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U.S. Politics

NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on U.S. politics and policy and its impact on everyday lives. For more information on NAM's U.S. policy coverage, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org

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Haitian Women Demand Role in Rebuilding Their Country

New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Apr 08, 2010

Almost three months after the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, women advocates and UN officials are increasingly worried that Haitian women are being sidelined in national relief and reconstruction efforts.

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Dan Choi: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Now

New America Media, Q&A, Aaron Glantz, Apr 08, 2010

President Obama promised to end the "dont ask, dont tell" policy, which forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the Armed Forces, but for Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay New York National Guardsman, that's not good enough.

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Why Michael Steele Wont Go

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Apr 07, 2010

Michael Steele, RNC Chairman, has bungled money and staff. He regularly mugs and grandstands on network talk shows, brags about being hip, a street guy. A handful of detractors is publicly calling for him to step down. That won't happen.

SoCal Edison Bails Out of Coal Plant

New America Media, News Report , Ngoc Nguyen, Apr 07, 2010

Even as Pres. Obama touts coal as part of a clean energy future, one of the largest utilities in California is trying to distance itself from the fossil fuel. Southern California Edison is divesting its share of the Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo land in New Mexico, a concession to state limits on polluting power sources and a sign that coal may be losing its profitability.

School Matters: Parents Must Be Key to Education Reform

New America Media, Commentary, Jack Loveridge, Apr 07, 2010

Education reform is on the agenda of the Obama administration, but absent from proposals are serious strategies to increase parents' role in student and school success. But that can change.

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Obama Makes it Official: Hes African-American

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Apr 06, 2010

By checking the box African-American on his census form President Obama unequivocally and unhesitatingly made it official: Hes African-American.

Kandahar Residents Voice Concern Over Planned U.S. Offensive

Al Jazeera English, Video, Apr 06, 2010

U.S. forces in Afghanistan are planning a major military offensive later this year on Kandahar, a Taliban-controlled province of more than 2 million people. Al Jazeera's David Chater travelled to Kandahar to hear what people there think.

ICE Feels the Heat

La Opinin, Pilar Marrero, Apr 05, 2010


Obama Gets His FDR On

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Mar 30, 2010

Many supporters of President Obama had hoped for an FDR-like figure in the White House. They had been disappointed - until now. The last couple of weeks have shown that Obama, if he wants it, can get into an FDR mode.

End of the Column of the Americas

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Mar 30, 2010

In his last column, Roberto Rodriguez writes that he is disappointed that the Obama administration has embraced the reactionary policies of Bushs post-9/11 nation. Column writing, he writes, is also reactive by its nature; and it is now time to create.

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