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Agua Caliente leaders meet presidential hopefuls for roundtable talks at Democratic debate

Leaders of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the heads of other Native American tribes participated in roundtable discussions this week with Democratic presidential hopefuls in Detroit, where the two-night Democratic debate was held. Kate Anderson, a spokeswoman for the Agua Caliente tribe, confirmed Thursday this was one reason tribal leaders went to the debate.

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article Democrats in Kansas, New Mexico Become First Native American Women Elected to Congress
(USA) -- Democrat Sharice Davids, a member of Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk Nation tribe, defeated four-term Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas on Tuesday...
article First Native American women elected to Congress: Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland
(USA) -- Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first Native American women elected to Congress, CNN has projected. Haaland will replace Democratic Rep...
article Yvette Herrell projected to win; Xochitl Torres Small not conceding
(New Mexico) -- Yvette Herrell, a Republican state representative from Alamogordo, has likely won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. However, her Democratic...

11/5/2018

article United States gambling landscape facing ‘mid-term’ ballot initiatives
(USA) -- Those interested in the future landscape of gambling in the United States will reportedly be taking a keen interest in tomorrow’s ‘mid-term...

11/3/2018

article MORON ALERT: Raiders broadcaster Brent Musburger makes controversial joke about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage
(Las Vegas) -- Longtime national sports broadcaster Brent Musburger took to Twitter on Saturday to make a “joke” that predictably divided his audience.

11/2/2018

article Women Candidates Need Ingenuity to Fund Political Campaigns
(New Mexico) -- Debra Haaland is running for Congress. She’s among a record number of American women who are running — or running again — for political...

11/1/2018

article Trump ratchets up racially divisive messages in a bid to rally support in the midterms
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump, joined by many Republican candidates, is dramatically escalating his efforts to take advantage of racial divisions and cultural...

10/31/2018

article Proud Democrat, former secretary of state, backs Clarkson
(New Mexico) -- A lifelong Democrat and two-term Bernalillo County clerk, when I was elected secretary of state, Maggie Toulouse Oliver didn’t have the votes to...
article Jon Tester in danger as Trump seeks vengeance
(Montana) -- Jon Tester would be a near lock for reelection if Montana’s Senate race came down to the classic test of which candidate voters would rather have a...
article Online Bettors Predict Democrats Flip House, Republicans Retain Senate During Midterms
(Washington D.C.) -- The Democrats will take control of the US House of Representatives in early 2019 after their winners from next Tuesday’s midterm elections are...

10/26/2018

article Capitalizing on Trump feud, conservative groups spend big on anti-Tester ads
(Montana) -- Spending on Montana's U.S. Senate race has reached $60 million and shattered a state record as Democrats try to hold on to the seat and conservative...
article Trump plays outsize role in Montana’s tightening Senate race
(Montana) -- President Donald Trump's ability to swing a statewide race will get one of its biggest tests in Montana. The president has made it a personal quest to...

10/25/2018

article SEN. TESTER: Indian Country deserves better
(Montana) -- It has been my honor to serve Indian Country in the United States Senate. As a former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I’ve been on...

10/22/2018

article Jon Tester Is a Big Guy in Big Sky Country. He Hopes That’s Enough.
(Montana) -- Jon Tester, the senator who looks least like a senator, sized up a crowd of dozens and got to talking about history. He joined local veterans last week in a...

10/21/2018

article BLOG: Midterm Elections Could Have an Effect on Online Poker and Gaming Regulations
(USA) -- Midterm elections in the States of America usually aren’t highly important. In most cases, the highest-ranking office that is up for election is the House...

10/16/2018

article Odds Have Democrats Gaining Majority of the US House of Representatives
(Washington D.C.) -- Just three weeks remain until the Midterms, and the House is where the excitement is for the Democrats. While the Senate race is heavily stacked...

10/4/2018

article Native candidates for Congress see good news in final campaign stretch
(USA) -- Three Native candidates -- all of them women -- stand a good chance of winning seats in the U.S. Congress as a historic 2018 campaign cycle enters its final...

9/22/2018

article Hillary Clinton Just Endorsed a Handful of Female Trailblazers for the Midterms
(USA) -- On Friday afternoon, Hillary Clinton informally endorsed four trailblazing Democratic women in their midterm races, writing on Twitter: "We'd all be...

