By Viviana Hurtado | 07/05/2012 - 15:00
About one year ago, I was advocating for more mainstream news coverage of the Latino vote. The 2010 U.S. Census confirmed what most of us who are Hispanic knew: our population had grown to 50 million or 16 percent of the general population and is expected to increase to 25 percent by 2050.
By Samantha Leal | 06/27/2012 - 15:00
Marc Anthony hosted a fundraiser for President Obama Tuesday night at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, performing four songs for President Obama and rallying support for his reelection, according to thewrap.com. Around 2,300 guests were present, most paying $100 per ticket.
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/21/2012 - 15:00
Latinos’ enthusiasm and energy after President Obama announced young student or military illegal immigrants would not be deported could have powered a small city for a month. Now the devil is in the details: how is the policy going to be rolled out? What guidance will be given to those charged with executing the President’s vision such as law enforcement and government lawyers? What if Governor Mitt Romney beats President Obama – will those who come forward be thrown out of the country or left to languish for months in immigration clinks?
By Sugey Palomares | 06/18/2012 - 16:00
The Supreme Court will meet sometime this week to rule on one of the most pertinent issues affecting Latinos today – health care. The high court is set to determine whether the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) drafted by President Barack Obama’s administration is unconstitutional. A ruling of five majority votes out of the nine Justices on the bench is enough to dramatically change the future of health care in the U.S.
By Samantha Leal | 06/11/2012 - 17:00
A new national poll finds that Latino voters favor President Obama with a 43-point margin over Mitt Romney. Overall, 66% of Latino registered voters were certain or leaning towards Obama, while only 23% were certain or leaning towards Romney.
By Samantha Leal | 06/07/2012 - 14:43
Marc Anthony is the latest Latino supporting President Barack Obama for re-election. The singer publicly announced his support in a 30-second video for the Obama campaign, which urges Latinos to vote for President Obama. He tweeted: Re-electing @BarackObama=4 more yrs of progress for Latinos. That's why I'm hosting him on June 26 in Miami.
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/31/2012 - 15:49
Mitt Romney needed at least 97 delegates to reach the 1,144 needed to clinch the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press, which will be formalized at the GOP national nominating convention in Tampa, Florida. He got 105. Soon after, the Romney campaign released “A Better America Begins Toni
By Samantha Leal | 05/09/2012 - 17:15
Today, President Obama announced his belief that “same-sex couples should be able to get married.” He is the first U.S. President to announce, at least publicly, his support for gay marriage, reports The New York Times. This comes not long after North Carolina placed a ban against same-sex marriage and after Vice President Biden announced he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage.
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/04/2012 - 12:07
On Day 45 of the “Newt Death Watch” – a media-penned name coined while waiting for GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to drop out – the former Speaker of the House announced in a short YouTube video that he was out of the running for President. He thanked the “nearly” 180,000 people who donated to the campaign, the thousands who volunteered, and the two million who voted for him in the primaries.
Watch Gingrich’s campaign adios here.
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/23/2012 - 10:12
Mitt Romney’s main campaign message is “Restore America,” specifically by growing the U.S. economy and creating jobs. He argues that he is the leader who can accomplish this goal because of his experience as a political and business leader. So how did this Republican presidential nominee hopeful do when he ran a state, an Olympics, and a company? Based on his record, could he be a better President than Barack Obama?