The Last Great Cartoonist?
By Angie Romero | 02/24/2009 - 17:45

I’m sure you’ve heard of that little cartoon that ran in the New York Post last week and got Rupert Murdoch in trouble. You know, the one of the chimp getting shot at by cops who say, "They’ll have to find someone else to write that stimulus bill." The cartoon was reportedly based on an incident that happened earlier that week involving a chimp who attacked a woman, but many, including Rev. Al Sharpton, have publicly condemned it for being what they see as a racist depiction of President Obama.

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Brazilian Carnival Queen, Viviane Castro, Bodypaints Obama On Her Nude Body
By Norell Giancana | 02/23/2009 - 16:25

Carnival in Brazil is full of beautiful people of all shades, dancing to samba and celebrating the many cultures and rich history of the large South American country.  One standout this year was Viviane Castro, known for baring all with the exception of a strategically placed 1 1/2 inch piece of tape, which acts as a modern-day fig leaf.  Last year, Castro’s samba group was fined for her violation of the (rarely-enforced) nudity rule.  This year, however, Castro got p

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Adolfo Carrión Appointed Director of Office on Urban Policy
By Mariela Rosario | 02/20/2009 - 16:30

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión is moving to Washington! President Barack Obama recently tapped the NYC politico to be the first director of the newly created Office on Urban Policy. After months of speculation about a possible appointment for Carrión, Obama put the doubters to rest with the announcement this past Wednesday.

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Chavez Declares Venezuela's Vote on Referendum "Mandate for Socialism"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/17/2009 - 16:07

Hugo Chavez scored a decisive win recently with the passing of a referendum he had proposed, effectively ending term limits and opening a path for the controversial president to stay in power well past his current term, which ends in 2012.

Speaking from the balcony of the presidential palace to thousands of supporters, Chavez called his referendum win a "perfect victory" and declared it a "mandate for socialism."

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Obama Says Latinos Have Been Hardest Hit by Recession
By Mariela Rosario | 02/12/2009 - 17:55

In a recent interview with Pedro Cevcec on Telemundo, President Barack Obama stated plainly that the Latino community has been disproportionately affected by the current economic recession in the U.S. He also told Cevcec that he recognizes that the Latino population is the fastest growing in the U.S., and that many are without jobs or medical insurance and may be facing foreclosure.

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Hilda Solis's Confirmation Vote Finally Moves to Senate
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/12/2009 - 15:00

Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) is one step closer to joining President Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of Labor. After being stalled for weeks, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Senate committee voted to send Solis’s nomination to the full Senate yesterday.

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Fidel Castro on Rahm Emanuel’s Name: “It Appears Spanish…But It’s Not.”
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/11/2009 - 16:03

Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro wrote an editorial in the Granma Internacional titled Rahm Emanuel, where he oddly goes on and on about President Obama’s Chief of Staff. Castro wrote:

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VIDEO: Obama Calls A-Rod Steroid Use "Depressing News"
By Monica Herrera | 02/10/2009 - 09:42

During Barack Obama's first White House news conference last night, the President tackled tough questions about his economic stimulus plan, the war in Iraq and...A-Rod.

Yes, one reporter used his sole question for the President as an opportunity to get our leader's opinion on baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his confirmed use of steroids. President Obama didn't skip a beat, giving serious thought to the issue and expressing concern over the influence that players like Rodriguez have on children.

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Castro Slams Obama's Economic Plan
By Mariela Rosario | 02/09/2009 - 13:30

In an essay released Monday, ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro criticized President Barack Obama's economic plans, saying that he intends to print "enormous sums of money" to pull America out of the financial crisis we are facing.

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AP Suing Obama Artist Over Photograph Taken by Manny Garcia
By Mariela Rosario | 02/05/2009 - 17:30

The iconic poster featuring an image of President Obama looking into the distance pensively, his face splashed in red, white and blue has become emblematic of the politician’s successful campaign. Most people remember the image with a caption at the bottom saying, Hope, Change or Progress. The image can be found on thousands of items from coffee mugs to buttons to T-shirts.

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