Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney
Election 2012: What’s the Deal With the GOP Vice President Pick?
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/17/2012 - 15:30

With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is honing in on a Vice President to complete the Republican ticket.  This process of tapping a running mate is called the “Veepstakes”—a guessing game where bets are being placed on Twitter, cable TV and even in Vegas.  Of course no one but a handful of trusted advisors and family members know the short list of names the former governor of Massachusetts is really considering.


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Florida Senator Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio Says Separating Cubans from Hispanics is "Offensive”
By Sugey Palomares | 05/07/2012 - 13:04

Despite tackling the immigration subject full force with a revised version of the Dream Act, Marco Rubio still lacks popularity among Latino voters. Some reports claim that the Florida Senator won’t appeal to the mass Latino population because he’s Cuban-American.


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Election 2012: Who's More Likable?
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/04/2012 - 12:07

On Day 45 of the “Newt Death Watch” – a media-penned name coined while waiting for GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to drop out – the former Speaker of the House announced in a short YouTube video that he was out of the running for President.  He thanked the “nearly” 180,000 people who donated to the campaign, the thousands who volunteered, and the two million who voted for him in the primaries.

Watch Gingrich’s campaign adios here.


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Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Antonio Villaraigosa Says Marco Rubio’s Revised Dream Act Creates “Second Class Status”
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2012 - 11:20

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently criticized Marco Rubio’s immigration push and revised version of the Dream Act, which would legalize immigrants to stay in the country who have graduated from high school and hope to obtain a college education or join the military.


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President Barack Obama
Election 2012: Who Will Nab The Youth Vote?
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/26/2012 - 15:05

With promises of “hope,” “change,” and the slogan, “Yes We Can,” President Barack Obama mobilized young voters through an unprecedented grassroots and online campaign effort, winning 66% of those under age 30, according to the non-partisan Pew Research Center.


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Senator Marco Rubio campaigns for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Marco Rubio: Could His Next Speech Snag Him the VP Slot?
By Samantha Leal | 04/24/2012 - 15:53

Republican Senator Marco Rubio will be discussing "the future of U.S. policy" at the Brookings Institution tomorrow (Wednesday), reports the Washington Post. The senator, who most  (um, if not everyone) would say has been eyeing the Republican vice president bid, will be discussing whether U.S. global leadership is sustainable in the 21st century.


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Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien: Voting For Immigration Reform
By Soledad O'Brien | 04/12/2012 - 16:02

The lightning-rod issue—and what politicians plan to do about it—is a major concern for Latinos, regardless of their own residency status.

The sun struggles against the thick fog rolling in from the ocean as I go to air in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s the day after a Republican debate, and I am having breakfast at a beachside diner with political pundits on my CNN morning show, Starting Point. We’re discussing the critical role Latino voters will play in the Florida GOP primary.


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Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Can the Republican Party Become a "Latino" Party?
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/09/2012 - 14:52

The Republican Party hasn’t done much to attract Latino voters. An alternative to the Democrat’s DREAM Act is rumored to be released soon, with Florida Junior Senator Marco Rubio likely to be the “face” of this proposal. The failed Democratic version puts illegal students brought as children on the path to citizenship if they go to college, enter the military, and have been here for at least five years.


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Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Election 2012: “Latino” Democratic National Convention
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/29/2012 - 14:17

When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Twitter-verse buzzed with ¡órales! and 'way to go’s.'  This makes the charismatic mayor one of the most high profile Latinos in President Barack Obama 2012 re-election campaign, although not the first Hispanic to chair a political party’s nominating conference.


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Journalist Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera Sparks a Movement After Trayvon Martin Hoodie Comment
By Sally Mercedes | 03/27/2012 - 14:01

Trayvon Martin was unarmed and only 17 years old when he was shot to death by George Zimmerman in Florida last month. When Geraldo Rivera blamed the murder of Trayvon Martin on his wardrobe choices late last week, he probably didn't realize he would spark a movement with his ignorant comments.


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