Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

America's pink wave: women win Congress record

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress Boston Globe via Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress
Patty Aguilar | 08 November, 2018, 14:17

Women also were on the ballot for governor in 16 states this year. "Work hard to encourage the next generation of women who follow!" They also picked up two more firsts for Congress: Tlaib is the first-ever Palestinian-American and Omar the first Somalian-American to serve in that office.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, could be the youngest woman elected to Congress, and represented a surge of Democrats challenging more senior and established members of the party.

The class of 2019 includes the youngest congressional women in history, 29-year-olds Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from NY and Abby Finkenauer from Iowa, as well as the first two Native American women, and the first two Muslim women, Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar.

Seizing on the momentum of the "pink wave", Kansas Democratic candidate Sharice Davids surged to victory, becoming the first Native American woman elected to Congress. In elections for Congress, governorships and state legislatures alike, the number of women who ran outstripped previous years, as did the number of women nominated.

A swath of candidates broke down barriers with victories in Tuesday's midterm elections - sending seismic shifts through the halls of Congress and across state-level contests. Men were more evenly divided in their vote.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI, both Democrats, will be the first Muslim-American women to serve in the House.

Democrat-run House may put Trump, Kushner business ties overseas under microscope
The Republican Senate candidate was also leading in Arizona while Democrats picked up a Republican Senate seat in Nevada.

Don't Leave Half the World Offline and Behind, Urges Web Founder
Recent research has found that over 2 billion people live in places where internet is prohibitively expensive to access. Fight for the web so the web remains open and a global public resource for people everywhere, now and in the future.

The craziest stats from Duke's blowout of Kentucky
Keldon Johnson scored 23 points to lead Kentucky and graduate transfer Reid Travis added 22 for the Wildcats. On both sides of the floor, on the glass and on the perimeter, the junior captain was locked in and hungry.

Like Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley cast her election as part of a need for better representation in the era of the #MeToo movement.

While notable Republican successes include the first female senator elected from Tennessee and the first female governor of South Dakota, there are concerns that the overt Democrat disparity could fan the partisan divide.

Last night, Donna Brazille, a strategist on CNN said a record number of 38 women of color will be serving in Congress (35 Democrats, three Republicans). Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents. The first ever openly LGBT governor, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a bisexual woman, won her re-election bid Tuesday as well.

"On the Democratic side, these races were viewed not only as a referendum on President Donald Trump, but also, in many cases, on his version of identity politics, which in its final days played to the fears of his base, a group that is largely white, male and Christian".

From Florida to New Mexico, these candidates brought platforms that stood for a range of issues such as affordable health care, gun safety and climate change.

Much has been made of 2018's "year of the woman" status, as Democrats carried female voters by 19 points last night, exploiting a (+15) gender gap to win back the House and pick up a number of governorships.

Recommended

Ten Years And $300 Million? Not Good Enough, Says Bryce Harper Ten Years And $300 Million? Not Good Enough, Says Bryce Harper Even though Harper is still only 26, a 14-year deal with an average annual value of $30 million per season felt a bit excessive. But no position player has ever earned an average annual value of more than $27.5 million (Alex Rodriguez and Yoenis Cespedes).

People Injured, Deputy Shot At Bar In Thousand Oaks People Injured, Deputy Shot At Bar In Thousand Oaks Hedge said he managed to run out the front door as the shooter made his way to the back of the restaurant. Local authorities report at least 30 shots were fired at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.

Democrats seize US House in rebuke to Trump Democrats seize US House in rebuke to Trump Pennsylvania looked particularly daunting for Republicans after redistricting and a rash of retirements put several seats in play. In total, Trump had held 26 rallies since October, embracing Democrats' attempts to make the election a referendum on his agenda.

Aric Almirola must win at Phoenix to advance — NASCAR Cup Series Aric Almirola must win at Phoenix to advance — NASCAR Cup Series After the first of the late restarts, Harvick was on the inside and was able to keep Blaney from clearing him on the backstretch. This time, there was no late-race glitch to interrupt Kevin Harvick's domination of a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

How to watch Viktoria Plzen vs How to watch Viktoria Plzen vs All matches are different, you have to continue working with humility, sacrifice and ambition for your objectives and think about the next game.

Liverpool stars must take blame for Euro slump, says Lallana Liverpool stars must take blame for Euro slump, says Lallana Four points from their last two games would be enough to guarantee the Reds' progress to the last 16. Liverpool finishes the group with a trip to PSG and a home game against Napoli.

Melbourne Cup Racehorse The Cliffsofmoher Euthanised After Injury Melbourne Cup Racehorse The Cliffsofmoher Euthanised After Injury But horse racing is a costly business and often prize money doesn't cover the costs unless the horse is used for breeding. The victory by Cross Counter notched up 30 Group One wins for Godolphin worldwide this year.

All signs point to PUBG coming to PS4 in December All signs point to PUBG coming to PS4 in December However, with the game already being on the PlayStation Games Database, it is likely to be sooner rather than later. It is believed that this freebie offer is somehow tied to further PUBG announcements expected at the show.

USA exempts India-backed port in Iran from sanctions USA  exempts India-backed port in Iran from sanctions The first phase of the strategically-located project was inaugurated in December past year . Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the return of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Dez Bryant has signed 1-year deal with Saints Dez Bryant has signed 1-year deal with Saints Over his career, Bryant has just one game played in the SuperDome, catching one pass for 44 yards in a 2013 blowout loss, 49-17. The Saints have racked up the seventh-most passing yards per game this season with 289.9 and second-most most points at 34.9.

Rohit Sharma's blazing ton leads India to easy win over hapless Windies Rohit Sharma's blazing ton leads India to easy win over hapless Windies Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/12), Jasprit Bumrah (2/20), Khaleel Ahmed (2/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/32) equally shared the spoils. The Caribbeans kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Darren Bravo top-scoring with 23.

Women who wake up early "at lower risk of developing breast cancer" Women who wake up early However, cancer experts say modifying your sleep patterns probably won't have a significant impact on your cancer risk. The findings have been published on researchers' website bioRxiv but have not yet gone through scientific peer review.

US Supremes Won't Hear Appeal of FCC's 2015 Net Neutrality Order US Supremes Won't Hear Appeal of FCC's 2015 Net Neutrality Order In this October 9, 2018 photo, police office guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington. Four of nine justices must agree to hear a case, but only three voted to grant the petitions.

Hitting 43 runs in an over! Hitting 43 runs in an over! They joined hands in the middle when their side was reeling at 95 for 5 The duo went on to add 178 runs for the sixth wicket. Back to Hamilton, Hampton started the onslaught with a four followed by two sixes off two waist-high no-balls.

Scientists Believe Mysterious, Oddly Shaped Space Object Could Be 'Alien Probe' Scientists Believe Mysterious, Oddly Shaped Space Object Could Be 'Alien Probe' A Hawaiian telescope first spotted " Oumuamua ", meaning "a messenger from afar, arriving first" in Hawaiian, in October 2017. The researchers are not saying outright that Oumuamua is a sign of extraterrestrial life.