9/16/2018

article 538: Republicans Are Favorites In The Senate, But Democrats Have Two Paths To An Upset
(Washington D.C.) -- Many of the individual race forecasts in the FiveThirtyEight Senate model, which launched on Wednesday, look pretty optimistic for Democrats. The...

9/11/2018

article ‘Shipwreck’: GOP grows fearful about losing Senate as candidates struggle, Trump support tumbles
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans have grown increasingly worried about losing control of the Senate, as President Trump’s approval rating tumbles and Democrats...

9/10/2018

article McFeely: What do Native Americans have to lose with Cramer? A lot.
(North Dakota) -- President Donald Trump resuscitated his famous—and unsuccessful—line from the 2016 campaign during a high-dollar fundraiser last week in...

9/9/2018

article POSCAST: Anti-Trump Fervor Puts Senate in Play
(Washington D.C.) -- Democrats "definitely have a chance to win the Senate,'' election analyst Nathan Gonzales tells CQ on Congress. He maps out where...

8/22/2018

article South Dakota Democratic Party Hires New West River Field Organizer, Tribal Organizing Director
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Democratic Party today announced the expansion of its staff in preparation for the 2018 election with the hiring of Sunny Gaughen as...

7/28/2018

article Why Washington insiders think Democrats will take back the House
(Washington D.C.) -- Here's a striking stat: The House of Representatives has flipped parties only three times in the past 60 years. The conventional wisdom in...

6/27/2018

article These Candidates Could Make History In November
(USA) -- Partway through the primaries for the 2018 midterm elections ― with some surprising victories so far ― several candidates are set to make history if they win in...

12/26/2016

article Four Washington electors to be fined $1,000 for their vote
(Washington) -- The secretary of state’s office said that four electors who cast their vote for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton will each be fined $1,...

12/22/2016

article 4 Washington electors to be fined $1,000 for not voting for Clinton
(Washington) -- Washington’s four “faithless” electors face a $1,000 fine each for not voting for Hillary Clinton when the Electoral College met Monday...

12/20/2016

article How Faith Spotted Eagle became the first Native American to win an electoral vote for president
(South Dakota) -- As Faith Spotted Eagle, 68, drove to the Yankton Sioux Reservation’s offices Tuesday morning, she remembered when she was a young girl, maybe 8...
article Native American activist 'shocked' by Electoral College vote
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota activist says she is "totally shocked" that she got a vote for president from the Electoral College this week. Sixty-eight-...

12/19/2016

article Meet Faith Spotted Eagle, who received one Washington state elector’s presidential vote
(Washington) -- Faith Spotted Eagle was the choice of one Washington state elector on Monday to be the next president of the United States. Eight of our state’s 12...
article Who is Faith Spotted Eagle? The Native American tribal leader with one electoral vote for president
(Washington) -- As electors congregated to cast their votes for the next US president, a lot of unexpected things could have happened. Many people have been inundating...

11/20/2016

article On Montana's reservations, many are unsure what Trump presidency will bring
(Washington D.C.) -- Margaret Abbott, a 73-year-old professor at Fort Peck Community College, has a simple reason for why president-elect Donald J. Trump didn’t...

11/15/2016

article The woman who lost nearly half a million pounds betting on Hillary Clinton to win the election
(UK) -- The US Presidential Election was the biggest political betting events in history. A female client of UK's William Hill lost nearly half a million pounds on a...

11/14/2016

article MGM's Murren concerned about Trump's win
(Las Vegas) -- After publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton in August, Jim Murren, Chief Executive Officer for MGM Resorts International, has now speculated that the...
article Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land
(Arizona) -- Tribal leadership of Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona said they won't support a border wall project on their land. Part of their...
article Trump to deport everyone who is not Native American
(Washington D.C.) -- PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump has confirmed plans to deport 318 million non-Native American immigrants. As part of a wider plan to restore America...
article Will Lame-Duck Congressional Session Give Online Poker Ban New Life?
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal online poker ban in the US could become the subject of the current lame-duck congressional session talks, according to NevadaWatchdog.org...
article Will Trump White House Legalize Sports Betting In The United States?
(Washington D.C.) -- With speculation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be gunning for a U.S. Attorney General appointment by President-elect Donald Trump, there...

