Harvard report suggests radical step to fix American democracy by dividing Washington DC into 127 states
Harvard report suggests radical step to fix American democracy by dividing Washington DC into 127 states

The unsigned piece suggested ways that would make a rewriting of the Constitution possible besides bringing equal representations in both House and replacing the Electoral College with popular vote.

Elizabeth Warren-Bernie Sanders feud could give Joe Biden an edge ahead of upcoming Iowa caucuses
Elizabeth Warren-Bernie Sanders feud could give Joe Biden an edge ahead of upcoming Iowa caucuses

Biden could do a John Kerry who in 2004 benefited from the feud between Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt ahead of Iowa caucuses to eventually bag the Democratic nomination.

Virginia emergency: Governor bans weapons after getting threats from hate groups ahead of pro-gun rally
Virginia emergency: Governor bans weapons after getting threats from hate groups ahead of pro-gun rally

According to Northam, law-enforcement agencies have received intelligence reports that disruptive groups were planning to storm the capitol building during the rally planned next Monday, January 20

Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin make fun of Trump in Damascus, talk about changing him 'for the better'
Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin make fun of Trump in Damascus, talk about changing him 'for the better'

Last month, leaders of US' western allies like Canada, UK and France made headlines for mocking the American president at the Nato get-together in London that prompted Trump's early exit.

Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Five key takeaways as the gloves come off
Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Five key takeaways as the gloves come off

From a more disconcerted stand on foreign policy to focusing on trade and policies, the seventh Democratic debate in the caucus-bound Iowa had a lot to offer for experts to dwell on

Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Warren lucks out on foreign policy but cashes in on Sanders' 'sexist' remark
Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Warren lucks out on foreign policy but cashes in on Sanders' 'sexist' remark

The Massachusetts senator based her campaign mostly on domestic issues and was seen ordinary in her takes on foreign policy. But when Sanders' alleged bias against women came up for talks, there was no looking back

Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Warren refuses to shake hands with Sanders as equation between them worsens
Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Warren refuses to shake hands with Sanders as equation between them worsens

The Massachusetts senator refused to shake hands with her Vermont counterpart in the wake of reports that the latter said women cannot become the president of the US

Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Billionaire Tom Steyer wants US to tackle tragedies like Australian bushfires
Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Billionaire Tom Steyer wants US to tackle tragedies like Australian bushfires

The New York-born candidate spoke on issues related to foreign policy and was the first to touch upon the issue of climate change.

Iowa Democratic Debate 2020:  Gender issue pops up over reports that Sanders told Warren a woman can't become president
Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Gender issue pops up over reports that Sanders told Warren a woman can't become president

Denying, the Vermont senator tried to establish his gender-neutral political credentials while Amy Klobuchar said only competency matters for the highest job.

Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Sanders, Warren want US troops back from Middle East, Biden says he'd keep some
Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Sanders, Warren want US troops back from Middle East, Biden says he'd keep some

While the likes of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren vowed for complete removal of troops, Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar opined for keeping them in the region partially.

Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Sanders ups the ante against Biden citing his 2002 vote to authorize Iraq war
Iowa Democratic Debate 2020: Sanders ups the ante against Biden citing his 2002 vote to authorize Iraq war

The former vice-president admitted that he made a mistake by backing the 2003 war, but added that he did well when Barack Obama gave him the job to help end the war.

Russia hacked Ukraine gas company linked to Joe Biden's son Hunter to dig up dirt ahead of election, says report
Russia hacked Ukraine gas company linked to Joe Biden's son Hunter to dig up dirt ahead of election, says report

Joe's son Hunter had once worked for the energy company and in the recent past, President Donald Trump accused both him and his father of indulging in corruption in Ukraine

Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren a woman can't win US presidency: Report
Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren a woman can't win US presidency: Report

The Vermont senator, who himself had lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination to a woman candidate, denied these reports. He says he always believes a woman can beat Donald Trump.

Like Prince Harry, the first Duke of Sussex Augustus Frederick was a rebel with strong liberal views
Like Prince Harry, the first Duke of Sussex Augustus Frederick was a rebel with strong liberal views

Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), uncle of Queen Victoria, was a man of progressive views and had two troubled marriages. Harry, his only successor as the Duke of Sussex, shares similar character traits.

