Rick Santorum
Is Rick Santorum's 'English For Puerto Rico' Comment Racist?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/16/2012 - 15:37

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is under immense scrutiny after publicly insisting that Puerto Rico should only earn statehood if they made English their main language. Santorum expressed to the San Juan publication El Vocero this week, “As in any other state, you have to comply with this and any federal law.


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President Obama Talks to Latina Magazine
EXCLUSIVE: President Obama Tells Latina the Economic Crisis “Has Shaken A Lot of Confidence”
By Galina Espinoza | 08/10/2011 - 19:14

Despite acknowledging that the recent showdown with Congress over raising the debt ceiling “has shaken a lot of confidence” and left “some repair work that needs to be done,” President Obama does not plan to call Congress back from its recess to address the growing economic crisis.


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EXCLUSIVE! Republicans Shun Latino Conference
EXCLUSIVE! Republicans Shun Latino Conference
By Galina Espinoza | 07/24/2011 - 20:15

When Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council for La Raza, was planning the group's annual conference in Washington, D.C., she asked President Obama—as well as each of the nine Republicans who have entered the 2012 presidential race—to come speak to the 2,000 or so mostly Latino attendees.

President Obama said yes. All nine Republican presidential candidates said no.


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President Obama on Puerto Ricans: "People On This Island Don't Quit"
President Obama on Puerto Ricans: "People On This Island Don't Quit"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/14/2011 - 15:35

President Obama spoke to the people of Puerto Rico today, becoming the first sitting president in 50 years to visit the island nation (President John F. Kennedy was the last). Back in 2008, when he was the Democratic candidate for the highest office in the U.S., Obama made a promise to the residents of Puerto Rico that he would return as President, and today he kept his word.


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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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