By Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Another Republican is joining the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao announced his candidacy March 1 in a news release. Cao became the nation’s first Vietnamese American congressman with his unexpected defeated of a scandal-plagued incumbent Democrat, William Jefferson, in 2008. Two […]
By Nicholas Riccardi Associated Press PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Republicans thought they had put their immigration problems behind them. After Sen. Harry Reid held onto his seat in 2010 by defending immigrants’ rights and in 2012 President Barack Obama handily won a state that is only 52 percent white, the state’s Republicans backed off […]
By Nicholas Riccardi Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cynthia Ameli stopped her car, shocked at what she saw: A group of young Asian Americans waving Obama campaign signs on the side of a Las Vegas thoroughfare. A Chinese American who grew up in Chicago, Ameli was used to Black Americans and Latinos organizing for […]
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — On Jan. 7, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton courted Asian American voters, telling members of the nation’s fastest growing racial minority that she disagrees with the “hateful rhetoric” of her Republican challengers.
George Leing is Colorado’s new representative to the Republican National Committee. Leing lost his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in 2014. Leing will fill the remainder of Mike Kopp’s term, which expires after this year’s convention. Leing, a lawyer who works in finance and energy, is the former chairman of the Boulder County […]
The circus which has been the GOP candidate debates has brought up repeated, highlighted, and disturbing suggestions regarding issues involving immigration. The most disturbing, head-shaking, and eyebrow-raising is a somewhat showman-like proposal to segregate and/or to refuse admission to allow Muslims to immigrate into the United States. Unbelievable. The backlash about this not-so-modest proposal has […]
By Jenn Fang For Northwest Asian Weekly Several of the candidates for the GOP nomination took the opportunity of the Democratic Party’s first presidential primary debate of the season to live-tweet. And, by live-tweet, I mean troll. In stark contrast to the nuanced policy debate taking place on stage in Las Vegas where candidates were […]
By Jamie Stengle Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano. […]
By Michael R. Blood and Kevin Freking Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer crashed through a barrier when her election victory nearly a quarter century ago marked the ascent of women in Washington. Her successor could achieve a breakthrough as well — one that reflects California’s steadily changing political demographics.
AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Friday it is investigating threatening e-mails sent to some employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was hit by a cyber attack last week that disrupted its computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet.