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Ileana Ros Lehtinen

Florida High School Valedictorian Faces Deportation

Local10.com | Terrell Forney | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home

The valedictorian of a South Florida high school faces deportation at the end of the month, and her friends, and a U.S. Representative, are rallying a...

Cristina Costantini

Latino Republicans Abandon Key 'Latino Issues' To Endorse Romney In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices

As GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gears up for the Florida primary, he has garnered endorsements from a few of the state's key Hispanic politi...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Backers, In Spanish-Language Ad, Say He Will Fight Castro, Chavez

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released another Spanish-language radio ad in Florida, touting endorsements from Cuban-American Florida Reps. Mari...

Congresswoman Calls Ahmadinejad Meeting With Castro, 'A Tour Of Tyrants'

Posted 01.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Cuban-American congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has labeled Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Latin America trip, with stops in Cuba...

Ray Sanchez

Miami's Cuban Exiles: Chasm Between The Leadership and Newer Arrivals Widens

HuffingtonPost.com | Ray Sanchez | Posted 12.06.2011 | Miami

Mitt Romney appeared amid crates of tropical guava paste and coconut water at Conchita Foods, a Florida family-run business founded by Cuban exiles --...

Romney Gets Endorsement From First GOP Backer Of DOMA Repeal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney picked up some vital Florida endorsements this week, securing the support of three key Cuban-Americans. All thre...

America's 30 Pieces of Silver

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.26.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Few in Washington may realize that the issue of U.S. funding for Palestine is the talk of the town in Ramallah and other Palestinian cities. And the talk is not pleasant.

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Rep. To Sponsor DOMA Repeal Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican co-sponsor of the bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. ...

Christina Wilkie

30 Years Late: Congress Creates Bipartisan HIV/AIDS Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first ever bipartisan congressional HIV/AIDS caucus officially launched on Thursday, 30 years after the human immunodeficiency virus...

Ros-Lehtinen Hijacks Pro-Israel Support for Extreme Anti-UN Bill

Don Kraus | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Don Kraus

Funding for the United Nations should not be cut based on the actions of some of its members. It's like blaming Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks losing a game.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwomen Introduces U.N.-Bashing Bill Ahead Of Palestinian Statehood Vote

Foreign Policy | Josh Rogin | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced a bill today that would effectively slash U.S. contributions to the U...

Joshua Hersh

House Dem: Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing Was 'A Zoo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee left for their weekend recess Friday still fuming over a two-day mark-up session that s...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Adoption Bill Picks Up GOP Cosponsor

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican supporter of a bill outlawing discrimination against same-sex...

Jennifer Bendery

Sen. Graham: "I Am Willing To Take The Bruises And Stand By Obama"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had two Republican audiences for his Thursday speech on U.S.-Middle East policy. One was made up of GOP lawma...

Lucia Graves

Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out About Rape, Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jessica Smochek told members of Congress on Wednesday that, after being brutally gang-raped in Bangladesh in 2004, a Peace Corps medical...

Amanda Terkel

Global Family Planning Funding Threatened By GOP Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans continue to push for sweeping cuts amidst federal budget talks, women's rights advocates worry the threat to internation...

Cuba

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

In many ways the embargo, what the Cubans call "El Bloqueo," "the Blockade," is increasingly honored in the breach.

Politics and Nonsense on Egypt

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

When U.S. politicians discuss critical Middle East matters, their remarks either display an ignorance of facts, are shaped more by political needs than reality, or are just plain dumb. Egypt provides a case in point.

Ros-Lehtinen's Gauntlet

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the new Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has thrown down her gauntlet. In her first briefing as ch...

A Bipartisan Strategy for Sharpening U.S. Foreign Aid

Rich Tafel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Tafel

Bring a butcher knife to U.S. foreign aid? Not a good idea. But sharpen it? Yes. Let's make it a double-edged sword and address America's economic health and security.

Congress vs. the World

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The conservative disdain for the START treaty reveals a mindset stuck somewhere between Bonaparte and Khrushchev: when the world obeyed old white guys drinking scotch and issuing rules from occupied castles.

Amanda Terkel

House Republicans Block Child Marriage Prevention Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the House took up the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010. The bill would ensure that c...

Is Foreign Aid Too Fat?

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A Democrat says we have to make foreign aid more efficient. A Republican says she will trim the "fat" in existing aid programs. Depending on how you define "fat," we may have a bi-partisan consensus on our hands.

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Blocks Clean Water to 100 Million Impoverished People

Clint Borgen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clint Borgen

One influential American may be able to block clean, drinkable water to 100 million impoverished people, but we shouldn't forget the ability of a handful of ordinary Americans to right such wrongs.