Alexandra Ulmer
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks before a meeting at the White House on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 7, 2024
Biden and Trump woo Haley voters — the 2024 election's new prize
Political strategists believe a significant number of Haley voters were Democrats who crossed over to vote to try to deliver a blow to Trump.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump during a Super Tuesday election night watch party at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 6, 2024
Trump-Biden rematch likely as the two dominate Super Tuesday contests
Nikki Haley has decided to end her campaign in light of the results, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
Nikki Haley, former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential candidate, speaks at her election night watch party in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 26, 2024
Trump campaign dismisses Haley after South Carolina win
The former president has easily swept all five Republican nominating contests thus far, winning states in the Midwest, Northeast, South and West.
Former U.S. President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Anti-Trump Republicans wonder: Do I still have a political home?
A voter snapshot highlights how Trump has alienated part of the Republican Party in a way that could hurt him in his likely rematch against Biden.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump's core campaign team of a half-dozen aides is unswervingly loyal to their boss and chooses to stay mostly in the background.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 2, 2024
Inside Trump's election A-team: Lean, mean and largely unseen
A handful of distinctive figures have formed a tight, disciplined inner circle around the former U.S. president in his bid for the White House.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures to his supporters, as he departs for his second civil trial after E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of raping her decades ago, outside Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Friday.
Jan 27, 2024
Big money fails to stop Trump, again, prompting a donor reckoning
Donors have learned a hard lesson: Big money cannot win the GOP presidential nomination, at least not against Trump.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2023
Ron DeSantis' showdown with Disney carries political risk
While DeSantis has tried to portray himself as a trustworthy, pro-growth steward of Florida’s economy, his stance on Disney has left some deep-pocketed Republican donors befuddled.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2023
Trump’s legacy: Republicans torn by infighting and revolts as 2024 looms
As the 2024 presidential race kicks into gear, local Republican party organizations in many parts of the United States are consumed by rebellions and infighting.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2022
Why a wave of social media ads may signal a potential Ron DeSantis White House run
DeSantis has dramatically expanded his out-of-state social media ads in recent months, a possible indicator that he may be laying the groundwork for a national campaign.
Japan Times
May 26, 2022
Beyond Donald Trump, Trumpism is the winner in U.S. midterm primaries
Political analysts and Republican strategists caution that any jubilation among Trump's enemies over David Perdue's loss to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is short-sighted.
Japan Times
Feb 27, 2022
Trump condemns Russia invasion, placing blame on Biden
The former president also linked the Ukraine invasion to the U.S. 2020 presidential election, falsely claiming again that fraud was to blame for his loss.
Feb 17, 2020
India's use of facial recognition tech during protests stirs criticism
When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2019
India Inc. grows impatient as economy dips and Kashmir leaves Modi distracted
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was re-elected in May with a sweeping majority, Indian stock markets jumped to all-time highs as investors anticipated big bang pro-business reforms to revive a flagging economy.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2019
Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings
Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom's ultraconservative Wahhabi school of Islam for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb attacks.
Japan Times
Dec 24, 2018
Ahead of 2019 Indian election, supporters of Modi in U.S. set to blitz networks with phone calls in re-election drive
On a chilly Sunday morning in this quiet American suburb, IT consultant Madhu Bellam scoured a spreadsheet with contact details for over 1,500 Indian voters. He punched numbers into his phone and rang his hometown of Hyderabad, a tech hub in southern India about 8,800 miles (14,000 kilometers) away.


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