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Ex-president Banda pulls out of Malawi presidential race

Malawi's scandal-hit ex-president Joyce Banda has withdrawn her presidential bid and endorsed opposition frontrunner Lazarus Chakwera, the two candidates' parties announced on Thursday.
Reuters India - Published

Beto O'Rourke to leap into 2020 Democratic presidential race

Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke will launch his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday, ending months of speculation about whether he would join the sprawling field of Democrats vying for the chance..
Reuters India - Published

Democrats support expanding Medicare, with some caveats that could matter to voters

After launching his 2020 presidential bid last week, John Hickenlooper took a different stance on establishing a "Medicare-for-all" government health insurance program than many of his Democratic..
Reuters India - Published

'Be careful what you wish for,' says Biden, in tease of 2020 presidential bid

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, telling a friendly crowd of union members he..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

U.S. labour unions wield increased clout in crowded Democratic 2020 race

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is weighing a 2020 presidential bid, will find a friendly audience on Tuesday when he addresses a meeting of the International Association of Firefighters in..
Reuters India - Published

Trump mocks Clinton for not running for Presidential bid in 2020

[USA], Mar 6 (ANI): President Donald Trump on Tuesday took a jibe at former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton who, earlier in the day, had confirmed that she would not be running
Sify - Published

Washington's Inslee puts climate change at centre of presidential bid

Washington Governor Jay Inslee launched a longshot bid for the U.S. presidency on Friday with a vow to fight climate change and promote policies to make the country more prosperous and inclusive.
Reuters India - Published

Bernie Sanders launches second Democratic US presidential bid

Sanders, 77, announced his candidacy in a lengthy early morning email to supporters, pledging to build a vast grassroots movement to confront the special interests that he said dominate government and..
DNA - Published

US Senator Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 presidential bid

US Senator Elizabeth Warren, struggling to move past criticism over her claims of Native American heritage, aimed for a fresh start on Saturday with the formal launch of her 2020 presidential campaign,..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Zee News

O'Rourke says will decide on U.S. presidential run this month

Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic former Texas congressman whose unexpectedly close but ultimately unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate generated buzz about a 2020 presidential bid, said on Tuesday he..
Reuters India - Published

Oprah interview fuels talk of O'Rourke's U.S. presidential ambitions

Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic former Texas congressman whose unsuccessful campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year set fundraising records and generated buzz about a 2020..
Reuters India - Published

Cory Booker announces US presidential bid; New Jersey Democratic Senator advocate of criminal justice reform

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, while announcing his presidential bid, highlighted his roots in a racially divided urban America and evoked the civil rights movement in describing his own..
Firstpost - Published

US Senator Booker who shot to fame during Kavanaugh hearings announces Presidential bid

US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced that he was launching a bid for the White House.
DNA - Published

Kamala Harris rebukes Trump's policies, says US democracy under attack like never before

Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris launched her 2020 presidential bid on Sunday with a scathing rebuke of President Donald Trump's policies
DNA - Published

Tulsi Gabbard to hold campaign launch rally on Feb 2

The 37-year-old four-term Democratic congresswoman announced her presidential bid earlier this month.
Zee News - Published

Kamala Harris seeks ends to shutdown, reopening of federal government as 800,000 workers go without pay

Kamala Harris, who recently announced her presidential bid for 2020, has sought an end to the unprecedented government shutdown and asked for earliest reopening of the federal government.
DNA - Published

Kamala Harris' 2020 US presidential bid excites Indian-Americans

The 2020 US presidential bid of first Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has thrilled the Indian-American community which considers the "groundbreaking" announcement a "proud moment" and a reflection..
DNA - Published

Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid

In a video, announcing her candidacy for the office, Harris said, "Justice. Decency. Equality. Freedom. Democracy. These aren't just words. They're the values we as Americans cherish. And they're all.. - Published Also reported by •SifyDNA

Democrat Julian Castro launches 2020 U.S. presidential bid

By Jim Forsyth and Ginger Gibson SAN ANTONIO, Texas/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas Democrat Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor who went on to be the top U.S.
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Zee NewsReuters India

Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, announces 2020 presidential bid to take on Trump

Gabbard is the second woman after Senator Elizabeth Warren to enter the presidential race from the Democratic party.
DNA - Published

Democratic Senator Warren takes step toward 2020 U.S. presidential bid

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a progressive Democrat who has exchanged stinging criticism with President Donald Trump, said on Monday she has formed an exploratory committee to run for president in..
Reuters India - Published

First Indian-origin US Senator, Kamala Harris to decide on 2020 US presidential bid over holidays, say reports

During the Obama era, Kamala Harris was popularly called as the "female Obama".
Firstpost - Published

French interior minister to quit Macron government by 2020: L'Express

France's interior minister, one of Emmanuel Macron's staunchest backers since he launched his presidential bid, told L'Express magazine he plans to run for mayor of Lyon in 2020 and will not wait until..
Reuters India - Published

Brazil's jailed former leader Lula ends presidential bid

By Lisandra Paraguassu CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's most popular politician, imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, on Tuesday ended his legal battle to run for the top office..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters IndiaIndiaTimes

Brazilian far-right candidate seeks to capitalise on rivals' graft charges

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's front-running far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro rallied supporters on Wednesday with a message of a clean break from the past as a new..
Firstpost - Published

Congo rejects presidential bid of opposition leader Bemba

By Amedee Mwarabu KINSHASA (Reuters) - The election commission of Democratic Republic of Congo has excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba and three former prime ministers from the list of..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Donald Trump says 'I will stay uninvolved' after slamming Sessions, Justice Dept

President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and said he would remain "uninvolved" after he attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the US Justice..
DNA - Published

Analysis: Far-right presidential bid gets less play from Brazil media

For years, Brazil's presidential frontrunner, the right-wing lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, has made headlines for the wrong reasons.
Reuters India - Published

Congo opposition leader Bemba returns home for presidential bid

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba returned home on Wednesday after a decade in prison in The Hague for a presidential run expected to pose a stiff challenge to President..
Reuters India - Published

Brazil's Alckmin firms presidential bid with centrist support

Business-friendly Brazilian presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin got the strongest boost yet to his campaign after a centrist coalition agreed to back him and chose their potential vice-presidential..
Reuters India - Published

Exiled Maldives former president Nasheed ends presidential bid

[Sri Lanka], June 30 (ANI): Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who is currently in exile, has abandoned plans to contest the upcoming presidential election because of legal obstacles.
Sify - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

US Primaries: Trump back candidates win, senior House Democrat suffers shock defeat, Romney clinches nomination

 The Democratic Party's insurgent left wing and Republican U.S. President Donald Trump each claimed big victories on Tuesday, as voters in seven states selected the parties' candidates for November's..
DNA - Published

Starbucks executive Schultz to step aside, mulling 'range of options'

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Executive Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping away from hands-on management at the global coffee chain, effective June 26, fuelling speculation that the outspoken,..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Justice Dept. watchdog to report on Clinton-related FBI leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department internal watchdog report on former FBI chief James Comey's public disclosures on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while..
Reuters India - Published

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