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Zinke Tried to Say 'Hello.' He Should've Stuck to English

Interior secretary slammed for acting 'juvenile' at hearing on Japanese-American internment camps

(Newser) - Perhaps Ryan Zinke wanted to show off his foreign language skills at a hearing Thursday, but it ended with reprimands in very plain English. Politico and HuffPost report the Interior secretary attended a gathering of the House Natural Resources Committee and was asked about a commitment to $2 million in... More »

Congress Gets 1st Bisexual, Hindu Members

Open bisexual Kyrsten Sinema wins tight Az. race

(Newser) - Tammy Baldwin's victory in Wisconsin last week made her the first openly gay US senator, but she isn't the only "first" in the newly elected Congress.
  • Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has been declared the winner in a tight US House race in Arizona, making her the first openly
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In New Hampshire, Women Rule

All top leaders are female, highlighting a big night for political women

(Newser) - Female candidates fared well across the country yesterday, but perhaps nowhere better than in New Hampshire. As the Union Leader points out, all the state's top political jobs will soon belong to women for the first time: Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan, senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, and congresswomen... More »

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