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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Lessons on Hispanic turnout from California special election

*This is hopeful and frustrating at the same time. There’s hope in the fact that lessons were learned after the California special election. Frustration in the fact that we’re still learning lessons and Latino voter turnout is still low. What’s different this time? VL By Rafael Bernal, The Hill (3.5 minute read)   The special

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Racial minority caucuses wrestle for spots in possible Clinton Cabinet

*I imagine this to be part race, part elbow-rooming, part debate. We’ll see, if Clinton wins, who gets the appointments. The complaint in the Latino community has always been about not having a seat at the inner-circle,...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Standing Rock Youth Put Pressure on Presidential Candidates to Oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

*President Barack Obama had a private meeting with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier on Tuesday. Reports are that the meeting went as “expected.” VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (2 minute read) Ten Standing Rock Sioux...

Friday, October 14th, 2016

These New Podesta Emails Won’t Help Hillary With Latino Voters

*To be fair, Podesta bad-mouths a wide swath of people, from Bernie Sanders supporters to Hillary Clinton’s friend Sydney Blumenthal. What he wrote specifically about Latinos was a personal attack on a couple of high profile Latinos...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will focus on immigration, Supreme Court

*Can you stomach one more of these? They say it’ll be about immigration, but I’ll bet they go off topic. It’ll be Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. VL By Kurtis Lee, Los...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

How Clinton might promote Congress’s highest-ranking Latino

*This is what’s fueling the talk: he’s the House Democratic Caucus Chairman; he got a prime speaking slot at the Democratic convention; he’s been to 14 states campaigning for Hillary; she calls him her “particular friend”; the...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Trump pulls U.S. into “third-world” politics

Victor Landa, NewsTaco There was a salient moment in last night’s Presidential Debate that goes beyond the “who won” speculation. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced each other in verbal combat on live TV the way presidential candidates...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Hillary won last night becasue it was hers to lose

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco For all the build-up to last night’s Presidential Debate, I can sum-up the outcome in a few words: The three-day lead into the debate was a set-up worthy of the best Hollywood hype...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The Mexican peso says Hillary Clinton won the first US presidential debate

*Looking for a different way to see who won last night’s debate? Check out the Mexican peso. VL By Eshe Nelson, Quartz (1.5 minute read) For the best polling on the US presidential election, watch the Mexican peso....

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Latino voters heard nothing new in last night’s presidential debate

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read) This is the picture everybody will be talking about today. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump side-by-side in the first presidential debate of 2016. Most of the post-debate commentary held to...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Hillary Clinton says immigration reform will add $700 billion to U.S. economy

*I’m glad this was fact-checked.  Both she and Trump should be held to the same truth standard. VL By Miriam Valverde, PolitiFact (5.5 munite read)  Hillary Clinton supports plans by President Barack Obama to defer deportation for...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Could Texas Go Blue This November?

*Earlier this year the thought of Texas turning blue was a distant goal for state Democrats. Demography showed it was inevitable, just not this year. Donald Trump has changed things and the possibility of a blue Texas...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The politics of American history

*Which great America is Trump talking about? The same one Michelle Obama mentioned, when slaves built mansions? Or the one Eva Longoria spoke of, of Texas-Mexicanos nine generations past? VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (6...

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Clinton-linked Latino group has email hacked

*Funny thing, the Latino Victory Project emailed people to tell them about the email hack . . . They wrote: don’t open our email. VL By Rebecca Saransky, The Hill A Latino political advocacy group with links...

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