Thursday 19th January 2017,

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Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.

The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … Read more

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Update: First Asian American Appointed to Trump Cabinet

posted by Louis Chan
Nikki Haley

Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been chosen by President-elect Trump as an ambassador to the United Nations.

The daughter of Indian immigrants who spoke harshly about the rhetoric of Donald Trump, but later said she would vote for him, has accepted. The announcement was made this morning in a news release … Read more

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Blog: Gov. Nikki Haley Needs to Take an Ethnic Studies Class to Understand America’s Racial History

posted by Randall
Nikki Haley gives GOP response to the State of the Union

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gave the Republican rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union.

By Ed Diokno

Fresh off her rebuttal to President Obama’s final State of the Union, the Indian American South Carolina governor responded to a reporter asking  what prompted her critical statements about some Republican’s positions on immigrants. Haley  clarified

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Washington Post: Nikki Haley to Go Under the Looking Glass

posted by Randall

Nikki HaleySouth Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will be facing the glare of the national spotlight when she gives the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week, reports the Washington Post.

Haley has been mentioned as a possible contender for the Vice Presidential nomination.

Giving the Indian American governor such a prominent … Read more

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Asian Americans Win Statewide Offices

posted by Randall

Kamala HarrisAsian Americans won statewide offices in at least four states Tuesday night including two governorships.

The biggest gains were in California which featured four Asian Americans running statewide campaigns. Three of them won.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris,(pictured) whose mother is Indian American, easily defeated Republican challenger Ronald Gold 56 -42 percent. Harris’s profile has … Read more

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Asian American Incumbents in Congress Retain Seats

posted by Randall

Rep Tammy DuckworthAll the Asian Americans incumbents expected to win re-election in congressional and governor’s races have so far met expectations.

Rep Bobby Scott of Virginia who ran unopposed won tonight with 94.4% of the vote.

Rep Tammy Duckworth (pictured) won re-election over Republican Lawrence Kaifesh in Illinois 8th Congressional District, according to the Huffington Post.  … Read more

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