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Obama shares his biggest surprise at Univision forum about not being able to pass immigration reform

LatinaLista — The President’s turn on Univision’s “Meet the Candidate” forum hasn’t even aired yet but word is leaking that Univision anchors Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos didn’t cut him any slack. Like the professional journalists they are, they grilled the President on his record in office, especially on immigration reform. Ramos even scolded

The 47 percent should be insulted by Romney’s statement and the rest of the nation should be appalled and fearful

LatinaLista — The headline on Politico blares “Mitt Romney, man of constant sorrow.” The article is in relation to the seemingly non-stop gaffes that the Republican presidential candidate has been making before and since accepting the nomination at the GOP convention in Tampa. To be fair, Obama and his team have had their share too

When talking about Latino voters, new poll shows it’s all about Latinas

LatinaLista — A new tracking poll released today by impreMedia/Latino Decisions highlighted a reality that has so far been ignored by both presidential campaigns — Latinas overwhelmingly favor Obama over Romney. According to the poll: Latina voters plan to vote for President Obama by a margin of 74% to 21% for Romney – a 53 point

New report underscores how Voter ID laws threaten the democratic right of too many youth of color

LatinaLista — A new study released by the black youth project titled Turning Back the Clock on Voting Rights: The Impact of New Photo Identification Requirements on Young People of Color adds one more voice to the chorus of organizations, academics, politicians and individuals sounding the alarm to the threat against the voting rights of

Romney’s un-presidential response to Libya attack should give cause for concern to all Latino families whose children want to serve

LatinaLista — The news that the American ambassador to Libya had died as a result of an attack against the US embassy in the city of Benghazi was horrific. That a small faction of extremists, believed to be the militant jihadist group, Ansar al-Sharia, planned the attack by hijacking a religious protest (incited by Egyptian

New immigrant deportation report underscores a gov’t as divided on the issue as the nation

LatinaLista — Last week, rumors were rampant that the Obama administration was bracing for bad news just as the Democratic National Convention was winding down. The bad news was the monthly jobs report. The report showed only very slight improvement and pushed the Obama camp to briefly acknowledge it as “not good enough” before dispatching