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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, obviously in an effort to alleviate the recent frictions between Washington and New Delhi, has declared that the Trump administration is all in with regard to the U.S.-India strategic relationship, but hopes “our Indian friends will drop their trade barriers and trust in the competitiveness of their exporters and private-sector companies.”


In a surprising about-face, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Varadaraj Pai has jettisoned the highly controversial deal by conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group to acquire Tribune Media. The FCC action incensed President Donald Trump, particularly since it was led by Pai, 45, whom he had appointed chairman last year.


A former Verizon attorney, Ajit Pai has been decried by detractors as a corporate shill strategically positioned in the nation’s capital. His most recent action — the dismantling of the Obama administration’s net neutrality policy — has drawn perhaps the most open hostility of all. 

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As controversy rages over Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai’s decision to dismantle the Obama administration’s net neutrality provisions, Indian-American progressives led by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), have taken on the likes of Indiaspora and the Hindu American Foundation.