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Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19
Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19 (June 9, 2020)

Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.


Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud
Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud (March 24, 2020)

The Senate deadlocked for a second day on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: A moron unleashed
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A moron unleashed (February 21, 2020)

Native Americans have always been pushed aside when it came to abiding by the dictates of the U.S. Constitution and now the rest of America can get a taste of how that feels.


Sinema, McSally fall in line with parties as Senate acquits Trump
Sinema, McSally fall in line with parties as Senate acquits Trump (February 6, 2020)

Most lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties as the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment that could have forced his removal from office.


Sinema, McSally split as Senate rejects call for impeachment witnesses
Sinema, McSally split as Senate rejects call for impeachment witnesses (February 3, 2020)

President Donald Trump is headed toward an acquittal in his impeachment trial after Republicans blocked a call for witness testimony.


Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears
Senate candidate Mitt Romney supports dismantling of Bears Ears (March 9, 2018)

Though he has distanced himself from President Donald Trump in the past, Mitt Romney is in lockstep with the administration now that he needs votes for his Senate campaign.


Steve Russell: Getting our heads to think outside of our boxes
Steve Russell: Getting our heads to think outside of our boxes (October 3, 2013)

Steve Russell on how we need to think outside of our boxes every now and then.


President Barack Obama wins  a second term in the White House
President Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House (November 7, 2012)

President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House after sailing to victory in most of the battleground states on Tuesday. Although election results were not final for...


Mark Charles: Indian Country ignored by presidential candidates
Mark Charles: Indian Country ignored by presidential candidates (November 7, 2012)

"I live on the Navajo Reservation, and for the past six years I have been brainstorming and discussing ways our country can more intentionally include Native American into the political...


Charles Kader: Tribal  issues go missing in presidential campaign
Charles Kader: Tribal issues go missing in presidential campaign (November 7, 2012)

"My statement on the 2012 election is that the absence of a major third party candidate on the ballots of all 50 states left the American voting public deprived of...


Tex Hall: President Obama kept his promises to Indian Country
Tex Hall: President Obama kept his promises to Indian Country (October 29, 2012)

"Like most Native Americans, I jumped at the chance to throw my support behind President Obama in his 2008 campaign. Four years later, although some of my friends complain that...


Rep.  Boehner:  Republicans can do better than President Obama
Rep. Boehner: Republicans can do better than President Obama (October 26, 2012)

"In recent months, my role as Speaker of the House has allowed me to travel much of our great nation—including Indian country—and talk to Americans of all walks of life....


Mark Trahant: Obama and Romney talk   foreign policy in   debate
Mark Trahant: Obama and Romney talk foreign policy in debate (October 23, 2012)

"Ninety minutes are too quick for a debate about the world. In fact the globe shrunk to a few regions and a few issues in the final debate between President...


NCAI kicks off 69th annual conference in Sacramento, California
NCAI kicks off 69th annual conference in Sacramento, California (October 22, 2012)

The National Congress of American Indians kicks off its 69h annual convention in Sacramento, California. Speakers today include Gov. Jerry Brown (D), White House adviser Jodi Gillette, Interior Secretary Ken...


Mark Trahant: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney   in sharp debate
Mark Trahant: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in sharp debate (October 17, 2012)

"President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney went back and forth for 90 minutes exposing sharp differences over policy. And style. Democrats will say the president was at his best...


Mark Trahant: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head to debate
Mark Trahant: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head to debate (October 16, 2012)

"Tonight’s debate is all about Barack Obama. The storyline is oft repeated at this point. The president was not on his game at the first debate. He didn’t challenge Mitt...


Native Sun News: Keystone XL foes    target Obama and Romney
Native Sun News: Keystone XL foes target Obama and Romney (October 12, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Protesters in Texas attempt to blockade TransCanada’s...


ICT Q&A with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
ICT Q&A with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (October 10, 2012)

"Many Republicans, including President Richard Nixon, have been among the greatest supporters of Indian self-determination. Do you see yourself continuing in that tradition? Americans Indians truly embody the American spirit...


Mark Trahant: Nation remains divided as election approaches
Mark Trahant: Nation remains divided as election approaches (October 10, 2012)

"Four weeks to go and the national polls are quite clear: Romney is winning. Or, look again, and it could be that Obama is winning. The polls are all over...


Loris Taylor: Mitt Romney as president would harm  tribal radio
Loris Taylor: Mitt Romney as president would harm tribal radio (October 9, 2012)

"In the October 3rd, 2012 presidential debate, GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney made this remark: I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop...


Romney adviser  claims no federally recognized tribes in state
Romney adviser claims no federally recognized tribes in state (October 5, 2012)

An Indian affairs adviser to Mitt Romney erroneously claimed there were no federally recognized tribes in Massachusetts when the Republican presidential candidate served as governor. Lobbyist John Tahsuda, a member...


