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Friday’s Roundup – What we have been reading

January 23rd, 2009 · 27 Comments

This will be a short post, but I thought that I would share some of the things that we have been reading and contemplating for future blogging. Calls for immigration reform under Obama - Looks like the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has already sent a letter to President Obama to request a meeting to discuss the issue. [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration · Rep. Hilda Solis · Sen. Ken Salazar

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

Seneca’s observation on the Richardson withdrawal

January 4th, 2009 · 16 Comments

The Governor Bill Richardson debacle is indeed disappointing but not totally surprising. Bill has been known at times for demonstrating some hubris in his public behavior, and there has been the careless chatter about his roving eye. But fortunately, no one has ever put a face and name to any particular woman. Hence this can [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Dec 18 update on Latino Appointments in the Obama Administration

December 18th, 2008 · 34 Comments

Seneca penned a comprehensive update on Latino appointments in the Obama administration last night with lots of detail, but today we learned that Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) has been nominated for the Secretary of Labor post. Hilda Solis has been a strong advocate of organized labor, and upon hearing this news, Eliseo Medina, the International [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · diversity · Fabian Núñez · Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · Supreme Court

Denver Post reporting that Sen. Salazar accepts Interior Sec, but should we be concerned?

December 15th, 2008 · 28 Comments

According to the Denver Post, Senator Ken Salazar will accept the Secretary of the Interior position, boosting the number of Latinos in the Obama cabinet to two. But should we be concerned about this appointment? Senator Salazar has been a friend of both Senator Joe Lieberman, an independent who defected away from the Dems with [...]

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Tags: Alberto Gonzales · Barack Obama · diversity · John McCain · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Sen. Ken Salazar

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

Latino Legislator of the Week – Congressman John Salazar preserving Colorado’s scenic land!

July 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This week’s Latino legislator of the week is is Representative John Salazar (D-CO) who is proposing legislation with Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO) and his brother Ken Salazar (D-CO) in the Senate to protect the Roan Plateau. The pro-gas lobby wants to drill in the Roan Ridge for natural gas. The Bureau of Land Management wants [...]

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Tags: GWB · Rep. John Salazar · Sen. Ken Salazar

A matter of record, Hillary Clinton’s Senate Record. Has she really been fighting for “us”?

March 4th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Hillary Clinton likes to tell us that she has been “vetted” and has thirty-five years of experience fighting for us. As most people know, she was the first lady of Arkansas and the US, and she worked at the Children’s Defense Fund right out of law school and house judiciary committee during the Watergate scandal. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · GOP · Hillary Clinton · John McCain · Presidential Elections · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez