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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 years of political pandering. Aaron Sanchez gives us an important read that puts Spanish and Latino politics in their

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...

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The campaign to put Julian Castro on Hillary Clinton’s VP shortlist

*There’s been plenty of high-volume speculation about Julián Castro as Hillary Clinton’s running mate. And while the speculation is good overall, it’s also pre-mature. Clinton isn’t the nominee, and there are doubts about Castro’s preparation to be...

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Julian Castro just basically tried out to be Hillary Clinton’s vice president

*Adding fuel to the rumor fire. Coming form the Washington Post it should be more than mere chisme. Or is it? VL   By Amber Phillips, The Washington Post When it comes to Hillary Clinton’s  private e-mail server,...

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Hillary Clinton-Julian Castro 2016: an already inevitable Democratic ticket?

*The first week after Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch isn’t over yet, and already there’s growing speculation about Julián Castro in the Democratic ticket. Granted, the speculation about Castro as VP isn’t new, but it will only intensify. VL...

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The Power of Two

*There’s no denying the Castro brothers’ star is quickly rising. HUD Secretary Julian Castro appeared on The Daily Show this week, and Congressman Joaquin Castro will be on the Bill Maher program as well. VL By Andy...

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Obama The ‘First Latino President’? No, But Here’s 6 Hispanics Who Might Be One Day

*Here’s a good response to Labor Secretary Tom Perez saying that his boss, President Obama, is the first Latino president. I don’t expect unanimous agreement on the politicians on the list – what’s an internet post without...

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Eva Longoria to Produce Show Based on Life of Twin Politicos, Julian & Joaquin Castro

*The new TV program is loosely inspired by Julian and Joaquin Castro. The key word is loosely. How does that work? Any slight insinuation about the Castro twins is gong to be taken as a full-on depiction...

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

NAHJ Condemns Washington Post for “Fajitas” SubHeadline

By National Association of Hispanic Journalists NAHJ Familia, On Tuesday, the Washington Post ran a column about HUD Secretary Julian Castro that had the sub-headline “we’ll need more fajitas.” This was clearly and unquestionably offensive. It’s astounding that anyone...

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

By Ben Lane, Housingwire Julián Castro is no longer the mayor of San Antonio. He is now the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development after being sworn in on Monday by Chief Judge Richard Roberts of...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who’s considered...

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Senate panel OKs Mayor Julián Castro for Housing secretary

By Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro cleared his first hurdle in a bid to join the Obama Cabinet, as the Senate Banking Committee voted 16-6 this morning to approve his nomination...

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Smooth path expected for Mayor Julián Castro en route to Cabinet

*A Latino Democrat introduced by a Republican Senator bodes well for confirmation. Look for more related stories at the bottom of this post. VL By Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — Sen. John Cornyn, the No....

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