After the US eliminates Qassem Soleimani, UK expresses doubt over its alliance with Washington
After the US eliminates Qassem Soleimani, UK expresses doubt over its alliance with Washington

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said signs of the US withdrawing from world leadership was giving him sleepless nights. He added that the UK is too dependent on US air cover and intelligence and it's time that they diversify their assets

AOC refuses to pay $250,000 in dues to Democrats to protest 'discrimination' against people of similar origin
AOC refuses to pay $250,000 in dues to Democrats to protest 'discrimination' against people of similar origin

The 'Squad' member said in a recent interview that she did not find a purpose in giving that much money to a body that has made it clear that people like her are not welcome

Trump says Saudi Arabia has 'already deposited $1billion in the bank' to keep American troops on its soil
Trump says Saudi Arabia has 'already deposited $1billion in the bank' to keep American troops on its soil

Former GOP Congressman Justin Amash lashed out at the president saying, he is treating American troops as 'mercenaries' after Trump claimed South Korea too made such payments in exchange for the deployment of American troops on its soil

EXCLUSIVE: IS to benefit if US and Iran stop working together against them, says expert in Middle East politics
EXCLUSIVE: IS to benefit if US and Iran stop working together against them, says expert in Middle East politics

Russell Lucas, an associate professor at Michigan State University, felt that while the Bush and Obama administrations had the opportunity to hit Soleimani, they did not do it considering America's interests in the Middle East.

What happens if US withdraws its troops from Iraq? Here are five potential geopolitical scenarios
What happens if US withdraws its troops from Iraq? Here are five potential geopolitical scenarios

On January 10, Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi requested the US officials to send representatives to Iraq to discuss mechanisms for the withdrawal of US troops. However, the State Department officials said the US does not intend to pull its troops out.

Ilhan Omar labels Trump's new Iran sanctions as 'economic warfare', demands similar measures against Israel
Ilhan Omar labels Trump's new Iran sanctions as 'economic warfare', demands similar measures against Israel

Omar slammed the Iran sanctions for having caused human suffering but supported the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement

International Olympic Committee bans athletes from kneeling, political hand gestures and protests at Tokyo Games
International Olympic Committee bans athletes from kneeling, political hand gestures and protests at Tokyo Games

Guidelines came into force after some American athletes kneeled and raised a fist to protest during medal ceremonies at the Pan-American Games in Peru last August

Soleimani's assassination set to redefine Democratic candidates' strategies a month ahead of Iowa caucuses
Soleimani's assassination set to redefine Democratic candidates' strategies a month ahead of Iowa caucuses

It is yet unknown which way the aftereffects of the escalation would go as Iran launched missile attacks against US bases in Iraq as revenge

House to vote on limiting Trump's power to go to war with Iran, says Nancy Pelosi
House to vote on limiting Trump's power to go to war with Iran, says Nancy Pelosi

The House speaker, who has been after the president with her impeachment drive, said the House will move the resolution on Thursday to protect the people of America.

Joe Biden goofs up again, mistakes Iran for Iraq while condemning Trump's move to assassinate Soleimani
Joe Biden goofs up again, mistakes Iran for Iraq while condemning Trump's move to assassinate Soleimani

The former vice president said at an event in New York City that the Iran Parliament voted to remove all American forces, while in reality, it was Iraq's parliament which did the same after the attack happened on its soil

Soleimani's assassination has raised the risk of Iran going nuclear 'immeasurably', says defense expert
Soleimani's assassination has raised the risk of Iran going nuclear 'immeasurably', says defense expert

Mark Almond, director of Crisis Research Institute, said that it is ironic that Trump's efforts to stop Iran from going nuclear could now see it getting the bomb.

