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No Child Left Behind? How the Repeal of the ACA May Affect Asian Americans Needing Healthcare

posted by Lisa Dinh

drugsThe Affordable Care Act was pitched as a moonshot by President Obama in 2009. Since the official institution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, many previously marginalized groups in healthcare have received access to insurance. Now, President-elect Donald Trump heads for office this January 20, after campaigning for a starkly … Read more

Asian Americans

Washington Post: President Obama Delivers Speech Supporting Muslim Americans at US Mosque

posted by Susan Chang

President Obama

President Obama today made his “better late than never” visit to a US mosque, located at the campus of the Islamic Society of Baltimore.

According to the Washington Post , Obama began his visit with a roundtable with about a dozen Muslim leaders from around the country. Among the roundtable participants are Suzanne Barakat, a Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Colorlines: @Kalpenn Responds to Backlash Over His Stand on Stop & Frisk

posted by Randall

Kal PennFormer Obama aide and actor Kal Penn of Harold & Kumar fame says he stands with the South Asian American community in its opposition to racial profiling, reports Colorlines.

Penn was responding to criticism about his tweets defending the New York Police Department’s controversial stop and frisk policy.

South Asian Americans Leading Together or … Read more


CNN-IBN Live: Obama Praises Young Indian-American Student at White House Science Fair

posted by Gracie Zheng

scienceAround 30 students across the country exhibited their science projects at the third annual White House Science Fair on Monday, reported CNN-IBN Live.

Meghana Rao, 17, from Portland, Oregon, explained her charcoal project to President Obama.

“We’re so proud of you. Keep up the good work,” Obama said to her.

Rao also directs a … Read more

Community Issues

Nearly 60% of Asian Americans in Texas Support Obama and Immigration Reform, Study Shows

posted by Gracie Zheng

Ballot57% of Asian Americans polled in Texas voted for Obama during the presidential election last November, according to a recent survey by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).

The findings are based on an exit poll of 613 Asian American voters in Texas, the largest survey of its kind in the nation.… Read more

Community Issues

CNN: California Attorney General Harris Talks About Her Childhood and Being Referred to As a “Female Barrack Obama”

posted by Gracie Zheng

Kamala HarrisIn a recent interview in CNN’s State of the Union, host Candy Crowley chatted with California Attorney General Kamala Harris on her personal life growing in a multi-ethnic family and her career path as California’s top cop.

Kamala Harris, who was raised by an African-American father and an Indian mother, is the first woman, the … Read more


The Majority of Asian American Voters Supported Obama and Immigration Reform, New Findings Show

posted by Gracie Zheng

vote86% of Asian Americans polled in New York voted for President Obama and 67% polled support immigration reform, according to findings released recently by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).

AALDEF conducted an exit poll of 4,089 Asian American voters in New York in the past 2012 presidential election. “Asian Americans are … Read more


USA Today: Republicans Plan to Spend $10 Million on Outreach to Ethnic Groups

posted by Gracie Zheng

ballotGOP chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that Republicans will allocate $10 million this year on reaching out to Hispanic, Asian and African-American voters, reported USA Today.

“We have become a party that parachutes into communities four months before elections,” Priebus said on CBS’ Face the Nation.”The Obama campaign lived in these communities for years. … Read more


Hindustan Times: President Obama Praises Governor @BobbyJindal for His Sense of Humor

posted by Gracie Zheng
Caricature of President Obama

Photo by DonkeyHotey

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal exchanged jokes with President Obama during the annual Gridiron Dinner Saturday night, according to Hindustan Times.

“I have to say, I thought Bobby (Jindal) was incredibly funny this evening. I thought he was terrific,” Obama said after Jindal made his remarks.

The Gridiron Club is the oldest … Read more


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