ELIZABETH Warren has announced her candidacy for President of the United States. But how old is the Democratic front-runner, who is she married to, and what has Donald Trump said about her? Find out here... How old is Elizabeth Warren? Elizabeth Warren was born on 22 June 1949, which makes her 69 years old. She would overtake Donald Trump as the oldest first-time elected President of the United States if she beats him in 2020. Her age at inauguration day would be 71 years, 6 months, and 29 days. When Trump was sworn in as President, he was 70 years, seven months, and six days old. Who is her husband? Elizabeth Warren is married to Harvard Law professor Bruce Mann. On her 35th wedding anniversary, she revealed that she proposed to him - not the other way around. She wrote on Facebook: "When I proposed to him, he said yes. I bought a sundress that could double as a wedding gown, and 35 years ago today, I married Bruce. "This anniversary, I’ll celebrate living in America where … [Read more...] about How old is Elizabeth Warren, who is her husband and what did Trump say about her Native American heritage?
FARGO, N.D. — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowksi said she plans to reintroduce a bill intended to help solve crimes against Native Americans that received unanimous Senate approval but was blocked by the outgoing chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte said he agrees with the intent of North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's bill, which would expand tribal access to federal crime databases, set standards for law enforcement's response to cases of missing or slain Native Americans and instruct the Justice Department to increase its data collection on crimes against Native Americans. But he said it hurts some agencies that have no link to tribal communities and therefore couldn't compete for Justice Department grants the bill would create if it became law, The Roanoke Times reported. Goodlatte, who is retiring after 13 terms in office, said only a limited number of law enforcement organizations are eligible for those funds "so every other law enforcement … [Read more...] about Murkowski to revive bill meant to help Native American women
Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press Updated 1:57 pm CST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, travelers arrive at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline as they walk into a tent next to an upside-down American flag in Cannon Ball, N.D. A new report released Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds that funding levels for Native American tribes are woefully inadequate despite the federal government's responsibility to provide for education, public safety, health care and other services under treaties, laws and other acts. less FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, travelers arrive at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline as they walk into a tent next to an upside-down American ... more Photo: David Goldman, AP … [Read more...] about Report: US fails in funding obligation to Native Americans
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 19, 2018 / 8:43 PM GMT By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Alex Moe WASHINGTON — Time is running out for two lawmakers locked in a battle over legislation aimed at protecting Native American women. Defeated Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota, had hoped her parting gift before leaving the Senate would be a bill addressing the number of indigenous women who go missing or are murdered. But the legislation, known as Savanna's Act, which passed the Senate unanimously last week, has stalled in the House of Representatives. The top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, who is retiring at the end of the year, has refused to usher the legislation through his committee. Republican leadership in the House could bypass the committee but has yet to commit to doing so. And with just a couple days left of … [Read more...] about Retiring House Republican is holding up bill aimed at protecting Native American women
Actor and faux-President Donald Trump Alec Baldwin called the president a “curse” for the “sins” of America Sunday, saying that it is time to “exorcise” him from society. “Trump is a curse, brought down on us as punishment 4 our sins. The slaughter of Native Americans, slavery, Japanese internment, Vietnam. Every hateful, misogynistic, racist notion, intertwined w our better nature, Trump embodies those. He is us. Now we can face it + exorcise it,” Alec Baldwin said.Baldwin’s rant not only fails to mention that the United States has done a great deal to right these historical wrongs, he also doesn’t mention that most of these tragedies took place under Democrats. The Saturday Night Live star preceded this statement with another social media post, in which he called for all Americans to rally behind Trump’s eventual successor. “Remember that once Trump is gone, by whatever means, + is replaced by a competent/duly … [Read more...] about Alec Baldwin: Trump Is ‘Punishment’ for America’s ‘Slaughter of Native Americans, Slavery, Japanese Internment’