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How the Government Shutdown Will Affect You
8 Ways the Government Shutdown Will Affect You
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/01/2013 - 14:17

It's been 17 years since we last experienced a government shutdown. Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money, but if they cannot agree on a spending bill, then the government no longer has the legal right to spend money.


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Mitt Romney Still Doesn't Get Why He Lost the Latino Vote
Mitt Romney Still Doesn't Get Why He Lost the Latino Vote
By Latina Staff | 10/01/2013 - 10:45

Mitt Romney doesn't believe it was his stance on immigration that made him lose the Latino vote, but rather, Latinos didn't understand his position when it came to immigration reform.


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Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz Concludes All-Night Speech Against Obamacare
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/26/2013 - 09:40

Sen. Ted Cruz finally wrapped up his all-night marathon speech about the need to defund Obamacare at noon on Wednesday, after more than 21 hours on the Senate floor, which even included a reading of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham.

"Obamacare isn't working," he said. "There are politicians in this body who are not listening to the people."

Cruz, who began his speech on Tuesday at approximately 2:41 p.m, had declared that he intended to speak in opposition of Obamacare until he could no longer stand.


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Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech
Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/11/2013 - 11:00

"What kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?" President Obama said during his nation address on Tuesday night.

NBC Latino reports that several Latino legislators had mixed feelings regarding Obama's stance on Syria


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New York's Mayoral Race: Bill Thompson
New York's Mayoral Race: Bill Thompson
By Sandra Guzman | 09/09/2013 - 13:48

Four years ago, despite being outspent by $80 million dollars, Democratic mayoral hopeful, Bill Thompson came thisclose to beating his wealthy Republican opponent, Michael Bloomberg.  This election cycle however is proving to be more difficult for the former City Comptroller.


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New York Mayoral Race: Adolfo Carrion
New York's Mayoral Race: Adolfo Carrion
By Sandra Guzman | 09/09/2013 - 13:11
Adolfo Carrión knows this for sure, come November, he will be the only Latino choice for mayor on the ballot. The lifelong Democrat who served in the City Council, President of the Bronx and in the Obama Whitehouse, shocked supporters early this year when he abandoned the party to run for mayor on the Independence Party line. According to Carrión, both parties no longer serve the needs of voters, particularly communities of color.

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New York's Mayoral Race: John Liu
New York's Mayoral Race: John Liu
By Sandra Guzman | 09/06/2013 - 12:50

It’s a testament to the tenacity of John Liu, the City’s Comptroller and mayoral candidate, that despite the devastating decision by the New York City Campaign Finance board to deny him public matching funds recently after three of his fundraisers were found guilty of campaign fraud, he is still in the Democratic primary race. And he is not quitting. “It’s a terrible decision and very unfortunate,” he says. “But we’re going full speed ahead.”


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New York's Mayoral Race: Christine Quinn
New York's Mayoral Race: Christine Quinn
By Sandra Guzman | 09/06/2013 - 11:05

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is fond of saying that her favorite New Yorkers are Patience and Fortitude, the two majestic lions that guard the entrance of the city’s grand public library on the famed Fifth Avenue. She’ll need plenty of both as her quest to become the city’s first female mayor nears the finish line.


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New York's Mayoral Race: Bill de Blasio
New York's Mayoral Race: Bill de Blasio
By Sandra Guzman | 08/31/2013 - 12:00

Spend any time on the campaign trail with New York City mayoral aspirant Bill de Blasio, a towering man the height of the average NBA player, and you will understand why the married father of two is climbing steadily in the polls.

His approach with voters is part professor, part father, and part friendly neighbor next door. By far the most liberal of the candidates, the city’s Public Advocate shows a soft approach to tough questions hurled at him by voters exasperated with a city that seems to work lovely for some and not so for others.


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Special Series: New York’s Mayoral Race
By Sandra Guzman | 08/30/2013 - 10:45

Note: As part of Latina’s commitment to exploring issues that matter to you, today we start a series on one of the most important political races going on now: the mayoral race in the biggest city in the country, New York, whose Latinos number 2.4 million out of nearly 8.3 million total residents—a quarter of the Big Apple’s electorate. One out of every five voters heading to the voting booth is expected to be one of us.


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