DNC 2012: (Re)-Introducing Barack Obama

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Charlotte, North Carolina If voters had any doubt about Barack Obama, the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina seeks to cast them away.  Speaker after speaker has been tasked with personalizing the President, standing up for his character, and arguing in different ways why he is the best choice in November. San Antonio Mayor Julián […]

La Voz de Pueblo RNC 2012: the Taxi Cab Interview

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on Mitt Romney: First Gringo-Latino President?

Tampa, Florida What’s the word on the street here in Tampa which is hosting more than 50,000 people for the 2012 National Republican Convention? Who better to ask than a taxi driver.  I mean think about it.  They talk to everyone and see everything.  I struck gold when Carlos took Natascha OS, director of LATISM’s […]

On Sirius Radio: Will Latino Voters Show Up? Then the Dog Barked

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

You know it’s the summer of a Presidential election year because the race has narrowed, the challenging party’s nominee is known, and the radio and TV ads start laser focusing on voting blocs in hopes of peeling away precious votes. That’s become clear as the Obama and Romney campaign go mano-a-mano to court Latino voters with spots […]

Election 2012: Latina Bloggers Go to the White House

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Chosen as a LATISM Top Bloguera

Sometimes I wonder when I’m going to arrive at the White House and have security pluck me away, throw me in a Midnight Express cell, and throw away the key forever.  Guilty of being critical, obsessively at times, and holding President Barack Obama accountable for not delivering on immigration reform while deportations spiked and the […]

Election 2012: The Mami Wars

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My friends call me Sah-rah Palín–the Latina Sarah Palin–because I am so critical of the “mainstream media” as it concerns the lack of diversity, especially at the decision-making level. The Mommy Wars debate reignited by Hilary Rosen‘s comment on CNN that Ann Romney didn’t “work a day in her life” is Exhibit A.  True Dat although […]

TMM Guest Host Day 1: Serious About Syria, Saving for Freelancers, Romney’s Woman & Latino Problema

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Until recently, I was always a generalist and in Washington, DC, this is a problem given that as a reporter, you need to own a beat–sources and stories to break news. So I focused on my passion and made it my niche: the dramatic growth of the Latino community and its impact on politics, the […]

Civics Clase: On Primary Day, Why I’m an Independent Voter

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Civics Clase: On Primary Day, Why I'm an Independent

2012 District of Columbia Primary, I’m ready: License: check Passport (in case I need back up government-issued ID): check Voter Registration Card: check 2012 D.C. Primary Guide (read, of course): check So you can imagine my surprise when I showed up after leaving NPR earlier than I planned. (I’m there this and next week).  The darling […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run on His Record With Latino Voters?

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Checa my record. In our 24/7 information culture where things come at us at the speed of light and in 140 characters or less, check my record is kind of an quaint concept, ¿no? along the lines of: “Yes I’ll do it because I said I would.” Or…”you can count on me.” Or…”Don’t…because it’s wrong.” […]