Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Doomed by the South: Why the emerging Democratic majority may never happen

*An interesting take that challenges the popular political wisdom about how the growing Latino community represents a boon for the Democratic Party. It’s about the possible political realities of assimilation and about the changing demography within the Latino community. This piece begs two questions (at least): Do you believe it? And if so, What’s the

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Health care politics seeps into Latinos’ re-election races

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino Republicans have not moved on immigration reform. The public put much of the blame on the GOP for the government shutdown. Yet three Latino Democratic lawmakers who are expected to have competitive election races next year broke...

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Latino politics in second Obama term: still on outside looking in?

By Angelo Falcon, National Institute for Latino Policy/NBCLatino How do we characterize Latino politics at the national level in the current context of this post-shutdown period? This is significant since our current situation is still full of polarized...

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Obama: Anyone still standing in way of bipartisan immigration reform should explain why

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino President Barack Obama fresh from a victory over Republicans on the government shutdown told House Republicans Thursday anyone standing in the way of bipartisan immigration reform should have to explain why. Flanked by Vice...

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Living the American Dream: Thomas E. Perez Sworn In as Labor Secretary

By Latinovations Thomas Perez, the son of Dominican immigrants, was formally sworn in as Secretary of Labor by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday September 4, 2013. Perez is now the only Latino in President Obama’s second...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Why America’s Political Destiny Hinges On What Happens Next with Latinos In Texas

By Ralph Benko, Forbes The political stakes could hardly be higher. Latinos, who have leaned Democratic, demographically are surging in Texas. And if the Democrats can turn Texas blue (or even purple) they would have a huge leg...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Are unauthorized immigrants overwhelmingly Democrats?

By Eileen Patten and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center As Congress debates immigration reform, some political leaders and analysts have speculated that there will be “an electoral bonanza for Democrats” if the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Latinos Key in Next Midterm Elections

By Latinovations A new poll by Latino Decisions revealed that despite a lack of support on the GOP’s issues, 52% of Latino voters said theywould be more likely to support the GOP in the 2014 elections if...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Rep. Filemon Vela quits CHC to protest acceptance of border ‘militarization’

By Houston Chronicle Texas Rep. Filemon Vela, who represents a South Texas border district, resigned from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in protest of the group’s embrace of a Senate immigration bill that contains millions of dollars for drones,...

Friday, May 24th, 2013

What Must Happen for Texas to Turn Blue

By Forrest Wilder, Texas Observer You hear the question often: Is Texas becoming a blue state? Since President Obama won reelection in November with an emerging Democratic coalition of African-Americans, Latinos, women and young voters, political pundits have...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Biden Invites NM Gov. Martinez to his Cinco de Mayo Party

By Dan Boyd, Albuqueurque Journal New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden appear to have struck up an unlikely friendship. After receiving an invitation from Biden, the first-term Republican governor will travel to Washington,...

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Immigration Bill Compromise is a Potential Political Sea Change

Victor Landa, NewsTaco It’s 844 pages long. It’s been a long time coming. And it’s a compromise. So it’s a daunting read, a sigh of relief and…better than nothing. I’m not a big fan of compromises, because...

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill Takes Shape in House

By Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan, Reuters A bipartisan group in the House of Representatives is close to completing work on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal...

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

How the Demographic Shift Could Hurt Democrats, Too

By Ryan D. Enos, Washington Post …in 2008 I conducted an experiment in which I sent a letter to African American voters just before an election in Los Angeles. The content of the letter was simple: It reminded...

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