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 Hillary Clinton campaign ‘Habla Español’ 
  Hillary Clinton campaign ‘Habla Español’
The website of one candidate for president reads, “Esto empieza contigo” (This begins with you.) And it says, “Todos necesitan un campeón. Yo quiero ser tu campeón” (Everyone needs a champion. I want to be your champion.) Although two of the four politicians who have launched their campaigns so far are Hispanic, the only one seriously reaching out to Spanish-speaking voters on their campaign website is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “The ability to communicate to citizens, no ....

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 Most Latinos against Senator Rubio’s run for presidency 

Most Latinos against Senator Rubio’s run for presidency
The majority of the Hispanic and Latino population in the United States are of Mexican descent. Mexican-American, for the most part, heavily populate the southwestern part of the nation. Now that Florida's Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio is running for president, it is time to remember the facts and bring up history in an effort to remind ourselves how weak his leadership skills really are. Sin No. 1: Senator Marco Rubio supported Arizona's "papers please" law that would have directly ....

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 Republicans Rubio, Coffman are running for president in 2016
Republicans Rubio, Coffman are running for president in 2016
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants who rocketed from the obscure West Miami City Commission to the U.S. Senate, announced that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a campaign officially launched at downtown Miami’s Freedom Tower. At his kickoff event, he tied his Cuban immigrant parents’ journey to his own political success and outline a campaign built around the promise that, under the right national leadership, his story can continue to re....

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 Hillary Clinton launches second presidential bid  Hillary Clinton launches second presidential bid
Hillary Clinton put an end to months of speculation last weekend by officially announcing her candidacy for president, giving the former secretary of state another shot at cracking the highest glass ceiling in American politics. In a video launched on YouTube and a newly minted Facebook page Clinton said, "I'm getting ready to do something too. I'm running for president." Clinton's video part was shot in New York with the rest of the video shot in places including Iowa and New Hampshire. "....

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 Jeb Bush claims to be Hispanic in electoral act
Jeb Bush claims to be Hispanic in electoral act
Jeb Bush is not Hispanic, even if he somehow said so on an old voter registration form. He is son of the American parents, was born in the United States, is a Republican and still enrolled as a Hispanic in the form of voter registration in 2009, according to a document published on Monday in The New York Times. The daily newspaper obtained a copy of Bush’s 2009 voter registration application from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in which the former Florida governor marked “Hispan....

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 Ted Cruz announced Presidential Bid for 2016
Ted Cruz announced Presidential Bid for 2016
Half Cuban and Canadian born Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has been a top critic of immigration reform and president Obama’s Executive Order. Of an American mother and a Cuban father, Cruz was born on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta in Canada, as such, he was a dual citizen, an American because of his mother, and Canadian because born in this country, and now he is becoming the first candidate to declare himself officially in the race into the 2016 presidential field. Cruz seeks t....

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 Hutchinson signs middle-income tax cut bill 
Hutchinson signs middle-income tax cut bill
Governor Asa Hutchinson signed his promised tax cut package into law on last Friday morning with a bipartisan group of dozens of legislators in attendance. It caps quite a week for the governor, in which the two biggest pieces of legislation the session is likely to see the tax bill and the private option, were approved by the General Assembly by wide margins and sent to his desk. Governor proposal for a cut on income tax for the middle class, received the green light Thursday, February 5....

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 Texas has the first Latina First Lady
Texas has the first Latina First Lady
Cecilia Abbott is making history as the first Latina to become First Lady of Texas, after her husband, Greg, became the state’s governor. Festivities began January 13th with a swearing in ceremony on the Capital grounds followed by a barbecue and parade before the evening ball. While her husband, the former district attorney of the state, has had a storied legal and political career, Cecilia Abbott has remained deeply private despite living in a fishbowl political world. Naturally shy a....

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Asa Hutchinson is Arkansas’ new governor
Hutchinson was sworn in January 13rd, 2015 as Arkansas' 46th governor and four other new state constitutional officers along with two were re-elected in November. They each took the oath of office. The swearing-in ceremonies were administered by The Honorable Jim Hannah, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Governor Asa Hutchinson gave his inaugural address at noon from the steps of the Capitol. Hutchinson called on Arkansas a state with natural beauty, a rich history and unbound....
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Leslie Rutledge, state's first woman attorney general
Leslie Rutledge is Arkansas' new attorney general and the first woman holding that office. The Republican defeated Democrat Nate Steel and Libertarian Aaron Cash in balloting to replace Dustin McDaniel. Rutledge and Steel had each expressed frustration with the federal government. Leslie Rutledge pledged to work tirelessly to find, investigate and prosecute the very people and organizations who abuse, rip off and harm our seniors or prey upon our children and the most vulnerable. She r....
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Tim Griffin elected Arkansas lieutenant governor
Republican U.S. Representative Tim Griffin was elected Arkansas' new lieutenant governor. He is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District. Griffin defeated Democrat John Burkhalter and Libertarian Chris Olson in contest. The two-term congressman succeeds former Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr, who resigned earlier this year amid an ethics investigation. The congressman was on the House Ways and Means Committee, becoming the first Republican fr....
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Tom Cotton won Arkansas senate race
Republican U.S. Representative Tom Cotton defeated two-term Democratic Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas, in an expensive and heated race that the GOP viewed as crucial to its efforts to win the U.S. Senate. The 37-year-old Cotton was elected to a six-year term in the Senate. Cotton, who served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, was elected to Congress representing south Arkansas in 2012.
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Arkansas legislature to remain under GOP control
Republicans have locked up control of the Arkansas Legislature for 2015. On Tuesday, November 4th, the GOP won at least 62 seats in the 100 member House, while Democrats took at least 34. In the 35-member Senate, Republicans will hold a 24-11 margin after winning all four races, Republicans also won all seven constitutional offices. In 2012, Republicans won control of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, clinching 51 seats. Afterward, lawmakers passed one of the stric....
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Half of U.S. votes early
LITTLE ROCK - El día de las elecciones puede ser el 6 de noviembre, pero con el presidente Barak Obama agarrando ventaja a nivel nacional y en estados clave, los estadounidenses ya están empezando a votar. El Secretario de Estado de Arkansas, Mark Martin predijo que el 65 por ciento de los electores emitirán su voto en esta elección, ya que los residentes de Arkansas comenzaron a votar temprano a lo largo del estado. Idaho, Dakota del Sur y el estado clave crucial de Virginia son los pri....
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What's this election really about for Latinos?
MIAMI, FL - If the most important issue for this election is the economy, why do Latinos keep talking about anything else? The Dream Act, what to do with 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country and the immigration reform are topics that keep confusing politicians who only want to talk about money, the health reform and its economic impact. A survey conducted at the National Council of La Raza's annual convention revealed that the Latino concern about immigration has grown, c....
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