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Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention
Election 2012: President Obama Asks for Your Vote
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/07/2012 - 18:00

When Barack Obama took the stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), he accepted his re-nomination for President, making the case for why Americans should re-elect him. The signature Obama rhetoric that reached for the sky gave way to a speech grounded in policy of what has been done and what’s left to put the country back on track.


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Eva Longoria speaks at the Democratic National Convention on September 6, 2012
Eva Longoria at the DNC: I Don’t “Need a Tax Break”
By Sugey Palomares | 09/07/2012 - 16:00

Eva Longoria was correct when she told the Today Show that there would be no “empty chairs” in her DNC speech.


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Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention
Election 2012: (Re)-Introducing Barack Obama
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/07/2012 - 15:00

If voters had any doubt about Barack Obama, the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina seeks to cast them away. Speaker after speaker has been tasked with personalizing the President, standing up for his character, and arguing in different ways why he is the best choice in November.


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Eva Longoria at the Your Life Your Time Your Vote event in Charlotte NC
Watch: Eva Longoria Says There Won't Be 'Empty Chairs' in Her DNC Speech
By Sugey Palomares | 09/06/2012 - 13:00

As Eva Longoria prepares to take center stage and introduce President Obama at the Democratic National Convention tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina, she is promising her speech won’t be anything like Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair” speech at the RNC.


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Julian Castro at the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012
5 Things You May Not Know About San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro
By Sugey Palomares | 09/05/2012 - 16:00

Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro received praise and a standing ovation as the first Latino to deliver a keynote speech during last night’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 37-year-old politician touched on immigration, education, and his family’s legacy.


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Marco Rubio at the Republican National Convention
Election 2012: Did Marco Rubio Upstage GOP Nominee Mitt Romney at the RNC?
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/04/2012 - 16:00

Considered by many a “rising star” in the Republican party, Senator Marco Rubio’s introduction of Mitt Romney was nothing short of high voltage.  Florida’s junior Senator defended his GOP values of small government and free enterprise, with plugs to liberty--this last principle illustrated with personal touches, references to his immigrant Cuban parents, and some phrases in Spanish.  Although not quite stealing the show at the 2012 Republican National Convention, he got close and got it back on track after surpri


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Woman Filling Out Forms
Some Undocumented Immigrants Waiting to Apply for Deferred Deportation Program
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2012 - 18:00

While some are working on applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, enacted by President Obama, others are waiting until after this year's election to start on their applications, according to newamericanmedia.org. They believe the program won't continue unless Obama is reelected, and are waiting to see the results of this year's election. 


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Mitt Romney campaigns in Iowa in August 2012
Election 2012: Searching for Latino Voter Outreach at the GOP Convention
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/27/2012 - 16:00

Tropical Storm Isaac may have delayed the start of the Republican National Convention, but not arguably the biggest party in town which has three important action items on the agenda: officially nominating Mitt Romney – the GOP challenger to President Barack Obama. The second is firing up the base – the hardcore delegates who will deliver “votes” doing whatever it takes back home – going door to door or driving viejitos from their senior living homes to the polls.


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Eva Longoria at the 2012 Global Gift Gala in Spain
Eva Longoria to Speak at Democratic National Convention
By Sugey Palomares | 08/23/2012 - 12:53

Eva Longoria’s passion for politics continues to impress. The Mexican American actress, and co-chair for President Obama’s campaign, will be one of nine women to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4th through 6th.


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Woman Filling Out Forms
Deferred Action Applicant: "After the Two Years, What’s Going to Happen to Me?"
By Lourdes Medrano | 08/21/2012 - 14:00

Since President Obama’s new "deferred action" program went into effect last week, thousands of young, undocumented Latinos have lined up to apply for it, even as uncertainty builds over the controversial measure.

Immigrant advocacy groups, which are offering workshops and other assistance to people who may be eligible for the program that allows those who entered the country illegally as minors to stay for at least two years, say interest is high despite concerns that disclosing people’s status to the federal government could be risky.


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