By Staff The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama signed expanded protections for domestic violence victims into law Thursday, March 7, renewing a measure credited with curbing attacks against women a year and a half after it lapsed amid partisan bickering.
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed Japan’s new prime minister to the White House on Friday, Feb. 22, pledging continued close economic cooperation and a shared determination to mount a strong response to a North Korean nuclear test.
By Assunta Ng It’s always wonderful to see Obama’s Asian appointees in Seattle. Last Sunday, Rhea Suh accompanied Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to the signing ceremony for the Wing Luke Museum’s becoming an Associated Affiliate of the National Parks System.
Asian and Pacific Americans have traditionally been the most right-leaning minority, but in 2012, Obama won over 70 percent of the Asian and Pacific American vote nationally, and Jay Inslee won roughly the same proportion, beating McKenna three to one among the APA community. Republican strategists have long realized that the increasingly diverse electorate was […]
Dear Editor, I’m extremely disappointed that an Asian American was not chosen to be one of Inslee’s co-chairs, especially when Asian Americans supported him in large numbers, as they did for Obama. Also, we’re the largest minority group in Seattle and King County, and he carried King County with our help. Again, it perpetuates the […]
By Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit the once pariah nation of Myanmar, drawing attention to the country’s shift to democracy and highlighting what his administration regards as a marquee foreign policy achievement.
When Barack Obama first won the presidency in 2008 in an electoral landslide, there was much talk about how the Republican Party needed to do some “soul searching.” People spoke about how something at the core of the GOP might need to change.
By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Asia’s top powers have doubled defense spending in the past decade, spurred by the explosion in military expenditure by China, new research shows.
By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of illegal immigrants have inundated the nation’s second-largest school district with requests for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the district said Monday, Sept. 17.
By Assunta Ng Recently, I received a list of Washington State Delegation delegates for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). More than 150 delegates are represented, 10 percent of which are Asian Americans, including Sofia Aragon, Robert Chu, Ruthann Kurose, Rep. Cindy Ryu, Ricardo Polintan, Nisha Nariya, Edward Song, Louis Watanabe, Rep. Bob Hasegawa, Noland Hoshino, […]