Ocasio-Cortez becomes youngest woman elected to Congress
Ocasio-Cortez becomes youngest woman elected to Congress
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx
09 November, 2018, 08:42
IL state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the first black woman elected as IL lieutenant governor.
In a year that has been defined by the political awakening and activism of women, the mid-term is testing whether those women will reach record-breaking numbers in Congress and in governor's mansions across the country.
In her campaign platform, Ocasio-Cortez promotes universal job guarantees, fully funded public schools and universities, paid family and sick leave and housing as a human right.
With results still trickling in, at least 120 women will serve in Congress, a record 98 in the House of Representatives and 22 in the Senate, says the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
The high-profile cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of colour meant several winners will take office as trailblazers, marking firsts for their race and gender.
Women in key swing districts across the country delivered congressional victories to the Democratic Party Tuesday, helping to shift the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives for the remaining two years of the Trump presidency. "In 1984, I was attending the U.S. Air Force Academy and told my first flight instructor that I was going to be a fighter pilot". At age 29, Ocasio Cortez of NY seizes the record from Republican Elise Stefanik, who was elected at age 30 in 2014.
Ayanna Pressleybecame the first black woman to represent MA in Congress and will occupy the seat held by such lions as JFK and Tip O'Neill.
Manchester City juggernaut powers on 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.
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.
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters and refuses to concede at her election night headquarters at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Nov. 6, 2018.
Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District.
Ocasio-Cortez, a community organizer and former bartender, will represent New York's 14th Congressional District, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens. Mills, now the state's attorney general, has won the governorship, checking another state off a long list that has never had a female chief executive.
Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress.
The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago.
Which party's women candidates were the most sucessful?
In 1982, 58 per cent of women voted for Democrats and 41 per cent voted for Republicans. She became a progressive star after her upset primary victory over Republican Joseph Crowley, a high-ranking House Democrat.
He looked close to tears as he was applauded by the staff on his way out of the justice department building on Wednesday night. Clovis, who later worked in Trump's presidential campaign, has been interviewed as part of Mueller's Russian Federation probe.
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.
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 .
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".
Mitch Moreland was also a finalist for Gold Glove at first base but was beaten out by Oakland's Matt Olson . Houston pitcher Dallas Keuchel and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons also won in the AL.
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.
When he arrived, Sergeant Helus heard gunfire coming from inside the bar, which was occupied by almost 200 college students. Helus and a highway patrol officer exchanged gunfire with Long, he said, and the sergeant was shot "several times".
Encouragingly, Inter has been solid defensively in recent weeks, keeping a total of seven clean sheets in their last 19 matches. As for Barcelona , they can all but book their place in the round of sixteen with a victory against Inter on Tuesday evening.
Trump under fire for firing Sessions
As acting attorney general, Whitaker now has the power to wrest oversight away from Rosenstein, and take charge himself. Whitaker's statements in the media regarding the Mueller probe have alarmed activist groups opposed to the president.
Juventus vs. Manchester United live stream
Manchester United will now switch their focus back to Premier League affairs and their crunch clash at Manchester City on Sunday. A confident Mata knew he had to take the set-piece.
Florida returns vote to 1.5 million ex-felons
In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump won the state over Hillary Clinton by 112,911 votes, or 1.2 percent of the total. That has led to a system so freaky that John Oliver panned it as "insane" in a recent piece on "Last Week Tonight".
Airlines that fly the Boeing 737 MAX
KNKT is planning to simulate a flight to assess the impact of sensor damage at Boeing's engineering simulator facility in Seattle. Airline safety experts said pilots are trained to handle a plane safely even if those crucial sensors fail.
Possible mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California
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 iPad Pro will be faster than most portable computers
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 .
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.