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WATCH:  Stephen Colbert’s Witty Take on Marco Rubio’s Thirst Problem (VIDEO)

WATCH:  Stephen Colbert’s Witty Take on Marco Rubio’s Thirst Problem (VIDEO)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was chosen to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, but while he was speaking, he seemed to suffer a bout of dry mouth. continue reading »

The Drink Heard ‘Round the World: Rubio’s State of the Union Water Moment Goes Viral

The Drink Heard ‘Round the World: Rubio’s State of the Union Water Moment Goes Viral

Who knew taking a sip of water could make you the subject of internet virality? Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was chosen to give the Republican response to President Barack Obam continue reading »

Negative Reaction to Sen. Marco Rubio’s Response to SOTU

Negative Reaction to Sen. Marco Rubio’s Response to SOTU

The following is a response by ‘Somos Indpendents’ to Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union. The group apparently is not pleased with Rubio’s lack of passion for immigration reform especially in light of his own's family benefiting from a very generous immigration policy. continue reading »

Senate Committee Approves Hagel for Defense Secretary

Senate Committee Approves Hagel for Defense Secretary

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as the country's new defense secretary. continue reading »

Republican Party Rolls Out New Spanish Twitter Feed

Republican Party Rolls Out New Spanish Twitter Feed

The Republican Party rolled out a new Spanish-language Twitter feed on Tuesday, hours before President Barack Obama was set to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. continue reading »

Colbert Satirizes GOP’s “Hispanic Outreach” - MUST WATCH!

Colbert Satirizes GOP’s “Hispanic Outreach” - MUST WATCH!

In case you missed it, Steven Colbert took a satirical swipe at the GOP’s recently announced “Hispanic Outreach” during his nightly program on Comedy Central. continue reading »

Rumors of Second Oval Office are False, Says White House

Rumors of Second Oval Office are False, Says White House

The White House on Wednesday denied building a second Oval Office for President Barack Obama to work in pending the completion of renovations at the executive mansion. continue reading »

Senate Committee Postpones Defense Secretary Vote

Senate Committee Postpones Defense Secretary Vote

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday postponed the vote on confirming Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary to allow more time for his nomination to be reviewed. continue reading »

Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio Slated to Give Republican Rebuttal to State of the Union Address

Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio Slated to Give Republican Rebuttal to State of the Union Address

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star among conservatives, has been tapped by his party to deliver - in English and Spanish - the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address before Congress next week. continue reading »

Voter ID Advanced in Virginia by Republicans

Voter ID Advanced in Virginia by Republicans

Virginia Republicans are moving forward with plans to tighten voter ID laws for the second time in two years. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges House of Rep to Move on Immigration Reform

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges House of Rep to Move on Immigration Reform

Julian Castro, the popular Democratic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to approve comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Over 20 Latino Organizations Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Voting Rights of Underrepresented Voters

Over 20 Latino Organizations Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Voting Rights of Underrepresented Voters

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund has signed on to an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in a community forum in Chicago hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, in the Congressman's district. The forum brought together leaders from a cross section of Chicago-area constituencies to update them and discuss progress being made in the House and Senate towards comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations

The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations

"Both the president's leadership and bipartisan efforts to create a path to citizenship for New Americans represent a turning point in this movement, with new reason for hope. However, to realize this long overdue reform, new legislation must provide a working path to citizenship: continue reading »

Why Democrats Don’t Have to Worry About Ted Cruz?

Why Democrats Don’t Have to Worry About Ted Cruz?

Not too long ago Ruben Navarette wrote a most revealing column entitled “Democrats should worry about up-and-comer Cruz. The column goes on to extol Cruz’s conservative values and how they perfectly matched those of the Hispanic community. continue reading »