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Hispanic Caucus: Obama Must 'Act Boldly' On Immigration By End Of Year

Elise Foley | September 18, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- After President Barack Obama broke a self-imposed deadline to act on immigration reform, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday issued a resolution demanding that he keep his latest promise and do something about deportations before the end of the year. The Hispanic Caucus has long pushed for...

Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions Fail To Force Vote On Blocking Executive Action On Immigration

Elise Foley | September 18, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Ted Cruz of Texas made a failed attempt on Thursday get vulnerable Democrats on the record supporting so-called "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants. The senators engaged in a procedural maneuver that would have allowed a subsequent vote on a bill from Cruz...

U.S. Smacks Guatemala Over Worker Rights, Opens Trade Case

Dave Jamieson | September 18, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The United States accused Guatemala this week of failing to live up to the labor standards spelled out in the countries' trade agreement, pursuing a case that could lead to fines if Guatemala doesn't move to better protect its workers. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he...

Dolores Huerta Says Obama Made The Right Decision On Deportation Relief

VOXXI | Ana Maria Benedetti | September 18, 2014 | Latino Voices
Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is standing by President Barack Obama on his decision to delay executive action on immigration and is asking the immigrant community to have patience. “We have to look at the big picture and don’t get caught up in saying we want it...

Budget Bill Ignores Obama Administration's Request For Immigration Courts Funding

AP | Sara Bondioli | September 19, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border — even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers. Immigrant advocates complained that House Republicans who wrote...

'Misconception' Reveals The Dark, Misleading World Of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | September 18, 2014 | Women
Some women looking for abortions are being misdirected to "clinics" that have no intention of providing them with such a service. "Misconception," a short documentary from Vice News, looks at the phenomenon of "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) -- organizations staffed by anti-abortion groups, usually religiously-based, that encourage women...

7 Clothing Stores With Home Decor Departments Are Truly The Best Of Both Worlds

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | September 18, 2014 | HuffPost Home
The only thing better than picking up an amazing outfit? Nabbing some fabulous home decor while you're at it.

Democrats Urge Obama To Meet With Families At Risk For Deportation

Elise Foley | September 18, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A group of House Democrats plans to press President Barack Obama to meet directly with undocumented immigrants who are being affected -- potentially at urgent risk of deportation -- by current immigration policies. Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Judy Chu (D-Calif.), John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Jan Schakowsky...

Light-Skinned Latinos Tend To Vote More Republican. Be Careful How You Interpret That.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | September 18, 2014 | Latino Voices
Lighter-skinned Latinos are more likely to vote Republican, according to polling data analyzed by the Washington Post. The data highlights rarely recognized racial divisions within the Latino community that have perplexed the U.S. Census Bureau and tripped up mass media. But don’t expect it to change too...

Don Omar Charged With Domestic Violence, Threatening Girlfriend At Gunpoint

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | September 18, 2014 | Latino Voices
Less than 24 hours after reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested in Puerto Rico on allegations of domestic violence, the artist was charged, fined and ordered to wear an ankle bracelet before being released Wednesday night, according to El Nuevo Herald. William Omar Landrón, known artistically as Don...

'I Think She Was A She' Proudly Proclaims There's No Shame In Having An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | September 18, 2014 | Women
"I am not ashamed. I am not ashamed. I’m so sick of keeping these words contained. I am not ashamed." In the slam poem "I Think She Was A She," spoken word poet and performance artist Leyla Josephine recounts the abortion she had as a...

Aubrey Plaza Will Voice Grumpy Cat In Lifetime's Movie

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | September 18, 2014 | Entertainment
This is the most purrfect casting ever. Aubrey Plaza is set to voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever," according to Mashable. The actress is best known for playing April on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." Plaza's often surly, always hilarious demeanor on the show makes...

Luxury California Home Is Almost As Impressive As The Price Tag That Comes With It

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | September 18, 2014 | HuffPost Home
When the tiniest home in the world has a price tag of roughly $450,000, it's anybody's guess how much an eight-bedroom, 15-bath, 22,300-square-foot property in California costs. And if that's not enough to rattle an estimate, keep in mind that the home on our radar sits at the...

The Best Time To Get The Flu Vaccine If You Really Don't Want To Get Sick

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | September 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
It's not even technically fall yet, and everywhere we look there's another pharmacy offering the flu vaccine. Maybe we're in a bit of denial that summer is actually ending, but it seems awfully early to start protecting ourselves from a virus that is notorious for hitting in the dead of...

13 IKEA Before-And-Afters That Make Our Jaws Drop

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | September 18, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Sure, we've all seen the BILLY bookshelves and HEMNES bedroom sets that make us go, "Oh, that's IKEA." But every now and then we stumble across a wow-worthy piece that makes us go, "That's IKEA?!"

Don Omar Arrested Over Alleged Domestic Violence

Carolina Moreno | September 17, 2014 | Latino Voices
Reggaeton star Don Omar, née William Omar Landrón, was detained on Wednesday morning in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico over domestic violence accusations, El Nuevo Día first reported. Landrón, 36,was arrested around 1:00 a.m on September 17 for allegedly threatening his 26-year-old unidentified girlfriend,

Video Showing NYPD Officers Shoving Street Vendors Leads To Suspension

Michael McLaughlin | September 17, 2014 | Crime
New York City police were heavy-handed as they arrested vendors at a Brooklyn street festival on Sunday, according to complaints from witnesses and elected officials. A witness told HuffPost that cops started pushing, shoving and, in one case, kicking after arguing with vendors who hadn't promptly left the...

In New York, Justice 'Only Available To Those Who Can Afford It,' Says New Report

Christopher Mathias | September 18, 2014 | Politics
NEW YORK -- On Aug. 11, 2013, Donald Telfair says, he was brutally assaulted by three men who thought he had robbed them earlier that evening. The 46-year-old spent the night at a hospital in Suffolk County, New York, where doctors had to wire his broken jaw shut. Then, he...

Wisconsin Republican Drops Out Of State Assembly Race Over 'F*gs,' 'N***ers' Remarks

Paige Lavender | September 18, 2014 | Politics
A 19-year-old Wisconsin Republican running for state assembly dropped out of his race after admitting to using offensive language on social media. On Sept. 11, Jacob Dorsey apologized for a "hurtful" tweet that said, “f*gs need 2 leave my favorite state alone.” He dropped out of the race...

San Francisco Supervisors Vote To Provide Lawyers For Kids Facing Deportation

Elise Foley | September 17, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- San Francisco is one step closer to providing more than $2 million for legal representation for undocumented minors and parents who would otherwise face complicated deportation proceedings alone. The county board of supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve about $2.1 million over the next...
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