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Kamala Harris seeks court to block ballot measure that authorizes killing of gays and lesbians

Kamala Harris seeks court to block ballot measure that authorizes killing of gay

California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked the Sacramento County Superior Court to allow her to block planned ballot measure authorizing the killing of gays and lesbians.

She filed a request with the court seeking to be relieved of her duty regarding ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ before it advances to the signature-gathering stage. According to Harris, readying it for circulation would waste state resources, generate unnecessary divisions and mislead the public.

She said, “In this case, we are talking about a proposal that literally is calling for violence. It’s calling for vigilantism. I, frankly, do not want to be in the position of giving any legitimacy to those words”.

Hillary Clinton to Announce Her Candidacy in April

Hillary Clinton to Announce Her Candidacy in April

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Hillary Clinton ally, declared earlier this month at the annual Gridiron Dinner that they have stricken the word ‘inevitable’ from Hillary's vocabulary.

There is no doubt about the notion that Hillary Clinton's presidency seems to be inevitable. This year, however, the idea seems to be hard to shake than it did at this point in the 2008 election cycle.

For several months, Clinton made her potential opponents eclipsed for the Democratic nomination in polls taken nationally and in key states.

Polls from early 2007 showed that Clinton had a solid lead over her rivals but one that only occasionally surpassed 20%.

Once Clinton officially enters the race, she will benefit from a campaign infrastructure that has been in the making for years.

Joe Biden to decide his presidential challenge against Hillary Clinton soon

Joe Biden to decide his presidential challenge against Hillary Clinton soon

There are chances that Joe Biden, sooner than expected, will come under pressure at the time of deciding whether to challenge Hillary Clinton for the White House.

This is because the liberal anxiety has encouraged multiplying grassroots supporters to wonder if the vice-president might be knocked from his perch of studied neutrality and into a presidential bid.

A third-party political action committee has urged Biden to challenge Clinton from the left in the flaming controversy over her email arrangements.

According to Reuters/Ipsos poll earlier this month, Clinton’s popularity among Democrats fell 15 points, following revelations that she had used a private email account for official work as secretary of state.

Stop questioning Ted Cruz’s Presidential Eligibility: Analysts

Stop questioning Ted Cruz’s Presidential Eligibility: Analysts

According to political analysts, discussions about the eligibility of Senator Ted Cruz for presidential elections in the United States should end now. His eligibility has been questioned because of his birth in Canada. His mother is an American citizen so he is considered to have American citizenship right from his birth. He was born in December of 1970 in Canada.

Some say that according to the constitution, it is not necessary that the President should be a 'citizen', whereas others say that the President should be a 'Natural Born' citizen. According to Mark Jones, a political expert at Rice University, the term has already declared that Cruz is eligible for the presidential elections.

Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock Stepping Down

Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock Stepping Down

An announcement has been made by Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock that he is resigning. Congressman Schock, still in his early 30s resigned after a month long cascade of revelations regarding his business deals and his lavish spending from overseas travel to office decor in the style of Downton Abbey.

Schock said that he took the decision with a heavy heart. Schock also said that serving the people of the 18th District is the highest and greatest honor for him. "But the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself", added Schock.

Republican Rhoads beats Democrat Kestenbaum

Republican Rhoads beats Democrat Kestenbaum

On Tuesday, Republican Steven Rhoads, a Bellmore Republican, beat Rita Kestenbaum, a Bellmore Democrat, in a special election in the Nassau County Legislature's 19th District. He will now be filling the 19th Nassau County legislative district seat, which was unfilled since former Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) resigned.

According to unofficial votes tallied by the Nassau County board of elections, Rhoads beat Kestenbaum by a margin of 58 to 41% out of over 5,600 votes cast. Rhoads is an attorney, who had attempted to beat Denenberg. Kestenbaum is a former Hempstead town councilwoman. Both belong to Bellmore.

Jeb Bush Comments during Iowa Visit in Line with Standard GOP Platform

Jeb Bush Comments during Iowa Visit in Line with Standard GOP Platform

People attentively listen to Florida Governor and current 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, due to which, this weekend, many of his remarks caught conservatives off guard. Bush in his first Iowa visit attended various fundraisers and private meetings with donors and activists and was closely followed by the news media.

