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Man Found Passed Out Drunk Behind Wheel, Burrito In Hand: Cops

Posted 04.04.2014 | Home

Someone should have burri-told him not to drink and drive. Daniel Hernandez, 36, was charged with a DUI after law enforcement in Deltona, Fla. say ...

Amanda Terkel

Anti-Gay Attacks On Gabby Giffords' Hero Intern Denounced | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.31.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- What started as a small, local school board fight in Tucson, Ariz., turned into a national story this week, with the emergence of anti-g...

Amanda Terkel

Anti-Gay Smear Campaign Targets Gabby Giffords' Hero Intern | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.27.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- One of the heroes to emerge from the 2011 mass shooting near Tucson, Ariz., targeting then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), was intern Dan...

Building the STEAM Renaissance, the Era of Light & Achievement

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Home
Melissa Jun Rowley

During the last three months, I've had the privilege of collaborating with a group of profoundly compassionate and brilliant teens. They have reclaimed the elements that many times over have made the U.S. great -- imagination and action.

LGBT Latino Activists Breaking Barriers

Posted 06.05.2012 | Home

Despite general misconception that Latinos are conservative when it comes to gay marriage, a study by the Pew Hispanic Center found that 59 percent of...

Giffords Shares Heartwarming Moment With Intern Who Saved Her Life

Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) brought a symbolic finish Monday to the political meet-and-greet that was violently interrupted over a year ago, whe...

Who's On The Naughty List?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

It's been a tumultuous year in the political world. Congress became more unpopular than ever, the Occupy movement captured the hearts and minds of man...

Vote For The Most Latino Latinos Of 2011 (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

In 2011 HBO aired the documentary "The Latino List" which featured "highly personal video portraits of Latinos who have richly contributed to the fabr...

SLIDESHOW: The Top 11 Heroes Of 2011

The Huffington Post | By Emily Heinz | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home

When it comes to the tragedies that defined this year -- from Jared Loughner's shooting rampage to the tornadoes that ravaged Joplin -- the stories of...

Giffords' 'Hero Intern' Wins Big Victory

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Daniel Hernandez Jr., the 21-year-old intern in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) office who ran towards gunshots during the Tucson shooting, won a s...

Real Strange Mexicans: Down and Delirious in Mexico City, by Daniel Hernandez

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Sledge

Daniel Hernandez's Down and Delirious in Mexico City charts the progress of a Chicano from San Diego who is Mexican enough to merit a passport. He determines to head south to reclaim his heritage.

The State of Whose Union?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

We all agree our government needs major restructuring: five agencies that handle housing problems? It's crazy! But an overhaul isn't achievable, and innovation and reconciliation are impossible, if we're all hunkered down feeling unsafe.

State of the Union Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.

Rep. Giffords Opened Her Eyes - Have Members of Congress? - Lessons From Tucson - Media Trust

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Wettenstein

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes. Have members of Congress? Have Americans? Have you? Monet painted "Water Lilies" with diffused colors be...

Arizona 'Hero Intern' To Sit With Michelle Obama At State Of The Union

Political Punch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Daniel Hernandez Jr., one of the heroes of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., two weeks ago, tells ABC News that he will be sitting, along with his f...

The F Word: Widening Concern for Public Workers

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Flanders

It's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, the holiday that celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize winner's birth and life. The Rev. King wasn't assass...

Does Sen. John McCain Owe Gay Servicemen an Apology?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Ocamb

Until DADT, John McCain had been close to beloved by many gay Republicans and independent conservatives. It does not ask too much that he acknowledge the harm he has done.

Emergency in Tucson: Verbal First Aid in Action

Judith Simon Prager, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Judith Simon Prager, PhD

When Daniel Hernandez took Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' hand and asked her to squeeze his if she could hear him, he was applying a form of Verbal First Aid.

Friday Talking Points [151] -- Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

To honor the fallen this week, we're going to refrain from our usual heated political rhetoric here for a change. It's only fitting, really, after su...


Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

President Obama is right: It is important to focus on the extraordinary courage shown on the day of the shooting rampage. Because while you can train for what to do in an emergency, you cannot train someone to be heroic.

Elise Foley

Heroic Giffords Intern Could Be Asked For Papers Under Arizona Immigration Law | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- When a gunman attacked Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and others on Saturday, 20-year-old intern Daniel Hernandez ran toward the shot...

Bloody Hands From Fighting Words: Those Who've Been Targeted Know

Susie Bright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susie Bright

Just before the people who tried to kill me picked up their weapon-- (the gun, the knife, the pipe wrench, the suitcase bomb, the broken scissors)-- h...

Student Who Aided Gabrielle Giffords Says He's Not A Hero

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The University of Arizona student who came to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's aid after she was shot in the head Saturday says he's not a hero. "I don't th...

20-Year-Old Intern Hailed As Hero For Helping Giffords After Shooting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A 20-year-old intern is being hailed as a hero for his actions following Saturday's brutal shooting in Arizona. Daniel Hernandez had been an intern...

Can Slake Quench LA's Media Thirst?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

The LA media landscape just got richer. Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa have joined forces to produce the debut issue of the quarterly Slake Los Angeles.