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2 Native American Women Score a Major First

Democrats will be first Native American women in Congress

(Newser) - After 229 years with no Native American women in Congress, next year there will be two. Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, both Democrats, won House races Tuesday and will become the first Native American congresswomen, CNN reports. Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, defeated GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder in... More »

One US Representative Is Worth More than $476M

Jared Polis tops list of wealthiest members of Congress

(Newser) - Most members of Congress are millionaires, but which ones are the millionaire-iest? That's the question 24/7 Wall St. set out to answer, compiling a list of the 25 wealthiest members of Congress based on data from the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics' Opensecrets.org. Eighteen of the lawmakers on... More »

Rising From the Farm Bill's Ashes: Hemp

Amendment to legalize it for research purposes passed, and it will be raised again

(Newser) - It's looking more and more likely that US farmers will be getting back into the hemp-growing business. The latest hopeful sign for advocates came when the House passed an amendment that would make it legal for universities to grow hemp for research purposes—an important step if farmers ever... More »

Gay Candidate Wins Shot at US House Seat

33-year-old entrepreneur earns Dem nomination with primary win

(Newser) - Entrepreneur Jared Polis, who is openly gay, won a Colorado congressional primary Tuesday, and says his victory should send “a signal to young gays and lesbians across the country that they can consider a career in public service,” the New York Times reports. Polis is favored to win... More »

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