Most of the comments made by Bush were in line with the standard GOP platform. While discussing about foreign policy, he said, "This president is the first president in the World War II era who does not believe that American power is a force for good in the world".

Bush, on his record as Governor, said that they took on the trial bar and the teachers' unions across the board.

Many Democrats boycott Netanyahu Speech

Many Democrats boycott Netanyahu Speech

On Tuesday, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of congress. The controversial speech to the joint session was attended by the entire San Diego delegation, while several Democrats boycotted the event.

In his speech, Netanyahu said that Congress should not accept a deal negotiated by John Kerry, current United States Secretary of State, to lift economic sanctions against Iran. While warning Congress, he said that the American-led negotiations have resulted in a bad deal on nuclear program of Iran.

During his 39-minute speech, Netanyahu said that government of Iran poses a serious threat not only to Israel, but also to the entire world. According to the Israeli Prime Minister, no deal would be better than the deal under consideration.

Senator Barbara Mikulski announces plans to retire

Senator Barbara Mikulski announces plans to retire

Barbara Mikulski, the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party, has announced her retirement. Mikulski is also the longest-serving woman in Congress. Back in 1976, she was first elected to the House and after 10 years she was elected to the Senate.

On Monday, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski has made announcement about her plans to retire. If Martin O'Malley, had any doubts about running for president against Hillary Rodham Clinton, now he has a possible choice. The team of the ex-governor refused to engage in talk on Monday.

Hillary Clinton provides Emails to US State Department from her Time as Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton provides Emails to US State Department from her Time as Secretar

New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton had used a personal email address to carry out government business during her four-year tenure as Secretary of State. She might possibly have violated requirements that her emails should be saved.

On Monday, the US State Department announced that it has been provided with emails from the time when Hillary was Secretary of State. The Times reported that her aides also did not take steps to save her emails on government servers as required by federal law.

According to The NY Times report, "Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act".

Amit Shah, LK Advani reach Jammu to attend Mufti's oath ceremony

Amit Shah, LK Advani reach Jammu to attend Mufti's oath ceremony

Jammu, Mar 1 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and senior leader Lal Krishna Advani have reached Jammu to attend the oath taking ceremony of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed here on Sunday.

Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar will also be present on the occasion.

Mufti, who will be heading a PDP-BJP coalition government in the state, will take oath at the General Zorawar Auditorium of Jammu University.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of both the PDP and BJP, besides other dignitaries, would be present at the venue.

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N. N. Vohra, will administer the oath of office and secrecy.

BJP leader Nirmal Singh is expected to be named as the deputy chief minister of the state.

Obama Administration Proposed ‘the Customer Privacy Bill of Rights Act’ on Friday

US President Barack Obama

The Obama administration on Friday proposed a bill intending to fill gaps by issuing some baseline information-processing requirements for all sorts of firms.

The new proposed bill, the Customer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, aims to provide American with more handles, fulfilling a promise the president had talked about for years.

But some privacy advocates immediately raised questions on the proposed bill. They said that the new legislation less adequate, specifically given the broad statements President Barack Obama had issued on the challenge.

They said that the bill will provide more flexibility to the providers and customers on the other hand will have no sufficient power.

'Sin to support Manjhi', says Shiv Sena

'Sin to support Manjhi', says Shiv Sena

New Delhi, Feb 16 : The Shiv Sena has mocked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for supporting Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamana, said that supporting Manjhi would be a sin as it would be an endorsement of black era in politics. It said nobody should indulge in the sin of backing for political interest someone who has publicly said he accepts commission for development work.

"This is an open support to corruption. Any leader who says that he is getting money for development work, is a cheat towards the people and the state and no party should support such a leader (Manjhi)," Sanjay Raut told ANI today.

Delhi polls: 5 AAP candidates win by more than 50,000 votes

Delhi polls: 5 AAP candidates win by more than 50,000 votes

New Delhi, Feb 10 : With the Aam Aadmi Party sweeping the Delhi assembly elections, winning 67 out of the 70 seats on offer, five candidates of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party won by a margin of more than 50,000 votes.

