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  • Join VAN TRAN (R) vs. LORETTA SANCHEZ (D) - 1st Viet-American State Legislator goes to Washington

    06/05/2010 8:10:41 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 69 replies · 748+ views
    Join VAN TRAN for CONGRESS - 2010 ^ | 6/5/2010 | "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
    . NEVER FORGETJust for the LOVE of FREEDOM =Support Conservative Republican VAN TRAN in his battle to REPLACE LORETTA SANCHEZ, representing California's 47th Congressional District in Orange County (Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana).A Vietnam War refugee RESTORES FREEDOM to America.. NEVER FORGET
  • Tran On National GOP Radar In His Bid To Unseat Sanchez

    07/29/2009 7:58:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 696+ views
    OCRegister ^ | July 29th 2009
    Tran on national GOP radar in his bid to unseat Sanchez July 29th, 2009 Washington Bureau Chief Van Tran is officially “On the Radar,’’ of the National Republican Congressional Committee in his bid to unseat Rep. Loretta Sanchez next year. The state Assemblyman – who was recruited by the NRCC to challenge the 12-year incumbent Democrat - is one of 13 GOP contenders who the campaign committee said today has reached the On the Radar level of their Young Guns recruiting program. Tran, who had $250,000 in his campaign account as of June 30, has reached the first of three...
  • First Vietnamese Congressman Leads Tet Parade

    02/01/2009 11:05:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 1 replies · 449+ views
    OCRegister ^ | February 1, 2009
    Sunday, February 1, 2009 First Vietnamese congressman leads Tet parade The O.C. community celebrated the lunar New Year with a vibrant parade in Little Saigon. By DEEPA BHARATH THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER WESTMINSTER – Anh "Joseph" Cao, the first Vietnamese American to be elected to the U.S. Congress, was one of the highlights of the annual Tet Parade in Little Saigon on Saturday morning. Local politicians and community organized a fundraiser for Cao, who represents Louisiana's Second Congressional District. "The Vietnamese communities in the rest of the country look to this community in California for leadership and guidance," Cao said.
  • La. lawmaker - from crisis of faith to Congress (Replaced "Cold Cash" Jefferson)

    01/18/2009 5:59:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 654+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 1/18/2009 | Neely Tucker
    Anh "Joseph" Cao - the hot new property in Congress, Mr. Upset, the first Vietnamese American elected to the U.S. House or Senate, the first Republican to win Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District since before Louis Armstrong was born - is driving across this Gothic American bayou. He's relating how, as a Jesuit seminarian in the slums of Mexico nearly 20 years ago, he experienced a crisis of faith. He was dispirited by how God could let such human misery exist, he says and then stops himself. "Do you ever read Kierkegaard?" he asks. Um, the 19th century Danish philosopher is...
  • Mr. Cao (R) goes to Washington as first Vietnamese-American in Congress

    12/17/2008 9:26:20 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 1,200+ views
    CNS ^ | December 17, 2008 | Peter Finney Jr.
    NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- If his recent whirlwind tour of Capitol Hill was any indication, Anh "Joseph" Cao knows he will be in for the ride of his life over the next two years. Little known in early December except to those in his close-knit Vietnamese community in New Orleans, the Republican attorney who once studied to become a Jesuit priest rocked the national political landscape Dec. 6. He upset nine-term U.S. Rep. William Jefferson in the state's heavily Democratic and African-American 2nd Congressional District to become the first Vietnamese-American member of Congress. Cao's victory certainly was aided by the...
  • (Joseph Cao): The Jesuits Produce A Great Political Candidate

    12/07/2008 3:07:41 PM PST · by Publius804 · 25 replies · 1,574+ views ^ | 11/19/08 | Deal W. Hudson
    The Jesuits Produce A Great Political Candidate by Deal W. Hudson 11/19/08 Joseph Cao is a Catholic lawyer and former Jesuit scholastic from New Orleans. He is running as a Republican for the Congressional 2nd district seat in Louisiana presently held by Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), who is best known for the $90,000 found in his freezer. The election will be held December 6. Few candidates for public office are as forthright as Cao when asked about their position on abortion. “I am very anti-abortion,” he told me without hesitation. Cao would like to overturn Roe, but in the meantime,...
  • Should Congress Have a Cao ? (Vietnam-born Joseph Cao should be the next Louisiana Congressman)

