course, the ability to ask for anything, the Verge reports.

The app is available at the App Store for USD 4.99.

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more instantly. (ANI)


Hillary Clinton targets anti-Trump Republicans

Hillary Clinton targets anti-Trump Republicans

Washington, May 7 : Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to seize on the turmoil Donald Trump has caused within the Republican Party, hoping to gain the support of Republican voters and party leaders disillusioned by their standard-bearer.

The efforts come after House speaker Paul D. Ryan, on Thursday said he was "just not ready" to back Trump, comments the Clinton campaign hailed on social media.

At the same time, Priorities USA Action, a "super PAC (political action committee)" supporting Clinton, intends to reach out to Republican megadonors disillusioned by their party's presumptive nominee, The New York Times reported.


US elections are not a 'reality' show: Obama to Trump

US elections are not a 'reality' show: Obama to Trump

Washington D. C., May. 7 : United States President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Republican nominee Donald Trump asking him to not treat the contest for the US presidency as a mere 'reality' show and called on the voters to examine the business mogul's records.

According to CNN, the President asked reporters and voters yesterday to deeply scrutinize at the record Trump, who became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee this week.


Obama commutes sentences of 58 more federal prisoners

Obama commutes sentences of 58 more federal prisoners

Washington, May 6 : US President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 58 more federal prisoners, seeking to add momentum to his drive to allow earlier releases of men and women serving lengthy terms for drug offences.

The newly announced commutations on Thursday brought the total number of commutations to 306 which Obama issued since taking office over seven years ago, Politico reported.

More than two years ago, the Obama administration launched a "Clemency Initiative" that prompted more than 36,000 prisoners to request assistance filing applications for commutations.

Obama aides hoped thousands of prisoners would have their sentences shortened through the initiative.


'I'm just not ready' to back Donald Trump, says GOP house speake

'I'm just not ready' to back Donald Trump, says GOP house speake

New York, May 6 : Republican House speaker Paul Ryan has said that he couldn't lend his support to Donald Trump, the party's presumptive presidential nominee.

"I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now," he told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" in an interview.

The Wisconsin Republican's rejection makes him the highest level GOP official to reject Trump since the New York billionaire became the only candidate standing in the party's nominating contest.

Ryan's move gives down-ballot Republicans cover to hold off on supporting the real estate mogul.

Ryan said eventually hoped backing Trump and "to be a part of this unifying process" but the first move must come from the latter.


FBI interviews Hillary Clinton aides on emails

FBI interviews Hillary Clinton aides on emails

Washington, May 6 : The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has interviewed several of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton's closest aides, including her longtime adviser Huma Abedin, about her secret email server, the media reported on Friday.

The probe is still ongoing, but so far investigators have not found evidence to prove that Clinton willfully violated the law, officials told CNN.

In recent weeks, multiple aides have been interviewed -- some more than once, the officials said.

A date for an FBI interview of Clinton has not been set, these officials said, but is expected in the coming weeks.

The probe remains focused on the security of the server and the handling of classified information and has not expanded to other matters, the officials said.


Hillary Clinton denounces Donald Trump for his plans to deport immigrants

Hillary Clinton denounces Donald Trump for his plans to deport immigrants

Washington: Democratic presidential front- runner Hillary Clinton has denounced Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump for doubling down on his plans to deport millions of immigrant families, saying his "hateful" language needs to be repudiated.

"Now, every election is a choice, and just yesterday, Donald Trump doubled down on his plan to create a deportation force to round up millions of people. That's actually what he said," she said at a campaign rally in Los Angeles.

"He has pledged in his first days in office to scrap DACA and DAPA and to finalise a design for a giant wall on the border. Well, the best way to prevent that from happening is to make sure he never gets near the White House," she said as the audience booed the Republican leader.


Trump now emerges as lone GOP presidential candidate

Trump now emerges as lone GOP presidential candidate

New York, May 5 : Ohio Governor John Kasich, the last challenger to stand in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, has dropped out of the U. S. presidential race, making the latter the party's presumptive nominee.

Kasich announced the move last night.

"I have always said that the Lord has a purpose for me as he has for everyone. And as I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward, and fulfill the purpose of my life, " CNN quoted Kasich as saying in Columbus, Ohio.

Despite not having a clear to victory, he was not yet ready to quit.

Kasich's decision to end his campaign comes a day after his other rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, suspended his campaign.


John Kasich to quit US Republican presidential race: Report

John Kasich to quit US Republican presidential race: Report

Washington, May 5 : US Ohio state governor John Kasich is suspending his bid for the White House, leaving New York billionaire Donald Trump uncontested in the Republican presidential race, multi networks reported on Wednesday.

A Kasich spokesman said the underdog hopeful will make a formal statement in his home state at 5 p. m. eastern time, Xinhua reported.

Kasich was supposed to speak with reporters at the Dulles airport in Virginia on Wednesday morning but did not show up.

According to the Fox News, his campaign later confirmed he was not going to Dulles.

Texas senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race on Tuesday night after having finished a distant second in the crucial Indiana primary. Kasich placed last in the contest.


Obama in Canada in late June for N America summit

Obama in Canada in late June for N America summit

Washington: US President Barack Obama will travel to Ottawa next month for a "Three Amigos" North American summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President

Enrique Pena Nieto, the White House said today The White House said Obama will also address a joint session of parliament while in the Canadian capital for the June 29 summit.

"The summit is further recognition of the value of a more integrated North America to advance the security and prosperity of the continent," a White House statement said.

"It also highlights the importance of continuing to strengthen the bilateral and trilateral ties between United States, Canada, and Mexico."

The last "Three Amigos" summit was hosted by Pena Nieto in 2014 in Toluca, Mexico.(PTI)


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