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Martinez Warns GOP Is At Risk Of Becoming A 'Minority Party' Without Latino Vote

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.30.2012 | Latino Voices

While Mitt Romney has yet to tap all the resources at his disposal to try and win the Latino vote, Mel Martinez, a former Senator from Florida who ser...

Elise Foley

Latino Strategist: I 'Pray And Hope' Romney Won't Talk Immigration In Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Latino politicians and operatives had some advice on Wednesday for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Don't talk about immigration during the Thurs...

The Cozy Connections Between JP Morgan And The Senate Banking Committee

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Through campaign contributions and well-connected staff, JP Morgan appears to have already taken its own accounting of the Banking committee. Here’s...

Romney's Opportunism

Maribel Hastings | Posted 12.18.2011 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

Romney forgets that many of those "best and the brightest" are already here, without papers, because they were brought here by their parents when they were babies or young children. They didn't make the decision to come here, but Romney wants to punish them for the actions of others.

WATCH: Where Education And Immigration Stand Politically In 2012

Posted 09.02.2011 | Education

Amid a burgeoning political arena for discussions surrounding education and immigration reform leading up to the 2012 presidential election, the oval ...

Sam Stein

Mel Martinez Takes On DeMint: 'He Defines Success Differently Than I Would'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Senator Mel Martinez offered an unusually blunt assessment of the role that Sen. Jim DeMint is playing within Republican circles, going so far ...

Will the Tea Party's Legacy Be to Split GOP Tickets Straight into Defeat?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In a year when Democrats are supposed to be shaking in their boots over the GOP Bogeyman's big gains in November that'll sweep them back into power, it is the Tea Party that Democrats may soon be thanking.

Center For Responsive Politics Spotlights Lawmakers-Turned-Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Center for Responsive Politics examines the all-too-common road from Capitol Hill to K Street -- of the 44 lawmakers to leave Congress midterm, 16...

GOP: This Is Your Future Calling (and Sorry, It's Brown)

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Republican politicians have been guilty of using immigrants as a wedge issue for so long that they are in real danger of sacrificing their future with Latino, minority, and swing voters.

Aug. 17, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Town hall meetings on health care reform....Debate or Debacle? Media make sure squeakiest wheels get the grease.

Sonia and the Supremes

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shawn Healy

Given the alignment of stars in Sotomayor's strive for the Supremes, her sterling resume made confirmation all but inevitable.

Mel Martinez and the Last Nail in the Republican Diversity Coffin

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Martínez's move can been seen as another accomplished person of color flipping a metaphorical middle finger at all the Republicans have devolved into: The party of the "angry white voter."

Idle Speculation: Mel Martinez Is Retiring Early Because He Supports Marco Rubio

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

With Martinez retiring, it will be up to Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for Martinez's Senate seat, to name a replacement. This puts Crist in an impossible position and is great news for Marco Rubio.

Defense Department Lawyer: Post-Acquittal Detentions Possible

The Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson moved the Obama administration into new territory from a civil liberties perspective. Asked by Sen. Mel...

Cuba Spy Case Poses Complications For US-Cuba Talks

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As a couple accused of spying for Cuba head to federal court Wednesday, Cuba watchers say the latest case of espionage could crimp the Obama administr...

Crist Named "Comrade of The Month" By Club For Growth

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Club for Growth, the bane of Republican moderates, has taken another shot at Florida GOP Gov. Charlie Crist, this time nominating him for its Comr...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor's Nomination Puts GOP Hispanics In A Bind

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Laura Dean The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has thrust one of the more compelling political questi...

Talk Radio Hosts Offer the GOP a Huge Leadership Pool

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

With the Republican Party flailing about looking for new leaders why don't any of the high-powered conservative radio talkers run for public office?

CANF's Role In Shaping Cuba Policy A Break From The Past (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amid increasing excitement in the Cuban-American community, President Obama today finally made official his reversal of Bush administration travel res...

Ryan Grim

GOP Outnumbered At Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's not a good sign for the GOP when even an avowedly pro-business gathering is stocked with far more Democrats than Republicans. On Thursday mornin...

Ryan Grim

Obama's Mavericks? Retiring Republicans Will Be Senate Wild Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican retirement community of sorts is slowly forming in the United States Senate. The behavior of its liberated members could have profound im...

Statewide Races a Challenge for Black Politicians?

Pamela Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gentry

As recent as 2006, three African-Americans ran for high-profile statewide office on the Republican ticket and all were defeated by considerable margins.

First Dem Enters Florida Senate Race

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) is expected to announce he is running for retiring Sen. Mel Martinez's (R-Fla.) seat on Tuesday morning, making him the fi...

2010 Florida Senate General Election:
All Head-to-Head Matchups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FL-Sen: All Head-to-Head Matchups

The GOP's White Supremacy

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.