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Jun 25 2012
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a constitutional challenge to a central provision of Arizonas anti-illegal immigration law, clearing the path for similar legislation to take effect in other states and potentially angering Latinos in a way that could give President Barack Obama an added boost from Hispanic voters in November. That provision, requiring police to conduct immigration checksPolitico
Jun 09 2020
The vice president is flipping between backing his boss’s tough talk and articulating a more conciliatory approach to the protests sweeping the nation.
As protests unfolded over the latest police killing of a middle-aged black man, an African American bishop asked Mike Pence a simple question: How can you personally reunite a racially splintered nation?
Pence, a devout ChristianPolitico
Dec 24 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., said it would "be an honor to be vice president” in a recent Spanish-language interview Sunday before headlining a Las Vegas campaign event for Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The 30-year-old freshman congresswoman quickly pointed out that she falls five years short of the constitutional age limit to be vice president. The vice president – and president –Fox News (Online News)
Jul 02 2019
Senior Democrats touring migrant detention facilities on Monday called for the immediate firing of Customs and Border Protection agents who joked about migrant deaths and posted vulgar images of freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among a secret Facebook group.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, led by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), condemned the "derogatory and sexist commentsPolitico
Jul 18 2013
The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States. Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed-race Hispanic, was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place.[Wikipedia
Jan 10 2013
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is resigning, opening up one more slot in President Obama's second-term administration. A former member of Congress, Solis was the first Hispanic woman to head a Cabinet-level agency.
"This afternoon, I submitted my resignation to President Obama," she wrote in a letter to her agency's employees. "Growing up in a large Mexican-American family in La PuenteNPR (Online News)
Nov 15 2012
There has been no dearth of post-election Republican self-flagellation.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, on the eve of heading out to a meeting of Republican governors in Las Vegas, warned the GOP to "stop being the stupid party." At the gathering Wednesday night, he leveled more harsh criticism at party presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Ronald Reagan biographer and conservativeNPR (Online News)
Oct 28 2019
If proof were needed of the changing demographics in Texas, then it was on display amid the bowls of Vietnamese noodles at a recent meeting of a Tarrant County Democratic Party group representing Asian Americans.
“This is the fastest-growing community in Tarrant County,” said Aftab Siddiqui, its co-chair, to whoops from the audience packed into the small Vietnamese restaurant. “And alsoWashington Examiner
Oct 15 2012
Last spring a leading Democrat in the Hispanic community begged top officials in President Barack Obama's reelection campaign to find at least one new, inspiring idea for the 2012 campaign.
It didn't have to be costly, this adviser said, just something to project optimism and a crusading sense of novelty into what, even at that time, was a nasty, essentially defensive campaign againstHuffPost
Jun 18 2012
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Monday called President Barack Obamas immigration policy change an “11th-hour shift that fails to provide long-term reform. “Its disappointing that President Obama, even though he had a Democratic congress for the first two years of administration, promised the country and particularly the Hispanic community that he would enact comprehensive immigrationPolitico