Eva Longoria and Barack Obama
10 Celebs with an Obama Connection!
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 04/09/2014 - 14:11

President Barack Obama is one popular guy! The United States president has formed relationships with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.


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Ted Cruz with father Rafael and daughter Caroline during victory speech in 2012
Ted Cruz's Father Compares Obama to Fidel Castro -- Repeatedly
By Latina Staff | 10/16/2013 - 10:42

Sen. Ted Cruz's father Rafael Cruz took the stage at a Freedom Works Free the People event this summer and gave a speech in which he compared President Obama to Fidel Castro numerous times.

"It is such an honor to be here with so many patriots," said elder Cruz. He then went on to share with the crowd that he "grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship" and that as a teenager had become involved in a revolution.


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Zimmerman/Trayvon Case Update
Zimmerman/Trayvon Case Update
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/15/2013 - 16:18

After a six woman jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Saturday night, thousands across the U.S. began to protest the verdict.


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Camilo Jose Vergara and President Barack Obama
First Photographer to be Awarded National Humanities Medal
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/11/2013 - 14:21

His name is Camilo Jose Vergara, and not only is he the first photographer to receive a high honor for story reporting, he is also Chilean.


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Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 11:41

President Barack Obama announced that he plans on nominating Katherine Archuleta as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. If confirmed, the Colorado-native will be the first Latina to head this agency. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is in charge of managing the civil service of the federal government.


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Hilda Solis during her Fox News Latino interview
Hilda Solis, Next CA Gov? All Options Open for Outgoing Labor Secretary
By Fox News Latino | 01/17/2013 - 11:39

Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis regrets that more people were not hired under her leadership.

She's confident that President Barack Obama will address concerns over diversity in his second-term cabinet.

And now that she's stepping down from her cabinet post as Labor Secretary, she clarified she's still very much in the political game and weighing various options as she returns to her native California.


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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during the second Presidential Debate
Election 2012 Presidential Debates: Obama and Romney Re-Match
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/17/2012 - 15:00

This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of their alleged respective failures and even getting in each other’s faces. Moderator Candy Crowley from CNN acted much like an older sister letting younger brothers resolve their differences, but heading off a fight with firm “if I could have you sit down!”


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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during 2012 first Presidential Debate
Election 2012 Presidential Debates: Romney Comes Out Strong
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/04/2012 - 13:05

The pressure was on Mitt Romney to deliver a strong performance at the first presidential debate before the millions of Americans who tuned in. He showed up with his “A” game. President Obama, some would say, did not.


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Election 2012: Same-Sex Marriage Now, Immigration Policy Later?
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/13/2012 - 09:25

President Barack Obama was pushed to take his “principled” stand after his gaffe-prone VP Joe Biden came out this week in support of same-sex marriage, as opposed to civil unions.  Mr. Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts that his evolution on this political hot potato issue is due to not wanting to explain to his daughters that some Americans, such as same sex couples, aren’t allowed the same legal protections as everyone else.


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Election Guide
How Republicans and Democrats Plan to Woo Latinos to the Polls
By Sugey Palomares | 04/16/2012 - 17:40

Every month at least 50,000 U.S. Latinos turn 18 and are legally allowed to vote, and that key statistic is greatly shaping the political discourse among Republicans and Democrats leading up to the 2012 Election Day. As February’s Time Magazine issue reported, the power of the Latino vote can ultimately decide who will win the upcoming presidential election.


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