Barack Obama after the Senate ended the government shutdown
Congress Ends Shutdown, U.S. Government Reopens Its Doors
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/17/2013 - 09:55

After 16 days, Congress finally approved a measure to end the partial government shutdown.

The Senate voted 81-18 in favor of the measure, while the House voted 285-144 in favor.

The only votes against the measure in the Senate came from conservative Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.


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Barack Obama Meets with House Democratic Leaders
After Shutdown Crisis, Obama Says He Will Push Immigration Reform
By Fox News Latino | 10/16/2013 - 15:34

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved.

"Once that's done, you know, the day after, I'm going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform," he told the Los Angeles affiliate of Spanish-language television network Univision.


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President Barack Obama speaks during the Government Shutdown Press Conference
No Progress To Ending Partial Government Shutdown As Stalemate Continues
By Fox News Latino | 10/02/2013 - 16:57

From informational websites to national parks to processing veterans' claims, the political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks.


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Scott Krieser
Wisconsin Governor Fires Official Who Said He Saw "Satan" in Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/13/2013 - 11:58

Well this is quite the Facebook post. Steve Krieser, assistant deputy secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Transportation, wrote on Facebook that he sees undocumented immigrants as embodying the devil himself, reports NBC Latino.


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Ann Coulter at the TIME 100 Gala
Ann Coulter Says Politicians Are "Working Feverishly To Turn The Country Into Mexico"
By Samantha Leal | 05/28/2013 - 11:52

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter said something offensive about Latinos recently. Surprised? We didn't think so. Coulter has continued her racism veiled as foreign policy rhetoric in a new column called, "When did we vote to become Mexico?"


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Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill - What's Next?
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 10:32

By a vote of 13-5, the Senate panel approved the bipartisan immigration bill on Tuesday that would offer 11 million undocumented immigrants a 13-year path to citizenship. The crowd in the room cheered when the final vote count was read, and chanted, “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede!”


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Election Guide
Latinas’ Vote Under Fire?
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/27/2013 - 18:08

In 1965, 25,000 people marched to Montgomery, Alabama to help pass the Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, including Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, heard arguments on a section of this historic legislation with their decision having a big impact on the Latino vote.


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Ann Coulter at the TIME 100 Gala
Ann Coulter Attacks Latinos in Column
By Samantha Leal | 12/07/2012 - 12:18

The conservative pundit Ann Coulter wrote a column on Wednesday that blatantly attacked Latinos. In her column, titled "America Nears El Tipping Pointo," she states that "the deluge of unskilled immigrants pouring into the country" are taking over America, and that the typical Hispanic immigrant nowadays is both "underclass" and "the poorest of the world's poor."


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Conservative Group Targets Latinos with Spanish-Language TV Ad
Conservative Group Targets Latinos with Spanish-Language TV Ad
By Amaris Castillo | 08/11/2011 - 10:00

In light of the United States’ great debt, a conservative fundraising group has launched a television advertisement aimed at Latino voters.  The "Despertarse" ad, which was paid for by super-PAC American Crossroads, features a Latina mother losing sleep over the country’s unemployment rate.  A super-PAC is a fundraising group that is able to accept unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations or unions.


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Happy Patient
Gov't Announces New Health Care Benefits for Women
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/01/2011 - 17:09

The federal government has announced new guidelines that will enable women to get preventive health care at no additional cost.

Among the services that new insurance plans will be required to provide, deductible- and copay-free, starting next summer: FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, screening for gestational diabetes, breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling, HIV screening and counseling, human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older, sexually transmitted infection counseling and domestic violence screening and counseling.


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