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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 »

Could Late Night TV Get Any Worse? Ted Cruz Makes His Debut

Could Late Night TV Get Any Worse? Ted Cruz Makes His Debut

Last night Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his late night talk show debut on Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show.’ We assume Cruz was there to share his vitriol, not wanting to keep it inside the confines of Capital Hill. We are just not sure why Leno would extend an invitation to such a controversial figure who is less than entertaining and such a rage-a-holic. continue reading »

Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

One year after the 2012 elections, in which the Latino vote played a pivotal role in the re-election of President Obama, the Republican Party is still attempting to figure out how to attract Latinos and new immigrant voters to the fold. Tomorrow, voters head to the polls to decide several state elections and the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, and it looks like how a politician talks about immigration will continue reading »

1 Year After Referendum, Puerto Rico’s Status Unchanged

1 Year After Referendum, Puerto Rico’s Status Unchanged

The review of Puerto Rico's political status remains dead in the water a year after the last non-binding referendum held on the island, a vote in which the majority of Puerto Ricans came continue reading »

House Republicans Fail Again to do Any Good for Anyone, No Vote on Shutdown

House Republicans Fail Again to do Any Good for Anyone, No Vote on Shutdown

The U.S. House of Representatives will not vote Tuesday evening after all on the bill prepared earlier in the day by Republican lawmakers to attempt to end the government shutdown, which has been going on since Oct. 1 due to the lack of a budget agreement, and avoid a default. continue reading »

Latino Texas Politician Serves Seven Terms Under Alias Name

Latino Texas Politician Serves Seven Terms Under Alias Name

Ferdinand Frank Fischer III would be a great name for a Mexican monarchist trying to reclaim the crown of Emperor Maximilian, but it’s a lousy name for an ambitious American politician from a Latino district of San Antonio. continue reading »

Deal or No Deal - White House Postpones Meeting with Lawmakers

Deal or No Deal - White House Postpones Meeting with Lawmakers

President Barack Obama postponed a planned meeting with lawmakers to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling amid signs of progress in the Senate, the White House said Monday. continue reading »

Activists Slam Dual Voter System Being Reviewed in Arizona

Activists Slam Dual Voter System Being Reviewed in Arizona

Activists described Tuesday as an abuse of power the idea being studied in Arizona of establishing a dual voter system, in which those who do not use the state registration form can only vote in federal elections. continue reading »

ACLU Denounces Florida Governor’s Bid to Revive Voter Purge Program

ACLU Denounces Florida Governor’s Bid to Revive Voter Purge Program

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida blasted the effort by Gov. Rick Scott to revive the voter-purge program the state sought to put in place before the 2012 elections. continue reading »

Republican Party Hires Hispanic Directors in Key Voting States

Republican Party Hires Hispanic Directors in Key Voting States

The National Republican Committee announced Monday the hiring of Hispanic directors in seven states that are key to its national strategy, which party leaders told Efe is aimed at wooing Latino voters after the 2012 defeat. continue reading »