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Repeal of Texas DREAM Act Becomes Issue for GOP 2016 Candidates

As we noted Friday, Republicans in Texas are considering repealing the state DREAM Act. The first hearing on repeal legislation takes place today. That should have national implications and there’s a very good chance the Texas DREAM Act will be debated during the GOP presidential contest, as it was in 2012.  Today, the New York … Continue reading »

Civil Rights Groups to GOP Presidential Candidates: Distance Yourself from CPAC’s White Nationalist Ties

Today, People For the American Way, America’s Voice, and ColorOfChange.org released an open letter to Republican presidential candidates urging them to make clear that they don’t support CPAC’s ongoing relationship with ProEnglish, a group led by white nationalist Bob Vandervoot. Despite CPAC’s troubling history of welcoming white nationalists as participants and sponsors, Republican leaders continue … Continue reading »

Senator Paul Joins Rest of His Party in Reckless Homeland Security Funding Vote

Bill Supported by Senator Paul Included Poison Pill Riders to Gut Key Immigration Programs  Today, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sided with anti-immigration restrictionists in his Party by voting to invoke cloture on a House-passed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill that includes unnecessary, anti-immigrant riders and plays politics with the operations of this critical department.  Cloture failed on a party … Continue reading »

File Away for 2016: Rand Paul Introduces Bill Killing Executive Action

Republicans know that they have to win Latino voters to regain the White House — yet many of the GOP’s 2016 potentials appear to be willfully shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to winning support.  Ted Cruz just pushed for a constitutional point of order against executive action that was resoundingly rejected.  Marco Rubio is … Continue reading »

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) Slams Rand Paul for Comparing Executive Action to Internment Camps

Warning to Republicans: be very, very careful of the ugly things you choose to say about President Obama and his recently announced executive action.  Latino Decisions released new polling today, and Latinos are not going to be too pleased with anyone who blocks the implementation of Obama’s announcement. Also, you might have to deal with Rep. Mike … Continue reading »

NEW POLL: Latino Voters on Midterm Elections, Immigration, and 2016 Presidential Contenders

Experts to Discuss New Poll Results and Implications for Upcoming Midterm and Presidential Elections Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter … Continue reading »

New AV Polling Shows Where Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand with Latino Voters

Today on Jose Diaz Balart, Matt Barreto, Janet Murguia, and Frank Sharry previewed new America’s Voice polling on the power of the Latino Vote going into 2016. The poll will be released at 1pm this afternoon (Oct. 20). As you’ll see, Republican contenders are facing an uphill climb while, as Frank noted, Hillary Clinton has some work to do … Continue reading »

Rand Paul Ran Away from DREAMers and Now We Know Why

Earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was pummeled by the internet when this video showing him running away from DREAMers went viral. And now we know why he ran.  From today’s headlines: Ed Kilgore comments at Washington Monthly (in a piece called “Rand Paul Returns to Steve King’s Table): Any way you look at it, the GOP has lurched radically … Continue reading »

Rand Paul Claims He Ran Away to an Interview; Screenshot Tells Different Story

In response of widespread internet mockery of him running away from DREAMers this week, Sen. Rand Paul “clarified” to Fox News that he was giving an interview, rather than (as it appeared) getting the hell out of dodge.  Here’s how he explained his hasty departure: But about five minutes before that, or two minutes before that, the … Continue reading »