President Obama Leaving for First Diplomatic Trip to Latin America This Weekend
President Obama Leaving for First Diplomatic Trip to Latin America This Weekend
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2011 - 16:00

Despite many assumptions that President Barack Obama would cancel his Latin American tour after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week, the White House recently announced his intentions to move forward with the trip. “Every day you’re president there’s a world event somewhere. The American people understand and expect their president can walk and chew gum at the same time,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer.


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Repeal of Health Care Reform Would Have Devastating Impact on Latino Community
Repeal of Health Care Reform Would Be Devastating for Latino Community
By Mariela Rosario | 01/19/2011 - 17:00

With Congress back in session, the House is set to vote today on repealing the Affordable Care Act and Latino Democrats and health professionals were busy getting the word out that a repeal of the law would be disastrous for our community.


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Latino Leaders Send a Letter to the Senate: Pass the DREAM Act
Latino Leaders Send a Letter to the Senate: Pass the DREAM Act
By Stacey Rivera | 12/17/2010 - 09:07

Several Latino Leaders, including politicians and celebrities, sent a letter to Senators Reid and McConnell urging them to pass the DREAM Act. The letter was meant to reinforce that the DREAM Act has supporters across party lines and was signed by Emilio Estefan, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Ozomatl, Bill Richardson, Antonio Villaraigosa, among others.


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Is the Tequila Party the Future of Latino Politics?
Is the "Tequila Party" the Future of Latino Politics?
By Mariela Rosario | 11/30/2010 - 16:44

A group of disaffected Latino voters who say neither the Democratic nor the Republican parties have done enough to represent and support our communities are talking about forming an independent party.

The "Tequila Party" is still just an idea says Fernando Romero, president of Nevada's Hispanics in Politics. "I don't know if it's going to happen, but there's talk," he told the Las Vegas Sun. "There's discussion about empowerment of the Latino vote."


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POLL: Should Marco Rubio be the Next GOP Vice Presidential Nominee?
POLL: Should Marco Rubio be the Next GOP Vice Presidential Nominee?
By Stacey Rivera | 11/30/2010 - 16:15

Marco Rubio hasn’t even begun his term yet but there is already buzz that he could be the Republican nominee for vice president in 2012. Rubio is the Cuban-American senator-elect from Florida who won a hard-fought and highly publicized three-way race against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meeks.
 


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Latino Repubs Crossing Line to Support DREAM act
Latino Republicans Crossing Line to Support DREAM Act
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2010 - 15:22

Some Latino Republicans are planning on crossing the aisle in order to support a vote on the DREAM act that Sen. Harry Reid, President Obama and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus want to push through during the lame-duck congress.

Republican U.S. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) called upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the DREAM Act to a vote. Republican congressman-elect David Rivera of Miami has also demonstrated support for the DREAM act.


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POLL: What is "Latino Enough"?
Are Latinos the Future of the GOP?
By Mariela Rosario | 11/17/2010 - 16:30

This last election cycle gave us several “firsts” for Latinos in politics. Susana Martinez became the first Latina governor of a U.S. state. Brian Sandoval became the first Latino governor of Nevada and Idaho elected its first Latino to congress with Raul Labrador. Marco Rubio won a senate seat once occupied by Sen. Mel Martinez, which isn’t a first—but being only one of eight Latino Republicans elected to congress is.


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Election 2010: The Latino Vote
Election 2010: The Latino Vote
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2010 - 10:30

With the Hispanic community making up such a crucial number of voters in tight midterm election races all across the country, it seems like everyone is scrutinizing us.


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Rachel Maddow Slams Sharron Angle, Defends Latinos
Rachel Maddow Slams Sharron Angle, Defends Latinos
By Mariela Rosario | 10/25/2010 - 17:00

Rachel Maddow took some time on Sunday to tear into Sharron Angle, the Tea Party darling who is running a very tight race against Senate majority leader Harry Reid in Nevada.


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