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Seneca: The Latino State of the Union

December 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments

As the Yuletide approaches in the US followed by year’s end, the joy of the Latino celebration of these holidays is evident. This includes the sounds of villancicos, the stagings of the Posadas, accompanied by the season’s Hispanic gastronomical delights such as buñuelos, tamales, lechon asado, turrones and countless other delicacies from the different Latin [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Economics · Education · Foreign Policy · GOP · GWB · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Republican Party · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · voting trends

Ken Salazar’s BP Fox, Sylvia Baca

June 7th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Last week, I pondered whether President Obama should fire Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar. If you notice, this past week, Salazar has not been in front of the camera or making many public statements. He’s no longer directly in the line of fire and probably in part because of his clumsy performance with cliched statements [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Government Accountability · Secretary of Interior Salazar

Should President Obama Fire Secretary Salazar?

May 30th, 2010 · 20 Comments

Note: This blog post was meant to go online on Friday, but I couldn’t log on for the past few days. With the BP oil spill dominating the news and the growing frustration with the Obama administration and its handle on this disaster, I felt compelled to comment about Secretary of Interior Salazar. Back in [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Government Accountability · Secretary of Interior Salazar

Speculation about Secretary Salazar & Colorado Governor’s Race

January 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Today Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced that he won’t seek a second term in the rocky mountain state. Given that announcement, there has been much speculation that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar may leave the Obama administration to run for governor. Ken Salazar’s brother John, who currently serves in the Congress, is reportedly telling [...]

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Tags: Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Secretary of Interior Salazar

Seneca returns with observations about President Obama and Latinos

October 11th, 2009 · 32 Comments

Seneca has been on hiatus, but he’s back with some great observations about Latinos in the Obama administration and in the federal government in general: Obama has already demonstrated that he is the first US President to appoint more Latinos in his administration than any other President before him. His crowning achievement was to get Sonia [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · diversity · GOP · Immigration · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Seneca · Supreme Court

Salazar to revamp plan for Oil Exploration

February 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Interior Secretary Salazar came out in strong favor of offshore renewable energy yesterday and also will extend public comment for plans for new drilling, allowing activists to push for more or less oil exploration off of the coasts. Secretary Salazar is not ruling out offshore drilling entirely, but he did scrap a plan that the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Secretary of Interior Salazar