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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

New Hampshire Sets Up Nevada’s Latinos to Shape White House Race

*   By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News Donald Trump’s win in New Hampshire served notice to Latino voters that his candidacy is alive and well, along with the anti-Mexican rhetoric on which he established his run for the White House. After being slightly subdued by his second-place finish in Iowa, Trump sealed his front-runner status

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Latinos will be crucial to keeping Clinton’s national lead over Sanders, experts say

* So the question is, can Bernie attract enough Latino voters to take the edge off of Hillary’s “inevitability?” VL By Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino With Sen. Bernie Sanders giving Hillary Clinton stiffer competition than many...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The ‘Dreamers’: They anger the GOP and power Democratic campaigns

*A big part of the energy of recent Latino political activism is coming from the DREAMers. Their initial focus was immigration and little else, but now they’re branching into electoral politics and the issues and work that...

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Hillary Clinton, leave our grandmothers out of it

*Twitter lit up yesterday after the Hillary Clinton campaign published a picture on their website of the candidate holding a swaddled baby with Bill looking over her. The caption read “7 things Hillary Clinton has in common...

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Clinton Hires Veteran Obama Operative To Run Paid Spanish-Language Media Operation

*This isn’t new to the more “plugged-in” Taquistas among you, but I post it anyway because it’s about one of our fold. Taquista James Aldrete, a loyal NewsTaco and Latino daily follower, scored the big gig. VL...

Friday, November 20th, 2015

From the frontline of Hillary’s hispandering

*Aaron Sanchez calls-out Hillary Clinton for hispandering. He says her staff is good at Latino-directed stage craft, and that’s her main problem – he says that on Hillary’s stage Latinos are mere props, without a part, without...

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Why Julián Castro’s endorsement matters

*Castro’s endorsement helps Hillary, of course. But it also helps Julián in a big way – whether Hillary wins or loses. VL By Aaron Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos On October 15, 2015, the last day of Hispanic...

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Never eligible to vote, young immigrant plays key role in Clinton campaign

*Todays can’t miss read. A well reported, well written piece by Taquista Kate Linthicum (we’re glad she’s part of our community). VL By Kate Linthicum, The Los Angeles Times Lorella Praeli has one of the most important...

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Sources: Julian Castro Is Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President This Week In San Antonio

*This is probably the worst kept secret in Democratic Party politics. It was just a matter of when. So, officially, it’ll be this Thursday at a rally to launch a Latinos for Hillary group in San Antonio....

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Hillary’s stand with Latinos

*Aaron Sanchez raises a good question. Should we accept a politics of platitudes? America has not always been welcoming to its immigrants. It would be good to hear politicians speak of America’s controversial  treatment of immigrants past...

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Washington Perspective: What were Hillary and Trump laughing about?

*So what’s in Hillary’s 30,000 deleted emails? It could be anthing. A Hillary-Trump conspiracy to unbalance the GOP? Sure, why not. Bill Valdez thinks the idea isn’t any more extreme than anything Donald has already said. VL...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

In Iowa, Castro Makes Debut as Clinton Surrogate

*Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign is using the GOP mayhem to its advantage, sending Joaquin Castro to Iowa. “If this is how they’re talking before the election, can you imagine what happens if one of those guys is...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Hillary Clinton Brings On Latino Polling Firm In Key Hire

*A good choice on Clinton’s part. Other well-known national pollsters treat Latinos as a sub-set and the results, taken as truth, are skewed because of it. Latino Decisions polls Latinos as a polling universe, their results have...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Washington Perspective: Presidential campaigns, income inequality and the myth of the American Dream

*Presidential campaign season means it’s time to dust off the myths and platitudes, package them in stump speeches and pass them off as a “vision for America.” The favorite platitude is the mythical American dream, and how...

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