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Polls ahead: Cong equips ‘war room’ with electronic weaponry

Polls ahead: Cong equips 'war room' with electronic weaponry
By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times Guru Dwara Rakab Ganj India, May 28 — As the Congress gears up for the big battle in 2014, its ‘war room’ is getting a major makeover. 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj Road, with its old-world white pillars and wide arches, will soon have a modern, corporate-style office for the party’s think tank. The main Lutyens bungalow will remain intact... 

BJP expels Ram Jethmalani

BJP expels Ram Jethmalani
Jethmalani was expelled for six years for making anti-BJP statements BJP NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today expelled former Union law minister and senior party leader Ram Jethmalanifor six years for making anti-BJP statements. In a letter to Jethmalani, BJP general secretary Ananth KumarTuesday said the party’s parliamentary board had taken aunanimous decision Monday to expel... 

Texas legislature passes tax cuts for businesses

Texas legislature passes tax cuts for businesses
(Reuters) – Texas lawmakers sent Governor Rick Perry more than $1 billion in proposed business tax cuts shortly before the end of the biennial legislative session on Monday and the governor called a special session to address redistricting. The tax-cut package – the final piece of which was approved by the Republican-majority legislature late on Sunday – includes an extension of... 

Senator McCain met with rebels in Syria: spokesman

Senator McCain met with rebels in Syria: spokesman
(Reuters) – Republican Senator John McCain, a former presidential candidate and an outspoken advocate for U.S. military aid to the Syrian opposition, met with some of the rebels during a surprise visit to the war-torn country on Monday, his spokesman said. Spokesman Brian Rogers confirmed McCain’s meeting with the rebels, but declined to give any details about the visit, which may fuel... 

Obama, New Jersey governor to reunite Tuesday for storm tour

Obama, New Jersey governor to reunite Tuesday for storm tour
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama will join New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday for a tour of the Jersey Shore damaged by Superstorm Sandy, replaying a scene from last year that some observers believe helped Obama win re-election. Christie, a Republican, gave Obama, a Democrat, blunt praise for his response to the devastating storm that hit the U.S. East Coast just days before the... 

Obama Has Rarely Or Never Praised Whistleblowers

Obama Has Rarely Or Never Praised Whistleblowers
NEW YORK — In more than four years of office, President Barack Obama has frequently praised the idea of whistleblowing. He even signed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act into law in 2012. But has he actually praised any whistleblowers by name? That’s a question The Huffington Post posed to several non-profits representing whistleblowers, and to the White House, in light of the... 

Marine, Dog Reunited In Surprise Ceremony

By MACKENZIE ELMER DES MOINES, Iowa — When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he’d look her up when he returned home. “I promised her if we made it out of alive, I’d do whatever it took to find her,” Gundlach said. On Friday, he made good on that vow with help from some sentimental... 

Pete Santilli, Radio Host: Hillary Clinton Needs To Be ‘Shot In The Vagina’

Pete Santilli, Radio Host: Hillary Clinton Needs To Be 'Shot In The Vagina'
Radio host Pete Santilli made shocking remarks about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, claiming she should be “shot” for being “involved in the killings of American troops.” Santilli hosts a show on his website, but says he’s “ready to take my show to national syndication; that is, of course, if the FCC regulated AM/FM radio stations can handle my truth... 

Mitt Romney Talks IRS Scandal, Says He’s ‘Not A Fan’ Of Obama (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney Talks IRS Scandal, Says He's 'Not A Fan' Of Obama (VIDEO)
Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared on “The Tonight Show” Friday, where he discussed a number of scandals unfolding in Washington. Romney addressed the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups in the lead-up to the 2012 election, saying he thinks “a special counsel should be appointed because only a special council can investigate... 

Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan should reconsider support for U.S. war on terror

Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan should reconsider support for U.S. war on terror
(Reuters) – Nawaz Sharif, seen as the front-runner in Pakistan’s election race, said the country should reconsider its support for the U.S. war on Islamist militancy and suggested that he was in favour of negotiations with the Taliban. Pakistan backed American efforts to stamp out global militancy after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and was rewarded with billions... 

Bansal’s nephew, three others sent to four days police custody

Bansal's nephew, three others sent to four days police custody
By Indo Asian News Service | IANS India Private Limited New Delhi May 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday granted four dayspolice custody of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephewVijay Singla and three others, arrested for allegedly taking a bribe to ensure the promotion of a top railway official. Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma granted four... 

Bansal, PM should go over bribery case, says BJP

Bansal, PM should go over bribery case, says BJP
By Indo Asian News Service | IANS India Private Limited INDIAN PM Manmohan Singh New Delhi, (IANS) The BJP Saturday sought the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal after the latter’s nephew was arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs.90 lakh to ensure the promotion of a toprailway official. “We not only demand that Bansal be sacked,... 
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