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Obama Immigration Changes & Deferred Action Applications Released
By Samantha Leal | 08/15/2012 - 09:41

Homeland Security recently announced what documents applicants would need to prove eligibility in the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program allows undocumented individuals (who were brought to the U.S. as children) to avoid deportation and obtain work permits if they meet the requirements of the program.


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Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney in Norfolk, Virginia on August 11, 2012
Election 2012: What You Need to Know About GOP VP Pick Paul Ryan
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/13/2012 - 14:00

Mitt Romney was so overcome with emotion while introducing Paul Ryan as his running mate to challenge President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in November, that he bellowed, “the next President of the United States!” Once the snark cleared, this foot-in-your-mouth slip revealed what conservatives are calling a “bold move.” Why? This choice is seen as a play to fire up the conservative base of the Republican party.


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Election 2012: A Debate Moderator Should Be a Woman
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/09/2012 - 15:00

The home stretch of election season is rich with tradition: the GOP Vice President will be picked. Both parties throw a big party, host their nominating conventions -- with Republicans nominating Mitt Romney in Tampa, Florida and Democrats renominating President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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Susana Martinez
New Mexico Governor to Speak at GOP Convention - Won't Be Romney VP
By Samantha Leal | 08/07/2012 - 14:02

Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick will not be New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Why? Because she's been tapped to speak at the Republican National Convention, reports Fox News Latino.

Martinez, the first Latina governor of New Mexico, will take the stage and put to rest all rumors of a run with Romney. 


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Mitt Romney's Spanish Ad Attacks Health Care Law
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/06/2012 - 18:00

The biggest swaying point for Latino voters seems to be where a candidate stands on health care issues, so President Obama has continued to ensure that this is an important part of his work. Mitt Romney on the other hand isn't too keen on the idea of "Obamacare."


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Julian Castro at the 2012 State of the Union Address
Election 2012: Latino to Deliver Keynote at the Democratic National Convention
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/02/2012 - 16:00

Although considered by some a rising political star in the Democratic party, Julián Castro became a super star when the news broke that he will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the beginning of September. The San Antonio mayor is scheduled to speak, as is First Lady Michelle Obama, on the opening night. This speech will set the tone for President Obama’s nomination at the “top” of the Democratic ticket. Both Mrs.


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President Barack Obama at the VFW Convention in Reno
Adviser to Puerto Rican Lawmaker Asked to Resign After Anti-Obama Tweet
By Samantha Leal | 08/02/2012 - 09:49

To add to the not-so-smart things that people do, we've got another one: an adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker sent an antagonistic, anti-Obama tweet that has set into motion calls for her resignation, according to the Huffington Post


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Mitt Romney and John McCain
John McCain Advised Romney to Drop 'Self-Deport' Rhetoric
By Samantha Leal | 07/31/2012 - 09:47

When Mitt Romney declared during a Republican primary debate in Tampa in January that he would want undocumented immigrants to "self-deport" back to their home countries, you could say that it caused a stir -- especially among Latino voters. It turns out, the general public wasn't alone: John McCain was also disturbed by the comment.


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Unregistered Latino Voters Enough to Turn Red States into Swing States?
By Samantha Leal | 07/23/2012 - 14:58

According new data by the Center for American Progress, there are 12.1 million unregistered, but potentially eligible Latino adults in the 10 battleground states (places where both Obama and Romney campaign wins are feasible). If they vote, they could potentially swing the election. In other words? Consistently red states could become swing states or turn blue.


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Joe Biden Makes Sex Joke at National Council of La Raza Conference
By Samantha Leal | 07/12/2012 - 16:05

Talk about awkward. Vice President Joe Biden cracked a joke at the annual conference for the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas, reports the Huffington Post. While sharing stories of his childhood in the 1950s, Biden mentioned how things were growing up with so many family members under one roof:


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