EXCLUSIVE | In killing Soleimani, Trump chose the worst option naively believing Iran would be deterred: Expert
EXCLUSIVE | In killing Soleimani, Trump chose the worst option naively believing Iran would be deterred: Expert

Geneva-based former French diplomat Marc Finaud warns of high escalation but rules out an all-out war

Donald Trump camp uses Soleimani airstrike card as poll plank, calls Democrats Iran sympathizers
Donald Trump camp uses Soleimani airstrike card as poll plank, calls Democrats Iran sympathizers

Even as experts questioned the president's move to eliminate the top Iranian general, Trump and his loyalists counter-attacked the domestic rivals to make national security a crucial poll issue.

Ukrainian plane crashes in Tehran killing all 176 aboard amid Iran missile strike
Ukrainian plane crashes in Tehran killing all 176 aboard amid Iran missile strike

The delayed Boeing 737 crashed soon after take-off and it was said that the accident was caused by technical problems.

Iran's president makes a veiled threat, reminds Trump of Lockerbie bombing in the wake of Soleimani's death
Iran's president makes a veiled threat, reminds Trump of Lockerbie bombing in the wake of Soleimani's death

On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed while flying over the Scotland town in which 270 people were killed. Western intelligence believed Iran was behind the attack to avenge the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 by US Navy in July that year, killing all 290 onboard.

Scottsdale is the best American city for jobs while Detroit is the worst, survey shows
Scottsdale is the best American city for jobs while Detroit is the worst, survey shows

South Burlington in Vermont was found to be the city with the lowest unemployment rate of 1.7 percent and Detroit, the highest with nine percent.

IS stands to benefit the most as US and Iran confront each other over Qassem Soleimani's death
IS stands to benefit the most as US and Iran confront each other over Qassem Soleimani's death

After his Syria adventure where he pulled out the American troops only to weaken local allies Kurds' fight against the IS, President Donald Trump has now locked horns with Iran in a way that has jeopardized the West's anti-IS mission.

General Qassem Soleimani: Head of Quds Force killed by US was instrumental in spreading Iranian influence in Middle East
General Qassem Soleimani: Head of Quds Force killed by US was instrumental in spreading Iranian influence in Middle East

The general, who was quite a powerful and popular military leader, lost his life in an airstrike outside Baghdad airport in the early hours of Friday. His death is a blow to Iran's military and intelligence establishments.

Ann Coulter slams 'Law & Order' for portraying 'Trump-supporting white males' as rapists and mass shooters
Ann Coulter slams 'Law & Order' for portraying 'Trump-supporting white males' as rapists and mass shooters

Coulter, who was once a strong supporter of Trump, also blasted SVU's producer Celine Robinson over episodes focusing on 'sex traffickers, little boy rapists and women-hating mass shooters'

Michelle Obama could sweep 2020 election, says expert Allan Lichtman who predicted Donald Trump's win in 2016
Michelle Obama could sweep 2020 election, says expert Allan Lichtman who predicted Donald Trump's win in 2016

Lichtman, who has correctly predicted the winner of popular vote in all presidential elections since 1984, said Michelle comes out extraordinarily well with the Democratic rank and file.

Vapers set to play key role in 2020 election as Trump administration dallies on e-cigarette regulation
Vapers set to play key role in 2020 election as Trump administration dallies on e-cigarette regulation

Four out of five vapers said they are likely to vote in this year's election based on the candidates' take on the issue, according to a poll from last October

Pete Buttigieg's tenure as South Bend mayor ends ahead of Iowa caucuses, James Mueller takes over
Pete Buttigieg's tenure as South Bend mayor ends ahead of Iowa caucuses, James Mueller takes over

The Democrat presidential hopeful handpicked Mueller on last February.

Greta Thunberg says she wouldn't waste her time talking to Donald Trump on threat of climate change
Greta Thunberg says she wouldn't waste her time talking to Donald Trump on threat of climate change

Speaking to Sir David Attenborough, the teen environmental activist said the American president hardly listens to experts on the issue of climate change and there is little possibility of him listening to her.

