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Why Utah? Hispanic Business on the Rise

Javier Palomarez | Posted 08.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Javier Palomarez

As the nation's largest business association of its kind, the USHCC represents America's 3.2 million Hispanic-owned companies, which together contribute more than $468 billion to our economy, each year.

Biden Welcomes Julian Castro Amid 2016 VP Chatter

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden gave a hearty welcome Monday to the man many Democrats hope will someday replace him. Bide...

Julian Castro Confirmed As Housing Secretary

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, ...

Washington Watch: "Summertime and Condoleezza for President?"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

After a relatively quiet Spring, things are heating up in Washington even though it's not officially summer yet. As we move toward the 2014 mid-term e...

Republicans Know Hillary Rodham Clinton Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Republicans are throwing everything they have up against the wall to see if it sticks trying to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from running for president. Their problem is this woman who they are trying to paint as diminished in some way is clearly miles ahead in energy and brainpower from any of the people that want the 2016 Republican nomination.

The Never-Ending Campaign

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

We have HOW long until the next presidential election? Some of us just want to say: Give it a rest... but there seems little chance. Recently I rode ...

Julian Castro Leaves Uncertain Texas Future Behind

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was long viewed as biding his time: waiting out shifting demographics in Texas until 2018, when...

Friday Talking Points -- From Bears to Zombies

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Gay marriage is becoming legal in so many states, it's hard to keep up these days. As federal court after federal court strikes down laws against marriage equality, some politicians have realized it's a losing battle.

Jason Linkins

10 Things You Need To Know About Julian Castro If You'd Like To Be Somewhat Informed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been nominated to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. What's to be said about this? Well, over at the Washington Post, The Fix hooks you up with "The 10 things you need to know about Julian Castro." This must be a misprint, because the article goes on to relate 10 very inessential and/or inconsequential things about Castro. For example, did you know that he has a twin brother? Or that he does not speak Spanish? Here's a hot scoop: Castro could one day be the first Hispanic president of the United States, according to this one guy who said so once, unless of course someone else becomes the first Hispanic president of the United States. The whole "who will be the first Hispanic president of the United States" thing is really sort of up in the air at the moment.

Obama To Name Julian Castro As HUD Secretary Friday

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama intends to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will ...

Obama Cabinet May Be Boost For Rising Dem

AP | EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama's expected nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Developme...

Reports Link Rising Democratic Star To Obama Cabinet Post

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

A year-and-a-half after he entered the national spotlight on the Democratic Party's biggest stage, San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro is reportedl...

Making Strides for Preschool

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

New York City received a lot of attention recently with a bold promise made to some of its youngest residents: Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio's tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo, the legislature did approve statewide funding for pre-K that included a $300 million increase for New York City's preschool program. New York City is moving forward for children -- and it isn't the only major city and school district making strides towards providing high-quality public preschool programs to as many children as possible. Several large districts that have been doing this for a while are already seeing strong results.

Texas Twins Campaign, But They Aren't Sure For What

The New York Times | Jason Horowitz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio faced off in a televised debate on Tuesday against a Republican candidate for Texas lieutena...

Jimmy Carter: U.S. 'Dormant' On Inequality

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th...

California Dems Have Their Eye On 2014

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

(Corrects to recreational from medical marijuana in paragraph 2) By Sharon Bernstein LOS ANGELES, March 9 (Reuters) - C...

Jason Linkins

More And More People Are Not Running For President

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

It is 2014 at the moment, but since there isn't any kind of massive unemployment problem and it's totally safe for pregnant women to drink the water, ...

A New Model For Latino Leadership

VOXXI | Juana Bordas | Posted 11.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Are Latinos void of top leadership? Do Latinos need a national voice that brings them together? A recent survey by The Pew Hispanic Center noted that ...

Joy Resmovits

Education Reform Becomes Dirty 'R-Word' On Mayors' School Turnaround Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The splashiest education reform wars in recent years have been the province of big-city mayors. New York's Michael Bloomberg (I) and Chicago's Rahm Em...

WATCH: 10 Latinos In Politics To Keep An Eye On

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2013 | Latino Voices

It's no secret that with the rate at which the Latino population is growing in the United States, politics would soon catch up. Latinos are rising acr...

WATCH: 12 Moments That Made Us Proud To Be Latino

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

It's been a good 12 months for Latinos. From firsts like Richard Blanco reading his poem at Obama's Inauguration to Julian Castro giving the keyno...

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

The Castro Brothers' National Road Show

Politico | Alexander Burns | Posted 08.22.2013 | Latino Voices

In Washington, much of the Democratic Party is experiencing a “Back to the Future” moment, with a pair of white politicians pushing 70 — Hillary...

Connecting Globally to Thrive Locally in the Spirit of the Alamo With Sister Cities International

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Joshua W. Walker

I have lived the interconnectedness of our world since birth and know that America's strength comes from within and from our global diversity.

Mayor's AMAZING Response To Racist Twitter Troll

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Latino Voices

San Antonio's mayor isn't putting up with nonsense from the haters on Twitter. Julian Castro, along with fellow Texas politicians Joaquín Castro ...