Wednesday 18th January 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

President Obama Grants Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino American Veterans

posted by Louis Chan
Rescission Act

On Feb. 18, 1946, the Rescission Act was signed taking away the rights, benefits and honors promised to 250,000 Filipino WWII veterans who fought with the American soldiers against the invading Japanese military.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent.

 

President Obama has signed a bill into law that awards the Congressional Gold Medal to … Read more

Crime

KHON: Man Arrested on Charges of Threatening Hawaii Senator Hirono & Rep Gabbard

posted by Randall
Senator Mazie Hirono

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

A man who used to live in Hawaii has been arrested in Tennessee and charged with threatening the lives of Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), reports KHON.

Keahiokahonua Stewart, 36, was arrested at his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee near Nashville.

He’s accused of sending threatening … Read more

Blogs

Diary of a Clinton Volunteer: “Now is Our Time”

posted by Randall
Julian Castro

Secretary Julian Castro speaking at the AAPI Caucus on Day 3 of the DNC. (Photo Credit: DNCC AAPI Media Center)

By Nick Lee
Chinese Americans for Hillary

My third day at the DNC began with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus, where elected officials kept driving home the theme, “Now is our time”. … Read more

Asian Americans

Protection of Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation Appears at Risk after Supreme Court Hearing

posted by Louis Chan

some of the demonstrators protesting outside the Supreme Court for DAPABy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Supreme Court appears deeply divided over the legality of President Obama’s executive order expanding protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.

As hundreds of immigrant right advocates rallied outside the steps of the Supreme Court, the eight justices argued inside whether the president’s order to safeguard 5 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Three Asian Americans Could Be in US Senate in 2017

posted by Randall

Tammy DuckworthRep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)  has announced she is running for the US Senate in Ilinois. She will challenge 1st term Senator Mark Kirk.

Duckworth could potentially be one of at least three Asian Americans in the Senate.

She would join Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and possibly Kamala Harris who is currently the front runner in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Record Number of Asian American Could Serve in Congress

posted by Randall

Ami BeraAn analysis by AsAmNews finds a record number of Asian Americans could be serving in Congress next year (pictured Rep Ami Bera).

Currently 11 Asian American elected officials sit on Capitol Hill–10 in the House and one in the Senate. All 11 are Democrats. That’s the most ever. After today’s mid-term election, its possible there … Read more

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