A fierce and seasoned progressive, Faiz Shakir, 39, has been named Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I.-Vt.) campaign manager for his second attempt at the presidency. Shakir made his name as a nemesis of right-wing conservatives — particularly cable news hosts, talk radio and Republican commentators — during his time as editor-in-chief of the website ThinkProgress.
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During her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of her confirmation hearings as President Trump’s nominee to the D.C. Court of Appeals, Neomi Rao, acknowledged that she has been racially discriminated against, and so have her immigrant parents.
During the confirmation hearing on Feb. 5, as expected, Neomi Rao — President Trump’s nominee for the D.C. Court of Appeals — was raked over the coals and put through the wringer by Democratic Senators on the Judiciary Committee about her past controversial writings on sexual assault cases.
Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced matching bills Feb. 7 that would end per-country limits on employment-based green cards, a long-standing demand of advocacy groups of high-tech workers from India.
Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu U.S. Congresswoman, has officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign in Hawaii. Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who gained national prominence in 2016 as an outspoken supporter of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign, will run for president as an anti-interventionalist Democrat who supports a populist economic agenda.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California officially kicked off her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday at an outdoor rally where she warned that the nation and the world were at “an inflection point” in history and called on all Americans to “speak truth about what’s happening” in the Trump era.
As Indian Americans, we have a natural affinity for anyone that resonate with India and Indians. Discussions are taking place in Indian-American homes across the nation about whom to support in the Democratic presidential primary: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard or Sen. Kamala Harris.
In her memoir “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” California Sen. Kamala Devi Harris touches upon her personal journey — growing up in Oakland as the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, as well as about rising through the ranks to become the District Attorney of San Francisco and later the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California, before serving as a senator.
The worst kept political secret since early last year was out in the open on Jan. 21 —Martin Luther King Jr. Day — when to no one’s surprise, Kamala Devi Harris formally declared her intent to seek the presidency in 2020, and the consequent elation by her closest Indian-American friends and supporters, longtime fund-raisers, and progressive activists in the community was palpable.
Democrat Kamala Devi Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the U.S. Senate, launched her campaign for the White House on Monday while appearing on ABC's Good Morning America.