    12/06/2008 8:27:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 1,700+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Nov 20,2008 | Quin Hillyer
    Sit down and make yourself comfortable, because this one of those stories you just won't want to miss. It's the kind of story for which this poor pen might not do justice. And it's the kind of story of which the world of politics needs more examples. It's a story that effectively starts three days before the fall of Saigon in 1975, when eight-year-old Joseph Cao escaped South Vietnam with a brother and sister and eventually made his way to the United States, where he settled with an uncle. As the story continues today, Cao is the Republican nominee for...
  • LA U.S. House Election Results: In upsets, Republicans win both Districts 2 & 4

    12/06/2008 9:50:43 PM PST · by flattorney · 66 replies · 5,584+ views
    Louisiana SOState/Local News Articles ^ | December 6, 2008 | Staff
    LA-2 , Orleans, Jefferson Parish: In a huge upset win, little known Republican attorney Anh "Joseph" Cao beat nine term and criminally indicted William Jefferson(D). Jefferson had been expected to easily win. Cao becomes the first Vietnamese member of U.S. Congress. LA-4, Shreveport-Bossier City, Sabine Parish, et. al., Western LA, TX/AR border: Republican Dr. John Fleming wins. Fleming was trailing by about 3% early in the election results but came on strong in the end to beat Carmouche(D) by 356 votes. Carmouche has not conceded election – recount probably pending. With these results, the 111th U.S. House of Representatives...
  • Vietnamese Americans support John McCain

    10/13/2008 7:00:47 PM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 7 replies · 895+ views ^ | Oct/13/2008 | Shandon Phan
    As young Vietnamese Americans, some of us grew up listening to our parents tell us bedtime stories of the war; the rest of us experienced our history firsthand as we watched our parents being taken away to re-education camps and special economic zones. We share those common stories of struggle that shaped our community presence in America – the fight for freedom of South Vietnam, the arrest and executions of our relatives during and after the war, the mass exodus of the free Viet people, and the suffering of those who are left behind.
  • Vietnamese Americans rally for McCain-Palin

    10/09/2008 6:06:36 PM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 13 replies · 857+ views
    Asian Americans for McCain ^ | 10-09-2008 | Asian Americans for McCain
    The Vietnamese Americans for McCain-Palin Coalition will hold an endorsement rally for McCain-Palin at Marriott Hotel-Fairview Park, Falls Church, Virginia on October 11, 2008. Civic, business and political leaders will join hundreds of community members to express their strong support for Senator McCain to be the next President of the United States. As one of the largest ethnic communities in Northern Virginia, Vietnamese Americans will play an important role in determining the outcome of battleground Virginia.
  • 'Asian invasion' of faith (in MO) - Vietnamese Catholics celebrate Virgin Mary

    08/12/2007 5:18:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies · 646+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | August 11, 2007 | MARY T. NGUYEN
    CARTHAGE - My siblings and I call it "The Asian Invasion." Every summer during the first weekend of August, tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics flock to the small southwest Missouri town of Carthage for a four-day festival to celebrate the Virgin Mary. Vietnamese refugees credit the Catholic icon for their protection and rescue from Vietnam as they fled the country after the Vietnam War. The Marian Days celebration began in 1978 with only a few hundred people. It takes place every year on the 28-acre campus of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix, a Vietnamese order of priests and...
  • Vietnamese refugee, family find home, patriotism

    07/04/2007 2:20:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Lee's Summit Journal ^ | July 3, 2007 | Drayton Riley
    Many who read this were born and raised in the United States. Native patriotism, embedded from early childhood experiences of flag and fireworks, parades and anthems, is a home-bred version. It resides deeply and passionately but even today on July 4, for many patriotism is an expression of gratitude shaped by birthright, not by choice. There are exceptions. For instance, this account of a Lee's Summit man's bravery, wisdom and resourcefulness...a man who saw America fundamentally for its abundant opportunity at a time when most Americans could only see their country's flaws - a man whose gratitude burned so fervently...
  • Gov. ARNOLD gives historic flag of S. Vietnam an official wave

    08/06/2006 12:36:10 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 40 replies · 1,920+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 8/06/2006 | Natalya Shulyakovskaya
  • First Vietnamese-American to Serve as a Military Advisor to the New Iraqi Army

