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November 2013 Archives

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 »