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Republican National Committee to Spend $10 Million for Outreach to Minorities and Women

Republican National Committee to Spend $10 Million for Outreach to Minorities and Women

The Republican National Committee has announced it will spend $10 million to outreach to minorities and women all while promoting minority leadership. This is part of the RNC's effort to update its image and attract more votes then it did in the 2012 Presidential election. continue reading »

Obama Nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

Obama Nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

President Obama has nominated Thomas Perez, currently at the Department of Justice (DOJ), to be his Labor Secretary. Perez, 51, requires Senate approval for the cabinet position – should he obtain it he will be the first Hispanic in Obama’s second-term cabinet. continue reading »

Latino Voters Favor Gun Restrictions

Latino Voters Favor Gun Restrictions

The grim statistics and on-going stories about children, men and women killed by guns in America have led many to conclude that enough is enough; something must to be done to curb the senseless loss of lives gun violence. That something needs to be done is without controversy as Americans across the ideological divide desire safer communities continue reading »

White House Director of Hispanic Media, Luis Miranda, Stepping Down

White House Director of Hispanic Media, Luis Miranda, Stepping Down

The White House has announced that Luis Miranda, the White House director of Hispanic media, is stepping down to rejoin the public sector. Miranda was part of Obama's historic election campaign in 2008. continue reading »

El Paso’s Raymond Telles Dies - 1st Big-City Latino Mayor and U.S. Ambassador

El Paso’s Raymond Telles Dies - 1st Big-City Latino Mayor and U.S. Ambassador

Latino political pioneer Raymond Telles has died at age 97. Telles was the first elected Latino to serve as Mayor of a major city - El Paso, Texas and he was also the first Latino to serve as a U.S. Ambassador. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: America’s New Minority, The Writing is on the Fence for the GOP

INFOGRAPHIC: America’s New Minority, The Writing is on the Fence for the GOP

With the United States' changing demographics, whites will drop under 50% of the population in the 2040s. Every Republican Presidential candidate since 1968 has won the white vote, but with the population shift can the GOP compete? continue reading »

Obama Considers Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary Position

Obama Considers Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary Position

U.S. President Barack Obama is considering the Hispanic Thomas Perez, now assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights, as the next secretary of labor, administration sources said. continue reading »

White House Regrets Canceling Guided Tours Due to Cutbacks

White House Regrets Canceling Guided Tours Due to Cutbacks

The White House regretted having to cancel the public's access to guided tours of the presidential mansion due to the $85 billion in cutbacks that took effect last week as part of the so-called sequester, and blamed it on Congress. continue reading »

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush New Book on Immigration - No Citizenship for Undocumented

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush New Book on Immigration - No Citizenship for Undocumented

In immigration news, the former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush has outlined his thoughts on comprehensive immigration reform in his new book and he is not for granting citizenship to the estimated 11 million undocumented already in the country. continue reading »

Is It Time For A New Voting Rights Act?

Is It Time For A New Voting Rights Act?

For all of the anticipation leading up to the Voting Rights challenge at the U. S. Supreme Court there are a couple of things that bubbled to the surface and that are worth noting in it’s wake: Justice Scalia’s “racial entitlement” comment and the idea that maybe we’re better off with judicial creative destruction, where Section 5 is struck down to make room for a new, more comprehensive voting rights enforcement code. continue reading »

Obama Reluctantly Orders $85 bn in Budget Cuts

Obama Reluctantly Orders $85 bn in Budget Cuts

U.S. President Barack Obama reluctantly ordered the launch of $85 billion in budget cuts over the remainder of fiscal year 2013 after efforts by the White House and Congress to avert them failed. continue reading »

A Deep Dive: Losing the Latino Vote

A Deep Dive: Losing the Latino Vote

This isn’t being talked about very loudly in Latino political circles, in fact, it hasn’t been talked about loudly for a long time. But it has been acknowledged and mulled over by many people for many years. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States

INFOGRAPHIC: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States

Latino voters made a remarkable difference in the 2012 elections, and given the Latino population's rapid growth, its political influence will likely be greater in the 2014 and 2016 elections. continue reading »

NAACP Presents Oral Argument Urging the Supreme Court to Uphold the Voting Rights Act

NAACP Presents Oral Argument Urging the Supreme Court to Uphold the Voting Rights Act

Today, Debo P. Adegbile of the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF) presented oral argument on behalf of defendant-intervenors in the Supreme Court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, one of the most important continue reading »

Today Supreme Court Hears Voters Rights v State Rights – Who Wins?

Today Supreme Court Hears Voters Rights v State Rights – Who Wins?

Today the Supreme Court will heart the case on the viability of certain part of the Voting Rights Act and whether states have the rights to impose limitations on it. continue reading »