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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Warren, Kaine, Castro on shortlist as Clinton’s VP search intensifies

*The Democratic convention is a mere 5 weeks away, and Julián Castro is still on the Veep shortlist. What do you think, is  it real, for show, does Castro have chance? VL By Associated Press/Chicago Tribune  (6 minute read) Hillary Clinton‘s search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Julian Castro on VP role: ‘That’s not going to happen’

*From what I’ve been able to gather the Castro-as-VP-Candidate talk was just that, talk. There’s also talk of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and California Congressman Xavier Becerra as  potential Veep picks. On the GOP side, Sen. Marco...

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Julián Castro pushes back against liberal critics

*Castro on criticism of his handling of HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program: “Just shouting ‘Wall Street,’ sloganeering in a way, does not go to the merits of the program and how it’s working and how we can actually...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Is email a cause to question the attack on Julián Castro?

Victor Landa, NewsTaco I get that there are some people who don’t like the way Julián Castro is running specific parts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. I understand that they think he could do better or do...

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Progressive’s attack on Julián Castro is really about big-tent muck

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Before it became a headline Joe Velazquez’s resignation letter from the Board of Directors of the American Family Voices organization circulated widely among Latino activist, organizer, and pol networks. I...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Clinton names rising Dem standout Julian Castro as prospective VP pick

*This is the rumor that doesn’t die, fueled now by Clinton herself. So does that mean it’s no longer a rumor? Hillary is quoted as saying  she would “seriously consider” Castro as her running mate. No list...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Winner of Last Night’s Iowa Caucus was Julián Castro

*Really? You think so? I understand the premise, but doesn’t imagining a Castro VP slot reduce him to a piece on a political chess board? The narrative becomes an “if-then” proposition and we go back to the...

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Amid Intense VP Buzz, Julián Castro Tours Iowa for Clinton

*This past weekend U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Javier Palomarez endorsed Julián Castro for Vice President. Castro wasn’t there for the endorsement, he was traveling through Iowa, stumping for Hillary Clinton. When asked point-blank about his...

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The Interview: Rosie Castro

*What I like about this interview is that it reminds us that Latino politics didn’t pop-up recently on Twitter. The place Latinos have achieved is a work in progress that has a generations and decades-long history of...

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Julián Castro for Governor of Texas?

*When asked if he’s thinking of running for Governor of Texas, Julián Castro said no, for now, but not never … VL By Josh Hinkle, KXAN As political speculation continues to swarm around the vice-presidential possibility of...

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....

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

In American politics, se habla español

*The use of Spanish in American politics is not new. Latinos, especially Mexican-Americans, have known this for generations. In fact, I’d say that part of the problem with low Latino voter participation may have to do with...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Rep. Steve King: ‘I’m as Hispanic and Latino’ as Julian Castro

*To begin with, anyone who writes “as Hispanic and Latino” is clueless. Furthermore, anyone who would waste precious Twitter characters on  a redundancy doesn’t know what they’re doing. Lastly, the problem with Twitter drive-by posts is that...

Monday, June 15th, 2015

So You Can’t Speak Spanish

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco It’s become evident that a double standard exists when it comes to the virtue of speaking our mother tongue.  Recently, Julian Castro and Ted Cruz were vilified for not being able to...

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