Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as “Lyin” Ted in their second debate before the election, borrowing a nickname first used by President Donald Trump. It was one of the challenger’s last chances to gain ground on Cruz, who is leading the polls even though O’Rourke has benefited from national media coverage of his unconventional campaign and a record amount of campaign cash. A look at claims made in their debate Tuesday in San Antonio: O’ROURKE: “Ted Cruz invested more than $5 million in Cambridge Analytica, which is the very company that helped to undermine our democracy, to feed false news and false opinions to our fellow Americans.” THE FACTS: Cruz didn’t personally invest $5 million in Cambridge Analytica, the campaign consulting firm that was accused earlier this year of misusing data from 87 million Facebook accounts to target voters during elections. But … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O’Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama at a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on this picture taken on january 25, 2015. Photograph: PTI Photo The pinstripe bandhgala suit Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore on Saturday during his talks with United States President Barack Obama in Hyderabad House had his name embroidered all over it, triggering a debate in the social media. The debate began after close-up photographs of his suit showed that his full name, Narendra Damodardas Modi, was embroidered on the fabric vertically down the stripe."While 'Modi Kurta' might have been interesting, 'Modi Suit' feels annoying," was one of the tweets. Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha took a dig, tweeting, "If it is true that Modi's suit has his name embroidered, it is a first, and shockingly narcissistic, the self-proclaimed master of hype." Some on twitter noted that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak used to wear suits with his name embossed on them. Modi … [Read more...] about Narendra Damodardas Modi woven into PM’s pinstripe suit!
'Rarely do you come across a leader of a free world who meets another leader of a free world and serves him tea in a suit that chants his name. Over and over again,' says Chandrima Pal.The moniker of the Greatest Showman belonged to Subhash Ghai for the longest time. He earned it. In recent times, the filmmaker's grasp over his idiom seems to have slipped. Worse, he seems to have become irrelevant. Incoherent to a whole new generation of film buffs. But there is someone who seems to have borrowed liberally from his book of entertainment. With plenty of discreet nods to the one whose legacy could well be destroyed if certain purported reports of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose are published -- Jawaharlal Nehru.The Greek scholars had established the important correlation between leadership and power dressing. Dressing for the part, to command respect, to express empathy and solidarity with a cause, people or idea, are virtues of a true leader. Nehru was known for his sharp suits, the iconic … [Read more...] about Dude, it takes guts to wear your name!
Indian-American legal luminary Sri Srinivasan was on Monday sworn in as a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, the second most powerful court in the US after the Supreme Court.With this, the Chandigarh-born, 46-year-old Srinivasan has become the first Indian American judge in the second-most powerful court of the country.Described by President Barack Obama as a "trailblazer", Srinivasan attributed his phenomenal success to his family and the Indian American community. "You all made it possible," Srinivasan told a gathering of Indian Americans at a reception hosted in his honour by the Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao. "I am incredibly honoured and humbled by the tremendous support you have given me," he said. Srinivasan was first nominated by Obama on June 11, 2012. On January 2, 2013, his nomination was returned to the President, due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate. On January 3, 2013, Obama re-nominated him for the same office. Srinivasan … [Read more...] about Sri Srinivasan sworn-in judge of 2nd most-powerful US court
WASHINGTON — Impeached or not, President Donald Trump has a strong tailwind heading into his re-election year: The economy. Presidential contests tend to turn on "it's the economy, stupid," as Democratic strategist James Carville famously summed up underdog Bill Clinton's win in 1992. And things look good for Trump at this time: Unemployment is at a 50-year low; stocks are at all-time highs; and forecasters project growth into 2020, especially as the trade war with China seems to be easing. "If the status quo continues, he'll win," said Moody's Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi, referring to his presidential prediction model, which is based on economic indicators, including gas prices and the unemployment rate, along with the president's approval rating and projected turnout. Zandi's is just one of several prediction models that favor Trump, who also has the benefit of incumbency. The president never misses an opportunity to boast about the Dow or the latest jobs report, and … [Read more...] about Trump’s campaigning on the roaring economy. Here’s how Democrats plan to stop him.
Sri Srinivasan (winner of the India Abroad Person of the Year 2013) could become the first Indian-American to be on the bench of the US Supreme Court after conservative icon Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death gave rise to speculation that President Barack Obama may nominate the judge who enjoys impeccable bipartisan support. Chandigarh-born Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan, 48, tops the list of prospective justice to the country's highest judicial body as Obama said he plans to fulfill his "constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor" to Scalia. "Any list begins with Sri Srinivasan, a member of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit -- a traditional launching pad for the Supreme Court nominees," the CNN reported."There's always a short-list of potential justices that court experts and watchers have in their heads; Obama will be cognisant that he is replacing a conservative icon and that might temper his choices, leading him to try to find someone that at … [Read more...] about Indian-American may become judge in US Supreme Court