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Eva Longoria, Latino Stars Celebrate the Inauguration and the Arts in the Nation’s Capitol

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I had to get “celebrity-ready” to work my first red carpet at the Latino Inaugural Ball at the Kennedy Center. Make up. Check. Dress. Check. Miss Texas hair. Check. Photographer extraordinaire Tricia O. Ortiz. Check. I had stiff competition–behind the red velvet rope were light-eyed beauties–Telemundo’s Carmen Dominicci and CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux. Walking the red […]

On Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

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These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us: “This is the most important election in your lifetime.” Really? Why? I’ll leave it to the experts to parse out history, data, and economic models. Instead, I’m going to laser focus on […]

Debate 2012: The Last Dance

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The table that divided President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world.  How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China, and troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are some of the issues where their differences emerged.  Both […]

“Binders Full of Women” or the Presidential Debate Re-Match

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This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for.  President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of their alleged respective failures and even getting in each other’s faces.  Moderator Candy Crowley from […]

Malarkey Is My New Favorite Word or Vice Prez Debate 2012

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It was the sizzling, red meat debate millions of Americans expected but did not get last week between President Barack Obama and challenger Governor Mitt Romney.  Vice-President Joseph Biden, Jr. and his Republican opponent Congressman Paul Ryan fired away on issues ranging from foreign policy, the economy, jobs, Medicare, and women’s reproductive rights.  Despite nearing […]

Big Bird May Trade Sesame Street for Skid Row or Prez Debates Round 1

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The pressure was on Mitt Romney to deliver a strong performance at the first presidential debate before the millions of Americans who tuned in. He showed up with his “A” game.  President Obama did not. The Denver debate focused on domestic issues–taxes, the economy, jobs, education, federal spending and the deficit, Medicare, the President’s health […]

What’s Wrong with National Voter Registration Day

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Election 2012: Young Latino Voters

Very little, except that like any “holiday” most people will get excited, Twitter will burn down, and then everyone goes back to her solitary lane in life. Not me. I want to push you to not just register which is critically important but to stay engaged and informed. Gente, don’t get me wrong.  Registering to […]

Mitt Romney’s Porcentages: ¿1, 47, or 100?

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Mitt Romney is known for putting his foot in his mouth. But when the liberal magazine Mother Jones posted the video of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee calling 47% of Obama voters “freeloaders,” political junkies, average Americans, and campaign strategists gasped. Click here to watch the video secretly taped at a private Florida fundraiser. The […]