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Yes We Can: People Share their Most Memorable Moments from the Obama Presidency

posted by Randall

Obama and Asian americansBy Ed Diokno
As Barrack Obama’s historic presidency comes to an end, we are already feeling a sense of loss, especially considering what’s to come next.
From the moment we began chanting “Yes, we can,” to the president’s final public speech that will be in Chicago, Jan. 10 (Tuesday) it has been a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Blog: Reaction to President Obama’s DNC Speech

posted by Randall

Barack Obama convention speech

By Ed Diokno

I really enjoy listening to skillful speakers who turn it into an art.  Wednesday night I heard three – perhaps four – speeches from the Democratic National Convention.

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg masterly destroyed Donald Trump and his supposed business acumen and exposed his hypocrisy toward foreign workers.

Vice President Joe Biden did

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Asian Americans

President Obama Calls on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Fight Discrimination

posted by Louis Chan
Barack Obama at APAICS

President Barack Obama speaks at the annual gala of the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

“Howz it,” said President Obama to the crowd Wednesday night at the annual gala of the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies in Washington, D.C.

“Being with the Asian American Pacific … Read more


President Obama to Speak to Asian American Political Leaders

posted by Louis Chan
Barack_Obama_signs bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Japanese American veterans

Rep Mike Honda applauds after President Obama signs bill awarding Congressional Gold Medal to 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regiment

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

As little as a decade ago, this would have been almost unthinkable.

A sitting president of the United States has agreed to keynote a gathering of Asian American political … Read more

Japanese American

Rafu Shimpo: Japanese American Nominated to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

posted by Theodore Tae

Karen NarasakiPresident Barack Obama announced July 24 his nomination of Japanese American civil rights leader Karen Narasaki to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, reports Rafu Shimpo.

Narasaki is best known for her role as the former president and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Asian American Justice Center from 1995 to 2012. Prior to … Read more

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Honda handily defeats Khanna, but showdown set for November

posted by Randall

Ro KhannaMike Honda In one of the more closely watched races in the country, 7 time incumbent Mike Honda handily defeated challenger Ro Khanna 49 to 27 percent in California’s 17th Congressional district in San Jose.

 But the real race will be in the November general election as the two Democrats advance under California’s unique open primary system.… Read more

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UCLA students go on field trip to meet President Obama

posted by Randall

Kal PennPresident Obama heckled in San Francisco ChinatownHow cool is this?

 UCLA students went on a field trip to see President Barack Obama.

No lie.

It helps that your teacher used to work in the Obama administration and also happens to be a well known actor–Kal Penn.

Penn graduated from UCLA in 2000 and was asked to return to teach a course … Read more


Silicon India: Ro Khanna Pledges to Reform Congress. @RoKhannaUSA

posted by Randall

Ro KhannaCongressional candidate Ro Khanna (D) who is attempting to unseat popular incumbent Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) with a well financed campaign, has proposed a five step plan for reforming Congress, reports Silicon India.

The steps include:

  •   Refusing to accept money from Political Action Committees
  •   Refusing congressional pay raises
  •   Ending the Congressional pension system
  •   Ban
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Santa Clara Weekly: Miss California & Miss America 1st Runner Up Compared to President Obama.

posted by Randall

Crystal Lee, Miss California 2013, first runner up Miss America 2013The comparison makes her uncomfortable and she dismisses it.

But Crystal Lee, the current Miss California & Miss America 1st runner up is being playfully compared to Barack Obama, according to the Santa Clara Weekly.

The comparison stems from a response she gave in the Miss America pageant asking for her thoughts on … Read more

Community Issues

Ottawa Citizen: Dennis Rodman Leaves North Korea without American Prisoner Kenneth #Bae

posted by Randall

Kenneth BaeFormer basketball great Dennis Rodman has left North Korea following his visit with leader Kim Jong Un, declaring that the fate of American prisoner Kenneth Bae is none of his business, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

“Guess what? That’s not my job to ask about Kenneth Bae,” Rodman said. “Ask (President Barack) Obama about … Read more


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