In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: ¿Mitt or Mitteo Romney?

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What a stunner.  Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina, a conservative, “family values,” evangelical state if ever there was one, days after his ex-wife Marianne states the former Speaker of the House asked her for an “open marriage” while he was getting busy with an ex-staffer and his current wife Callista (still with me?).  Add to […]

Fox News Latino: Romney Doubles Down on Immigration at South Carolina Debate

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: Romney Double Downs on Immigration at South Carolina Debate

Drama!  Bright Lights!  Riled up booing crowds!  Blow-dried, made-up, and dark-suited men in stark opposition to the sweater vests or rolled-up sleeves of TV ads! Multiple choice answer: a) latest George Clooney movie b) Rehearsals for the K Street version of S**t White Girls Say to Black Girls or S**t Lobbyists Say to Lawmakers (hmmm.  Maybe I […]

Latina Magazine: Could Marco Rubio Help Mitt Romney Carry the Latino Vote?

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This is a story about a popular game that’s played in Washington every four years. It’s not baseball or football given that the Nats and Redskins, year in and year out, break fans’ hearts. It’s not potluck dinner Game Night at K and D’s (this Sunday) where we’re mixing Inglorious Basterds/Who Am I? with Cranium […]

Latina Magazine: Eight Vote Win: What Iowa Teaches Us about the Importance of Voting

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Eight votes. As I said in TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado the Iowa Caucus on CNN en Español’s Café CNN, I can’t fit that many people in my doll house DC row house for dinner. I haven’t had 8 boyfriends in my entire life. Claro que Rick Santorum’s strong finish is extraordinary for a campaign running with minimal staff […]

TLWC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks Virginia Primaries, Iowa Caucus, & Janet Jackson on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Isn’t it a little slippery to not say hypocritical when some decide that the laws aren’t fair (whine) because they didn’t dot their i’s or cross their t’s? Of course the law can be unfair.  That’s what courts and legislation are for: codify, and when necessary, rectify the law of the land for the benefit […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Analyzes the Iowa Caucus on CNN en Español’s Café CNN

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado Talks GOP Iowa Caucus on CNNE's Café CNN

U.S. politics fascinates people all around the world. I learned that early on, having caught the travel bug early thanks to Mami and Papi who splurged on education and vacations abroad (Big Bro, Lil’ Sis, and I did not get cars at 16, nor weekly shopping sprees growing up.  “Not a good inbestment,” Mami would […]

Civics Clase: What’s a Caucus? Vlog

Viviana Hurtado's Civics Clase--"What's a Caucus?"--for The Wise Latina Club

13 Republican presidential candidate debates until the first major event leading up to the 2012 GOP nomination at the summer convention. But who’s counting? The much-anticipated Iowa caucus is important because it’s the first political biggie on the way to being named the Republican challenger to President Obama.  The winner will have the political wind on his back, […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talking Kobe Bryant and Political Wives

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Calista on TV Define anchor baby Kobe di-vorc-ING! It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaarrr! Be glad–very glad–you’re not hearing me sing this twisted rendition of the Christmas classic only a political nerd like me could love. But listen in to the discussion on NPR’s […]