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
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
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
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
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.
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It shouldn’t then come as a surprise that now a … Read more
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… Read more
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
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
South 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
The biggest gains were in California which featured four Asian Americans running statewide campaigns. Three of them won.