By Alanna Nunez | 05/23/2012 - 16:00
When I started college, I remember everyone telling me to enjoy my time there, because it would be the best four years of my life. And they were right. Now I’m watching my sister enjoy her college experience, and while she’s having a great time, there’s one major difference between her experience and mine: When she graduates in 2014, she’ll be saddled with at least $20,000 in debt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.