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Loretta Lynch confirmed, becoming first Black female Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed by a vote of 56-43 to become the nation’s Attorney General. She will succeed former attorney general Eric Holder. Lynch was nominated for the position in November, but Lynch waited longer ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Jeb Bush identifies as “Hispanic” on voter registration, acknowledges mistake

Earlier today the New York Times published Jeb Bush’s voter registration form, which listed his ethnicity as “Hispanic.” Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George ...
by Adriana Maestas
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“C is for Change” introduces children to César Chávez

Today would have marked labor leader Cesar Chavez’s 88th birthday. In some localities, honoring Cesar Chavez is a holiday. Despite wide recognition in Chicano communities throughout the Southwest, there are still many who...
by Adriana Maestas
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Marco Rubio to enter presidential race on April 13

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Florida Senator Marco Rubio will announce that he is going to enter the race to be the Republican nominee for president on April 13: “Senator Marco Rubio plans to announce his cam...
by Adriana Maestas
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Senator Harry Reid announces retirement, eyes turn toward Nevada’s Latino electorate

Today Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced his retirement. The Senate Minority Leader insisted that this announcement had nothing to do with a recent eye injury, and it is being reported that Reid had made this decision privatel...
by Adriana Maestas
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Obamacare opponent Ted Cruz to sign up for care via health exchange

Texas Senator and GOP presidential contender, Ted Cruz, who has been one of the most vociferous critics of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), has said that he will seek health coverage on the Obamacare exchange. This comes af...
by Adriana Maestas
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Information gap persists about Latinos and Obamacare

For over a year, there has been an aggressive push to get Latinos, who have high rates of uninsured, to enroll in Obamacare. Initially, there were criticisms about the Spanish language website that people were to visit for more...
by Adriana Maestas
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Canadian born Ted Cruz to enter GOP race for president, let the birther stories begin

On Sunday, it was announced that Texas Senator Ted Cruz will launch his presidential campaign on Monday at Liberty University in Virginia. While Jeb Bush is “exploring” a run for president, Ted Cruz would be the fir...
by Adriana Maestas
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#RaceTogether: conversations about race deserve more time than it takes to make your latte

On Tuesday, Twitter was abuzz with the news that Starbucks was encouraging its baristas to have conversations with customers about race in America in its “Race Together” campaign. What may have started out as a well...
by Adriana Maestas
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Voto Latino Innovators Challenge: the tech competition to address problems in the Latino community

Today in Washington, D.C. a group of young Latinos will present their technology related projects that address problems in the Latino community to a panel of judges. In recent years, the lack of diversity in the technology indu...
by Adriana Maestas
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SunEdison and the SunEdison Foundation push for diversity in solar workforce

The solar technology industry has a diversity problem. The Solar Foundation’s 2013 National Solar Jobs Census revealed that 19 percent of all solar workers are women, nearly 16 percent are Latino, 7 percent are Asian/Paci...
by Adriana Maestas
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Jesús “Chuy” García forces Rahm Emanuel into mayoral runoff

On Tuesday, Chicago incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had the endorsement of his former boss, President Obama, failed to win 50% + of the vote and will now face a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Ga...
by Adriana Maestas
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Obama administration pursuing an emergency stay to move ahead with immigration executive action

Earlier this week a Texas judge issued an injunction that blocked the implementation of the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration that would prevent an estimated five million undocumented immigrants from ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Kamala Harris continues to pile up endorsements in California Senate race

Although she is the only declared candidate, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has been racking up endorsements in the race to become the next U.S. Senator from the Golden State. The other major Democratic would-be cand...
by Adriana Maestas
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Open Internet: FCC Chair proposes reclassifying the internet as a public utility

Today the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, announced in an opinion piece that he will present a plan to the FCC to regulate Internet service providers as public utility carriers. Consumer advocates h...
by Adriana Maestas
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