Thursday, December 3, 2020

Nevada’s First Openly Gay Latino Mayor

Daniel Corona becomes the first openly gay Latino in West Wendover, Nevada.  This is Corona’s second term, he was first elected in 2016 after winning by only 100 votes and becoming the youngest mayor in the state. The win is not something that he ever expected in a rural, northeastern Nevada city in Elko Country, […]

Biden Chooses Three Latinos for His Administration

Although President Trump has refused to concede the election and accept his lost, President-elect Joe Biden has started to move forward with the transition in order to be ready to take office next year. Just yesterday, Biden announced his first picks for his senior staff and three Latinos were part of that. One of them […]

Comentarios From Maria: Bernie Beyond the Pale

Sen. Bernie Sanders went beyond the pale this week by saying outright he did not think former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was qualified to be president. His reason? He took a CNN report that the Clinton campaign was going to go hard against him and used that to incorrectly assert that Clinton was stating […]

Obama’s List to Congress: Budget, Immigration, and a Farm Bill

            After signing a bipartisan deal to reopen the government and avert a default, President Obama challenged Congress to overcome political division and focus its work on passing a budget, overhaul immigration, and approve a long delayed farm bill this year. The President said that these three priorities would help […]

How Wendy Davis and Latinos Could Turn Texas Blue, or Not

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The big news out of Texas, “leaked” before it was “ready,” is that Wendy Davis will run for Governor. Some background: Wendy Davis is Senator Wendy Davis, the Democrat from Fort Worth who pulled off the real filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate some months ago, the filibuster that stalled a […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Immigration Reform Must Be Priority”

The “leaders” we elect to represent us in Congress should have the ability to chew gum and walk at the same time. A recent article in Politico.com suggested that due to the problems facing the country with regards to Syria and the national budget, immigration reform is dead- at least for the next two years.  I find […]

Comentarios from Maria: “La Reforma Migratoria tiene que ser prioridad”

Los “líderes” que elegimos para representarnos en el Congreso deben tener la habilidad de mascar chicle y caminar a la misma vez. En un reciente artículo de Político.com se sugiere que, debido a los problemas que enfrenta el país con respecto a Siria y el presupuesto nacional, la reforma migratoria está muerta, por lo menos […]

Obama Nominates First Latina as OPM Director

            President Barack Obama declared his nomination for Katherine Archuleta, a former top campaign aide, as the next director of the Office of Personnel Management making her the first Latino to lead the federal personnel agency. “Katherine brings to the [OPM] broad experience and a deep commitment to recruiting and […]

Bipartisan Immigration Bill is Revealed to Congress

The Senate group dubbed the “Gang of Eight” released the new bipartisan immigration bill earlier today after being delayed out of respect for the tragedy in Boston. “This bill is clearly a compromise, and no one will get everything they wanted, including me. But it is largely consistent with the principles that I have repeatedly […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Bipartisan Coalition Bolsters U.S. STEM”

Co-Written with John E. Sununu The sequester’s arrival on March 1 left Americans with more questions than answers about our country’s economic future. Most of all, it epitomized the challenge of finding consensus in the current political climate. That failure makes the bipartisan movement on immigration reform this year all the more impressive — and […]