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The GOP “Latino Problem,” in One Snapshot

The GOP “Latino Problem,” in One Snapshot

One picture, posted Thursday by John Hudak on Twitter, explains in a moment’s flash the Republican “Latino problem.” It has nothing to do with Latinos. continue reading »

Republicans Launch “Minority Councils” to Strengthen Ties to Minority Communities

Republicans Launch “Minority Councils” to Strengthen Ties to Minority Communities

The Republican National Committee announced the launching of three councils for minorities "to strengthen ties with minority communities and expand engagement efforts across the country." continue reading »

Latino Voters Back Protection of Environment

Latino Voters Back Protection of Environment

Hispanic voters in the Rocky Mountain states continue to exercise an important influence on local politics, particularly regarding the protection of the environment on the regional and community level, according to a poll released Thursday by Colorado College. continue reading »

Latino Mayoral Candidate Loses to Republican in San Diego

Latino Mayoral Candidate Loses to Republican in San Diego

Democrat David Alvarez saw his bid to become San Diego's first Latino mayor in the modern era thwarted by his Republican city council colleague Kevin Faulconer. continue reading »

Everything You Need To Know About What President Obama’s Doing To The Minimum Wage

Everything You Need To Know About What President Obama’s Doing To The Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is going to rise for over 500,000 American workers whether Congress likes it or not. In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama will announce a unilateral executive action to raise the minimum hourly pay that companies that receive federal continue reading »

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Texas needs its own immigration reform that will serve as an example for all the other states - that is the proposal of Republican Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-American who went from being a TV news anchor to try and become the first Latina governor in the history of the Lone Star state. continue reading »

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

The Hispanic vote could be decisive in this year's elections in Arizona, where voters will choose a new governor, attorney general and superintendent of education. continue reading »

Republican George P. Bush Comes to Defense of Latino Politicians

Republican George P. Bush Comes to Defense of Latino Politicians

George P. Bush, a Republican candidate for Texas land commissioner, came to the defense of Latino politicians and asked the members of his party to avoid "ignorant statements" with regard to Hispanics. continue reading »

Mexican-American Alderman Has Dubious Distinction: Most Convicted Chicago Official

Mexican-American Alderman Has Dubious Distinction: Most Convicted Chicago Official

Mexican-American former Chicago Alderman, Ambrosio Medrano, was just sentenced to 10 ½ years in prison for corruption; this being his second corruption conviction – putting him on the record books. continue reading »

No, Mr Rubio- Marriage Is Not A Good Way To Fight Poverty

No, Mr Rubio- Marriage Is Not A Good Way To Fight Poverty

In a speech marking the 50-year anniversary of the War on Poverty meant to offer up his ideas on how to address the problem today, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) laid out some new ideas, such as consolidating all federal anti-poverty programs into one agency and doing away with the Earned Income Tax Credit to instead give people “wage enhancement.” But he also offered up a very old idea: promoting marriage as a way to drastically reduce poverty: continue reading »

Crazy Talk Doesn’t Get You Far:  Rubio and Cruz at Bottom of 2016 Iowa Poll

Crazy Talk Doesn’t Get You Far:  Rubio and Cruz at Bottom of 2016 Iowa Poll

A recent Iowa poll testing the political climate for the 2016 presidential election does not put Latino Senators, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, in a good light. continue reading »

POLL: Latino’s Approval of Obama Plummets

POLL: Latino’s Approval of Obama Plummets

A recent Gallup poll shows President Obama’s job approval amongst Latinos has plummeted in one year. continue reading »

POLL:  President Obama Approval Hits All-Time Low

POLL:  President Obama Approval Hits All-Time Low

U.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating has fallen to the lowest level since he took office, 42 percent, according to results of the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. continue reading »

Latinos: The Peril of a Too-Early Presidential Campaign

Latinos: The Peril of a Too-Early Presidential Campaign

You have to be careful these days, going from headline to calendar and back. Looking at one, then the other, over and over, you could get whiplash. To wit, from the Los Angeles Times, 11/12/13: continue reading »

Fact Sheet: The State of Latinas in the United States

Fact Sheet: The State of Latinas in the United States

Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is a long way to go to fully close racial and ethnic disparities. continue reading »