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Seneca’s thoughts on The Latino Agenda: First Year or Two of the Obama Administration

January 20th, 2009 · 32 Comments

As President Obama places his hand on Lincoln’s Bible to be sworn as the 44th President of The United States, history is clearly being made: it is the first African-American to occupy the office. In fact there has been no Jew, Italian, Frenchman, Southern or Eastern European descendant or Latino elected President of the U.S. The […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · health care · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Iraq War · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Latino to lead Army’s Old Guard at Inauguration on Tuesday

January 17th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Earlier this morning I read this inspiring story about Lt. Col. Jaime Martinez, who recently completed treatment for a rare cancer. Lt. Col. Martinez will command The Old Guard, the Army’s oldest infantry regiment, during the inauguration festivities. He will be tasked with saluting the departing president and welcoming the new commander in chief Barack […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Dick Cheney · Hillary Clinton · Iraq War

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

The 1st Debate showed how hard it is for McCain to run from Bush’s record

September 27th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Last night’s debate really highlighted how John McCain is having a difficult time distinguishing what he is proposing as being a change or departure from the Bush administration’s actions for the past eight years. I was particularly struck by how McCain could not acknowledge any of the mistakes in Iraq. He will still insisting that […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · GWB · Iraq War · Presidential Elections

Looks like Palin has her own church issues — Why isn’t this footage all over the news?

September 9th, 2008 · 9 Comments

It seems that Governor Sarah Palin has some church problems of her own. Remember a few months ago when we couldn’t turn on the evening news without hearing repeated footage of Reverend Wright and his rantings? And while I don’t agree with Rev. Wright’s statements, I think that it is a little odd how there are statements […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Evangelicals · Iraq War · Pentacostal churches · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin

My thoughts on Palin’s speech

September 4th, 2008 · 22 Comments

I haven’t watched too much of the RNC as it has been a busy week for me, but I did catch most of Governor Palin’s speech yesterday and then heard the commentary on NPR on my way home. I was struck by how little she revealed about her own policy positions, but she did go […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Iraq War · John McCain · Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin chosen by McCain as VP candidate – Is she a friend of the Latino community?

August 30th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Yesterday John McCain shocked many by selecting Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee. Palin, a 44 year old mother of five, has been the governor of Alaska for nearly two years, and prior to that, her other experiences in electoral politics were when she served as mayor of Wasilla and on its […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Evangelicals · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Iraq War · John McCain · Pentacostal churches · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin

John McCain and Barack Obama speak to LULAC as “Latin Lovers”

July 9th, 2008 · 8 Comments

On Tuesday, Barack Obama and John McCain both spoke to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Washington, D.C. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post did a stupid skit called “Latin Lovers” to show us how both candidates were “pandering.” Do you think that if the two presidential candidates were addressing the NAACP […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Elvira Arellano · Immigration · Iraq War · John McCain · LULAC