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The Democratic Party’s Latino Leadership Call – Bringing Out the Political & Star Power

October 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments

On Tuesday evening, there was a Latino leadership call hosted by the DNC with former Secretary of Transportation and Energy Federico Peña, the chair of the DNC Tim Kaine, actress/activist Eva Longoria, and President Obama. The overall message was to push the Latino Get Out the Vote (GOTV) message. The call began with Federico Peña [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democratic Party · Federico Peña · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party

Seneca: Pratfalls in Selecting the US Ambassador to Mexico

March 29th, 2009 · 35 Comments

This past week while in Mexico City Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to announce the new US Ambassador to Mexico. Several names had been tossed around in the last few months: Federico Peña (former Clinton Cabinet member), Henry Cisneros (former Clinton HUD Secretary), Frank Herrera (popular San Antonio attorney), Maria Echeveste (former Clinton [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Cuba · drug war · Federico Peña · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · National Council of La Raza · Seneca

Seneca: Latinos and the GOP, Part II

March 18th, 2009 · 38 Comments

During the Nixon Administration, the GOP began to assimilate the White South and all its cultural baggage: racial resentment of the African-American progress and the betraying Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Latinos still in overwhelming numbers remained Democrats. It was in the early 80’s with Ronald Reagan and the rise of the religious Evangelical Right that many [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Democratic Party · diversity · Economics · Evangelicals · Federico Peña · GOP · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca · voting trends

Seneca: Latino Rumblings in the Capitol on Eve of Inauguration

January 9th, 2009 · 15 Comments

The Richardson retreat from the Commerce Secretary nomination has left the Latinos as a whole dispirited and confused as to just how vital they may be to the new Administration after this Cabinet nomination stumble. Politico this week reported that new life has been breathed into the Latino advocacy groups to have other prominent and nationally known [...]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Federico Peña · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Mel Martinez · 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

Introducing Seneca, dropping knowledge about the Latino Political World from D.C.

November 8th, 2008 · 15 Comments

For those of you who did not have the opportunity to study the classics, Seneca was a philosopher who guided the young emperor Nero. Seneca is famous for saying, “Speech devoted to truth should be straightforward and plain.” Seneca, our Washington, D.C. contributor, will chime in to provide our raza with some news and observations [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Ben Ray Lujan · Bill Richardson · Carlos Gutierrez · Federico Peña · Henry Cisneros · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez

Former transportation and energy secretary, Federico Peña, endorses Barack Obama

September 8th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Yesterday Federico Peña endorsed Obama. It is funny how the Latino leadership isn’t throwing their support behind Bill Richardson, but I am haven’t been impressed with the recent comments from the New Mexico governor. Richardson’s comment about Iowa’s status as the first state to caucus being God’s will really turned me off. I guess that [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Cristina Saralegui · Federico Peña · Hillary Clinton · Oprah