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@MexicanMitt 200 Tweets Away From Out-Tweeting the Real Mitt Romney

@MexicanMitt 200 Tweets Away From Out-Tweeting the Real Mitt Romney

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 6:24PM

“@MexicanMitt” Twitter account mocks Romney’s courtship of Latino voters.

Topics: Arts & Culture, GOP Primary, /NOW

Romney Doesn't Support DREAM Act, But That's Not What His Spanish Ad Says

Romney Doesn’t Support DREAM Act, But That’s Not What His Spanish Ad Says

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 11:27AM

Mitt Romney is pulling out all the stops for the Latino vote.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW

Univision Introduces Us to Mitt Romney's Cousins in Chihuahua, Mexico [Video]

Univision Introduces Us to Mitt Romney’s Cousins in Chihuahua, Mexico [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 11:30AM

Univision visited Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, a Mormon community that some 50 of Romney’s cousins call home.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW

Why the GOP's Spectacular Collapse Isn't Good for Social Justice

Why the GOP’s Spectacular Collapse Isn’t Good for Social Justice

by Kai Wright on January 10 2012, 10:41AM

Elections are for incumbents all about accountability for the choices they’ve made. And the Obama camp desperately needs a reality check with the reformist voters who bought into it’s message of change four years ago.

Topics: GOP Primary, Kai Wright, Politics

Ru Paul Campaigns in New Hampshire to Remind Voters He's Not Ron Paul

Ru Paul Campaigns in New Hampshire to Remind Voters He’s Not Ron Paul

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 2:58PM

Ru Paul is campaigning in New Hampshire to remind voters he is not Ron Paul. Really.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW

Mitt Romney Wants Latino Voters to Know His Father Was Born in Mexico

Mitt Romney Wants Latino Voters to Know His Father Was Born in Mexico

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 12:30PM

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Monday made it clear he needs to win the Latino vote to get to the White House.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW, Politics

They Are the (White) 94 Percent Who Shape Presidential Elections Infographic

They Are the (White) 94 Percent Who Shape Presidential Elections

by Hatty Lee on January 9 2012, 9:30AM

INFOGRAPHIC: New Hampshire voters proudly play a crucial role in shaping national politics. Hatty Lee draws a picture of just how far the state comes from representing the whole nation.

Topics: GOP Primary, Politics

Chinese-American Woman Schools Romney at Political Rally

Chinese-American Woman Schools Romney at Political Rally

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 7:50PM

A Chinese-American woman channeled her inner “tiger mom” and taught the GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney a few things.

Topics: Celebrate Love, GOP Primary, /NOW

Herman Cain is Back: He’s kicking off his “Solutions” Bus Tour

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 12:28PM

And he’s not letting go of the 9-9-9 plan.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW, Politics

A Nice NSFW Public Service Announcement About Iowa

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 3:18PM

This video kindly reminds us that Iowa voted Democrat in 5 out of the last 6 elections.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW

Iowa Caucus and How the State Is Much Whiter Than the Rest of U.S.

Iowa Caucus and How the State Is Much Whiter Than the Rest of U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 12:54PM

The overwhelmingly white voters today will choose which candidates the country will have to consider seriously.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW, Politics

Santorum Vows He Won't Give Black People

Santorum Vows He Won’t Give Black People “Somebody Else’s Money”

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 11:37AM

Santorum spread inaccurate racist assumptions at a campaign stop in Iowa, where he’s polling strongly.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW

Mitt Romney Promises to Veto DREAM Act if Elected President

Mitt Romney Promises to Veto DREAM Act if Elected President

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 12:58PM

Mitt Romney says he’ll veto the DREAM Act but he is, however, delighted about giving immigrants a path to permanent residency if they serve the military.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW, Politics

Ron Paul Takes Lead Among Iowa GOP, Where Voters Party Like It's 1964

Ron Paul Takes Lead Among Iowa GOP, Where Voters Party Like It’s 1964

by Kai Wright on December 19 2011, 10:16AM

The Texas libertarian is leading a new poll of Iowa Republicans, stealing the scene from Newt Gingrich. Among Paul’s greatest hits: Bragging that he’d have voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW, Politics

Why (Very White) Iowa and New Hampshire Mean So Much in Politics

Why (Very White) Iowa and New Hampshire Mean So Much in Politics

by Shani O. Hilton on December 15 2011, 9:42AM

Both Democrats and Republicans put the bulk of their primary campaign efforts into states with largely white electorates. Meanwhile, voters of color seem like just an afterthought in the process.

Topics: GOP Primary, Politics

Newt Gingrich's Decades-Old Policy Attack on Communities of Color

Newt Gingrich’s Decades-Old Policy Attack on Communities of Color

by Shani O. Hilton on December 5 2011, 9:30AM

From welfare reform to the expansion of the nation’s prisons, the GOP frontrunner was the face of an onslaught of policies that disproportionately impacted black Americans.

Topics: GOP Primary, Politics

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans (But Not Citizens); Risks Backlash

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans (But Not Citizens); Risks Backlash

by Julianne Hing on November 28 2011, 9:55AM

And considering the remarkable rightward shift the GOP’s taken in recent years, that backlash could be huge.

Topics: GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Politics

A Brief Uncensored Guide to Herman Cain's Memorable Campaign Talk Infographic

A Brief Uncensored Guide to Herman Cain’s Memorable Campaign Talk

by Jamilah King, Hatty Lee on November 14 2011, 9:48AM

We’ve rounded up some of the presidential hopeful’s most quotable moments.

Topics: GOP Primary, Politics

Herman Cain's Break With Black Conservatism Gets Him White Support

Herman Cain’s Break With Black Conservatism Gets Him White Support

by Shani O. Hilton on November 11 2011, 10:00AM

Embattled GOP favorite Herman Cain has built his presidential campaign on being unapologetically rich, and black.

Topics: GOP Primary, Politics

America's Conservatives Love Herman Cain's Empty Race Talk

America’s Conservatives Love Herman Cain’s Empty Race Talk

by Shani O. Hilton on October 11 2011, 10:00AM

And it’s not just the Tea Party that’s listening.

Topics: GOP Primary, Politics