In a letter to Obama, CEOs of some 70 high-tech companies, including Intel, Microsoft Corp. and Dell Inc., urged the president to speed up stimulus spending and focus on policies that they feel can help spur long-term growth, such as promoting free trade and overhauling immigration rules to make it easier for companies to retain highly educated foreign professionals to work in the U.S.

The Salvation Army says it will no longer ask for a parent’s social security number before giving Christmas toys to children at some local branches.

Juan Alanis, a spokesman for the Salvation Army’s Houston branch, says the charity changed its policy Wednesday following a protest by Hispanic immigrants in Los Angeles.

A national immigrants rights group expressed concern Wednesday over a toy-distribution policy by the Salvation Army which it said could discourage some needy immigrant families from seeking free holiday presents.

Yesterday the New York Times reported that Dobbs was in conversation with CNBC, and many of us asked the question, “Is CNBC ready for Dobbs?” Looks like the answer is a resounding, “no gracias.” Network executives didn’t give us much time to put pressure on them, announcing by the end of the day yesterday that talks were over: “Lou Dobbs won’t be talking to CNBC again anytime soon.”

12/01/10 a 10:20am Washington, DC – Pese al concepto convencional en Washington de que en una época de economía en crisis y alto desempleo no es adecuado que el Congreso debata la reforma migratoria integral, una serie de sondeos de opinión realizados en noviembre de 2008, mayo de 2009, y diciembre de 2009 muestran que… Continue »

December 1, 2009

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Media Matters asks the question today, “Is CNBC prepared to invest in Dobbs and his record of conspiracy theories and inflammatory rhetoric?” They cite recent reports that CNBC is in conversation with the ousted anchor: “A December 1 New York Times blog post reported that Lou Dobbs “has held talks with the business news network CNBC in recent weeks” and that he “could conceivably host a prime time program for CNBC” or “become a commentator for the business news network.”

The battle in Washington over reforming health care has been in the headlines for months, and Latino voters, like the rest of America, expect to see results. But as a poll released yesterday by Impremedia, Latino Decisions and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows, even success in passing health-care reform won’t let President Obama and the Democrats off the hook with Latinos for their promise to fix the immigration system.

84% of the 1000 registered Latino voters surveyed consider it “important, very important or extremely important” that immigration reform is passed before the 2010 midterm elections. That’s almost equal to the amount, 86%, of Latino voters who consider health-care reform important.