Saturday, February 25, 2012

Congress

  • The Congress party chief's post in the city has been occupied by some fascinating and colourful personalities — Rajni Patel and Murli Deora come readily to mind — but none perhaps as compelling as Kripashankar Singh, who resigned last week.
  • (Hindustan Times)
  • The agenda-setting event, which kicks off in the Catalan city on Feb.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • Bulandshahr: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad today said that Congress was in a strong position in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections mainly due to hard work done by Rahul Gandhi.
  • (NDTV)
  • WASHINGTON — After the last midterm election sent scores of Tea Party candidates to Congress, most GOP House members from the Midlands dropped in the National Journals conservative rankings.
  • (Omaha World-Herald)
  • Alleging that Congress leaders are shedding crocodile tears over the Batla house encounter to woo the Muslim community, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said the partys concern for the community stands exposed by the Sachar committee.
  • (Daily News and Analysis)
  • Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The $145 billion payroll tax cut deal is heading toward passage in the U.S. Congress as soon as today with bipartisan support, including from many lawmakers who will be voting for ideas they oppose.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- For the first time since Republicans won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2010, there isn't a major fiscal policy bill requiring the immediate attention of Congress.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Although the Pentagon hopes to greenlight two rounds of military base closures within the next five years, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) said Congress isn't going to let that happen.
  • (Anniston Star)
  • A United States Congressional delegation and other officials have gathered in Hungarys capital Budapest to remember Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who is credited with saving the lives of as many as 100,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II.
  • (Voice of America)

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