The highest margin of victory was achieved by Vikas Puri candidate Mahinder Yadav of the AAP, who beat his nearest rival, Sanjay Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party by 77,665 votes.

The others candidates who won big were Ved Parkash, who beat Gugan Singh (BJP) by 50,023 votes in Bawana; Sanjeev Jha, who beat Gopal Jha (BJP) by 63,122 votes in Burari; Prakash, who beat Arvind Kumar (BJP) by 63,937 votes in Deoli; and Amanatullah Khan, who beat Braham Singh (BJP) in Okhla by 63,657 votes.

Kejriwal back at helm of affairs in Delhi as AAP sweeps to 67 seat-poll win

Kejriwal back at helm of affairs in Delhi as AAP sweeps to 67 seat-poll win

New Delhi, Feb 10 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was heavily criticised for stepping down from office after 49 days in power last year, on Tuesday made an impressive come back in the assembly elections, winning
67 of the total 70 seats in Delhi.

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal won from the New Delhi constituency securing 57,213 votes.

AAP's Narayan Dutt Sharma emerged victorious from Badarpur constituency (HOW MANY VOTES), Ajay Dutt won from Ambedkar Nagar with 66,632 votes, Akhilesh Pati Tripathi from Model Town with 54,628 votes, Alka Lamba won from Chandni Chowk with 36,756 votes and Gopal Rai has won from Babarpur with 75,928 votes

BJP wants to win Delhi polls through TV screen: Kejriwal

BJP wants to win Delhi polls through TV screen: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 7 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to win the elections through the TV screen and not working at the ground level.

"I would like to appeal to the people of Delhi that now various rumors would be spread. The people are aware that one is a party that wants to win the elections through the TV screen and the other party wants to fight elections by approaching the people by going to their homes," Kejriwal told the media here.

Earlier in the day, BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi shared a video with the media showing a lady accusing Aam Aadmi Party of intimidating her to not vote for the saffron party.

Amit Shah accuses AAP of having received 'black money' donation

Amit Shah accuses AAP of having received 'black money' donation

New Delhi, Feb 5 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah today accused the Aam Aadmi Party of having received black money donations.

"The donation which comes in the dark night is black money. And [Kejriwal] asks to investigate and put him in the jail. He is aware that investigation is not possible till February 7," Amit Shah said while addressing a rally today in Madanpur Khadar area of the national capital.

Shah further criticised the AAP for failing to deliver any promises.

"This election is based on two ideologies. One is that who delivers what it says, and the other who does not do anything what it says," Shah said.

"I have never seen such politics in my life. The AAP never delivers what it says," he added.

'It is our responsibility to rectify 16 years of mistakes': PM Modi

PM ModiNew Delhi, Feb 3 : Attacking the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said both parties had ruined Delhi in the last 16 years and it was now the BJP's responsibility to rectify past mistakes.

"Congress ruined your 15 years, then there was a temporary party-they ruined the city for a year, now it's our responsibility to rectify the mistakes of 16 years," Prime Minister Modi said at a rally in Rohini.

The Prime Minister added that the national capital should be governed by those with experience.

'Desperate' Kejriwal making false promises to people: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila DikshitNew Delhi, Feb 2 : Former Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is making false promises to the people of Delhi in desperation and added that he would do anything to gain votes.

"I think this is a sign of his desperation. He is very desperate. He has been very disappointed with himself that he gave away the chief ministership. So, in despair, he is saying I will do anything but give me the vote," said Dikshit.

The AAP has in its manifesto for the assembly polls made over 70 promises to the people of Delhi.

Praising BJP's 'discipline', Krishna Tirath formally switches parties

Krishna TirathNew Delhi, Jan 19 : Praising the Bharatiya Janata Party's 'discipline', former union minister and Congress leader Krishna Tirath on Monday formally joined the party, vowing to continue her work towards the upliftment of the oppressed.

"Whatever work I have done, whether for the city or for the country, whatever post I have held, I have always had only one aim: how to be of service to the oppressed. And, I have never held back from doing so," Tirath told the media, while accepting a BJP scarf from the party's Delhi unit chief, Satish Upadhyay.




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