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“We want people to remember we are Americans and we exist,” a Northern Mariana Islands lawmaker said.
Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, the territory’s delegate to Congress, said residents will need significant help to recover.
"It's like a small war just passed through."
“We knew it was going to be big,” said one resident of Saipan, “but wow.”
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Citizens of the U.S. territory cannot vote in the general election in November.
And Ted Cruz picks up a delegate in Guam.
"Before the typhoon, things were going well"
"Waking up the next day and seeing all the damage was heartbreaking."
The Pentagon wants to use the islands as target practice for 16 weeks out of every year starting in 2017.
Jerome Aldan, mayor of the Northern Islands in the commonwealth, said military operations would essentially turn Pagan "into
When the president starts talking about voting rights for all Americans, heck, that's pretty exciting if you're a non-voting delegate. Until you realize he is not talking about you or the four million U.S. citizens you represent. Then it gets awkward.
This month, as President Obama prepares once again to address the nation, nearly 600 soldiers from Guam are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, yet they are being denied democracy at home.
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The pension issue is not going to go away. The financial impacts of pension deficits are going to be felt at the state and local level for years, and will continue to influence the political landscape as politicians are forced to confront that which is manifestly broken.