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Denis McDonough Named As Obama’s New Chief of Staff

Denis McDonough Named As Obama’s New Chief of Staff

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday named Denis McDonough, who had been serving as deputy national security advisor, as his new chief of staff. continue reading »

Miriam Martinez Looking to Become Texas’ First Latino Governor

Miriam Martinez Looking to Become Texas’ First Latino Governor

Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-born journalist and activist who became a U.S. citizen barely two years ago, wants to make history in 2014 as the first Latino woman to become governor of Texas. continue reading »

In Case You Missed It: Richard Blanco’s “One Today” from President Obama’s Inauguration

In Case You Missed It: Richard Blanco’s “One Today” from President Obama’s Inauguration

On Monday, Cuban-American Richard Blanco made history when he read his poem "One Today" at President Barack Obama's inauguration. Blanco, 44, was the first Latino and the first openly gay poet to recite one continue reading »

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Delivers Keynote Address at MLK Service (VIDEO)

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Delivers Keynote Address at MLK Service (VIDEO)

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance Annual Commemorative Service, a major event during the King Week celebration, scheduled for Monday, January 21, will feature keynote speaker the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez , President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), who King Center CEO, Elder Bernice A. King, called "an electrifying orator" and continue reading »

President Obama Inauguration Speech:  U.S. Must Find Way to Welcome Immigrants

President Obama Inauguration Speech:  U.S. Must Find Way to Welcome Immigrants

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States must find a way to welcome immigrants. continue reading »

President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration - Watch it Live (VIDEO)

President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration - Watch it Live (VIDEO)

Historians Robert Caro, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Douglas Brinkley, and Michael Beschloss speak on the historical significance of a Presidential Inauguration and a President's s continue reading »

Latinos in the President’s Cabinet? It’s Not Just About “Optics”

Latinos in the President’s Cabinet? It’s Not Just About “Optics”

I have a problem with pundits and commentators calling President Obama’s lack of diversity in his cabinet a matter of “optics.” As if the President were an optometrist and his cabinet were a set of lenses. As if the president’s cabinet were not so much a working kitchen cabinet but a china cabinet, where things are placed to be seen and seldom used. continue reading »

President Obama’s Inauguration to Take Place Monday

President Obama’s Inauguration to Take Place Monday

On Inauguration Day, the President-elect and Vice President-elect swear in and take office. Visit USA.gov's President Barack Obama page for information about Inauguration Day events. You can also learn about inaugural history, download the 57th Presidential Inauguration mobile app, and view a video about the ceremony location. continue reading »

Voto Latino Celebrates Obama’s Inauguration

Voto Latino Celebrates Obama’s Inauguration

Non-partisan voter registration organization Voto Latino, their celebrity coalition, elected officials and media will come together for an intimate celebration to commemorate President Obama's Inauguration and to honor Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on January 20th. continue reading »

How Embarrassing! People Review President Obama’s Inauguration Though it Has Yet to Happen (VIDEO)

How Embarrassing! People Review President Obama’s Inauguration Though it Has Yet to Happen (VIDEO)

President Obama's inauguration may not be until Monday, but it's amazing how many people will pretend to have watched it when asked by Jimmy Kimmel Live what they thought of it. continue reading »

The Untapped Potential of the Latino Electorate

The Untapped Potential of the Latino Electorate

The 2012 election was a watershed moment for the Latino electorate in many respects. In giving President Obama a record level of support (75%), Latinos were decisive to the outcome; an unprecedented mark of influence for this segment of the electorate. Prior to Election Day, both parties went out of their way to include more Latinos in marquee roles their conventions. continue reading »

Latino Organizations Call on Obama, EPA To Address Environmental Issues

Latino Organizations Call on Obama, EPA To Address Environmental Issues

This week, over 20 Latino leaders and organizations submitted a letter to the White House today asking President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for strong standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor Will Make History When Administers Oath of Office for VP Biden

Justice Sotomayor Will Make History When Administers Oath of Office for VP Biden

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, told Efe Thursday that Vice President Joe Biden's request that she administer the oath of office for his second term is an "improbable" dream and "a tribute to the Latino community." continue reading »

Enter to Win Tickets to Latino Inaugural Event Hosted by Eva Longoria

Enter to Win Tickets to Latino Inaugural Event Hosted by Eva Longoria

It couldn't be easier to enter for a chance to win 2 Southwest Airlines round trip tickets and 2 tickets to the Latino Inaugural 2013 in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Senator Marco Rubio to Address Conservative Meeting- CPAC in March 2013

Senator Marco Rubio to Address Conservative Meeting- CPAC in March 2013

The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R–FL) will address CPAC 2013 – the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013. continue reading »