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Nikki Haley Confirmed as UN Ambassador

posted by Randall

Nikki HaleyThe Senate easily confirmed South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley for Ambassador to the United Nations.

NBC reports just four people opposed her nomination, including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

She is the first women confirmed to the Trump cabinet, although Elaine Chao’s nomination for Transportation Secretary passed out of committee.

Some criticized Haley for her lack … Read more


Hearings to begin for Trump’s team; AAPI opposition to Chao

posted by Randall
West Wing

Who will fill these seats in the West Wing?

By Ed Diokno

If that old adage is true: “You can judge the character of a man by the friends that he chooses,” then our country is in for a rough ride not only for the next four years, but for decades to come.

Two months … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Trump Surrogate Uses Incarceration Camps to Justify Registry of Muslims. Gov Haley to Meet with Trump

posted by Louis Chan

Incarceration orders to Japanese Americans

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent


Back in December you might recall then candidate Donald Trump compared the incarceration of Japanese Americans to his proposed ban on Muslims.
RELATED STORY: Donald Trump Compares His Proposed Muslim ban to Incarceration of Japanese Americans
It shouldn’t then come as a surprise that now a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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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Indian American/ South Asian American

NBC News: Governor Nikki Haley Draws Mixed Reactions for GOP Response to SOTU Address

posted by Susan Chang
Nikki Haley

Governor Nikki Haley

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina delivered a televised response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address (SOTU) Tuesday night. Haley is the second Indian American politician to deliver the Republican response to SOTU, according to NBC News, following Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, who took a beating for Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Will Figure Prominently in President Obama’s Final State of the Union

posted by Randall

State of the Union 2016

By Ed Diokno

Tonight’s State of the Union (SOTU) will be President Barack Obama’s last.  With nothing to lose and clearly fed up with the Republican efforts to stymie his proposals, the President could make the most memorable speech of his entire two terms.

If you are familiar with previous State of the Union speeches, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

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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