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Sen. Menendez gives impassioned speech against Nelson Amendment in support of Women’s Rights

December 9th, 2009 · 8 Comments

A month ago, I blogged about how many Latino congressional members voted to support the Stupak amendment in the health care bill, which bans abortion coverage from health insurance companies that receive federal subsidies. That amendment ended up passing, but a similar amendment in the Senate was defeated this week in large part to some […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · health care · Sen. Robert Menendez

Seneca: Latinos and the Current Ship of State

March 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

President Obama has entered office and confirmed that the nation faces its greatest economic challenge since the 1930’s Great Depression. The menacing economic syndrome of deflation is rearing its ugly head. Prices are collapsing in many markets not just in housing. The current crisis is increasingly characterized as becoming a wide-spread debacle: the consumer confidence […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Education · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · teen pregnancy

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

Seneca’s take on Latino Leadership in Washington, D.C.

November 12th, 2008 · 9 Comments

In Washington, it is most difficult to obtain or discover any vignettes or indiscretions by Latinos because the vast majority simply do not hang out in the nation’s capital after hours or on weekends. Perhaps this is one of many reasons why only one Latino member of Congress is considered to be part of the Washington inner […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Jewish - Latino relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Monday Roundup Post in the Latino Political World

November 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but Mayor Villaraigosa’s ex-squeeze, Mirthala Salinas, is pregnant, and she seems happy working at a local AM Spanish language radio station in Los Angeles. She certainly kicked up a lot of dust for reporting on the mayor’s failed marriage, while involving herself with him at the […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · GWB · Hillary Clinton · Mirthala Salinas · Puerto Rico · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Sen. Robert Menendez · voting trends

The Latest Roundup in the Realm of Latino Politics

October 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The bodies of Henry Sanchez, brother of Reps. Linda and Loretta Sanchez, and his girlfriend were found last week in a sunken boat off the Southern California coast. This was most certainly a tragic incident, but please, who goes boating in the middle of the night, especially if you don’t have to? I guess if you are a commercial fisherman […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Detention · Economics · Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Sen. Robert Menendez