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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Latinos stand with Democrats, and will shape nation’s political future

* I’m going to hold my judgement of the Democratic Party until I see some change. Remember the GOP “autopsy?” The one that said they needed to be more inclusive, then they tossed it out the window? By José Aristimuño, The Hill (3 minute read)   There is no doubt that the victory of Donald

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Tom Perez says he’s in

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read) First he said he was thinking about it, then he said he’d do it and now he did it. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced his candidacy for Chairman of the...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

A Latino head of the DNC would be historic – and it’s about time

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2 minute read)  Word from Washington and reported in the New York Times say that Labor Secretary Thomas Perez “has told three senior Democrats that he intends to run for chairman of the...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

From potential vice president to the political wilderness, what’s next for Julián Castro?

*What’s next for the Secretary of Housing? No real plan is a world of opportunity. VL By Jamie Lovegrove, Dallas News (65.5 minute read) WASHINGTON — Just a few short months ago, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro...

Monday, December 7th, 2015

In San Bernardino: A womb provides the perfect cover

*Sam Quiñones sounds off on the San Bernardino killings, terrorism, gun laws and fanaticism, then he parallels them to L.A Street gangs, dope addicts and an ominous tale by Dostoyevsky. Read, and you’ll see why we’ve long...

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...

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,...

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