Ted Cruz Claims Shutdown Was Worth It
Ted Cruz Claims Shutdown Was Worth It
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/28/2013 - 09:11

While addressing a room of 600 Iowa Republicans on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that the recent government shutdown was worth it.

According to the Associated Press, the Texas Senator said that his key role in the partial shutdown was certainly a success.

"One of the things we accomplished in the fight over Obamacare is we elevated the national debate over what a disaster, what a train wreck, how much Obamacare is hurting millions of Americans across this country," Cruz said.

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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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Ted Cruz with father Rafael and daughter Caroline during victory speech in 2012
Ted Cruz's Father Compares Obama to Fidel Castro -- Repeatedly
By Latina Staff | 10/16/2013 - 10:42

Sen. Ted Cruz's father Rafael Cruz took the stage at a Freedom Works Free the People event this summer and gave a speech in which he compared President Obama to Fidel Castro numerous times.

"It is such an honor to be here with so many patriots," said elder Cruz. He then went on to share with the crowd that he "grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship" and that as a teenager had become involved in a revolution.

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Capital Hill during the government shutdown
U.S. Senate Close to Deal to End Shutdown?
By Latina Staff | 10/15/2013 - 09:58

Nearly two weeks after the United States federal government closed, tourism and government employees continue to feel the affects of the shutdown. But according to Fox News Latino, Senate leaders could be close to making an agreement to end 2013's partial shutdown.

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Rally in support of immigration reform in Washington DC
Thousands Rally for Immigration Reform, 8 Members of Congress Arrested
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/09/2013 - 12:03

Waving flags and chanting, "Si se puede," thousands gathered at Washington D.C.'s National Mall on Tuesday to rally for immigration reform.

According to Fox News Latino, demonstrators came together to demand that Congress finally take action to overhaul the United States' immigration system, and offer a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country.

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela Expels 3 U.S. Embassy Officials
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/01/2013 - 15:40

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has made a move that could put a further strain on the relationship between Venezuela and the United States.

According to The New York Times, Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat and two other embassy officials from the country on Monday.

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Mitt Romney Still Doesn't Get Why He Lost the Latino Vote
Mitt Romney Still Doesn't Get Why He Lost the Latino Vote
By Latina Staff | 10/01/2013 - 10:45

Mitt Romney doesn't believe it was his stance on immigration that made him lose the Latino vote, but rather, Latinos didn't understand his position when it came to immigration reform.

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Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz Concludes All-Night Speech Against Obamacare
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/26/2013 - 09:40

Sen. Ted Cruz finally wrapped up his all-night marathon speech about the need to defund Obamacare at noon on Wednesday, after more than 21 hours on the Senate floor, which even included a reading of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham.

"Obamacare isn't working," he said. "There are politicians in this body who are not listening to the people."

Cruz, who began his speech on Tuesday at approximately 2:41 p.m, had declared that he intended to speak in opposition of Obamacare until he could no longer stand.

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Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech
Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/11/2013 - 11:00

"What kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?" President Obama said during his nation address on Tuesday night.

NBC Latino reports that several Latino legislators had mixed feelings regarding Obama's stance on Syria

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Miami Politician Fires Aide Over Offensive Tweets
Miami Politician Fires Aide Over Offensive Tweets
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/15/2013 - 13:00

Her name is Christina Haramboure; a young 24-year-old woman who worked as a special aide and administrative assistant in the office of Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez.

Haramboure broke a cardinal etiquette rule -- the one that suggests employees should not complain about their boss or job on any public forum. Well, not unless they're hoping to get fired!

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