Texas primary a test for the parties’ base (Associated Press/Houston Chronicle): The Texas political class had to wait an extra 90 days for the party primaries, but now that election day has arrived voters have a chance to chart the state’s future.
Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections (Hispanically Speaking News): While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences.
Hispanic boom may not shift Texas face in Congress (Associated Press/myfoxfw): The soaring Hispanic population in Texas may not help Hispanic congressional hopefuls in the state’s primary elections Tuesday.
On Memorial Day, Remember Hispanic Veterans of WWII (Hispanic Business): This Memorial Day, as we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who risk their lives in combat at this very writing, it’s fitting and proper to remember the many Hispanics among them. And, as veterans of World War II approach the ends of their natural lives — the youngest of them are in their mid-80s now — it’s also fitting and proper to take particular note of their heroism and sacrifice.
U.S., Mexico in talks to deport criminal immigrants deep into Mexico to cut down on repeat crossings (Atlanta Journal Constitution/Fort Worth Star Telegram): The United States and Mexico are negotiating plans to start deporting criminal illegal immigrants deep into Mexico rather than releasing them at the border, hoping to stop adding to the criminal chaos south of the border.
Free pizza? Por Favor! (Hispanic Business): The Texas-based chain Pizza Patron, which has traditionally marketed to Hispanics, is offering a free, large pepperoni pizza to anyone who orders in Spanish between 5 and 8 p.m. on June 5.
Romney’s Hunt for Hispanic Voters Slow (National Journal): The stage is set for an epic battle over the Hispanic vote in the presidential election, but so far, President Obama is crushing the competition.
Gingrich: Mitt can win over Hispanics (UPI): Former U.S. presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday Mitt Romney would capture nearly half of the Latino vote in the November election.
Romney’s run evokes pride, fear in Mormons (Boston Globe): For Mormons, this is a potentially volatile moment. They are deeply proud that their faith’s most prominent adherent, Mitt Romney, is steps away from a presidential nomination and could push the faith further into the mainstream of American life. With these feelings, though, comes a nagging fear that their beliefs, often misunderstood, will again be subjected to scrutiny, even ridicule, on a national scale.
Why Romney, Obama are education twins (The Washington Post): Poor Mitt Romney. He appoints a splendid group of education policy advisers, smart people with great ideas. Then he learns that he has to give a speech explaining how he differs from President Obama on schools when those same advisers have spent their careers making that nearly impossible.
Why Are There So Few Latino Libertarians? (Huffington Post): Currently, libertarians “are largely white, well-educated, and affluent.” One could even say that “libertarians are mostly rich young white guys who, compared to most other Americans, live comfortable and financially secure lives.” Of course, there are Latino libertarians out there. But in general, talking Hispanics into espousing the Ron Paul agenda is only slightly easier than getting the pope to show up at the Stonewall Inn for a drink.
Few U.S. Hispanics Screened for Skin Cancer (U.S. News & World Report): Only one in 14 Hispanic adults in the United States has ever been screened for skin cancer, far fewer than the one in four whites screened, a new study finds.
Stand-your-ground law looms large in Phoenix shooting (USA Today): By now, the scene is familiar: Two men get into an altercation — one black, one Hispanic. One is armed with a handgun and shoots the other dead.