By Latina Staff | 09/04/2013 - 14:05
Over the weekend, President Obama announced a "call to action" against Syria.
According to The New York Times, Obama won the support of Republican and Democratic leaders in the House on Tuesday for an attack on Syria. This gave the President a foundation to win broader approval from Congress for military action.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/17/2013 - 11:09
House Republicans have been debating the "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill since it was passed by the Senate on June 27.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/12/2013 - 10:16
The Senate has finally voted on whether or not to proceed with a formal debate on the immigration reform bill and the decision is "yes." The bill needed 60 votes in order to continue in the Senate, and it got an overwhelming 82 votes. This vote opens the window of possibility for President Obama's end of summer goal for the bill to be reached.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/10/2013 - 13:53
According to President Obama, there should be no reason why Congress won't be able to pass an immigration overhaul by the end of summer.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/18/2013 - 15:35
This morning, President Obama nominated Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to succeed Hilda Solis' post as head of the Labor Department. Throughout his career as a civil rights lawyer, he has fought hard for working class families and vowed to continue on that path if confirmed. Perez would also become the first Dominican-American to ever be appointed to a cabinet-level position in the U.S. Now that's making history! Here are 5 other facts you should know about him.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/31/2013 - 13:27
On the heels of his highly anticipated immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama spoke to two of the country's leading Spanish-language television networks about his immediate plan for immigration reform.
In interview with Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart, Obama said he's hopeful an immigration overhaul is something that can get done "certainly this year, and I’d like to see if we can get it done sooner, in the first half of the year if possible."
By Samantha Leal | 01/22/2013 - 11:12
The 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend was a momentous occasion – and a hugely significant one for us! From the first Latino inaugural poet to the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice swearing in Vice President Biden, Latinos took center stage and a more prominent role in Obama’s second inauguration. Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments of the weekend.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/09/2013 - 13:34
There’s no doubt about Latinos impact on last year’s election—we made up a historical 10% of the electorate—which is why President Obama chose avid supporter Eva Longoria to co-chair his presidential inauguration events at the Kennedy Center.
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 12:55
An analysis of poll data reveals that young Latinas were among the biggest supporters of Obama in the election, reports Fox News Latino. Both young Latinas and black women were largely representative in the voting group between the ages of 18 and 29.
By Sugey Palomares | 11/14/2012 - 16:28
President Barack Obama addressed the nation and reporters during his first press conference, since winning his reelection campaign against Mitt Romney, earlier today. Obama couldn’t avoid questions regarding the Gen. David Petraeus controversy, the nation’s fiscal cliff, immigration and the Latino vote.