11/10/2016

article Bright spot seen for two defeated Native Congressional hopefuls
(USA) -- Election Day didn't turn out so well for two Native Congressional candidates but there could be an opportunity for both of them to make a comeback with...
article Some Gamblers Won Millions Betting on a Trump Election Win
(USA) -- The long shot paid off bigly. Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest man and the fifth wealthiest billionaire in the world, lost roughly $5 billion after Donald...

11/9/2016

article Bookies celebrate underdog Trump's election win
(UK) -- Bookmakers were celebrating Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election as around 75% of all stakes were wagered on defeated candidate Hillary...
article Online Gambling Site's Decision To Pay Out $1M Early On Clinton Victory Backfires
(UK) -- An Irish bookmaker’s $1 million gamble on Hillary Clinton went awry early Wednesday morning, as former Atlantic City casino owner Donald Trump won the...
article What does the Trump victory mean for Indigenous people?
(Washington D.C.) -- Indigenous people on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border are worried a Trump victory is a blow to environmental causes and could lead to an...
article Donald Trump Wins Election and Indian Country Holds Its Breath
(Washington D.C.) -- The voters of the United States of America spoke loud and clear Tuesday, as Republican Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United...
article Meet Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting
(Washington D.C.) -- President-elect Donald Trump does not have the traditional cadre of Washington insiders and donors to build out his Cabinet, but his transition team...
article Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Bid for 7th Term in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an enduring symbol of Arizona’s unforgiving stance toward illegal immigration, lost his bid for a seventh term on Tuesday,...
article U.S. recognizing tribal rights | Being Frank
(Washington) -- A wave of federal recognition of tribal sovereignty and treaty rights has reached a high water mark in the closing days of President Barack Obama’s...

11/8/2016

article Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing...
article Zinke defeats Juneau to win second term
(Alaska) -- Republican incumbent Ryan Zinke defeated Democratic challenger Denise Juneau to win a second term as Montana's lone voice in the U.S. House of...

11/7/2016

article Udall, Gregoire said to be on Clinton's short list for Interior secretary
(Washington D.C.) -- Hillary Clinton's presidential transition team is eyeing six top candidates to lead the Interior Department if she is elected, including former...
article I know Trump. Don't vote for him: Ex-Harrah's executive
(USA) -- I got to know Donald Trump reasonably well in the 1980s — and I will not be voting for him. Thirty-four years ago, I was a senior vice president for...
article Betting sites see record wagering on presidential election
(New York) -- The raucous, passionate and unpredictable 2016 U.S. presidential election is on track to notch another distinction: the most wagered-upon political event...
article Betting sites see record wagering on U.S. presidential election
(New York) -- The raucous, passionate and unpredictable 2016 U.S. presidential election is on track to notch another distinction: the most wagered-upon political event...

11/6/2016

article After 'Pocahontas' Slurs, Trump May Tip Native American Voters Toward Clinton
(Arizona) -- The state of Arizona, where presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are waging a tough battle, is home to the second-largest Native American...
article TRAHANT: Driving Turnout, Early Votes from Alaska a NORTH DAKOTA
(USA) -- Across Indian Country there are rallies, phone banks, forums, and social media pitches that are repeating one message, vote. Native American voters can make the...
article What the Major Parties’ Platforms Propose for Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- After a long and sometimes disgusting presidential campaign, Americans voters will cast their votes in the presidential election on Tuesday,...
article Online Gambling On US Presidential Election Legal In Canada
(Canada) -- The internet has given the gambling public around the world to bet on the Presidential election 2016 in the USA. The world is watching in anticipation of an...
article ELECTION 2016: $146,000 raised to date by four remaining supervisorial candidates
(California) -- The four candidates in runoffs for the supervisorial seats have so far brought in $146,000 in their efforts to win seats on Nov. 8. Candidates in the...

11/5/2016

article As election nears, volunteers work to protect Native American voting rights
(Arizona) -- Rosemary Avila clasps her hands together and never glances at the PowerPoint slide behind her, the one with the rules about when to call the legal-...
article Why a Washington state elector says he won’t vote for Clinton
(Washington) -- Robert Satiacum, a Washington state elector for the Democratic Party who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont for the Democratic nomination, says...

11/4/2016

article RUSSELL: Dancing the Two-Party Tango
(Texas) -- When The Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed the Libertarian Party ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, it said neither Trump nor Clinton reaches the "...
article Thinking Of Gambling On The Election? You Can’t In Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The election is next week and while some might argue it’s a sporting event — the rounds of debate sparring, the marathon-like campaign stops...

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