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America Is the Cause of Its Immigration ‘Problem’

Sep 25, 2012
“Civil rights are for blacks,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter said on ABC’s “This Week” during a show on immigration and the Latino vote Sunday. That’s nonsense, says “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan Gonzalez, who along with filmmaker Eduardo Lopez directed a deeply informative film about the root causes of Latin American immigration to the United States.
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Sen. Inhofe Concerned About the Whole Race, Gender Thing

May 27, 2009
The news that known Latina Sonia Sotomayor may soon join the Supreme Court spurred an apparently alarmed Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) to hold forth in a statement on Tuesday about the need to make sure that Sotomayor will be able to mete out justice from her vaunted post without her pesky extra X chromosome or her non-Oklahoman ethnic roots mucking things up for everyone.

Island Catches Clinton Fever

Jun 2, 2008
Hillary Clinton scored a huge win in Puerto Rico on Sunday, though she still needs an argument for the superdelegates. The candidate was hoping for major gains in the popular vote, but a local politico tells CNN that Puerto Ricans, who can't vote in the general election, were less enthusiastic than mainland primary goers: "Most people in Puerto Rico, I would venture to guess, they are not even aware that there's a primary going on." Update: Clinton's fuzzy math.

Not-So-Super Sunday in Puerto Rico?

May 31, 2008
After some seriously suspenseful primaries earlier in the year, the general feeling about Sunday's Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico is far less energized, let's say In fact, local officials are predicting that a substantial percentage of Puerto Rican voters won't even show up at the polls.

Memorial Day: Campaign Trail Edition

May 27, 2008
Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama observed Memorial Day in Puerto Rico and New Mexico, respectively, paying tribute to U.S. military men and women from the past and the present and making their cases for becoming commander in chief.

Angling for Edwards’ Loyal Lawyers

Jan 28, 2008
Politics mixed with martinis and swizzle sticks as campaign aides from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's camps infiltrated a Puerto Rican resort in an effort to woo John Edwards' colleagues and supporters at an annual gathering of top American trial lawyers. Above, one of the weekend's political players, Clinton lieutenant Terry McAuliffe.