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Ken Salazar to Step Down as Interior Secretary

Ken Salazar to Step Down as Interior Secretary

The Denver Post is reporting that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is stepping down from his position by the end of March and returning to his native Colorado. continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor on ‘Today’: Each Decision Comes at a Cost to Someone

Justice Sotomayor on ‘Today’: Each Decision Comes at a Cost to Someone

During an appearance on ABC's Today show, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke with Savannah Guthrie about the tough decisions made each day and about how each decision the justices make "comes at a cost to someone." continue reading »

Voting Rights: A Sleeper Issue for Latino Community

Voting Rights: A Sleeper Issue for Latino Community

Here’s a small blip on the radar that’s sure to be getting brighter this year: Six out of the nine states covered under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act are supporting a challenge, in the Supreme Court, that could overturn one of the strongest tools that advocates have in their defense of voting rights. continue reading »

Obama Reveals U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Will Switch to Support Role

Obama Reveals U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Will Switch to Support Role

President Barack Obama said Friday that U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan will soon begin shifting from a combat role to one of supporting Afghan security forces. continue reading »

Hispanic Poet to Recite Poem Following Inauguration’s “Our People, Our Future” Theme

Hispanic Poet to Recite Poem Following Inauguration’s “Our People, Our Future” Theme

Cuban American poet Richard Blanco has been selected to recite a poem at the Jan. 21 inauguration of President Barack Obama, according to the organizing committee for the event. continue reading »

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns from Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns from Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, 56, has informed her staff that she plans to resign from the Obama administration, and will not serve as Labor Secretary for the President’s second term. continue reading »

Eva Longoria to Host Latino Inauguration Event Honoring President Obama

Eva Longoria to Host Latino Inauguration Event Honoring President Obama

Eva Longoria to host a Latino inauguration event honoring the President on the day before his inauguration. continue reading »

Latinos in Colorado an Overview

Latinos in Colorado an Overview

Almost half a century after beginning the struggle for their rights and despite some notable successes, Hispanics in this state are still facing serious difficulties, according to the leadership of the Colorado Latino Forum. continue reading »

I Told You So! Latino Power Surge Decades in the Making

I Told You So! Latino Power Surge Decades in the Making

¿Sabes que? “I Told You So!” I told you all that the Latino vote would play a decisive role in this presidential election. continue reading »

Immigration Reform is Opportunity for Latino Leadership

Immigration Reform is Opportunity for Latino Leadership

Twenty eight Latinos were sworn into the 113th Congress today. That’s enough to put a new notch on the Latino political wall – there have never been that many Latinos in congress before. Neither has there been a more polarized congress, at least not since the civil war. continue reading »

Hispanic Caucus Supports Decision by Congress to Prevent Fiscal Cliff

Hispanic Caucus Supports Decision by Congress to Prevent Fiscal Cliff

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) supports the decision by Congress to extend tax relief for working and middle-class Americans. continue reading »

31 Latinos are Seated in the New Congress, Record Number

31 Latinos are Seated in the New Congress, Record Number

The 113th U.S. Congress was established Thursday with the largest number of Hispanic lawmakers in history, a total of 31. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Michigan Ballots Will Now Come With Proof of Citizenship Statement

Michigan’s Governor Rick Synder has signed a bill that will require voters to sign a statement to verify they are U.S. citizens. continue reading »

Census Bureau Rethinks the Best Way to Measure Race

Census Bureau Rethinks the Best Way to Measure Race

Possible revisions to how the decennial census asks questions about race and ethnicity have raised concerns among some groups that any changes could reduce their population count and thus weaken their electoral clout. continue reading »

Voto Latino: Make Sure We Don’t Miss a Beat When We Start the New Year

Voto Latino: Make Sure We Don’t Miss a Beat When We Start the New Year

From VotoLatino: Tomorrow we start a new year -- and Voto Latino turns a new page. The 2012 election made it clear that American demographics are changing. Now, the future of our democracy depends on our ability to get our continue reading »