Rep. Deb Haaland Just Got a Bipartisan Standing Ovation on the Floor of the House of Representatives After Making Congressional History
During a House committee meeting on Friday, as first-term Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) presided over the floor of the House, Republican Representative Rodney Davis of Illinois asked the House to recognize the history that Haaland was making.
The First Two Native American Women Members of Congress Just Had the Most Pure Reaction to Being Sworn in, and People Are Loving It
Indian, American Indian, Native American, Native, Indigenous, Aboriginal or First Nations, the designation given by the United States government and popular culture for the Indigenous peoples of the Americas evolved since first contact over 500 years ago.
During that time, the United States was born, grew and evolved as well.
Ann Coulter Tweeted 'Kansas Is Dead to Me' After It Elected a Democrat for Governor, and Comedian's Perfect Clapback Just Went Viral
Far-Right political commentator Ann Coulter is known for saying incendiary things to get the media's attention.
That's just what she did after what was, all in all, a successful 2018 midterms for the Democrats. One of the most stunning outcomes is that of the Kansas gubernatorial race, which saw Democrat Laura Kelly defeat Kris Kobach by seven points in the mostly Republican state.
Democrat Sharice Davids, an attorney and economics adviser, won the race for Kansas' Third District, which includes Johnson and Wyandotte counties and parts of Miami County. Davids received 53.3 percent of the vote. Her opponent, the incumbent Representative Kevin Yoder, received 44.2 percent of the vote.
A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Davids is the first Native American woman elected to Congress. She might share that distinction with New Mexico Democrat Deb Haaland if Haaland prevails in her House race tonight. She is also the first LGBT politician to represent Kansas at the federal level.
Republican Official Just Attacked Native American Democratic Candidate In a Racist Rant, and People Are Calling Him Out
*This article has been updated.
On Tuesday afternoon, Native Twitter began to spread news first reported by The Kansas City Star concerning Sharice Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Davids is the Democratic candidate for Kansas' Third Congressional District challenging the Republican incumbent, Representative Kevin Yoder.