Pressley was the first black woman on Boston's City Council, and she defeated 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary.
They'll join a record 25 Democratic women who are heading to Congress for the first time after Tuesday night, helping Democrats take the House of Representatives even as the party lost key Senate and governors' races. Meanwhile the Arizona senate race is too close to call, but either Republican or Democrat, the victor will be the state's first woman in the seat. Women make up roughly a third of the Democratic caucus, so they'll have a more powerful voice in the majority than Republicans had when they controlled the House, according to Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. In Georgia, domestic workers organized by Care In Action contacted more than 500,000 voters and sent almost 1.5 million text messages in support of Stacey Abrams for Governor - 90% of those activists were women.
Some of Tuesday's black female pioneers, like IL nurse and Democrat Lauren Underwood and CT teacher and Democrat Jahana Hayes, were first-time candidates. And although she has some age on Ocasio-Cortez - she's turning 30 in December - Finkenauer is still one of the youngest people ever elected to the House. (Republicans retained control of the Senate.) This means we might see Trump's tax returns after all, and we'll likely not have to go through another Affordable Care Act repeal in the next two years. In July 2004, she took command of the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. - becoming the first woman to command a fighter squadron.
"Together, we made history!"
■In Connecticut, educator Jahana Hayes won the state's Fifth District race and will be the first black woman to represent Connecticut in the House. Polis is also the state's first Jewish governor.
US Attorney General Resigns Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker , will be acting attorney general , Trump said on Twitter. Several conservative lawyers are recommending Brown to replace Sessions, the Bee reported .
Women made history in the 2018 midterm elections. South Dakota Republican US Representative Kristi Noem and Maine Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills were both elected to serve as governors of their home states.
These wins were mostly fueled by the Democratic Party, which put a record numbers of women on the ballot.
Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing.
The Hawkeye State has never sent a woman to the House - until now.
The historic totals capped off a campaign season in the wake of President Donald Trump's election that was defined in large part by female activism. Several were first-time candidates. Jason Crow won on a gun control platform in Colorado's 6th District (which includes the site of the Aurora theater shooting).
Conventional political wisdom says that every election is the most important election of your life, and if you're one of the women below, then this midterm election really was the biggest possible deal.
The Republicans held on to the Senate and narrowly survived a number of big individual races, including in Florida. Democrats are left hoping that the four liberal members of the bench remain in good health for the next two years.
If it does turn out to be Crystal City and New York City, we hope Amazon has a plan for how to deal with all the traffic. The process certainly hasn't been rushed, as it took Amazon until January of 2018 to release their 20 city shortlist .
Democrats have a lengthy list of their own priorities they would like to vote on such as lowering prescription drug costs. In Georgia he introduced former University of Georgia football Coach Vince Dooley to address the crowd of supporters.
Sterling did in the 67th minute when he latched onto Aguero's perfectly-weighted pass to score his second goal of the afternoon. Pedro added the third goal from a left-wing cross by another Spaniard, Marcos Alonso, in the 70th.
It ended with an Afghan commando dead, although Rahimi declined to comment on whether this commando was a suspect in the killing. When he was ordered to deploy to Afghanistan in January, he announced that he would take a one year leave of absence as mayor.
Several witnesses told ABC 7 the man was armed with a handgun opened fire inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks. Pictures and video footage show firefighters and first responders flooding the scene after multiple injuries were reported.
The graphics chip also pumps out around 2x more power, all without compromising the 10-hour battery life every iPad has gotten. Taking place in Brooklyn, New York, the company showcased latest MacBook Air , Mac mini , and new iPad Pros .
Turkey is among eight nations granted temporary waivers from sanctions the US reimposed Monday on Iran's oil sector. Rouhani said in a statement . "We will proudly break the sanctions", he said at a meeting of economic officials.
Boeing said the "angle of attack" sensor, which identifies if a plane is about to stall, was faulty on the doomed flight. If pilots aren't careful, they can cause severe nose-down trim settings that make it impossible to level a plane.
TMZ reports that Miller had not taken a lethal amount of each individual drug, but that the combination is what caused his death . Last year, the country experienced a record number of drug overdoses, an increase driven by synthetic opioid use, the CDC found.
Beckham captioned a picture of Mel B , Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner (née Halliwell). "It's just the four of us". Earlier on Monday, Bunton said on her Heart Radio breakfast show: "I'm just so excited, I want it out there".
Ultra-Powerful Opioid Approved by FDA
The Redwood City, California-based company expects the pill to be available early next year at a price of $50 to $60 per pill. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an opioid named Dsuvia, with FDA Commissioner Dr.
Xi to trumpet China's 'open' markets at trade forum
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is a "trail-blazing" move in the history of international trade development. Organisers of the expo say more than 3,000 foreign companies from 130 countries, including the USA , are present.
Polls open across ME with high turnout predicted
Early voting season ended Saturday in West Virginia, with Northern Panhandle counties posting strong turnout numbers. Keep in mind, if there's a large turnout, voters might be required to wait before casting their ballots.
Andrew Lincoln to star in 3 'Walking Dead' movies
Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick's steadfast leadership. A viewer said: "Gotta give a shoutout to Andrew Lincoln for beautifully portraying Rick Grimes for over 8 years".
Amazon offers free shipping for everyone through the holidays
Target last month raised the stakes for the all-important holiday shopping rush, offering US customers free two-day shipping. Amazon is hoping increase sales after the company's revenue projection for the rest of the year fell below some estimates.