Veteran singer Linda Ronstadt likens Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, calls Mexicans 'new Jews'
Veteran singer Linda Ronstadt likens Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, calls Mexicans 'new Jews'

The 73-year-old legend said those who know history would see the sinister similarities between what happened during the Weimer Republic in Germany and Trump's America

Pete Buttigieg wants to decriminalize possession of all drugs
Pete Buttigieg wants to decriminalize possession of all drugs

In August, the presidential hopeful released a comprehensive plan to decriminalize all drug possession to tackle opioid epidemic and treat addiction as a public health issue.

On impeachment night, Donald Trump reveals the secret of his 'orange' looks
On impeachment night, Donald Trump reveals the secret of his 'orange' looks

In a long speech, Trump spoke on lightbulbs, dishwashers and toilet flushes, targeting the Obama administration

Joe Biden heckled at New Hampshire campaign event with 'Don't touch kids, you pervert' and 'Quid Pro Joe'
Joe Biden heckled at New Hampshire campaign event with 'Don't touch kids, you pervert' and 'Quid Pro Joe'

Biden has also been accused of indulging in corruption and nepotism to serve his son's interest while he worked for a Ukrainian energy firm during his term as the vice president

Joe Biden says he's open to nominating Barack Obama to Supreme Court if he wins 2020 election: 'If he'd take it'
Joe Biden says he's open to nominating Barack Obama to Supreme Court if he wins 2020 election: 'If he'd take it'

Obama could be the second American president to become the chief justice after William Howard Taft

Return of the Kennedys: 2020 elections could see a famous political dynasty on the ballot, but does it carry any weight anymore?
Return of the Kennedys: 2020 elections could see a famous political dynasty on the ballot, but does it carry any weight anymore?

Joseph Kennedy III, the grandson of Robert F Kennedy, will be running for the senate in Massachusetts while Amy Kennedy, wife of the son of Ted Kennedy, could run for a congressional position in New Jersey. Historians, however, are divided whether "Kennedy" still has the charm

Michael Bloomberg campaign uses Oklahoma prison inmates to call voters, says it was done 'unknowingly'
Michael Bloomberg campaign uses Oklahoma prison inmates to call voters, says it was done 'unknowingly'

The 77-year-old Democratic presidential hopeful said he came to know about the use of prison labor only after the media brought it to his notice

Pentagon mulls pulling out troops from Africa to boost Trump's plan to end 'endless wars' abroad: Report
Pentagon mulls pulling out troops from Africa to boost Trump's plan to end 'endless wars' abroad: Report

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is looking at proposals and a final decision is expected in January, reports The New York Times. The focus is likely to be more on strong competitors like China and Russia.

Melania Trump has so far kept mum on Trump's impeachment: Why hasn't she defended her husband yet?
Melania Trump has so far kept mum on Trump's impeachment: Why hasn't she defended her husband yet?

Unlike three of her predecessors who had defended their husbands facing impeachment or its threat, the current first lady has avoided making public statements barring defending son Barron whose name was dragged into an impeachment hearing.

Online groups are using Trump's voice, brand to dupe his supporters, siphon off campaign contributions: Report
Online groups are using Trump's voice, brand to dupe his supporters, siphon off campaign contributions: Report

The situation has made Trump’s campaign officials uneasy as they worry that these groups are misusing funds that could otherwise help the president’s campaign

Trump tells black voters that Democrats have only let them down and his words are making an impact
Trump tells black voters that Democrats have only let them down and his words are making an impact

Even though the Republican received only 8 percent of black votes in 2016, yet the 'Black Voices for Trump' is being seen as something serious to boost his support among the blacks in the next election.

Barack Obama hasn't endorsed any Democratic candidate yet but thinks Elizabeth Warren is 'capable' for the top job
Barack Obama hasn't endorsed any Democratic candidate yet but thinks Elizabeth Warren is 'capable' for the top job

The former president has not endorsed his former deputy Joe Biden and also expressed his reservation over Bernie Sanders' candidature

Over 48,000 youth remain locked up in the US on any given day, some of them even without trial, reveals new report
Over 48,000 youth remain locked up in the US on any given day, some of them even without trial, reveals new report

There are failures in the juvenile justice system that also expose the loopholes in the adult system, claims the Policy Prison Initiative report

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