Steve Russell: Maybe Mitt Romney is just  a  really mean person?
Steve Russell: Maybe Mitt Romney is just a really mean person? (October 1, 2012)

"As I write this, Gov. Romney’s campaign is in a heap of trouble caused by other unforced errors. Gov. Romney has released his 2011 tax returns, completing the two years...


Steve Russell: A voter's guide to gaffes on the campaign trail
Steve Russell: A voter's guide to gaffes on the campaign trail (September 26, 2012)

"Michael Kinsley, writing in The New York Times, famously defined a gaffe as “when a politician tells the truth—some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.” I leave it to...


Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Mitt Romney showing his true colors
Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Mitt Romney showing his true colors (September 24, 2012)

"For a man who prides himself on being a great businessman, Mitt Romney now carries the ignoble distinction of CEO of the most disastrous, chaotic and self-imploding campaign in modern...


Gyasi Ross: Breaking news - Wealthy Mitt Romney is an elitist
Gyasi Ross: Breaking news - Wealthy Mitt Romney is an elitist (September 20, 2012)

"Now, Mitt Romney. The son of a governor. Gazillionaire. Perfect hair. And folks are acting surprised that he is an elitist? C’mon man … quit lying—everybody and their mama knew...


Rep.  Cole, Republican, praises Obama's re-election efforts
Rep. Cole, Republican, praises Obama's re-election efforts (September 18, 2012)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), the only Native American in Congress, says President Barack Obama is running a great re-election campaign. “They’re running a great race, well-conceived and well put together,”...


Mark Trahant: Mitt Romney blaming Americans for America
Mark Trahant: Mitt Romney blaming Americans for America (September 18, 2012)

"In a candid moment, when he thought no one was watching, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissed nearly half of America as government freeloaders who will never vote for him...


Doug George-Kanentiio: Why Obama needs to win re-election
Doug George-Kanentiio: Why Obama needs to win re-election (September 10, 2012)

Some people may, in their self serving cynicism, criticize US President Obama for not doing enough for them. They decry his policies as insufficient to meet their demands and condemn...


Mitt Romney won't be getting rid of 'all of health care reform'
Mitt Romney won't be getting rid of 'all of health care reform' (September 10, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he supports provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care reform law that was championed by his opponent, Democrat Barack Obama. On...


Suzan Harjo: Privileged language permeates American politics
Suzan Harjo: Privileged language permeates American politics (August 27, 2012)

"The very privileged once marginalized people of color, anyone poor and most women by simply entering the boardroom, cigar den or private car. But as whiteness created its own cachet...


Analysis: Mitt Romney energy plan a boon for western states
Analysis: Mitt Romney energy plan a boon for western states (August 24, 2012)

"By proposing to end a century of federal control over oil and gas drilling and coal mining on government lands, Mitt Romney is making a bid for anti-Washington voters in...


Mitt Romney wants states to control energy on federal lands
Mitt Romney wants states to control energy on federal lands (August 23, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be in New Mexico today to discuss his energy plan, which would put states in charge of energy development on federal lands. States...


Lobbyists say Mitt Romney met with tribal leaders last week
Lobbyists say Mitt Romney met with tribal leaders last week (August 22, 2012)

Two lobbyists told Indian Country Today that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met with tribal leaders last week. Details were scarce but the meeting apparently took place August 17 in...


Democrats slam Rep. Ryan's budget plan for Indian Country
Democrats slam Rep. Ryan's budget plan for Indian Country (August 21, 2012)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wants to cut funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, House...


Menominee Nation welcomes Obama's team to reservation
Menominee Nation welcomes Obama's team to reservation (August 21, 2012)

President Barack Obama won't be there but the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is still excited to welcome his re-election team to the reservation today. Campaign representatives and other supporters will...


Spouse of Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney VP pick, has Indian ancestry
Spouse of Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney VP pick, has Indian ancestry (August 11, 2012)

For the second presidential election in a row, the spouse of the Republican vice presidential pick has Indian ancestry. Janna Ryan, the wife of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), has Chickasaw...


Opinion: Mitt Romney fails to do homework on economic policies
Opinion: Mitt Romney fails to do homework on economic policies (August 2, 2012)

"Mitt Rommey's latest controversial remark, about the role of culture in explaining why some countries are rich and powerful while others are poor and weak, has attracted much comment. I...


Fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff reminds everyone he cannot vote
Fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff reminds everyone he cannot vote (July 24, 2012)

Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff can't vote because he's a felon but he says he can't support President Barack Obama. He can't really endorse Republican Mitt Romney either. “But I don’t...


NYT says founding Mormon families chased by Indians in 1800s
NYT says founding Mormon families chased by Indians in 1800s (July 17, 2012)

The founding families of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were "chased by Indians" as they trekked across the west in the mid-1800s, The New York Times reports...


Romney's VP contender accepted donations from Jack Abramoff
Romney's VP contender accepted donations from Jack Abramoff (July 17, 2012)

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) accepted $4,000 from tribes represented by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff when he served in the House, The Washington Post. Portman was among dozens of Republicans who...


