Friday, February 26, 2021

Obama Comes in Strong with Foreign Policy in Final Presidential Debate

The third and final presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney dealt mainly with foreign policy, and experts agree that Obama’s experience while in office gave him the lead in this debate. “Like in past presidential debates, the foreign policy format benefits the incumbent President, and President Obama reminded the audience he was Commander-in-Chief,” […]

President Obama’s Immigration Reform Stance Resonates Positively with Latinos

During a time of the year when presidential candidates are reaching out to different communities to secure their vote, President Obama has gained support from the Latino community by passing such orders like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and by being a constant supporter of the DREAM Act. “[Latinos] know that he’s […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Romney’s Empty ‘Binders Full of Women'”

Mitt Romney showed up Tuesday night talking about “binders full of women” being brought to him when he was governor. Sounds kind of kinky and certainly not something you want to be touting. The phrase was part of Romney’s answer to a question from an audience member at the second presidential debate about how he would “rectify […]

Supreme Court Rejects Voter Suppression Efforts in Ohio

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal that would have overturned a lower court decision upholding early voting in Ohio three days before an election, effectively protecting Ohio voters’ right to vote early in this upcoming election. “We are pleased that the US Supreme Court declined to overturn federal court rulings that every Ohioan […]

Romney Falters on Immigration during Second Presidential Debate

Immigration came up for the first time during last night’s second presidential debate, and both presidential candidates spoke on their plan for immigration reform. President Obama and Governor Romney faced off at Hofstra University on various topics important to Latinos, including the economy, jobs, and immigration. Viewers felt that President Obama “dominated” this debate and […]

Anti-Immigration Ad Attempts to Divide African-American and Latino Communities

An ad aired during the presidential debate is being criticized for its approach, showing an African-American actor highlighting black unemployment and focusing on anti-immigration remarks. With 31% of all new immigrants as of 2010 being of Latino descent, the anti-immigrant remarks in the NumbersUSA ad are seen as an attempt to fracture the relationship between […]

Democratic Latino Vote Affected as Some Polls Underestimate Voters

Polling firms that conduct interviews only in English are likely to miss some Latino voters who are more comfortable speaking Spanish, underestimating the impact of Democratic Latino voters. According to Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions, a polling firm that conducts bilingual interviews, primarily Spanish-speaking Latino voters are more likely to vote Democratic than those who […]

Biden Delivers in Vice Presidential Debate against Ryan

In the first and only Vice Presidential debate held yesterday night in Danville, Kentucky, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan faced off enthusiastically on topics such as foreign policy, health care, and the economy. Latinos from both parties expressed satisfaction with their respective candidates. “[Biden] easily won the debate – he took control of the facts […]

Latinos Say Economy Is Top Issue for Upcoming Election

According to a Fox News Latino poll held September 11-13, 48% of Latinos voters determined that the economy is the most important issue in the upcoming presidential election. Immigration was the fifth most important issue with 6% on the poll. The remaining concerns were health care (14%), education (11%), and social issues (8%). As previously […]

Latino Students Protest Romney’s Visit to Arizona

While Republican president hopeful Mitt Romney visited the State of Arizona, a group of young Latinos protested his visit due to his stance on immigration reform and the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. As it stands, the legislation, which would create a path to citizenship for over two million undocumented immigrants […]