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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gun control
Election 2012: Should Gun Control Become a Campaign Issue?
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/26/2012 - 15:00

The senseless violence in Aurora, Colorado after James Holmes allegedly shot and killed twelve people at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises has many Americans calling for drastically stricter gun laws. Except President Obama and likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney.


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Obama Rasies 4 Million for Reelection Campaign in California
Latino Support for President Obama Holds Steady
By Samantha Leal | 07/26/2012 - 09:30

President Barack Obama retains his popularity with Latinos, according to new data from the NBC-Wall Street Journal-Telemundo poll. The key voting bloc favored the president, with 67 percent voting for him over Republican Mitt Romney, reports MSN


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President Barack Obama, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney
Many Latinos Still Don't Know Where Obama & Romney Stand on Immigration
By Samantha Leal | 07/24/2012 - 09:46

A new poll shows that President Obama's stance concerning immigration and law hasn't reached as many Latinos as one might think.


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Woman Casting a Vote in an Election
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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George Lopez and Joe Arpaio
Election 2012: George Lopez vs. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, A Missed Opportunity?
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/19/2012 - 15:00

When George Lopez in his HBO special went on a rapid-fire tirade after “getting political,” many of us didn’t get upset because our culture has desensitized us to this kind of explicit language. Whether it’s a live comedy performance or cable shows, you would think you’re in a war zone “F bombs” are dropped that often. 


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Ann Romney and Mitt Romney at the Illinois Primary in Chicago in May 2012
Election 2012: An Open Letter to Ann Romney
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/12/2012 - 14:42

Dear Mrs. Romney,

Like millions of women, I watched First Lady Michelle Obama rock it as she sat down with Latina mothers for a chat sponsored by the Hispanic mom lifestyle-focused website Mamiverse.  I thought, when will your husband’s campaign start to aggressively reach out to Hispanic voters? 


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Latino College Graduates
DREAM-Eligible Candidates Warned of Scams
By Sugey Palomares | 07/06/2012 - 18:00

Dream Act advocates may have been granted some relief after President Barack Obama’s administration announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible, but some are now worried that these groups may be easy targets to scammers, reports Fox News Latino.


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Voting Booth, Polls
Election 2012: Latino Voters Are The (In)Visible Political Giants
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.


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Supreme Court of the United States
Election 2012: The Supreme Court and Your Vote
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/02/2012 - 15:00

I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as an individual or business.) The mandate is also the focus of the criticism.


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