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Latest Hispanic Appointments by GWB

December 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Seneca has the latest on the recent appointments that President Bush has made in the last days of his presidency. George W. Bush is virtually out the door, but he still retains the power to make some appointments primarily to boards and commissions. W announced this past week that he would make a score or […]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Carlos Gutierrez · GWB

Richardson’s gaffe and more — A comprehensive update on Latino appointments in the Obama Administration

December 11th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Here is Seneca’s latest update on Latino appointments in the Obama Administration: Bill Richardson appears to have committed a big blooper. In a recorded video being bicycled around the internet, he states in Spanish that President Elect Obama is “un inmigrante.” Plainly, this feeds the anti-Obama bloggers, pundits, critics, bigots and other enemies of the newly […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · diversity · Henry Cisneros · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Rick Noriega · Seneca

The Latest on Hispanic Appointments in the Obama Administration

December 5th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Seneca, our Washington, D.C. contributor, has an update on the latest Latino appointments in the Obama administration. There’s a lot of history here. Read and learn! Gov Bill Richardson’s appointment (after having been derailed from becoming the first Latino Secretary of State)  for the Secretary Commerce demonstrates that President-Elect Obama will continue the tradition of […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Carlos Gutierrez · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Federico Peña · GWB · Iraq War · Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez · National Council of La Raza · Puerto Rico · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca

Some positive news – Bill Richardson going to Commerce (the consolation prize)

December 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

After the blogging about the tragedy facing Fabian Nuñez’s family, I thought that we should add some cheer… although for some it might be bittersweet, but Governor Bill Richardson will have a cabinet post in the Obama White House as the Secretary of Commerce, as has been widely reported for over a week now. Hopefully, […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Economics · Fabian Núñez · Hillary Clinton

Bill Richardson – our celeb politico!

November 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you are a fan of film or have watched any of the modern Westerns such as 310 to Yuma or Appaloosa, you will notice the New Mexico scenery in the background. Governor Bill Richardson has been instrumental in expanding the film industry in the Land of Enchantment bringing with it plenty of dollars to […]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Media

Grijalva emerges as contender for Interior Secretary — Richardson now leading candidate for Secretary of Commerce

November 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) is one of my favorite Latinos in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He’s a big conservationist, a strong advocate for national parks and endangered species, and is very committed to social justice. Congressman Grijalva actually was a John Edwards supporter before switching to Barack Obama back in January (I actually liked Edwards […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · John Edwards · Rep. Raul Grijalva

Latest commentary on Latino appointments in the new Obama Administration from Seneca

November 21st, 2008 · 14 Comments

Just from the continuous media coverage on Obama’s cabinet, White House, and other selections, it can certainly be surmised that few if any Latinos are being considered seriously for cabinet appointments, except perhaps for the one overseeing housing projects and minority related issues like HUD. Perhaps Education or Transporation will emerge with a Hispanic in view. It is almost […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Seneca

Latinos and Foreign Policy by Seneca

November 18th, 2008 · 21 Comments

Disclaimer: This blog post was going to go up last night, but I became busy with other things. Come to wake up, and VivirLatino is reporting that Hillary Clinton will accept Barack Obama’s offer for Secretary of State. Remember how many in the Latino community were hoping that Bill Richardson would get the top diplomat […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cuba · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Kennedys · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Sen. Joseph Biden · Seneca