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, fences and border agents, officials said Tuesday. The first-term Brownville Democrat announced his decision to resign in a

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...

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Latino Voters Vastly Prefer Hillary Clinton Over Marco Rubio

By Dan Amira, New York Magazine According to a (caveat: very, very early) Quinnipiac poll, 60 percent of Hispanic voters would support Clinton in 2016, compared to a mere 24 percent for Rubio. Chris Christie, who is not...

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Joaquin Castro Says Obama ‘Needs to Be a Leader’ on the Budget

By Ron Fournier, National Journal Nothing angers President Obama and his allies more than suggesting that he bears even the minutest responsibility for resolving sequestration and the broader budget fights. He claims to be powerless to overcome a...

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Obama Operatives Move to “Battle ground Texas” to Make it a Swing-State

By Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News Former Obama campaign operatives are relocating in Texas as part of a group that plans to use the tools of Barack Obama’s reelection nationally to make Texas a competitive state in future presidential races....

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Children Of Latino Immigrants Skew More Democratic Than Parents

By Gene Demby, NPR While most immigrants from Latin America identify with the Democratic Party, Hispanic members of the second generation — those born in the United States with at least one parent born outside of the...

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Why Democrats Don’t Have to Worry About Ted Cruz?

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco Not too long ago Ruben Navarette wrote a most revealing column entitled “Democrats should worry about up-and-comer Cruz.”  The column goes on to extol Cruz’s conservative values and how they perfectly matched...

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Before We Bicker on Immigration, Let’s agree On Definitions

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If we’re going to get anywhere in this looming immigration debate, we’ve got to start in the same room, using words we all understand. I don’t mean this in a figurative sense, I...

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Can both parties agree to immigration reform?

By Teresa Puente, Chicagonow Will lawmakers work for bipartisan reform or fall into gridlock as is typical in Washington, D.C. There is too much at stake, including the future of the Republican Party, for them to do nothing....

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Utah Dems Vow Attention to Issues Important to Latinos

By David Montero,  The Salt Lake Tribune Senate and House Democrats met with Latino media outlets and community leaders on the first day of the legislative session as a part of a continued outreach the minority party has...

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