Monday, 19 November, 2018

U.S. elects record number of women to House

Ayanna Pressley talks with reporters outside the Adams Street Library in Dorchester MoreCloseclosemoreAyanna Pressley talks with reporters outside the Adams Street Library in Dorchester
Ray Hunter | 08 November, 2018, 06:28

The House is getting its first two Muslim women and MA is getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators in Tuesday's midterm elections.

This year, women not only increased their numbers, but the new class of lawmakers also includes women from a wide patchwork of backgrounds, adding to a Congress that is expected to be more diverse.

"With her victory tonight, Ayanna Pressley has not only made history as the first black woman ever elected to represent MA in the U.S. House of Representatives, she's ensured that Democrats have the voice of a young, black progressive woman helping lead the fight for inclusive populist reforms, " the political action committee Democracy for America said Tuesday night in a statement.

The first Muslim women have been elected to Congress, with Democrat Rashida Tlaib winning in MI and Ilhan Omar winning in Minnesota.

Arizona will send a woman - either Democratic representative Kyrsten Sinema or Republican representative Martha McSally - to the Senate for the first time.

The Chicago native settled down in Boston after college and later became the city's first black councilwoman.

The elections also could bring a younger generation to Washington: Ocasio-Cortez as well as Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat running for a House seat in Iowa, are both in their late 20s.

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states
He's not alone in thinking more needs to be done to address people who are locked up for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. A 10 percent tax on retail sales will be distributed between "local governments, K-12 education, and infrastructure projects".

Diversity also won the day Tuesday with a record number of women of color headed to the halls of Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez wasn't the only 29-year-old elected last night. Thousands of women have upended their lives over the last two years join the army of organizers devoted to changing politics and electing Democrats in the midterms. She's also a lesbian and was among a number of of LGBTQ candidates. These six women along with dozens more congressional candidates, led to the Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives.

That scenario behind her, she'll now represent the 7th Congressional District - the first in MA where minorities make up a majority of the voting population. (Republicans retained control of the Senate.) This means we might see Trump's tax returns after all, and we'll likely not have to go through another Affordable Care Act repeal in the next two years.

16 women nominated for Governor (of the 36 states electing one today).

As of early Wednesday morning, 96 women were being projected to win House races, with 31 women newly elected to the House and 65 female incumbents. While stiff historical headwinds were blowing in Republicans' faces, the opposition correctly read the political needs of the moment and recruited an array of strong female candidates who were primed to exploit widespread suburban dissatisfaction with the president. Republican women like Kristi L. Noem and Marsha Blackburn, on the other hand, made history but were reluctant to mention their gender on the campaign trail, preferring to focus on issues.

Election Day brought some big and historic wins for Democrats across NY.

Recommended

  • Epic Games Announce Release Of Amazing Fortnite NFL Skins

    Epic Games Announce Release Of Amazing Fortnite NFL Skins

    The biggest addition to this update is the new weapon, which is the new Heavy AR that will be added to the Battle-Royale mode. It can be found as floor loot or in chests, Vending Machines, and Supply Drops in a Rare, Epic or Legendary variant.
    US House of Representatives Results

    US House of Representatives Results

    Some 35 Senate seats were in play, as were nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature. With control of Congress and statehouses across the nation at stake, numerous nation's top elections were too close to call.
    Alan Shearer has his say on Wayne Rooney's England return vs USA

    Alan Shearer has his say on Wayne Rooney's England return vs USA

    It's being labelled as a "send-off" for Rooney, who has been enjoying a wonderful spell out in the States with D.C. He went on to retire from worldwide football and was not part of England's World Cup squa in Russian Federation .
  • Djokovic proud of ‘amazing five months’ after Khachanov upset

    Djokovic proud of ‘amazing five months’ after Khachanov upset

    Chasing his 100th career title after winning the Swiss Indoors last Sunday , the 20-time Grand Slam champion was hardly troubled. Cilic wrapped up the opener in the 10th game, ending Wimbledon and US Open champion Djokovic's 30-set win streak in the process.
    U.S.  permits activity at 3 Iran nuclear sites, even as sanctions renewed

    U.S. permits activity at 3 Iran nuclear sites, even as sanctions renewed

    Japan had sought a waiver during negotiations with the U.S. , saying that its imports of Iranian oil had been falling recently. The United States will not be able to stop Iran's oil exports, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
    Raheem Sterling not scared anymore, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

    Raheem Sterling not scared anymore, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

    Sterling added his second of the game midway through the second half before Sane completed the rout in stoppage time. Instead, City completely battered Southampton in the first-half.
  • Apple is reportedly reining in production of its cheaper iPhone

    Apple is reportedly reining in production of its cheaper iPhone

    However, the update also brought the Performance Management for the battery to iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. This means that Foxconn might only produce some more 100,000 units daily to reflect the new demand outlook.
    Jury selection begins in 'El Chapo' trial

    Jury selection begins in 'El Chapo' trial

    Prosecutors say the Sinaloa Cartel, named for Guzman's home state, smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States. Guzman, 61, has been in solitary confinement since being extradited to the United States from Mexico in January 2017.
    Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump Era Ahead of Crucial US Midterm Elections

    Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump Era Ahead of Crucial US Midterm Elections

