By Viviana Hurtado | 11/02/2012 - 13:25
These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us:
“This is the most important election in your lifetime.”
I’ll leave it to the experts to parse out history, data, and economic models.
Instead, I’m going to laser focus on Latinos and the women of our community. Hispanics have been an integral part of this country, in parts of the Southwest, since before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
By Samantha Leal | 10/31/2012 - 09:20
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, millions are without power and even more are dealing with the general devestation of the superstorm. Many on the East Coast are starting to wonder, among many other things, will voting areas be ready by election time on Tuesday?
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/23/2012 - 15:30
The table that divided President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world. How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China, and troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are some of the issues where their differences emerged. Both men threw in some domestic issues in the last debate devoted to foreign policy, full well knowing that most Americans are more focused on the economy at home than China’s.
By Samantha Leal | 10/18/2012 - 15:14
Arizona officials in Maricopa County made a big mistake on official government documents printed in Spanish, reporting the wrong election date.
The document was attached to updated voter registration cards that were requested to be delivered in person, and listed the general election date as November 8 in Spanish. The document reported the correct date (November 6) in an English translation.
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/17/2012 - 15:00
This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of their alleged respective failures and even getting in each other’s faces. Moderator Candy Crowley from CNN acted much like an older sister letting younger brothers resolve their differences, but heading off a fight with firm “if I could have you sit down!”
By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 09:15
In a video for the new campaign by super PACs Jewish Council for Education and Research and American Bridge 21st Century, Rosie Perez feigns sympathy for Mitt Romney, targeting (and mocking) the comment he made at a May fundraiser that it "would be helpful to be Latino" to get elected president.
Perez, who has campaigned for Obama in the past, makes jokes that the election would be even more "in the bag" if Romney were a "lesbian Latina."
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/12/2012 - 15:00
It was the sizzling, red meat debate millions of Americans expected but did not get last week between President Barack Obama and challenger Governor Mitt Romney. Vice-President Joseph Biden, Jr. and his Republican opponent Congressman Paul Ryan fired away on issues ranging from foreign policy, the economy, jobs, Medicare, and women’s reproductive rights.
By Samantha Leal | 10/11/2012 - 10:12
The vice presidential debate occurs tonight, with Vice President Joe Biden and Mitt Romney's candidate, Paul Ryan. Most would agree that Joe Biden has his work cut out for him, after President Barack Obama failed to impress in the presidential debate last week.
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/04/2012 - 13:05
The pressure was on Mitt Romney to deliver a strong performance at the first presidential debate before the millions of Americans who tuned in. He showed up with his “A” game. President Obama, some would say, did not.
By Samantha Leal | 10/03/2012 - 09:37
The first presidential debate of the election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will take place in Colorado, focusing on domestic policy. The debate will be moderated by Jim Lehrer (host of NewsHour on PBS).