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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican Pollster: ‘Stop Doing Stupid Things With Latinos’

Republican pollster Glen Bolger has some advice for how his party can begin the “road to recovery” with the growing bloc of Hispanic voters. “We’ve got to stop saying and doing stupid things with Latinos,” Bolger said at a panel...

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

Obama’s Eroded Hispanic Support Worse Than Any Other Group’s

President Barack Obama won re-election with an overwhelming share of the fast-growing Hispanic vote. His 71 percent victory over Republican Mitt Romney was a near-record in the Hispanic community, and it left Republican leaders wondering how to reclaim their ground...

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Showgirls walk along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

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Showgirls walk along Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Vegas: Odds of Winning 2016 RNC?

Imagine the headlines: Republicans Rolling the Dice on 2016. Imagine Harry Reid’s headache. Imagine Howard Stern’s show. The Nevada Host Committee, Inc. announced today that it will make a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las...

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor signs copies of her book during a Commonwealth Club of California event.

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor signs copies of her book during a Commonwealth Club of California event.

Hispanics See Lack of National Leader — 5% Name Rubio, Sotomayor

Three-quarters of Latinos in the U.S. say their community needs a national leader, and nearly two-thirds can’t name a single person when asked an open-ended question about who is the nation’s most important Hispanic figure. Those are some of the...

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Nithin Mathew, president of the California College Republicans, speaks at a town hall meeting with the state's Asian Republican leadership during the California Republican Party convention on Feb. 25, 2012 in Burlingame, Calif.

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Nithin Mathew, president of the California College Republicans, speaks at a town hall meeting with the state's Asian Republican leadership during the California Republican Party convention on Feb. 25, 2012 in Burlingame, Calif.

RNC Adds Hispanic Staff — Mission: Countering Democratic Advantage

The Hispanic and Asian payroll at the Republican National Committee continues to grow, as the party works to boost its standing with the nation’s growing minority voting blocs. The RNC is announcing today the hiring of seven additional Hispanic “engagement”...

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George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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George P. Bush speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

George P. Bush: 47th in 2024 or ’32? — Unless Dad Goes for ’16

Our favorite tidbit from the nice take on the Bush family and immigration here is what political operative Mark McKinnon, he of the No Labels school, likes to call George P. Bush: “47.” The reference to that American presidential lineage...

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Delegate Antonia Gonzalez of Seattle, Wash., wears a Latinos for Obama hat during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Delegate Antonia Gonzalez of Seattle, Wash., wears a Latinos for Obama hat during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Obama’s Hispanic Support: Open?

This is one of the reasons Republican leaders are worried about not passing the comprehensive immigration bill that President Barack Obama wants. Hispanic support for the job Obama is doing as president has never fallen below an average of 49...

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A man holds a Spanish language newspaper with an article on immigration reform during a watch party of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration on January 29, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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A man holds a Spanish language newspaper with an article on immigration reform during a watch party of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration on January 29, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Hispanics Get More News in English

Hispanics are increasingly getting their news en Inglés in English as immigration slows and immigrants stay longer in the U.S., according to a Pew Research Hispanic Center poll. Eighty-two percent of Hispanic adults said they got at least some of...

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The American and Mexican flags during a protest at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix.

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The American and Mexican flags during a protest at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 353

That’s how many U.S. counties were minority-majority in July 2012, according to Census Bureau estimates. The 353 counties where non-Hispanic whites accounted for less than a majority of all residents represent about 11 percent of all 3,143 counties or their...

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