    07/18/2006 4:46:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 1,180+ views
    PRWEB ^ | Jul 8, 2006
    (PRWEB) July 8, 2006 -- As Independence weekend celebrations spread throughout the United States, V.I.P. Promotions Founder/CEO Tommy Nero interviewed U.S. Army Captain James Van Thach while he was spending his July 4th, weekend deployed to Baghdad, Iraq on his first overseas tour of duty. "It's so unusual these days, Captain Thach, to find young people even thinking about devoting their lives to something greater than themselves May I ask why you volunteered to join the Infantry after finishing Touro Law School?" "Mr. Nero, there are higher callings in life than just focusing on building a very comfortable lifestyle for...
  • Iraq Massacre Can't Shake Vietnamese- American Support for U.S. Troops

    06/21/2006 10:23:32 PM PDT · by Toidylop · 17 replies · 750+ views
    New America Media ^ | June 13, 2006 | Andrew Lam
    Editor's Note: Though many Vietnamese-Americans see parallels between My Lai and Haditha, most remain solidly behind President Bush's policy in Iraq. Andrew Lam is a New America Media editor and the author of "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora" (Heyday Books, 2005). SAN FRANCISCO--Of all ethnic groups in America, the most conservative and pro-war is undoubtedly the Vietnamese. While San Francisco was flooded with anti-war demonstrators during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in April 2002, Vietnamese in Orange County marched to support the U.S. troops. "We Love Our Troops," was one of two signs that hung in front of...
  • Vietnamese immigrants proud to call America home

    05/24/2006 6:04:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 43 replies · 583+ views
    Winona Post ^ | 5-24-06 | Brian P. Heilman
    Vietnamese immigrants proud to call America home By Brian P. Heilman       This is the third and final installment in a series examining local efforts at reconciliation in the extended wake of the Vietnam War. The two previous articles focused on area veterans who have returned to Vietnam in a spirit of mutual support and forgiveness. This final article addresses the Vietnamese immigrant population in Minnesota, shedding light upon the rewards and challenges facing new Americans.* * * Sure, KimChau Ngo was different from the other members of her graduating class at Winona Senior High School. Ngo was,...
  • University to keep Vietnamese flag flying

    05/01/2006 6:56:31 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 22 replies · 635+ views
    UPI ^ | 05/01/06
    ARLINGTON, Texas, May 1 (UPI) -- The University of Texas at Arlington says the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam will stay in a hall where the countries of students are represented. "The flags have nothing to do with the nations or the governments," a spokesman, Bob Wright, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "They represent the students. We feel that we want to treat both groups equally. We really feel it is the American thing to do." About 3,000 people, most of them Vietnamese-Americans, protested Sunday. They were joined by veterans of the Vietnam War. Sunday was the 31st...
  • Grieving Mother Holds One Last Wish for Son--

    02/09/2006 4:14:37 AM PST · by quentin · 46 replies · 1,155+ views ^ | February 9, 2006 | Karin Brulliard
    A weeping Kim-Hoan Thi Nguyen kissed her 7-year-old son goodbye at the Ho Chi Minh airport and told him it would be a long time before they would be together again. Little Binh Le boarded the plane and flew off to the States, where his mother hoped he would flourish. It was 1991. She next saw Le when he visited Vietnam at 12. He cooked her french fries. He visited again when he was 18 and a recent graduate of Edison High School in Fairfax County. They had a party. Their next reunion came in December 2004. At his funeral,...
  • TRAN to run for state Senate seat (1st Vietnamese-American Legislator)

    01/17/2006 7:25:14 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 6 replies · 844+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 1/17/2005 | Hanh Kim Quach
    . 30 years ago, exactly, after the fall of Saigon a 10 year old Cub Scout named VAN TRAN came to America speaking only 2 words of English. 1 year ago, exactly, VAN TRAN entered the California State Legislature as a State Assemblyman. Next year = The California State Senate .
  • Tran Blasts Dean: Calls for Solidarity in Iraq

    12/08/2005 5:22:46 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 137 replies · 4,319+ views
    California State Assemblyman Van Tran Press Release ^ | 12/06/2005 | California State Assemblyman Van Tran