In a shift, Mitt Romney calls health care insurance mandate a tax
In a shift, Mitt Romney calls health care insurance mandate a tax (July 5, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now says the health insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act is a "tax." After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the mandate survives under...


Massacre   wrongly blamed on Indians   resonates 115 years later
Massacre wrongly blamed on Indians resonates 115 years later (May 21, 2012)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apologized for an 1857 massacre that was wrongly blamed on Indians but descendants of the survivors continue to commemorate the attack. Members...


Tribes increase contributions to President Obama's campaign
Tribes increase contributions to President Obama's campaign (May 15, 2012)

Tribes so far have donated more than $1 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama, USA Today reports. The amount is far greater than the $264,000 that tribes gave in...


Steve Russell: Mitt Romney can't recall an old bullying incident
Steve Russell: Mitt Romney can't recall an old bullying incident (May 15, 2012)

"We know we can’t prevent all the hurts of adolescence, but most of us now at least try to teach kindness by modeling it. When I was young, I knew...


Obama backs same-sex marriage while Romney still opposed
Obama backs same-sex marriage while Romney still opposed (May 10, 2012)

President Barack Obama backed same-sex marriage on Wednesday while Republican rival Mitt Romney said he remains opposed. Obama previously was against same-sex marriage. But he said his views have evolved...


Navajo Post: Navajo voters look to presidential election
Navajo Post: Navajo voters look to presidential election (April 20, 2012)

"As the 2012 Presidential Election gears up, Republicans make their way to Native America for support in rural Arizona. Former Presidential Candidate John McCain made his way to meet with...


Opinion: 'No coincidence' in Echo Hawk's Mormon position
Opinion: 'No coincidence' in Echo Hawk's Mormon position (April 11, 2012)

"Idahoans of all persuasions, political as well as religious, should congratulate their former attorney general on his call to serve as a general authority and a member of the LDS...


Rick Santorum suspends Republican presidential campaign
Rick Santorum suspends Republican presidential campaign (April 11, 2012)

Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum ended his presidential campaign on Tuesday, paving the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. Santorum won a number of important contests but...


Rick Santorum racks up two more Republican primary wins
Rick Santorum racks up two more Republican primary wins (March 14, 2012)

Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum won Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. Santorum narrowly defeated Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich....


Mitt Romney claims victory in six Super Tuesday primaries
Mitt Romney claims victory in six Super Tuesday primaries (March 7, 2012)

Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, won Republican primaries in six states on Super Tuesday. Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum in Ohio, the most contested state. The candidates were...


Mitt Romney wins Republican primaries in Arizona, Michigan
Mitt Romney wins Republican primaries in Arizona, Michigan (February 29, 2012)

Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, reclaimed his status as the Republican presidential front-runner with primary victories in Arizona and Michigan on Tuesday. Romney easily won Arizona, where...


Rick Santorum  boosts campaign with  victories in three states
Rick Santorum boosts campaign with victories in three states (February 8, 2012)

Former senator Rick Santorum revived his struggling presidential campaign with Republican victories in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota on Tuesday. Santorum made a strong showing in all three states. Mitt Romney,...


Steve Russell: Talking Mitt Romney with cousin Ray Sixkiller
Steve Russell: Talking Mitt Romney with cousin Ray Sixkiller (February 7, 2012)

"“We ain’t even two months into the election year, and the thing is already going to the dogs.” Cousin Ray Sixkiller had been laying off politics since the Cherokee elections...


Poll: Obama holds edge  over Romney as GOP race continues
Poll: Obama holds edge over Romney as GOP race continues (February 6, 2012)

President Barack Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney in a hypothetical matchup, according to a Washington Post / ABC News poll. Obama's image has improved since the State of the Union...


Mitt Romney  easily wins Republican primary vote in Florida
Mitt Romney easily wins Republican primary vote in Florida (February 1, 2012)

Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, easily won the Republican primary in Florida on Tuesday. Romney secured 46.4% of the vote .Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who won the...


Newt Gingrich wins Republican primary vote in South Carolina
Newt Gingrich wins Republican primary vote in South Carolina (January 23, 2012)

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary in South Carolina on Saturday, easily defeating Mitt Romney, who has been considered the front-runner in the race. Romney, a former...


Mitt Romney easily wins     New Hampshire's Republican primary
Mitt Romney easily wins New Hampshire's Republican primary (January 11, 2012)

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney easily won the Republican primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Romney won 39.4 percent of the vote. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas came in second...


Mitt Romney barely wins Republican caucus  in Iowa by 8 votes
Mitt Romney barely wins Republican caucus in Iowa by 8 votes (January 4, 2012)

Republican voters in Iowa held their caucuses on Tuesday, with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney narrowly winning by 8 votes. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum came in a close second....


Mark Charles: Mitt Romney vows never to apologize for  US
Mark Charles: Mitt Romney vows never to apologize for US (December 19, 2011)

A few weeks ago Mitt Romney released a campaign video in which he boldly stated that, as President, he would "never apologize for the United States of America." I would...