Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'

#Latism Tweet Up Tonight, October 11, Discussing VP Debate

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

The good folks at Latinos in Social Media are going to be hosting a tweet up this evening to discuss the vice presidential debate that will occur tonight in Danville, Kentucky. The stakes are high tonight as polls between President Obama and Mitt Romney have become closer since the first presidential debate, and a new […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Media · Mitt Romney

The Feeling of June 15th

July 12th, 2012 · No Comments

By Thailandia Alaffita Just last month I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had reached what one may describe as a standstill, a sort of complacent state of being – the kind of feeling one might experience when you can no longer say you’re only working at this restaurant during […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Education · Immigration

President Obama Addresses NALEO: Defends Immigration Decision

June 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Today President Obama addressed the same crowd of Latino elected officials that Mitt Romney did yesterday. The President basically touted his domestic accomplishments and then defended his administration’s decision to let DREAM eligible youth stay in the country. He also took an opportunity to remind the audience that Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act. […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · health care · Immigration · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Romney addresses NALEO without giving many immigration specifics

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

On Thursday, Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of Latino elected officials and took the opportunity to slam President Obama on the economy, but he also addressed immigration, which is something he has been pressed to do in the week after the administration’s latest announcement on implementing prosecutorial discretion. Check out my analysis of Romney’s speech […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Immigration · Mitt Romney · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

The Use of Latino Celebs in the Obama Campaign

April 18th, 2012 · 7 Comments

It’s that time of the election season again, when Latino celebs start to make the rounds with appeals for their candidates. Sometimes I question the effectiveness of it all especially since many celebrities are in the 1% and don’t necessarily convey the struggle of the average Latino. Of course, I know that many of these […]

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Tags: Barack Obama

Continuing Commentary on Cecilia Muñoz

December 2nd, 2011 · 10 Comments

The commentary continues on White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz this week with a writer at Fox News Latino asking if she’s being treated as a modern day Malinche? For those of you needing a refresher, Malinche, the lover of Hernan Cortes, is treated as both a heroine and traitor depending upon one’s […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Department of Homeland Security · Immigration

More Rumblings from Latino Activists about Obama Immigration Policies

November 11th, 2011 · 8 Comments

If you haven’t been following the continuing saga of the Obama administration and its defense of record deportation numbers, I’m going to provide some quick links in this post to get you caught up. There is some different of opinion in the Latino and immigrant advocacy community about the perceived targeted criticism of Cecilia Muñoz, […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Department of Homeland Security · Government Accountability · Immigration

A must see: Frontline’s Lost in Detention

October 25th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This week President Obama’s visit to Southern California and his high profile Latino celebrity fundraiser at the home of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith made big local news. Here’s a little sampling of the press report from USA Today on that event: “Obama later visited the Spanish-style mansion of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith for […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Detention · Immigration · Media