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Eva Longoria speaks at the Democratic National Convention on September 6, 2012
Eva Longoria to Co-Chair Obama Inauguration Events
By Kamren Curiel | 01/09/2013 - 13:34

There’s no doubt about Latinos impact on last year’s election—we made up a historical 10% of the electorate—which is why President Obama chose avid supporter Eva Longoria to co-chair his presidential inauguration events at the Kennedy Center.


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Florida Senator Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio Says Homosexuality Is a Sin
By Samantha Leal | 12/06/2012 - 16:41

Senator Marco Rubio answered a question that many people had been wondering about the conservative politician who had been trying to draw moderate voters: Does he think homosexuality is a sin? 


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Marie Lopez Rogers
Obama-Praised Latina Is Living the American Dream
By Amaris Castillo | 12/04/2012 - 16:42

Marie Lopez Rogers has come a long way since childhood, often spent in the cotton fields of scorching Arizona.


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Mitt Romney on Election Night
Romney: Obama Won Due to "Gifts" he Gave Latinos, Blacks and Young Voters
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 15:22

Uh oh. News outlets are reporting that Mitt Romney told a group of donors that Barack Obama won because of ‘gifts’ to Latinos, blacks and young voters, including health insurance and help with college loans, “amnesty” for children of undocumented immigrants and free contraception, reports NBC Latino.


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Young Latinas Were Among Obama’s Biggest Supporters
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 12:55

An analysis of poll data reveals that young Latinas were among the biggest supporters of Obama in the election, reports Fox News Latino. Both young Latinas and black women were largely representative in the voting group between the ages of 18 and 29. 


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President Barack Obama at a press conference at the White House
President Obama Talks Latino Vote and Immigration at Press Conference
By Sugey Palomares | 11/14/2012 - 16:28

President Barack Obama addressed the nation and reporters during his first press conference, since winning his reelection campaign against Mitt Romney, earlier today. Obama couldn’t avoid questions regarding the Gen. David Petraeus controversy, the nation’s fiscal cliff, immigration and the Latino vote.  


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COMMENTARY: The New Face of America is Browner, Younger and More Female
By Dolores Prida | 11/14/2012 - 14:49

Are your ears ringing? Is your cell phone buzzing? Got lots of texting inviting you to the prom? Any flowers and candy yet?

With the tremendous role the Latino vote played in last week’s presidential election, the courting has begun for next time around. All of a sudden, after being bullied for years, we are the most popular girl in high school.


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America Ferrera at the End of Watch premiere
America Ferrera Says Latino Voters Have "Finally Woken Up"
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 21:43

Latino voters turned out in record numbers for the election this year, helping to decide key races in states like Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts and Texas. In a column for The Daily Beast, actress and activist America Ferrera voices her pride on the Latino voter turnout, but also stresses the need for continued engagement. 


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Ted Cruz at the Republican National Convention
Latino Republican Ted Cruz Vows to “Fight Obama” At Every Turn
By Samantha Leal | 11/08/2012 - 17:19

Republican Ted Cruz has been criticized as not being Latino enough to represent Latinos in the U.S. Senate, but now as the first Latino to represent Texas as senator, he has vowed to fight the White House and President Obama at every turn, reports Fox News Latino.


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Barack Obama Victory Speech
WATCH: Barack Obama's Victory Speech
By Samantha Leal | 11/07/2012 - 11:29

Four more years! 

President Barack Obama won re-election last night against Republican hopeful Mitt Romney. With support from moderates, women and minorities, the president secured another term and gave his election speech to a crowd of supporters, who cheered on Obama in Chicago. Obama, ever the speechmaker, delivered one that promised a fight for equality and fighting for rights for all. 


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