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shevotes:

Today in honor of Women’s History Month, we salute Barbara Jordan, civil rights leader and the first black woman elected to the Texas State Senate post Reconstruction and first African American southerner elected to the US House of Representatives. Prior to becoming a state senator, Jordan was a political science professor at Tuskeegee Institute.
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shevotes:

Today in honor of Women’s History Month, we salute Barbara Jordan, civil rights leader and the first black woman elected to the Texas State Senate post Reconstruction and first African American southerner elected to the US House of Representatives. Prior to becoming a state senator, Jordan was a political science professor at Tuskeegee Institute.

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The House easily passed a resolution Friday morning condemning the nuclear test North Korea conducted on Tuesday.

“This test, which is the third time that North Korea has exploded a nuclear device, is a stark reminder that Kim Jong Eun is determined to develop his nuclear arsenal while depriving North Koreans of their most basic human rights,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said on the House floor in support of the resolution.

Members approved it in an easy 412-2 vote — the two “no” votes came from Republicans, Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.) and Tom Massie (Ky.).

The Hill, “House condemns North Korea’s nuclear test.”

Hey Reps. Amash and Massie — WTF?

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Both Republicans. Maybe they voted against it because they knew the President would be for it?

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quickhits:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

  • US House passes bipartisan resolution 412-2 condemning North Korean government for latest nuclear test - @wconnorwalsh

Wait, who were the two against?

They probably wanted to skip the resolution and just nuke them.

think-progress:

Desperately needed, but we’re not holding out much hope for the House GOP. 

I hope they don’t want to kill themselves after meeting the committee (especially the head of the committee, Lamar Smith). :(

This is officially the best race ever:

One of Stephen Colbert’s sisters is planning to run for the vacant SC seat in the House of Representatives against our former disgraced governor, Mr. Nude-Hiking-On-The-Appalachian Trail Mark Sanford.

Could this be the most fun House race ever?

It’s the seat made vacant after former US Sen. Jim DeMint resigned and Gov. Nikki Haley appointed the former 1st District Congressman Tim Scott to DeMint’s Senate seat.

WTF, Kansas??

demnewswire:

House pulls plug on Sandy aid bill

House Republicans abruptly pulled the plug Tuesday night on their promise to take up this week an emergency supplemental disaster aid bill for Northeast states damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

The decision is a stunning reversal since just hours before New Jersey lawmakers were preparing for floor debate Wednesday as outlined under a strategy promoted by no less than Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

demnewswire:

BREAKING: Fiscal Cliff Package Passes House of Representatives.

Measure will move to President Obama for signature.

The vote was set to Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, if you were watching on C-SPAN.

motherjones:

CHART: Americans didn’t intend to elect a Republican majority to the House of Representatives. But thanks to GOP-engineered redistricting, they did.

Forward!

faineemae:

Tulsi Gabbard becomes first Hindu-American in US Congress

Washington, Nov 7 — While all five Indian-American candidates hoping to enter the US Congress lost out, Tulsi Gabbard today created history by becoming the first Hindu-American to enter the US House of Representatives.

An Iraq war veteran, 31-year-old Gabbard defeated K. Crowley of the Republican Party with a handsome margin in Hawaii’s second Congressional district. Her victory has been cheered by the Hindu-American community across the country.

The heavily Democratic district also elected one of two Buddhists to have ever served in the Congress, Mazie Hirono, who won her seat in 2006 but is now running for the US Senate.

Born in American Samoa to a Catholic father and a Hindu mother, Gabbard moved to Hawaii when she was two. In 2002, at age 21, she was elected to the Hawaii state legislature.

The next year, she joined the Hawaii National Guard, and in 2004 was deployed to Baghdad as a medical operations specialist. After completing officers’ training, she was deployed to Kuwait in 2008 to train the country’s counter-terrorism units.

“Although there are not very many Hindus in Hawaii, I never felt discriminated against. I never really gave it a second thought growing up that any other reality existed, or that it was not the same everywhere,” Gabbard said in a statement soon after she took an unbeatable lead over her Republican challenger.

“On my last trip to the mainland, I met a man who told me that his teenage daughter felt embarrassed about her faith, but after meeting me, she’s no longer feeling that way,” Gabbard said.

“He was so happy that my being elected to Congress would give hope to hundreds and thousands of young Hindus in America, that they can be open about their faith, and even run for office, without fear of being discriminated against or attacked because of their religion,” Gabbard said.

At 21, Gabbard became the youngest person elected to the Hawaii legislature. At 23, she was the state’s first elected official to voluntarily resign to go to war. At 28, she was the first woman to be presented with an award by the Kuwait Army National Guard.

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motherjones:

Did you watch Tammy Duckworth’s speech last night and wonder: Who is that woman? The perpetually upbeat Iraq vet works out in a shirt that says, “Lucky for me he’s an ass man.” Here’s the full story of her crash, recovery, and struggle against a tea party opponent.

(via shevotes)