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October 2013 Archives

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 »

Latino Voting and the Environment

Latino Voting and the Environment

Since the 1980′s we have been hearing of the growing importance and strength of the “Latino Vote” in the United States. Now, in 2013 and beyond, that belief has proven true over and over in local, state, and most importantly the last two Presidential elections. continue reading »

Republicans Please “Reopen Gov’t” Urges President as 800,000 Federal Employees Face Furlough

Republicans Please “Reopen Gov’t” Urges President as 800,000 Federal Employees Face Furlough

Americans are trying to come to grips Tuesday with the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years, as 800,000 federal employees face furloughs amid a deadlock in Congress. continue reading »