    The Tallahassee mayor has staunchly denied any wrongdoing, and said that he was at no point a target of the investigation. At one point, a heckler interrupted Obama just as he was warning the crowd about the dangers of divisive politics.
  • Ted Cruz holds back the Democrat Texas tide - for now

    Ted Cruz holds back the Democrat Texas tide - for now

    Ted Cruz is projected to win re-election in Texas , fending off a tough challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, NPR reports. Triumph spoke with Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke first and joked with him about his support with younger voters.
    Mac Miller Cause Of Death, Accidental OD of Fentanyl & Cocaine

    Mac Miller Cause Of Death, Accidental OD of Fentanyl & Cocaine

    Prince died at 57 in April 2016, and a medical examiner ruled it an accidental overdose, finding fentanyl in his system. Miller's death came just months after he split from Ariana Grande and weeks after he was charged with a DUI.
    Three Girl Scouts picking up litter killed in 'tragic and senseless' hit-and-run

    Three Girl Scouts picking up litter killed in 'tragic and senseless' hit-and-run

    Three young Girl Scouts and a mother were killed Saturday while cleaning garbage out of a ditch in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin. The girls were reported to have been about 10 years old and pupils of an elementary school in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Kidnapped school children released by gunmen in Cameroon Kidnapped school children released by gunmen in Cameroon Cameroon has a majority of French speakers, with a significant minority of English speakers in the country's western portion. A principal and a teacher who were abducted along with the children are still being held, Reuters reported.

Nolan Arenado, D.J. LeMahieu win Golden Glove awards Nolan Arenado, D.J. LeMahieu win Golden Glove awards He's the organization's first Gold Glove first baseman and just the third Braves corner infielder to capture the award. Mookie Betts , Jackie Bradley Jr . and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox .

Mel B says Victoria Beckham WILL 'appear at Spice Girls' Wembley concert' Mel B says Victoria Beckham WILL 'appear at Spice Girls' Wembley concert' All five returned for a reunion tour in 2007 and a performance at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The band confirmed earlier this week that they will play six stadium dates across the country in 2019.

Oprah responds to racist robocalls targeting her and Stacey Abrams Oprah responds to racist robocalls targeting her and Stacey Abrams The Georgia outcome is among the most closely watched of any midterm contest for reasons beyond Abrams' race and gender. Kemp returned the card to a poll worker, received a working card and was able to cast his vote, WXIA-TV news reports .

Grab Apple’s artsy 2018 iPad Pro wallpapers Grab Apple’s artsy 2018 iPad Pro wallpapers The 11-inch iPad Pro begins at $799 for 64GB, before climbing to $949, $1,149, and $1,549 for 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB, respectively. The new iPad Pro 11 pushes the display screen all the way to the edge of the device and has a magnetically-attached Apple pencil.

Samsung officially teases folding smartphone on Facebook Samsung officially teases folding smartphone on Facebook Both confirmed that the folding technology works, halving the size of the 7.8-inch plastic screen in a single 180-degree twist. According to a recent Bloomberg report, design of the foldable phone, codenamed victor , hasn't been yet finalised.

Barcelona in Champions League Barcelona in Champions League Upfront, Luis Suarez is another player who has stepped up in Messi's absence, and should be focal point of the Barcelona attack. With Umtiti out, Barcelona will turn to a center-back pairing of Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique to stop Icardi again.

Liverpool fans toast yet another fine performance from Gomez in Arsenal draw Liverpool fans toast yet another fine performance from Gomez in Arsenal draw Now let's carry on. "I didn't know that was my 50th Premier League goal, which is nice, but it would have been nicer to get three points".

Camilla sparkles alongside Prince Charles for ritzy black-tie event Camilla sparkles alongside Prince Charles for ritzy black-tie event They were met by government officials with the Speaker of Parliament , Prof Mike Ocquaye spearheading the delegation. On Saturday, November 3, the British Royal will call on the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia palace.

Iranians rally to mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover Iranians rally to mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover Trump! Never threaten Iran because moans of the frightened USA forces in Tabas can still be heard", Gen. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called this "the toughest sanctions ever placed" against Iran.

Mooted Brexit deal is an 'absolute stinker', warns Boris Johnson Mooted Brexit deal is an 'absolute stinker', warns Boris Johnson The close alignment envisaged under the deal would remove the need for a "backstop" for the Northern Ireland border. More than 70 business leaders, including lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox and former J.

Amazon is changing its free shipping option for the holiday season Amazon is changing its free shipping option for the holiday season The credit ratings agency noted that in the fourth quarter of 2017 alone Amazon's shipping costs amounted to $7.4 billion. Amazon is joining its rival retailers in beefing up its free shipping program just ahead of the holiday shopping blitz.

No joke: Undefeated Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese kickboxer Nasukawa in December No joke: Undefeated Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese kickboxer Nasukawa in December I'm not really anxious about the rules. "This particular bout is a special bout". I look forward to giving you guys entertainment come December 31.

Victoria Beckham Reacts To Spice Girls Reunion Tour Without Her! Victoria Beckham Reacts To Spice Girls Reunion Tour Without Her! The legendary pop group has mapped out a six-date United Kingdom tour for June, culminating in a date at London's Wembley Stadium. The girl group originally split in 2000 after performing for two years as a four piece, following Geri's departure.

Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport JAL's company rules prohibit its pilots from drinking alcohol less than 12 hours before flying any planes. As a result of the incident, the flight departed an hour late and flew with two pilots rather than three.