YEREVAN (ArmeniaNow) — Authorities have denied opposition leader and defeated presidential candidate Raffi Hovannisian’s request to put up a tent in Liberty Square, where Hovannisian is on a hunger strike in protest of the February 18 presidential election outcome in which he finished second in the official ballot. Hovannisian, founder of the Heritage party, started [...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Armenian Americans held a reception this past September for delegates and guests at the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The reception was held at the Marriott Center City, steps away from the Staples Arena, where delegates from across the nation gathered to nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden. The reception [...]
By Taniel Koushakjian Special to the Mirror-Spectator WASHINGTON — We are now less than a year away from the 2012 elections and the campaign trail is already heating up. The race for the White House has catapulted various GOP candidates to the top, only to see them tumble from its peak. There have been historic [...]
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Armenian Council of America Political Action Committee (ACA-PAC) officially endorsed businessman Danny Tarkanian in the Republican Party primary for the US Senate that is slated to be held on Tuesday, June 8. The announcement was made during a meeting between ACA-PAC Nevada representatives and Tarkanian on February 24, at the [...]
By Thomas C. Nash Mirror-Spectator Staff COLUMBUS, Ohio — New details continue to emerge in the lead-up to the scheduled September 3 hearing in a case pitting US Rep. Jean Schmidt against an Armenian-American opponent who claims she took “blood money” in exchange for efforts to deny the Armenian Genocide.
[Updated] Copies of the motion to dismiss and added claim appear at the end of this article. By Thomas C. Nash Mirror-Spectator Staff COLUMBUS, Ohio — During a probable cause hearing on August 13, the legal team for Rep. Jean Schmidt dropped four of the eight false statement charges relating to Armenian Genocide denial against [...]
By Daphne Abeel Mirror-Spectator Staff PORTLAND, Maine — It’s not a great pun, but you could call Gerard Kaladjian the Armenian community’s “Maine Man.” Now a resident of Portland, Kaladjian, who was born in Damascus, moved here from the Boston area eight years ago with his wife and children to start a hotel, and now [...]
Reinvention and Adaptation Of New Armenian Realities Are Necessary By Taleen Babayan Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON — The Armenian Democratic Liberal Organization’s (ADL) District Committee of United States and Canada held its 81st Annual Convention on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6 here. The meeting produced a reinvigorated, ADL District Committee that is dedicated to carrying on [...]