Saturday, May 25, 2024

Republican Infighting Forces House GOP Leadership to Cancel Vote on Border Bill

Discord among House Republicans forced Speaker John Boehner to cancel a vote to approve emergency funding for the crisis at the border after it became clear that GOP Leadership had failed to garner sufficient support for the bill. Although the proposed bill would provide $659 million in funding that was namely earmarked to strengthen border […]

The Hispanic Institute calls on Governor Romney to reign in Extreme Faction

Today, The Hispanic Institute called on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to denounce a House bill that would effectively militarize America’s borders. The National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (H.R. 1505), authored by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), would give the Department of Homeland Security expanded powers to obtain operational control of federal lands […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Why ‘occupy’? It’s personal”

I appeared on a couple of segments on CNN this week where the topic was the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. A question raised was whether this was political. The Republican/tea party spokesperson said yes, arguing that labor unions were behind it (in fact the labor unions did not join until this week). I said it […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “No Casa Blanca for the GOP”

As a Democrat, predictably, I find all of the presidential candidates and the policies they support anathema to everything I believe this country needs right now. Their “solutions” are regurgitated failures that have been tried before and are a big reason President Obama inherited an economy on the brink of another Great Depression. As a […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Tyranny of 87 must stop”

We have become victims of the Tyranny of 87. This is not a reference to the years immediately preceding the French Revolution of 1789. I am referring to July 2011 in the United States of America, the greatest democracy in the world. Or so I thought. The Tyranny of 87 is the bizarre, surreal, but […]

Protesters in Neighboring California Stand with Arizona

As the Arizona state legislature pushed a measure to deny the children of undocumented immigrants automatic citizenship guaranteed to them under the 14th Amendment, activists in neighboring California took to the streets in a show of solidarity. The protest took place over the weekend in the predominantly Latino suburb of Pacoima, with more than 1,500 […]

California Republican Introduces Arizona-style Immigration Law

Newly-elected Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R) is introducing an immigration measure similar to Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law in California. Donnelly may count on the support of the Tea Party, but the legislation isn’t expected to go very far in the Democratic-controlled legislature. “He has about as much chance of passing that bill as he does at […]

California Tea Partier Proposes Tough Immigration Law Similar to SB 1070

A conservative activist and Tea Party member in California has proposed that the state legislature adopt an anti-immigration law similar to Arizona’s controversial SB 1070. Michael Erickson, of San Francisco, proposed the law titled “Support Federal Immigration Law Act,” according to California Secretary of State Debra Brown (D), who on Tuesday, authorized the petition drive […]

Mid-Term Election Results and the Latino Vote

Tuesday night’s results definitely told a tale that involved the Hispanic vote.  On Tuesday, we laid out what were going to be the likely elections most influenced by Latino voters across the country.  Countless predictions came true about a Republican wave sweeping Congress while Democrats managed to hold on to control of Senate.  Nevada “Did […]

Senate Hopeful Defends Ad and Confuses Latinos and Asians

Republican Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle, in addressing a group of Latino high school students in Nevada, defended an ad aired recently by her campaign by saying she was “unsure” if the images of dark-skinned individuals sneaking through a chain link fence actually depicted Hispanics. The TV spot, which is no longer available on You Tube, […]